1. I don't care if my beanie looks dopey, it keeps my head warm and hair out of my eyes in the wind, this being particularly handy when taking photos.
2. Very happy with my 2nd hand 70 - 200 mm L series lens, it's not in perfect condition, it has a couple of scratches here and there but shoots nicely, considering the outlay even for 2nd hand I'm very relieved.
I went for a wonder around the tasmanian arboretum this morning to give the new lens a work out, the beanie was just about my most important piece of kit with the blustery winter winds we've got here in Tasmania at the moment.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born