What else can I say? Vanity has always been one of my sins.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Read about it in the book "Skunk works". The story goes that after developing the U2 surveillance plane, the people behind it realized that at some point Russians are going to develop a way to shoot it down. And then they would need to build better plane and the Russians are going to develop a better weapon and so forth. The only way to succeed, they decided, was not to take one but _two_ steps at a time. So they went and built a plane that is still to surpassed.
The attitude behind it and the way it was built in record time have always impressed me deeply.
Got this model from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.
Since March 2003, it has been a source of much enjoyment and a constant companion. Now, we must part. It is for sale. The camera is slightly worn and has done ~20k shots but in perfect working condition. In addition you will get:
- two spare batteries
- two chargers (don't ask)
- a Sensor Swab sensor cleaning set
I'll throw in a old but working Tamron 70-300 4-5.6 (with a Hoya UV filter) if you should be interested. The price is reasonable, I want 3000 Estonians (or the highest bid) for the lot.
Oh, what did I get as a replacement? Look here