I Need a New Lens – An Open Email to my Wife

Hi, honey, you’re probably wondering why I’m writing an email to you about buying a new lens instead of just talking to you about it. Well, I thought that I’d try something new. I thought perhaps I could better share my sense of urgency in writing rather than in a conversation. Besides, I think that after hearing all of my very logical reasons to get this lens you’ll be far more likely to agree that we should invest the money.

By the way, did you do something new with your hair today? It looks fantastic!

I’ve been at a serious photographic disadvantage for quite a while and I really need to get my camera kit up to snuff. I’ve been lacking a really good long lens and my photography has suffered for it. I’m just not able to capture my subjects in a way that I find satisfying. I’ve decided that I need to get a Tamron 70-300mm VC lens. Why this particular lens? It is exactly the right size to complete my lens kit. And as you point out so often, size does matter.

I was shooting a football game recently and from the sidelines all I could get was long shots of the action. While all of the other photographers are taking pictures that look like they too are standing in the huddle, the closest I could get only gave me shots of the spandex covered backsides of the interior linemen. The Tamron 70-300 VC would make my shots look like I was right in the middle of the action too.

OK, I don’t want this lens just because everyone else has one. This is a real need and as I’ve said it would really round out my lens selection. However I want to point out that Bill already got his 70-300 VC about a month ago.

If I only needed this lens for football season I wouldn’t even be bringing the subject up. However do you remember at your family reunion when the kids were all down at the dock fishing with a beautiful sunset coloring the sky? You wanted me to get a picture but it didn’t turn out well because I couldn’t fill the frame with the kids. So we wound up cropping the devil out of the image on the computer and the results didn’t hold together very well.

Oh! And remember that time during city co-ed softball that I tried to take your picture while you were playing first base? That’s another example where being able to move in for a tight shot would have let me capture your big beautiful brown green eyes.

(Sorry, I had to take a break to wash the dishes. And don’t worry about dinners for the next few weeks, I’ve got that covered too.)

Anyway, back to the Tamron 70-300 VC lens… I know that it’s pretty soon after Christmas and that my birthday is still half a year away, but that is why I’m feeling a strong sense of urgency for this purchase. There’s no telling how many excellent pictures I’ll miss if I wait until October to get this lens. An entire spring and summer will have gone by.

Now the reason to get the Tamron lens is because they have a superior image stabilization system in their 70-300mm. It also has this special glass that allows it to capture pictures with really good color and clarity. Oh, and it costs much less than the camera-branded option!

I thought you’d appreciate that I was able to find a better choice for less money. I have to confess that I’ve overheard you bragging to your friends about how cheap I am after I found that two week vacation to Crete Nebraska on the travel website. Well dear, this would be a little more ammo to make the other gals just a little more jealous.

I could go on and on but I think that I’ve made the most important points. The Tamron 70-300 VC lens would solve my lens length problems. I could really reach out and isolate my subjects, cropping my images in-camera. Cropping in-camera vastly improves final image quality by the way. This lens has image stabilization that is much better than others 70-300mm lenses on the market. And finally, the price is wonderfully lower than the other options.

Thanks for taking the time to read through all of my points. I have the checkbook in my pocket and I’m in the store ready to make my purchase! Text me your reply…

Kisses and squeezes

PS: Have you lost some weight? In the last week or so you’ve been looking even hotter than you usually do!

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