T Minus 5 Days and Counting. I've made a list of things and sent it to all those interested. I'll be very anxious to see how things flush out.
Here is the highlight reel:
- The Battery Grip; I was at a local store and checking these out ... what a great feeling in the hand. For me this was a big ergo plus. Thank you 'Pieces Of E' for the early suggestion on this one.
- The Canon 24-105 F/4L: I asked for this one because of the comments from 'Rienzphotoz'. All in all, the comments made closely approximated the present/future path I want to be on as well.
- A Flash: For some reason, until I put up this thread ... I didnt even think about a flash. It was completely out of mind. But then after following the advice of posters 'Trovador', 'Pieces Of E', 'Kristofgss', and 'unfocused' I started poking around at other website on the use of flashes and frankly I was amazed at what a person can do with one good flash. So, both the 430EX and the 600 went on the list (I figured, might as well ask
I think I am still up in the air on a bag. One thing is certain ... a 'great' bag must be an incredibly personal choice. My problem is there are only a handful of retail shops around and most carry a couple exclusive lines (Like Kata/NatGeo) but nobody has it all. So I feel like I would be renting from Amazon for months before I could find one. Maybe its finally time for that road trip to B&H!
Honestly ... I just wanted to say Thank You to all that responded. I know sometimes when folks post a thread in a forum the people who comment are left out of the loop as to the 'what happened next' but that won't be the case here. You made a time commitment to help me and your feedback was genuinely appreciated. I will keep you informed as to how this story plays out in the days to come.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!