Once she sees the beautiful pictures you take of mother and baby (gifts for grandparents) she'll forgive you :-)
Bad timing; building a camera system or a camera collection, whatever your pleasure is needs to happen at the right time for your family. I could only afford to buy the cameras that I wanted, including Hasselblad about the time when my daughter finished university and I was in the 28th year of marriage. If you have some cameras as you said, just use them to entertain your hobby and be patient. A certain brand of camera will not make you a better photographer, you know that right?Quote:
My wife is really smart and she knows all my cameras. Now I want to buy my first Hasselblad which in no way looks like to anything I already have to tell her its the same. We live in a small apartment with no place to hide things and my baby is coming soon. She will be furious if I come home with a new camera... Any idea? Divorce is not an option.
A search a few seconds long:
http://www.ebay.it/itm/Hasselblad-50...item20cdaee6d3 (auction with 0 offers, you never know until you make an offer, there are many like that).
With some patience and "bargain hunting" I'm sure cheaper alternatives can be found.
DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!
I tried this - I pointed out to my moaning and complaining wife that she had as many pairs of shoes as I had cameras.
BIG MISTAKE. I am embarrassed that, as a married man of many years, I was so foolish. :whistling:
My wife likes shoes. And clothes. And handbags. Shortly after I made the 'shoes' comment... I noticed the cupboard was bare. She had thrown nearly all of her shoes in the recycling bin. Everything except her works shoes and one or two pairs for best. Everything else.... dozens of pairs of boots at £80 and more a time, shoes that had never been worn. The whole lot - in the trash. For months it was 'I can't go to xxxxx - I haven't got any shoes to wear".
You see... I like OWNING cameras. Whereas my wife... she likes BUYING shoes. It's the shopping.... And I gave her the perfect excuse to dump the lot and start all over again.
Let this be a warning. Don't try to outsmart your wife. Don't make my mistake... just put up with the constant moaning. It is the way it is suppossed to be... :blink: