The prank that wasn’t

Posted: 25th January 2010 by Jacky Yong in Photography, Silly me
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Okay, owning the 40D after the 350D was the worst kept secret among my friends. But what you didn’t know was that there was actually a plan to pull a prank on you guys!

In May last year I have made the decision to sell off my trusty old 350D. Lots of people were surprised, many even made the prediction that I will buy another DSLR in no time. Initially that was the plan. And initially there was a plan to go to Bangkok in August 2009. With an impending holiday like that, it would make sense to get myself another camera as soon as possible.

Then I got cheeky, I have always wanted to buy a small point-and-shoot for my wife. I owe her since her birthday in February! The IXUS 870IS came to mind. That’s where I got the idea to buy that IXUS first and tell everyone that I really downgraded myself from a DSLR to a PnS!

Plan backfired. Although the Bangkok trip was rescheduled (due to the raging H1N1 at that time), my hands got itchy. There was a good affordable 40D on sale at that time. I gave my wife a sad, lost puppy look, and she (reluctantly) agreed! 😀 HAHAHAHA!!!

On another hand, Canon had just announced their latest Powershot, the S90 that is more powerful and more sexy than the IXUS. So instead of the PnS, I bought the 40D, and only in December bought the S90 for her. Better than nothing right?

So there goes my plan for the prank, down the drain.

At least I get to own a 40D now ….. 😉



My usual setup now, 40D with EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS USM almost permanently attached



  1. cheefai7 says:

    You will ditch that away, soon.

  2. Jacky Yong says:

    Stop it man * repeat to myself * “I do not need a full frame, I do not need a full frame “…..

    …… yet 😀