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Hi i'm david, 20 and i think i have GAS

 
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Jul 22, 2013 21:00 |  #31

Maybe I hang out in the samples forum too much rather than asking what lens I need.




  
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Jul 22, 2013 21:02 |  #32

I see nothing wrong with GAS. In the end, you can sell the equipment for 70 to 90% of what
you paid for it. You can use it for countless hours of enjoyment. And at the end of the day
you I have something to share with you family and friends. And averaged over 3 to 5 years
there is not much difference from buying a new body or expensive lens, than buying a
Starbucks coffee each morning on your way to work.

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Jul 22, 2013 22:51 |  #33

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Jul 22, 2013 23:07 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #34

davidfarina wrote in post #16144108 (external link)
I enjoy photography so much i think sometimes im crazy

You have a happy, healthy, productive passion. Many people spend tens of thousands on therapy to find theirs - or get it back. Short of the theft example (sorry man), photography is not a money pit.


Btw, there is an expression in the flashlight community: catch and release

The idea is that there is no perfect flashlight. You keep x dollars invested in a collection and when you want something new, you sell off your least favorite/least used model or parts to fund the new purchase.


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Jul 22, 2013 23:13 |  #35

My initials are GAS, perhaps that is my problem. See my gear list. Gene


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Jul 23, 2013 02:03 |  #36

Wow many ideas and many posts :D

The best one seems to me, that i only take one lens and shoot with it, and only with it. Needless to say which one it will be (happy owner of the 50L since a week)

@Xyclopx Sad to hear about your gear thought, but pretty cool how you made the best out of it!

But going off the forums is no option, just a superb community here :)

Tried also the option with the wife (actually shes my girlfriend) and she doesnt even cares much for photography. When i want to buy something i tell her and all she says is, again? And somehow she accepts it hah

I think ill have to move on and make some kids :P

@Gene Yeah looked at your gear more than once, your almost a celebrity here, very impressive collection and gives me really hope :D


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Jul 23, 2013 06:49 as a reply to  @ post 16144642 |  #37

This is probably great advice, but it takes so long to follow such a strategy.




  
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Jul 23, 2013 14:56 |  #38

ElectronGuru wrote in post #16145128 (external link)
Btw, there is an expression in the flashlight community: catch and release

The idea is that there is no perfect flashlight. You keep x dollars invested in a collection and when you want something new, you sell off your least favorite/least used model or parts to fund the new purchase.

This is my strategy in all my hobbies. Sometimes combined. Sell a lens, buy a lens. Sell a knife, buy a flashlight, sell a watch, buy a camera body.

I'm frugal by nature and can't bring myself to blow significant coin on anything except my wife and daughter.

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Jul 23, 2013 15:02 |  #39

Fernando wrote in post #16147061 (external link)
This is my strategy in all my hobbies. Sometimes combined. Sell a lens, buy a lens. Sell a knife, buy a flashlight, sell a watch, buy a camera body.

I'm frugal by nature and can't bring myself to blow significant coin on anything except my wife and daughter.

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Nice idea too! I think from now on i will simply sell things i dont use anymore to buy things which make me happy. Thats a good strategy as long as you dont spend twice the ampunt you earn from your sale


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Jul 23, 2013 15:09 |  #40

I keep my GAS at bay by buying legacy/vintage gear then continue saving for the stuff I actually need (like the 135L I'm determined to get, which I see you have OP ;)).

I just bought myself a Vivitar Series 1 70-210 2.8-4 because I wanted/needed a decent versatile telephoto lens, thankfully it only cost me $75, a comparable modern lens would cost 4 times that much at the very least :)


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Jul 23, 2013 15:31 |  #41

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16147114 (external link)
I keep my GAS at bay by buying legacy/vintage gear then continue saving for the stuff I actually need (like the 135L I'm determined to get, which I see you have OP ;)).

I just bought myself a Vivitar Series 1 70-210 2.8-4 because I wanted/needed a decent versatile telephoto lens, thankfully it only cost me $75, a comparable modern lens would cost 4 times that much at the very least :)

Yeah you told in the cheap challenge thread :)
You really have to let me know how it performs also for macro as the lens sounds really promising!


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Jul 23, 2013 15:32 |  #42

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Yeah you told in the cheap challenge thread :)
You really have to let me know how it performs also for macro as the lens sounds really promising!

Will do! I was really impressed reading through all the threads I read on it and browsing the galleries from it on Flickr though. Hopefully when paired with the 6D it'll give me similar results :cool:


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Jul 23, 2013 16:31 |  #43
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Change your photography goals from equipment collector to photographer and you'll quickly realize all this extra expensive gear means squat in the big scheme of things. Sell all your gear except for 1 camera and 1 lens and go find your photographic vision.




  
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Jul 23, 2013 17:40 |  #44

I just set a limit of how much I could save towards cameras a week, even $50 means you can buy some nice stuff over the year. I do this with wine now, though with my intentions, wine loses value as soon as I drink it.


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Jul 23, 2013 18:37 |  #45

ElectronGuru wrote in post #16145128 (external link)
... You keep x dollars invested in a collection and when you want something new, you sell off your least favorite/least used model or parts to fund the new purchase.

But what if you have SAS? (Selling Aversion Syndrome) I hate selling stuff! Not that I don't want to part with it; it's the haggling and boxing and schlepping to the P.O., etc.

I try to buy smart the first time.


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