Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS)
It's a real thing, and it can be a real problem. We photographers can fall into the trap of thinking we need new equipment for one reason or another. GAS can be a very expensive trap! I haven't purchased new equipment for quite awhile. I have settled into my complement of lenses that I need and I'm quite happy with what I have.
The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic
And now, I have a project in development that requires a specialized lens. If you look at the patch of tiger lilies below, you can detect a select area of sharpness. Everything else is softened. This is the specialty of the Edge 50 optic. The area of the sharpness can be moved and directed within a sliver of the frame. Practice is required to move the area of sharpness exactly where I desire. A challenge I relish!
May your week be easy and full of joy. And I hope any challenges are ones you can relish.