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Jul 30, 2008 12:53 |  #1

I got my new 85mm 1.8 lens today. As I was bring the 'box' into the house, my wife asked what that was. After I told her it was the lens I told her earlier I was ordering, she said she did not understand why I needed all those lens. (I shoot sports).

It's not like I have a 400mm in my bag. She thinks I only need one, maybe two lens. (One being a kit lens).

Guess it will be awhile before I can place another order.


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Jul 30, 2008 12:56 |  #2

Since the next lens you should get probably costs > $4000 I think you're safe for a while :)


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Jul 30, 2008 12:58 |  #3

You should have told her that you are collecting empty lens boxes. They have real value since not everyone thinks of keeping them. Then, only let her see 1 or 2 lenses at a time.


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Jul 30, 2008 14:33 as a reply to  @ gasrocks's post |  #4

Ask her why she needs all those pairs of shoes. Seriously! I have a pair of sneakers, a pair of brown business casual shoes, and a pair of black dress shoes. That's enough! Now, you don't have to understand why she needs dozens of pairs of shoes. You just have to tell her she looks good when you go out. Likewise, she doesn't have to understand why you need all those lenses (which likely cost less overall than her shoes). She just has to tell you that your photos look good!


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Jul 30, 2008 14:42 |  #5

Dave Ringkor wrote in post #6014649 (external link)
Ask her why she needs all those pairs of shoes.

She will just say that her shoes don't cost over $100 for the pair!!! Trust me..I know mine will :( lol...


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Jul 30, 2008 14:58 |  #6

Ya right, shoes won't work. And the other thing, she has a birthday next month while mine is 4 months away.


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Jul 30, 2008 15:08 |  #7

That was your mistake. Never let the wife see the box.:lol:

lauderdalems wrote in post #6014133 (external link)
I got my new 85mm 1.8 lens today. As I was bring the 'box' into the house, my wife asked what that was. After I told her it was the lens I told her earlier I was ordering, she said she did not understand why I needed all those lens. (I shoot sports).

It's not like I have a 400mm in my bag. She thinks I only need one, maybe two lens. (One being a kit lens).

Guess it will be awhile before I can place another order.




  
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Jul 30, 2008 15:36 as a reply to  @ nicksan's post |  #8

Congrats on the new lens! I think next you should go ahead and buy the Canon 800mm next. Then, after you tell her how much it was (and when all the ensuing excitement wears down :rolleyes:) you could offer to sell it and buy something cheaper. Then sell it and buy a few more lenses, which of course will all be MUCH cheaper than the 800. Would this plan work?! :lol:


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Jul 30, 2008 15:48 |  #9

Cobra351 wrote in post #6015021 (external link)
Congrats on the new lens! I think next you should go ahead and buy the Canon 800mm next. Then, after you tell her how much it was (and when all the ensuing excitement wears down :rolleyes:) you could offer to sell it and buy something cheaper. Then sell it and buy a few more lenses, which of course will all be MUCH cheaper than the 800. Would this plan work?! :lol:

Hmmmmmmm, may need to take idea under consideration.........


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Jul 30, 2008 15:52 |  #10

nicksan wrote in post #6014862 (external link)
That was your mistake. Never let the wife see the box.:lol:

There is some truth to that... I had a box in the Living Room last week.

My wife said, "What did you buy now?"

I then told her "Nothing, that is actually the lens that I am selling. I replaced it with that lens I bought last month."

Now I am not advocating Lying to your wife, but I bought an $800 lens and I sold a $150 lens. To my wife, however, I bought one and sold one. See, I am NOT addicted to my hobby!

Next, I'll buy another cheap lens. "YES, I'm adding to my collection, BUT it's only a $150 lens..."

and so the cycle goes...


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Jul 30, 2008 15:53 |  #11

If you add up how much she spends on having her hair cut/colored, and nails, skin care products, and la-di-daddy make up... I bet she spends more annualy than you do on the lenses... So just tell her that since your gender does not require you to spend stupid amounts of money on self-care, you are balancing the scales, by spending your portion on lenses.... LOL....


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Jul 30, 2008 15:53 |  #12

SoccerRef wrote in post #6015090 (external link)
There is some truth to that... I had a box in the Living Room last week.

My wife said, "What did you buy now?"

I then told her "Nothing, that is actually the lens that I am selling. I replaced it with that lens I bought last month."

Now I am not advocating Lying to your wife, but I bought an $800 lens and I sold a $150 lens. To my wife, however, I bought one and sold one. See, I am NOT addicted to my hobby!

Next, I'll buy another cheap lens. "YES, I'm adding to my collection, BUT it's only a $150 lens..."

and so the cycle goes...

Brilliant!


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Jul 30, 2008 15:54 |  #13

I'm impressed.

SoccerRef wrote in post #6015090 (external link)
There is some truth to that... I had a box in the Living Room last week.

My wife said, "What did you buy now?"

I then told her "Nothing, that is actually the lens that I am selling. I replaced it with that lens I bought last month."

Now I am not advocating Lying to your wife, but I bought an $800 lens and I sold a $150 lens. To my wife, however, I bought one and sold one. See, I am NOT addicted to my hobby!

Next, I'll buy another cheap lens. "YES, I'm adding to my collection, BUT it's only a $150 lens..."

and so the cycle goes...


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Jul 30, 2008 15:55 |  #14

she said she did not understand why I needed all those lens. (I shoot sports).

Ask her why she needs so many handbags and pairs of shoes:lol:


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Jul 30, 2008 15:55 |  #15

Dave Ringkor wrote in post #6014649 (external link)
Ask her why she needs all those pairs of shoes. Seriously! I have a pair of sneakers, a pair of brown business casual shoes, and a pair of black dress shoes. That's enough! Now, you don't have to understand why she needs dozens of pairs of shoes. You just have to tell her she looks good when you go out. Likewise, she doesn't have to understand why you need all those lenses (which likely cost less overall than her shoes). She just has to tell you that your photos look good!

ps.... we need shoes.... sandals, heels, flip flops, work out shoes, casual tennis shoes, platform sandals... we definitely NEED them!

Be glad you are men and don't have to rationalize your shoes, hair cuts, AND lenses/camera gear.... YIKES!


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