Then, among all the other used cameras sat this Hasselblad 501CM with all of her original gorgeous components and in pretty pristine condition. My knees went weak and I swooned. I'd describe it as a similar feeling when you meet someone you instantly connect with. You lock eyes and you know it's over for you. You'll have sleepless nights if you choose to ignore it. I like to dream. I left with her.
Could I have found a cheaper one online? Probably. Would I have purchased it? No. There is something undeniably horrifying to me about purchasing used gear online. Unless I can physically hold it and inspect it myself, I just won't purchase it. I can't put that much trust into an online retailer. Plus, it was actually one of the better deals I've seen. Behold, my new lady:
I also just purchased the new Chrome Niko Camera Bag. I'm excited to have something I can carry all my cameras in now (I think I'm up to four cameras that I use regularly: Nikon D7k, Polaroid Sx-70, Minolta X-370/Canon AE-1 and my new lady).
I'm devouring everything I can about her. If you have any helpful hints, feel free to send them to me!