Ready to go to England

24th June 2010
I got ready to go to England, which doesn't mean that I have finished packing my suitcases.

That means 1) I have decided which gear I am going to take, 2) I have bought enough films, 3) One of my A12 has been properly repaired and CLAed.

1) This time, I am going to take 50mm, 80mm and 250mm, instead of 50mm, 80mm and 150mm. And, one body, two backs, a proshade and several filters. The last couple of times, I used a shoulder bag, but this time I am going to take a backpack, so the extra weight must be bearable.

2) I bought about twenty rolls of ACROS and eight rolls of TMY-2, so that should be enough for BW, and I have ordered fifteen rolls of 160NC and ten rolls of EKTAR from NOVA imaging UK, usisng my 100GBP voucher (prize from B+W Photography magazine), and they have already arrived at my wife's parents' house in Norfolk.

3) I sent my troubled A12 last month to David Odess for repair and CLA. It came back last week, and it works perfectly now.

All I have got to do now is to pack them all in the backpack, which won't take so long.

What about packing suitcases? That is always my wife's job. She is always very good at it.

OH, but, she unfortunately broke her fingers last week, and she can't use her left hand at all now.

So now, I have to add 4) Pack all the suitcases (three probably), and the trouble is...I don't know what to take at all!!!