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Does the spending ever stop?!

 
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Mar 04, 2012 02:47 |  #31

"just when you thought you were out... They pull you back in... "

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Every time i think im all done with buying... My eye falls on something "handy", "must have" or a "dont know what ill use it for, but i cant live without it"...


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Mar 04, 2012 06:06 |  #32

Wow, I am soooo doomed! Thank you all for the great responses and laughs. I can sooo relate, and I'm just a newbie'! UGH!!!!!!!!!!


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Mar 04, 2012 08:53 |  #33

Never, ever, ever....... Till the bank account shows $0 :p


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Mar 04, 2012 10:06 |  #34

It will end when my wonderful wife tells me... to prevent that from happening I have come up with creative ways of "borrowing" things....;)


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Mar 04, 2012 11:05 |  #35

No.


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Mar 04, 2012 11:07 as a reply to  @ S.Horton's post |  #36

luciddreamer wrote in post #14015232 (external link)
Staying away from POTN is a good start for it. :(

Staying off the internet, more like. The day I realized how big B&H's inventory is was the day my wallet hanged itself :lol:


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Mar 04, 2012 11:56 |  #37

darosk wrote in post #14020325 (external link)
Staying off the internet, more like. The day I realized how big B&H's inventory is was the day my wallet hanged itself :lol:

That won't work, they send out a BIG catalog too.




  
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Mar 04, 2012 12:10 |  #38

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It stops when you kick the bucket.

That's a perfect declaration!

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Mar 04, 2012 12:47 as a reply to  @ JackLiu's post |  #39

sbkanut wrote in post #14013176 (external link)
OMG, I can't stop "wanting". This is terrible!! Have any of you reached a point where you feel you're set, and have no desire for anything else??? I'm thinking I'm hopefully just a few more hundred away from that...for now..LOL..

I reached that point sometime last year. I'm perfectly content with what I have (2 40D, 20D, D60, G5, G12) and have no desire for a new camera. I haven't even looked at the threads describing the new 5DIII...


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Mar 04, 2012 17:15 |  #40

Nope. I'm about £3000 off what I would feel would be my ideal kit (5DII, 24-105, 17-40, 85 1.8 - plus what I have now), and about £20000 off what I would unrealistically want!
I'm not going to be buying anything more anytime soon though, thanks to the university tuition fee rise... Oh, and I've just broken the foot off my speedlite, so I'm going to need to get that fixed :(


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Mar 04, 2012 17:21 |  #41

It never really stops because things do wear out, break, get lost, etc. but the cash flow will slow as you dial in what you really love to shoot and you stop trying every genre of photography under the sun (and moon, and flash, and studio lights...)

The biggest money suck comes from trying to be "world class" at everything and it's not remotely possible. :D


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Mar 06, 2012 03:47 |  #42

I think it does. I think I'm close to it.

There was a point, a year ago and into this year, where I wanted the best gear I could afford because I'm kind of like that: I know it's not like I can really push it to its limit, but I hate the idea that I could find myself in a situation where I might be limited by my gear. So I went out and upgraded my 20D and kit lenses to a 5D2 with L glass.

Then I realized I didn't take better pictures. In fact, the shots from my first trip with the new stuff was extremely bland compared to my last trip with the old stuff. I sort of knew that intellectually but it only really sank in after that trip. And now I'm a little smarter, I think, about stuff I want. I turned down a 70-200 2.8 II because it's a beast to lug around, and I went for its f/4 IS little brother. I looked at the 85L but will instead buy the f/1.8 because it's more lightweight and the AF is faster, and that's what I really need from it. I'll get an UWA lens but since it's only for playing around, I'll get the cheapest one out there, probably a second-hand manual Samyang. And even then I'm having second thoughts because a 5D2, 4 lenses and a flash won't all fit in my bag: do I really need all that?

I think that after a while, you start having a clearer idea of what your priorities are, and what you're willing to compromise on. I was a gearholic, but I'm getting better :).


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Mar 06, 2012 19:12 |  #43
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^ this is what I keep telling myself... One more lens... One more lens... That 85L II... Just one more..


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Mar 06, 2012 21:03 |  #44

YES.

No wait I need another flash tripod
a tripod to hold my reflector,
actually I could do with another reflector and ahm another stand for that.

Is that it......... another kit bag would be needed to keep things in good condition.

No, I was wrong.

I was about to say yes... then I remembered I wanted to buy a flash and remote within the next year or so... But after those two items it should end... ;)


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Mar 06, 2012 21:19 |  #45

They could make a 5-500mm f1.2 L zoom lens that fits in jacket pocket and I'd still find a way to justify needing another lens.


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