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Sep 04, 2013 16:46 |  #1

So after my recent purchase to finish my studio lighting I really feel content with my current gear. I know we always lust for more but finally in my life I don't feel like I really need anything else. I feel content. Who else feels the same?

I mean don't get me wrong I would love to have a whole collection of glass and will probably add the 14mm Rokinon next but I'm in no hurry.


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Sep 04, 2013 16:52 |  #2

Not me...unfortunately :(
In fact, I have a list of junk I want and had to put it on a calendar to spread it out and make sure I wasn't going hog wild buying stuff! LOL! I WISH I could be content like you ;)


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Sep 04, 2013 17:16 |  #3

I'm content....my gear list covers my needs


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Sep 04, 2013 17:37 |  #4

I wish I was... I know that I have enough gear and there really isn't anything else I need. But it doesn't stop me wanting more toys, there is always something else to add.


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Sep 04, 2013 17:38 |  #5

Content until any of my equipment doesn't meet my needs, or restricts me.


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Sep 04, 2013 17:55 |  #6

Me - I'm content and at peace.....




  
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Sep 04, 2013 19:15 as a reply to  @ SamFrench's post |  #7

I was content for a couple of months...


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Sep 04, 2013 19:16 as a reply to  @ FEChariot's post |  #8

I am pretty good. Occasionally I think a 10-22 would be nice....and actually I am considering finding a 18-55 STM.

The 17-55 and the 70-300L really cover about all of my everyday needs.


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Sep 04, 2013 20:51 |  #9

I will only be content when they invent a way to zip a camera around via remote control. Underwater. 5,000 feet in the air. Up craggy cliffs and thru mucky swamps.

If I could look all around me, no matter where I am, and:
have a way to put a camera anywhere I want to,
silently, and within mere seconds,
and then have a way to angle the camera any way I wanted to,
and a way to zoom the lens,
and a way to control all of the camera's settings via remote control -
then, and only then, would I be content. Of course, it would have to be a flagship-caliber camera capable of top-notch IQ.

Imagine seeing a flock of geese a half mile away, flying 1,000 feet above the ground - and then being able to place your camera - via remote control - right there in the midst of the flock - say, about 14 inches in front of one of the goose's heads? Wouldn't that make for some awesome imagery?

Or, how about when you see a whale purposing out at sea - wouldn't it be awesome to be able to instantly have your camera be right in front of the whale - just a couple feet away, so that you could shoot it with an ultra wide-angle lens? Wouldn't that make for an uncommonly dramatic image?

I continually see opportunities for such images, yet have no way of getting the camera where I want it to be, as quickly as it needs to be there. When I am able to capture every image I "see", then I will be content. Until then, I will be continually frustrated by constantly seeing things that I really want to make a picture of, with no way to do so.

Now, my ability to create images is drastically limited by the lack of technology. Hopefully, over the course of the next 10, 50, or 100 years, camera technology continues to improve at a very fast rate - maybe then people will be able to capture their vision much greater frequency.


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Sep 04, 2013 21:24 |  #10

i need a flash, a 100-150mm macro and a bracket and I am good


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Sep 04, 2013 21:27 |  #11
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As surprising as it sounds, I'm pretty content with what I have now, and I've been thru so many lenses.

I've start exploring other possibility lately, really lusting for a x100s or something like Pana GX7 + PL25.


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Sep 04, 2013 21:38 |  #12

Pretty content here too. I feel blessed to have the gear I own in my bag (and paid for) - more than I thought I'd ever have when I first started three years ago with my T2i and pair of kit lenses.


Gear: 5D MKIII * 6D * 35L (1.4) * 135L (2.0) * 24 - 70L (2.8II) * 70 - 200L (2.8ISII) * 200L (2.0IS) * 580 EX * Induro CT213 * PCB AB B800 (X3) * Pocketwizard Plus

  
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Sep 04, 2013 21:39 |  #13

I've been done since I bought the 6D so I'm good for another year and a half.


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Sep 04, 2013 21:41 |  #14

6D was a turning point for me too.....




  
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Sep 04, 2013 21:48 as a reply to  @ SamFrench's post |  #15

i'll be content when they are throwing dirt on me.


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