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

 
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Jul 23, 2013 20:00 |  #46

If you don't want to sell stuff, I can't help you. If it's just the process of selling that you hate,...

You probably sell every day. Taking a compelling photo isn't about making a grid of a few million dots, in different shades and hues. A compelling photo is about the viewer. Who's going to see it and what do you want them to feel?

So too with selling. It's not about the particulars of what you want to move. An effective sale is about what you want the buyer to feel. And for the purposes of overcoming SAS to support GAS, effective just means motivating yourself to go through the steps. If you've got an extra lens, remember how excited you were to get it, feel that excitement again and imagine the next guy feeling the same. Then you're not selling, you're sharing.

And don't think of selling as punishment for a bad purchase. Sometimes your needs just grow or shrink or change. Think of ownership as a rental and selling as getting your deposit back.


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Jul 23, 2013 21:07 |  #47

i think i have gas too and i promise myself not to buy another photo/video related item until end of this year

now that i think about it, i still need to pickup another case to store all my gears.. hmmm


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Jul 23, 2013 22:04 |  #48

... But if you buy a case slightly too large, you will need more gears to fit in it perfectly .... Hehe


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Jul 23, 2013 23:49 |  #49

Btw, my post should in no way suggest that I am not susceptible. I totally want an RRS L bracket and I don't even use tripods!


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Jul 24, 2013 12:35 |  #50

davidfarina wrote in post #16145429 (external link)
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

that's just because you don't share the same bank account YET!
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Jul 24, 2013 12:45 |  #51

ElectronGuru wrote in post #16148568 (external link)
Btw, my post should in no way suggest that I am not susceptible. I totally want an RRS L bracket and I don't even use tripods!

in an effort to exacerbate your sickness, fyi, those brackets are not just for use with tripods. rrs makes a ton of stuff that uses the brackets for attachments like flash setups--i personally use their clamp that is designed to attach those glide straps. you can attach your black rapid (i personally use "custom slr" brand) strap to the clamp, which attaches to the bracket, and make the whole thing a really slick quick release strap system. it works very well.


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Jul 24, 2013 22:25 |  #52

I went through so many lenses and bodies it is scary. Spent thousands of dollars and a lot of time on my gear. I was like a Bass fisherman with hundreds of lures that he/she will never use but, just gotta be in the box. I finally ended up with one body and 2 and a half lenses. 5DIII,24-70II,70-200II and a 2x III extender. I can accomplish anything I want and it is easy to through all my lenses and body in the think tank belt and go.
Oh, I do have a flash but, it is getting dusty. ;)


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Jul 25, 2013 13:50 |  #53

I bought 2 bodies (60D + 5D3), 6 Ls (16-35 ii, 24-105, 24-70 mark 1, 80-200, 135 and 200 f2.8) and the 85 f1.8 (I just couldn't 'justify' the 85L). That was over a year and a half ago. I sold the 24-70 as too heavy and no IS 2 months after I bought it. Then about 2 months ago, I mentally reviewed what I used the most, and what mostly collected dust over the preceeding year. the 60D, 85 and 200 were sold shortly thereafter.

So now I'm down to the 5D3 + 4 Ls that cover everything I've shot in the last 5 years or so. But I've been drooling over the 70-300L lately, and considering the 28-300L or 35-300L as 'single vacation lens'. Unfortunately, I had bad experiences with push-pull zooms in the '70s and '80s and am hesitant to repeat them.


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Jul 25, 2013 14:15 |  #54

I came up with a fairly robust way of fighting GAS: keep all my gear portable. In the sense that I should be able to take my camera + all my lenses + flash and carry it in my bag (which is not huge), for say half a day, without breaking my back. My reasoning is if I can't take everything with me, even in the most inspiring places, then I have too much gear.

This resulted in me sticking to a single camera (I am not a pro, so this should be sufficient), and around 5 lenses, one of which is very small (Rokinon fisheye). This forced me to think hard before buying a new lens, because that'd mean selling one or more of my old lenses, so the purchase has to be very well justified. This also forced me to buy mostly second hand, so I'd lose less $$ every time I swap lenses.


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Jul 25, 2013 14:32 |  #55

Rui Peixoto wrote in post #16144293 (external link)
get a couple of kids

And a mortgage....




  
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Jul 25, 2013 15:09 |  #56

Just don't listen to anything jdizzle has to say! He lures people into buying things they can't really afford! ;)


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Jul 25, 2013 15:36 |  #57

Too bad there are different types of GAS. I think I am good on lenses (for now), but now I am beginning to get lighting (strobe studio set up) GAS. And when you start looking at the price of strobes, it makes the purchase of lens seem pretty easy.
I never knew lighting could be so stinking expensive. LOL


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