I'm also stoked.
I use the word stoked cause it's been around a while(the work I mean) and I figure most of us folks can remember what it means to be stoked.
I also have dust on my brain.
Lemme explain the dust part.
It seems that this spankin new camera I bought has a dust problem.
A rather large dust problem as in dust on the sensor thingy, the thing that actually takes the pictures.
Oh there's also some oil slicks that have been appearing out of nowhere too.
I've seen all sorts of horror stories/images of the dust and grease thingy and I still went out and got this camera.
Yeppers, there's one born every minute.
I guess it's because I was in sales; they say salespeople are the biggest grapes.
A grape being someone ripe for the taking, so to speak.
I suppose it's true.
Us sales folks being grapes I mean.
On the other hand, I don't go out and spend my hard earned cash on defective stuff.
Especially defective stuff that cost like GAGILLIONs of dollars.
I ain't the only one though.
Many many other folks have gone out and bought the same camera as I did.
Here's the thing.
You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.
In other words you, the consumer, knew the dust thingy was there yet you went out and bought the camera same as me.
Now that you got it, why bother moaning about it?
I mean folks are bitching about Nikon this, Nikon that, yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada...
Well, you get the picture.
I mean folks bought this camera knowing there was a potential dust problem and they went ahead and bought it anyways!
Am I worried about the dust thingy?
The only dust I'm worried about is dust accumulating on the outside of my camera, dust from disuse!
That would be a shame, wouldn't it?
Someone gotta tell all these camera folks that it's a tool, not a jewel(requisite bicycle reference)!
Which brings me to the stoked part.
You, the reader, were waiting for that weren't you?
Well I'm stoked cause I freakin dig this camera!
If it weren't all goofy shaped I'd sleep with this thing under my pillow.
With a small prime lens of course.
I'm so stoked that I'm thinking of making a strap so that it can hang over my face 24/7 and I can go through life looking through the viewfinder taking pictures of everything I see!
Okay, not really.
About the taking pictures of everything I see part.
Printer ink cost money.
Don't you know.
Anyways, this camera is pretty awesome and I'm really having a good time using it.
Taking pictures and all that.
Once I figure out the strap thing I'll really be having fun!
By the way, this rant/rave is not directed at my usual audience.
I'm sort of hoping some camera weenies find this and stop all the bleeding hearts posts about yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada...
Well, you get the idea.
I now return you to your regularly scheduled, albeit belated, programming.
Did I mention how stoked I am?