Rob's birthday, that is. It's on Friday and I don't know what I do. I really wanted to get him a digital camera body so he could stop using his film camera and join the 20th century. But that has been much more difficult than I thought! After two cancelled orders from shady companies that kept trying to sell me hundreds of dollars worth of "necessary" accessories, I was left with nothing.
So I broke down. I told Rob my plan and explained the trouble I've been having. I had to ask him if he would be willing to accept a refurbished Nikon D40x, since it was a good deal. He was okay with it. You'd think that'd be fine, but then yesterday I discover that his Tamron 28-300mm lens from 1999 won't work with the D40's or D60's. It will, however, work with the D80's.
I was already going to blow my budget to buy him a $400 camera body. But now, if I want to get him the D80, it's $730!!! I just don't think I can do it. I keep thinking, "is there something of mine that I can sell?" But I really don't think I can spend that kind of money right now.
What do I do?? His birthday is on Friday? I wanted to surprise him with a wonderful gift, but now it looks like I'm going to have NO gift.