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all i want for my birthday is a new camera lens

if you're one of those kind, thoughful people who likes to give me things on my birthday ( and, of course, you remember my birthday is on may 25th! ), then i'd like you to know that all i really want is a brand new camera lens. see, i've been using the same lens(es) for two years and it's increasingly becoming an irritant to not have an effective focal length less than 75mm ( insert long, boring explanation here about what happens when you use 35mm film lenses on a digital camera ). but the new lenses i'm looking at ( i'm leaning towards either the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM or the Sigma 18-50mm F/2.8 EX DC on the recommendation of philip greenspun. ) are mighty expensive. and given the upcoming Big Adventure, it's probably not a super idea to be dropping $500 on a lens.

but if everyone who might normally send me a giftcard or buy me a shirt or take me out to dinner and a movie all collectively sent me $10 or $20 or $50, well, then it looks a lot more reasonable. and just think you'll be helping to support me to take more pictures of your wonderful friend, daughter, son, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephew, grandson and great-grandson ( and probably quite a few gorgeous landscapes ). which will be all the more important because we might be moving away soon. and it would be a shame if i got all burned out and uncreative and didn't take anymore pictures. yes, that would be terrible indeed.

via the magic of teh internets you don't even have to send me a birthday card. you can simply click on the donate button below to send me money using a credit card ( no, you don't even need a paypal account. ). don't worry. i don't think it's an impersonal gift.

of course, you don't have to feel guilty if you don't help support me in getting the only thing i want for my birthday. but really. think of the children.

if you act fast we promise a no money back guarantee.

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5/02/2006 03:01:00 PM 1 comments


It's done bro-in-law. Happy Birthday. I so prefer when people just ask for what they want rather than trying to figure out what they 'might' want. Just contributes to too much waste. Thanks for making it so easy too.

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