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When is enough is enough?

 
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Nov 19, 2013 18:36 |  #46

I found as soon as I became comfortable and knowledgable of my ability swapping lenses, cameras, and wanting more suddenly stopped being important. I can get my shot with say a 50mm macro or the 180mm macro, I dont care which. I know what I have to do with either or how either limits me, I have preferences, but I know I can get my shot so I go and get the shot.


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Nov 19, 2013 20:01 as a reply to  @ Rankinia's post |  #47

Doing a compete 180 with gear doesn't quite seem like GAS to me. Buying more and more that you rarely if ever use is.

Continuously buying and selling gear seems like something else, similar perhaps to GAS, but nonetheless, something a little different.

One turnaround on gear doesn't qualify IMO though. Nor does having more than 3-4 lenses.


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Nov 20, 2013 02:57 |  #48

Im still wanting the 100mm Macro L, but else i was saying to myself thats the last lens i buy. Thats the last i will buy and on and on. But still after all that saying, i bought them one by one.

Im very pleased, but since the A7R from sony is announced im looking for a nice lens to pair with it, another 3000$...

I guess the best way to come around that is, to want something else more than camera gear. Lately, i was thinking about a new car and choosed a few which i would like. Finally i decided to save up for an Audi S4 or S5 (depending on if i want a limousine or a coupe later). So i thought, stop buying things, use what you have, and be happy in 2 years when i can afford my super nice S4 :)


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Nov 20, 2013 09:49 |  #49

Yeah, I feel like I have everything I need/want for now (except maybe a new camera bag, are you reading this, wife?). It's almost disappointing not to have a new lens to lust after, but it's nice on my pockets.


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Nov 20, 2013 10:36 |  #50

It's never going end and it never going to be enough. Time to time I want to join Julian's club to be an OGUS (Over-Geared, Under-Skilled). Researching and hunting for gears are somewhat exciting beside photography (in my case).
There are too many toys that I want to play with: 200mm f/2, 8-15mm FE, 5D3, 85mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.2........


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Nov 20, 2013 13:06 |  #51

Tigerkn wrote in post #16466532 (external link)
It's never going end and it never going to be enough. Time to time I want to join Julian's club to be an OGUS (Over-Geared, Under-Skilled). Researching and hunting for gears are somewhat exciting beside photography (in my case).
There are too many toys that I want to play with: 200mm f/2, 8-15mm FE, 5D3, 85mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.2........

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Nov 20, 2013 13:08 |  #52

Please let me know where to get the app. Don't tell my Wife :)


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Nov 20, 2013 14:25 |  #53

Hairylaury wrote in post #16462721 (external link)
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The question is what makes you satisfied with your current gear without lusting for another lens, etc. I guess it's based on needs and wants, and the desire to acquire new toys. Its probably akin to women and their collection of expensive shoes, handbags, etc!

My wife tells me that I am satisfied with my current gear and that I will not be getting any more.




  
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Nov 20, 2013 15:07 |  #54

it somewhat ends once you are able to capture the image that you had in your mind to start with...of course there are usually easier ways to get said image by buying better lenses...but as long as i can pull off what i want to, i end up being satisfied with my gear...

of course if i had more money to blow, i'd blow it on gear :)


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Nov 20, 2013 16:52 |  #55

Ruggo wrote in post #16467120 (external link)
My wife tells me that I am satisfied with my current gear and that I will not be getting any more.

Every now and then I tell my wife I'm done and won't be buying any more gear for a while. We have a good laugh about it.


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Nov 20, 2013 17:24 |  #56

Tigerkn wrote in post #16466532 (external link)
It's never going end and it never going to be enough. Time to time I want to join Julian's club to be an OGUS (Over-Geared, Under-Skilled). Researching and hunting for gears are somewhat exciting beside photography (in my case).
There are too many toys that I want to play with: 200mm f/2, 8-15mm FE, 5D3, 85mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.2........


HAHAHA bw!


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Nov 20, 2013 17:54 |  #57

CaliWalkabout wrote in post #16467484 (external link)
Every now and then I tell my wife I'm done and won't be buying any more gear for a while.

You tell your wife when you buy gear? Brave man, I must say. :lol:




  
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Nov 20, 2013 18:24 |  #58

Most people are over geared and under skilled. Most people on this site/sub-forum are equipment whores who like to talk about gear almost more than they like to take pictures. There are very few people these days who's skill outstrip their equipment.




  
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Nov 20, 2013 18:46 as a reply to  @ vengence's post |  #59

As long as I am still breathing, I will not be done. However my new 135/2 satisfied my GAS more than I expected. I really don't have any current desires for gear. 2014 might be my first gear free year since going digital.


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Nov 20, 2013 19:33 |  #60

Sometimes you just have to use it for yourself to overcome the GAS.

thankfully, my BIL has some nice lenses, which I've been using. Helps me overcome the itch because I can see if the lens is for me or not. I have a decent grasp on what I need and still have the GAS. It's a fun aspect of photography.


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