Mark0159 wrote in post #16116115
We all suffer from it at some time, typically when we start out for it's easy to see that it's the gear that makes the photo and not the photographer.
So I post this here so someone may understand what they have and how they can get around it.http://petapixel.com …rable-and-lose-thousands/
Which currency this article dude operates? Claiming to spend thousands and listing XA and PAN. Was he calculating it in pennies?
It is typical petapixel.com atritcle, IMO. Too long to read, too difficult to find something new.
G.A.S. is popular topic here, not as popular as "UV filter" but in the same league. IMO.
But in respect to longtimer as OP is...
I think the real G.A.S. trigger is in believe, what where is better gear vs one you currently own.
"Normally" it is better because it gives better picture, or easier to use.
So, we have Zeiss, Leica glass fans for "better" and we have kind of "easier" argument for mirrorless crowd.
Personally, for digital I have two "old" DSLRS and four lenses, three of them are L.
I have tried Zeiss magic, yes, IQ is above L, but MF on DSLR is very unpractical.
Have zero interest in "mirrorless", "darkside" and "I need high ISO" excuses to practise G.A.S. on digital. I'm capable to get and provide high IQ pictures with my current digital gear.
I started my G.A.S. thirty years ago by borrowing RF camera from my parents. Using it still. Fifteen years ago my family acquired cheap Canon EOS to replace dirt cheap P&S junk. Still using it. With L glass on it.
The head of provided article made me laugh, because I own XA also. My daughter and her ex-boyfriend gave me ... $50 BD gift card and I purchased this camera. It was my "never on digital from now" film camera for street photography.
I spend another $50 to buy Pre-War Zeiss 645 format folder, CLAed it and my wife doesn't want to let it go, so clean and cute it is.
Our relatives gave me even older Ihagee folder. I CLAed it and converted it to 6x9 format. I can't sell the gift, you know.
As Canadian, I do have made in Canada Leica. These days in this part of the world it is a luxury to have something locally made. Plus, comparing to younger Bessa Rs, this one has local and world-wide support and it is joy to use.
So, those cameras aren't G.A.S, but S.A.S.
Sentimental. Acquisition. Sindrome.
The circumstances they came to me and my wife are not allowing us to let them go.
The rest of my film gear is just to try and learn. And it is nowhere near thousands.
I buy it for around $100 and sell it for same or less to try something new.
Like, I purchased EOS 3 just to see how its magic AF works for pictures taking. Clean, no issues high end camera for slightly above $100 price tag.
I see zero practical reason to have expensive film gear. For my b/w darkroom 8x10 prints the IQ difference between Leica glass and cheap FSU is zero.
I see much more difference between 135 and MF. But, again zero difference in wet prints between Hasselblad and my $100 including lens Mamiya C33 professional.
Scans would show some difference between very expensive film glass and cheap one, but people don't need my scans, while some appreciate my darkroom prints.
So, I'm safe to try and learn on film side to buy and try and sell. Nothing in thousands if you need cute pictures, but not the gear to rave about at forums, while your pictures sucks