The Canon Tax
I see that Adobe have just started letting folks who have ordered Photoshop CS5 start downloading it. And here, just today, I installed PS CS4 on my newly upgraded to Snow Leopard Mac Pro. I am clearly behind the times. I suppose I’ll have to budget for paying the Adobe tax in the not so distant future, unless I can figure some way out of the Photoshop trap.
A more urgent need, though, is my need to pay the Canon Tax.
Once again, those evil bastards at Canon have used their remote mind examination ray and peered into the recesses of my brain. The result, alas, is that they’ve introduced (some while ago, actually) the Canon EF 24mm TS-E II and the Canon EF 17mm TS-E. I’ve mentioned both of those lenses before. Just recently, though, I had a chance to use a rented 17mm TS-E.
It was, in a word, awesome. Somehow or other, I need to make sure that from now on, when I go into theatres, this lens is in my bag (or in Bill’s bag). It’s an amazing lens. It’s an incredible optical performer.
This throw the harsh light on my current 24mm TS-E, which is the old model. Compared to the new model, it’s a slouch. I suspect that in the not very distant future I’ll sell the old one and buy the new one.
Canon tax. I would hate it, but they just keep offering stuff that’s better and better. I can sometimes resist the siren call to upgrade, but both of these are enough of a leap that I’m probably past the point of no return already.