I Got It! (Again)

by jessicaturner on April 27, 2009

Well, after renting the Canon f1.4 50 mm lens, I simply could not wait any longer to have a fixed portrait lens. I listened to many of you and in early March was able to use some savings to buy the less expensive Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Lens and was not disappointed. It takes much better pictures in low-light without a flash. We were still getting used to the fixed length, but were incredibly pleased with the results.

Why am I using past tense? Well because I had the lens for two weeks before




Matthew and I went out to take some pictures and after we finished, I put the camera in the bottom of the stroller (I had left my camera bag in the car).

Anyone see where this is going? (You already know if you follow me on twitter).

Matthew was putting Elias in his carseat and I decided to be helpful and collapse the stroller. And with one swift movement, I collapsed it – while my camera was still in the bottom. It crashed to the ground and the lens broke in half.

Thankfully, my camera was okay, but I bawled. The lens was beyond repair.

I immediately started saving swagbucks and within a few weeks earned enough to offset purchasing a new lens – again.

I love swagbucks.

And Amazon gift cards.

It arrived this week and I have been shooting like a mad-woman. And it has been in the 80s for days, making it perfect to take outdoors shots – my favorites. Can you see Elias’s little teeth in the shot at the beginning of the post?He is getting so big!



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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous April 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I do see those little choppers coming in!!!! what a cutie, cutie, cutie.


michelle April 28, 2009 at 2:03 am

How do you save so many swagbucks so fast? I must be doing something wrong, because I am very slow at earning them.


Anonymous April 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm

this might be a silly question but how do you earn your swagbucks so quickly? i’m constantly searching through them and earn maybe one or two every couple of days!


Jessica Turner April 28, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I usually earn swagbucks every day by using it as my primary search engine. I also try to enter swagcodes (free bucks) whenever they offer them. You also earn bucks when you refer friends, so I earn some that way too.


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