It has been about two weeks since disaster struck.
I had so many plans and in a split second they all had to change.
You see I was trying to be a better photographer and learn more about my camera, a good thing, but it wasn't my lucky day.
I heard a strange noise and as I continued to look through my camera everything was very dark.
Initially I was puzzled and adjusted my settings again.
But, when I looked at the lens from the front, I could see that something was very wrong.
I tried everything.
My lens was jammed at f22, barely letting any light through the teeny tiny opening.
I took it to the camera shop the next day hoping it was an easy fix.
No such luck.
They would need to send it away for a 3-4 weeks and it would cost me about $75.
The lens (a Sigma 28-80mm f3.5 -5.6) only cost about $85.
I was not a happy camper.
After all I had Austin's birthday party, Mark's birthday, my cousin's engagement pictures, Mia's first birthday and maybe first steps and so much more quickly approaching.
My 100-300mm lens would not suffice for those events.
So, I am now in the market for a new lens because fixing my old one seems ridiculous at that price.
I have already missed Austin's birthday party and Mark's birthday so I can't afford to miss any more great moments.
My question for all of you who are photographers or at least really like to take pictures and are lucky enough to have a DSLR is:
What is your favorite go-to lens and why?
Thanks for your feedback.