Now we have received Warwick's small inheritance after losing both his parents last year, we are finally contemplating an imminent move south (Hooray!). If we use most of my super too we can afford around the $225 mark (in total). My sister has been driving around checking out neighbourhoods for me and I have a list of places to have a gecko a.
Just finishing my last minute touches - the big bird lifts off at 7am. I've decided to just take the 1DsMkII & the 17-40 lens as I will be mainly photographing house interiors anyway. I'll throw the Lumix in though, and my friend Brett at Molesworth said I can borrow some EF lenses if I need them.
I cleaned the sensor on the 1DsMkII today, it was really filthy and I'd been putting it off for a while. Last year I bought a Delkin Sensor Scope and it is amazing - made the job very easy as it has a light and magnifier inside. It took me 6 passes with cleaning wands and a few spots with the sensor pen but it is finally looking reasonably clean. My skies were looking like storm clouds when it was supposed to be fine!
Hopefully I might see an aurora! If I am very lucky.