By ndroo • May 22nd, 2011 • Category: Toys
After a recent ‘brave’ attempt at converting my black Sprocket Rocket to gold … I was on the hunt for a replacement and Cindy (from ThirtySix) asked me why not wait a couple more days for the white version to arrive. White? Special white edition? Costs more? Grrr!!! How can I ever say ‘no’ to Queen Cyanwater? Okay … so I collected it a couple of weeks ago but was too busy to unbox it until tonight. Here are some snapshots of it …
As you can see … it ain’t white. Ermm … I mean … not white as in pure white. Do I make sense? It has this milky white tone and the best of it … even the lens cap is white! Whoa!!! Now I have a big problem. Although I like white things but I always hate using them because I know I will definitely turn them grey in no time. Nah … for this … I’m definitely gonna put it to good use. I love the Sprocket Rocket!
Don’t ask me why Hello Kitty is posing behind the camera!
On the digital side … my Pentax DA21mm f3.2AL Limited Silver lens arrived! Pentax introduced 3 Limited Silver lenses with their silver K-5 but the 21mm is the only one I’ll be getting. Reason being the other two somehow overlaps with my other 2 lenses (the silver 43mm f1.9 & the 77mm f1.8 limited). I ‘recycled’ some money from the sales of some other cameras for this.
What I like about this lens … is the lens hood. Ermm … do I sound vain again? Hahaha! Anyway, this lens … despite not being one with large aperture is a rather good performer. The pancake lens profile probably make it the lens that will be on my K-5 most of the time.
Using filters on this lens is a little troublesome. You can either use a 49mm one with the hood removed or a 43mm filter on the back of the hood (not feasible for filters like a circular polariser).
I was a little bored just now … so a couple more snaps of the 21mm & K-5 combo …
That’s all for a quick post. It is another (&@#!(*&@!* week of horrible working days to come and I’ve gotta go get some rest. Hmm … come to think of it … I’m on leave this coming Thursday!!!