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Best 'Excuses' You've Used to Convince Your Wife to Get a New Lens....

 
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Oct 23, 2009 17:16 |  #76

Lucky me, if I ever need something, she'll just ask to make sure we can affor it, then let me do my thing. This is a 2 way street, though, so she basically goes shopping for new clothes/shoes/bags about once or twice a month (which just about equals out the spending on my few lenses a year).

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Oct 24, 2009 05:08 |  #77

"These are not the lenses you are looking for..." (wave hand in front of girlfriends face).


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Oct 24, 2009 05:23 |  #78

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"These are not the lenses you are looking for..." (wave hand in front of girlfriends face).

:lol::lol::lol:


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Oct 24, 2009 05:38 |  #79

no one to answer to apart from my bank account, so my new tamron 90 mm macro and sigma 150-500 should be arriving in the next 12 months i hope


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Oct 24, 2009 16:33 |  #80

Heh, mine just says "if we can afford it" - but shortly after she has said "do you really need it?"...

Of course, her other question tends to be "is that going to be too heavy for me to use!"


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Oct 24, 2009 17:09 |  #81

"Its for the kids"




  
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Oct 24, 2009 17:54 |  #82
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1st. "This is the same lens Glamour magazine uses that takes 20lbs off of the subject"
2nd. "I could of swore it vibrated"


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Oct 24, 2009 19:24 |  #83

PhotoByED wrote in post #8875487 (external link)
My wife is pretty good about it, I tell her I'm thinking about getting a new lens and she just rolls her eyes, we've been through this many times she knows theres nothing that can be done to stop it, its like crack.

It's so trueee! The L-sickness is spreading to so many people. There's nothing that can prevent it. For some reason, if I discover about an L-lens, I just want it regardless. Oh man this is crazy!


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Oct 24, 2009 19:34 |  #84

Gatornole wrote in post #8880553 (external link)
I can do anything as long as I mention it will enhance the pictures of the "Grand kids"

Wow... even if you want to purchase the 1200mm L from BHphoto: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ephoto_1200mm_f​_5_6L.html (external link)???

You definitely wear the pants if she really does allow you to do so.


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Oct 24, 2009 19:36 |  #85

Best 'Excuses' You've Used to Convince Your Wife to Get a New Lens....
hmm let me think

i believe it was "you have to shoot this wedding, do it right, and buy the bloody thing (24/70 f2.8L) she spent three days on the phone, trying to hire one, and had resigned herself to using my rather average sigma 24/70, on the way there, she was telling me she was a little worried about the quality of the lens (i have no trouble with it, but she thinks its a bit soft) so i told her to shut up, go and buy the L

Last lens i had to convince her i needed was the sigma 10-20mm, excuse was something along the lines of "its my tax return, im going to spend it on an ultrawide"

my wife being a wedding photographer makes it a bit easier, in fact we dont argue about if we are getting new lenses, just what they are going to be.


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Oct 24, 2009 19:45 |  #86

What new lens? I've had that for months...


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Oct 24, 2009 21:57 |  #87

A baby arriving soon is a great excuse. That is the current one I have been using. In fact that one worked great to get the 5Dii. You have to have video capabilities if you are going to have a baby right?

Note: Don't have a baby just to get new gear.


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Oct 24, 2009 23:49 as a reply to  @ dcran's post |  #88

"Well you know, it DOES fit your Rebel." :D


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Oct 25, 2009 00:02 |  #89

this would be a good excuse:

"HOney this wide angle lens reallys shows your large arse- I think we should get something a little longer ...."




  
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Oct 25, 2009 00:02 |  #90

lol


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