When Inspiration requires new gear

Dear Lensbaby.com, I am sorry your logo/lens cap is upside down.  Trust me, it's a Lensbaby Composer Pro II with the Edge 50 Optic. And that silver post/ball on the lower right front?  That's the plate/pin assembly for my Spyder Holster which allows me to carry my camera on my hip instead of around my neck.

Dear Lensbaby.com, I am sorry your logo/lens cap is upside down.  Trust me, it's a Lensbaby Composer Pro II with the Edge 50 Optic. And that silver post/ball on the lower right front?  That's the plate/pin assembly for my Spyder Holster which allows me to carry my camera on my hip instead of around my neck.

Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS)

It's a real thing, and it can be a real problem.  We photographers can fall into the trap of thinking we need new equipment for one reason or another.  GAS can be a very expensive trap!  I haven't purchased new equipment for quite awhile. I have settled into my complement of lenses that I need and I'm quite happy with what I have.        

The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic

And now, I have a project in development that requires a specialized lens.  If you look at the patch of tiger lilies below, you can detect a select area of sharpness.  Everything else is softened.  This is the specialty of the Edge 50 optic. The area of the sharpness can be moved and directed within a sliver of the frame. Practice is required to move the area of sharpness exactly where I desire.  A challenge I relish! 

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May your week be easy and full of joy.  And I hope any challenges are ones you can relish.