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A Moment to Talk About My Wife and the 5D3

 
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Mar 23, 2012 21:43 |  #1

Fair warning... Long story.

I began tonight by going to the local camera store while out running errands with my wife and daughter. My wife gave the go ahead to buy some macro accessories I need but opted to stay out in the car. I went in, grabbed what I needed, and went to the counter. Of course, there just so happened to be a 5D Mark III sitting there. I couldn't resist and asked to play around a bit. As soon as I touched it I wanted one.

I gave it back, had a brief discussion, and left the store with lust in my heart. I got to the car, told my wife I had fallen in love with someone else, and she just laughed at me. I kept mentioning how great it felt, how quickly it focussed, blah blah. When we got out of the car she turned to me and said "Buy one."

I had to pick my jaw off the ground and process for a bit before asking... "Really?". Next thing I know we"re at Nebraska Furniture Mart checking out their pricing. They were all out of bodies only so I figured I would just be putting one on order.

"Why don't you get the last kit they have?"
"Because I already have a 24-105 and it's more expensive to buy the kit."
"Can't you sell your old one and make up the difference? Then you have a new camera and a new 24-105."

I picked my jaw up again and now I'm the proud owner of a 5D3. My old 24-105 will up for sale tomorrow (Provided the new one is up to par) and I'm on cloud flippin nine.

So what's the point? I just really wanted to share with the world (At least this small POTN portion of it) how amazing my wife is. Now I just need to get comfortable with the new camera before the wedding I have next weekend.


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Mar 23, 2012 21:45 |  #2

Love it


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Mar 23, 2012 21:45 |  #3

Congrats! Beats hell out the other stories on here from all the keyboard cowboys who claim they regularly lie to their spouses about their gear purchases.


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Mar 23, 2012 21:46 |  #4

Haha, you had a good day... congrats on the 5d3!


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Mar 23, 2012 21:58 as a reply to  @ Logicus's post |  #5

You'd better show her your appreciation this evening.


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Mar 23, 2012 22:00 |  #6

My wife did the same, only it was with a 5D2...which is still a HUGE upgrade for me.




  
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Mar 23, 2012 22:03 |  #7

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14142708 (external link)
Congrats! Beats hell out the other stories on here from all the keyboard cowboys who claim they regularly lie to their spouses about their gear purchases.

+1. I know some guys who I dont know how they get away with the lies and multiple thousands of dollars in camera purchases that they hide from their wives. Its good to hear about some good ole honest feel good stuff once in a while.

congrats op, and i hope to be enjoying the 5d3 next week :)


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Mar 23, 2012 22:05 |  #8

That the way it should be.......Nice story!


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Mar 23, 2012 22:07 |  #9

That all sounds good and I am happy for you, but if this is a long way out of character for your wife, which it sounds like it is from your account, I think I'd be a bit concerned about what she's been up to...check the credit card etc.....I definitely don't want to be a downer but if it is out of character I'd be wondering why......On the other hand, who cares, NEW 5D III WOO HOO, Congrats.




  
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Mar 23, 2012 22:10 |  #10

Great story. Most of us can only dream about it......

the part that our wive actually say "Buy one".




  
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Mar 23, 2012 22:10 as a reply to  @ ilumo's post |  #11

Same but different story: I had just received a used 1D3 last month, and happened that my son slept out at his grandma's, so we had a "free" day. So I asked my wife what she wanted to do for the day, and she says "let's go for a ride so you can test out your new camera." Now she has no photographic bone in her body, save for using a T1i in green-box mode, so I was a bit floored when she said that.

Just when you think they don't care...


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Mar 23, 2012 22:20 |  #12

RAW RAW RAW wrote in post #14142832 (external link)
That all sounds good and I am happy for you, but if this is a long way out of character for your wife, which it sounds like it is from your account, I think I'd be a bit concerned about what she's been up to...check the credit card etc.....I definitely don't want to be a downer but if it is out of character I'd be wondering why......On the other hand, who cares, NEW 5D III WOO HOO, Congrats.

Actually it's totally in her character. She admitted to me that she's kind of paying it forward because we found out today she needs to have surgery on her foot next week. She can be... difficult in these types of situations and she wanted to show her appreciation before the next few weeks get rough. Add to things that we're moving in two months and she won't be able to help carry anything... Well, it pretty much explains things.

So far in the last twelve months she's OK'd the 1D3, 28 1.8, 70-200 II, 85 1.8, and few other things. She knows how passionate I am about photography and knows I've been waiting for this exact camera for a while (Can't remember how many times I talked to her about jumping to a Nikon setup based around the D700). We both got a kick out of your concern though :lol:


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Mar 23, 2012 22:25 |  #13

Lovely story and thanks for sharing.

My wife and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary on St Patricks Day.


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Mar 23, 2012 22:30 |  #14

Cueball, you have a special wife there. The surgery and the grumpy because of the surgery and the not being able to help next month just don't matter...the whole reason for a partnership is to just help when needed just because. Its nice that she wants to do something special for you. Give her my love. RAW.




  
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Mar 23, 2012 22:33 as a reply to  @ Bear Dale's post |  #15

My wife always says "Sell one".


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