Friday, January 16, 2009
I have a very interesting dilemma right now. May dilemmas like these come everyday to me and my loved ones.
I recently participated in some contest and the prize was a Flip Video. And I won. I was excited! Now I could tape clips of birdie (my bird) singing, dancing, taking a bath and just being plain mean to me.
But then there was a curve ball. They called me and asked me if it would be OK if instead of the Flip they gave me a 150 dollars American Express Gift card. Flip costs about 129 dollars at Amazon and I could get a little extra stuff. Me being nice and accommodating, immediately said, "Sure. No problems. Sounds great."
So I went to the Amazon site and somehow started looking for camera lenses. And checked out the price of a lens I really want... Lensbabies. Sure enough I found one that was withing the 150 dollar range.
And now I don't know what to do. Buy Lensbabies or Flip? Flip I'll use once in a while. Lensbabies I'll use a lot. All my life. It will help me grow as a photographer.
Also, lensbabies was going to be part of my budget down the road. But I'd never buy Flip. I mean 3-4 videos and then what? But it is a nice to have thingie. I am not planning on posting a ton of videos on my blog. Lensbabies photos absolutely yes.
So what to do my friends? Do tell! Be practical? Be frivolous?
Flip or lensbabies?