Japan Preparations Phase No.3
Taking a small break from the 7 figures over 7 days series, is just an update with some last preparations for my Japan trip. One of the main reasons for me going back to Japan is because of the whole otakudom, but the second reason is photography. My last trip to Japan had my taking along a very outdated Sony Cybershot camera that didn’t work out all that well. But now that I have more money and a shiny camera, it’s time to head back with no bars.
What you see in the above photo is the following:
- Canon 400D
- 18-55mm standard zoom lens
- 75-300mm telephotic lens
- 60mm macro lens
- 10-22mm wide angle lens
- 580EX II Speedlite.
Of course this is just the majority of the camera equipment I’ll be taking. Have to include other things like batteries, tripod, camera bag, lens hoods, etc. I was actually hoping to pick up another battery for the 400D but I simply didn’t have time to get one. Perhaps I’ll just buy a spare in Japan. Now many of you may have noticed I have one extra thing item that I haven’t mentioned about. Yep, it’s the 10-22mm wide angle lens. I’ve had this for months but never really got a good chance to play around with it, but I have taken some photos before.
This photo is from Supanova Sydney 2008a few months ago with the lens at 10mm. Normally with the 18-55 it would be much more cropped and I wouldn’t have gotten everything in the one picture. Below are some more photos I took about 2 months ago.
Yeah I wasn’t really trying to do anything fancy as I kind of suck at trying to do that. Well it’s more that I think too much into taking photos. Anyway now that I have a wide-angle lens, I’m more than ready to take a lot of photos of Japan and being there for a month gives me the opportunity to raise my photography skills as they have been lacking a lot recently. So lets pray that I take some awesome photos.
Also in the preparation side of things, over the weekend I met up with fellow AnimeSydney member and got his money as he requested a few items for me to search for him. But also I had to exchange my precious gold into yens. Right now I have ¥90,000 which should be more than enough to last me a few days before the need to withdraw cash.
Oh I also managed to acquire tickets to Animelo Saturday concert after all thanks to the help of seiyuu3. I’m actuallyoverly excited about Animelo after seeing theline up for Saturday night as CooRie and yozuca* will be performing. But it’s a shame as I’ve been told by ron~ that cameras aren’t allowed. Well it’s a good thing I have my Canon IXUS 960IS. I’ll get photos somehow!!
So pretty much I’m prepared as much as possible, with the exception of having actually packed anything. I’ll leave that till later tonight, or Thursday night. From the looks of things, I certainly won’t be sleeping the Thursday night.