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Aug 27, 2010 06:53 |  #16

arg245 wrote in post #10792941 (external link)
... a couple of new super lenses, who no one but a lucky few will be able to afford ...

What does "luck" have to do with the affordability of a lens or any product for that matter? Purchases are a matter of planning, saving, budgeting, prioritizing, and execution when ready.


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Aug 27, 2010 07:53 |  #17

JimAskew wrote in post #10798778 (external link)
What does "luck" have to do with the affordability of a lens or any product for that matter? Purchases are a matter of planning, saving, budgeting, prioritizing, and execution when ready.


What do all those rational actions have to do with "lens lust"?

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Aug 27, 2010 08:21 |  #18

Combatmedic870 wrote in post #10793105 (external link)
They improved the optics as well fool.

You know, if you had left this part out, the rest of your comment would have actually been welcomed. At least those that disagreed with my comments did so without resorting to name calling. I'll leave my response at that without dignifying your comment any further.

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If you can use the gear you have NOW, and get results you LIKE, then you've
no reason to be **** about what HASN'T yet been introduced to the market.

Have a great day, Craig!


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Aug 27, 2010 08:24 |  #19

denncald wrote in post #10798998 (external link)
What do all those rational actions have to do with "lens lust"?

Dennis

"Lens Lust" requires much careful planning ;) There is a fine line between "Lens Lust" and "Lens Addiction" :D


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Aug 27, 2010 08:25 |  #20

JimAskew wrote in post #10798778 (external link)
What does "luck" have to do with the affordability of a lens or any product for that matter? Purchases are a matter of planning, saving, budgeting, prioritizing, and execution when ready.

Judging from your gear list, I guess you really know how to plan, save, budget, prioritizie, and execute real well. Congratulations!


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Aug 27, 2010 08:41 |  #21

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Judging from your gear list, I guess you really know how to plan, save, budget, prioritizie, and execute real well. Congratulations!

And a lot of help from the AMEX Rewards program. I usually get one "free" or "nearly free" lens a year using AMEX Rewards. I just got the 15MM f/2.8 EF Fisheye two weeks ago for $201 and 100K+ rewards points. Retail at B+H was $621. Had a grand time with it at a wedding I shot Saturday a week ago :)

The AMEX secret is to charge every expense you can to their credit card. Everything possible but my house note and car note is paid through them. And, I pay it off at the end of every month. No balance, no debt, and lots of fun lenses.


Jim -- I keep the Leica D-Lux 7 in the Glove Box just in case!
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Aug 27, 2010 08:51 |  #22

JimAskew wrote in post #10799192 (external link)
The AMEX secret is to charge every expense you can to their credit card. Everything possible but my house note and car note is paid through them. And, I pay it off at the end of every month. No balance, no debt, and lots of fun lenses.

Hey, that's not a half bad idea! ;) I have something similar with Chase. Come to think of it, I have about $180 in credit with them, and with a bit of scrounging and saving, coupled with the EVENTUAL release of the G12, I may just be able to pre-order it, even. :lol:


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Aug 27, 2010 09:14 |  #23

SkedAddled wrote in post #10797921 (external link)
So, just what, exactly, were you expecting?

I don't understand why so many people expect wonders to be provided.
If the new stuff suits you, then buy it. If it doesn't suit you, then DON'T
buy it. Sheesh!

If you're all expecting some sort of miracle in technological breakthroughs,
every six months or so, then you'll be waiting years or even decades.
That's just the way of things.

I, for one, am extremely pleased with the current state of digital imaging
with the gear I own and use. It suits me very well, and I'm very happy
with what it CAN do for me, as opposed to what it MIGHT be capable of
in the near future.

Keep reaching for that next version or release, 'cause it'll financially ruin you.

If you can use the gear you have NOW, and get results you LIKE, then you've
no reason to be **** about what HASN'T yet been introduced to the market.

What you perceive as complaining, Grasshopper, others see as enthusiasm.

Yes, we do expect miracles. We have unrealistic expectations, but so did the people of the 1960s who said they would fly to the moon.

I'm as satisfied with the current state of digital imaging as I am with medical technology. Sure, they can save my life a hundred different ways, but someday it will be a thousand.

I hope a G12 doesn't financially ruin me.


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Aug 27, 2010 09:16 |  #24

arg245 wrote in post #10799107 (external link)
You know, if you had left this part out, the rest of your comment would have actually been welcomed. At least those that disagreed with my comments did so without resorting to name calling. I'll leave my response at that without dignifying your comment any further.



Have a great day, Craig!

He was right: You are a F.O.O.L.

Fond Of Optical Lenses.

:)


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Aug 27, 2010 09:30 |  #25

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #10799364 (external link)
He was right: You are a F.O.O.L.

Fond Of Optical Lenses.

:)

Ha! I Love it!!!

Guess it's better than being an I.D.I.O.T.

In Debt Over Imaging Technologies. :cool:

(Yeah, I know, I transposed the I and O, but I am a little dyslexic ;))


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Aug 27, 2010 14:22 |  #26

JimAskew wrote in post #10799192 (external link)
And a lot of help from the AMEX Rewards program. I usually get one "free" or "nearly free" lens a year using AMEX Rewards. I just got the 15MM f/2.8 EF Fisheye two weeks ago for $201 and 100K+ rewards points. Retail at B+H was $621. Had a grand time with it at a wedding I shot Saturday a week ago :)

The AMEX secret is to charge every expense you can to their credit card. Everything possible but my house note and car note is paid through them. And, I pay it off at the end of every month. No balance, no debt, and lots of fun lenses.

Ahh, yes. I remember when you got the 135 https://photography-on-the.net …=240915&highlig​ht=rewards


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Aug 27, 2010 15:45 |  #27

60D was total letdown!




  
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Aug 28, 2010 10:00 |  #28

runninmann wrote in post #10801180 (external link)
Ahh, yes. I remember when you got the 135 https://photography-on-the.net …=240915&highlig​ht=rewards

That was a long time ago :D But I am still at it. In addition to the 135MM (free) I got my 100MM (free), 85MM f/1.2 (paid for half), and now the 15MM fisheye (paid for two thirds) with AMEX Rewards help :) Patience and planning works!


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