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Feb 11, 2009 04:02 |  #1

I have to admit, while generally not being an envious person, I do find myself staring at some posters gear list, and dreaming.

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Feb 11, 2009 04:15 |  #2

There is a HUGE difference between "dreaming" and "being jealous".

Jealous, I am not...
Dreaming... well, yes.

but usually, when I dream of something so bad, I buy it. :)


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Feb 11, 2009 04:19 |  #3

I'll only admit to being a bit jealous ;)




  
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Feb 11, 2009 04:23 |  #4

In photography, everything is compromise and choice.

So why to be jaleous of people for instance that have a 70-200f2.8IS when i have chosen 70-200f4 for lightweight, discretion and compacity ? And my copy is tack sharp !


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Feb 11, 2009 04:23 |  #5

Sarel wrote in post #7301713 (external link)
There is a HUGE difference between "dreaming" and "being jealous".

Jealous, I am not...
Dreaming... well, yes.

but usually, when I dream of something so bad, I buy it. :)

I know the difference - it's just that my jealousy causes my dreaming.

On top of gear list, I get envious of people's eye when they take infinitely better pictures than I, with much less gear, so I guess it means little in the end. Gotta keep practising!




  
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Feb 11, 2009 04:31 |  #6

You know, its funny how things work.

When this was just a hobby, there was some envy. I really couldn't wait for the next opportunity to pick up my camera and just go out and shoot. And I would definitely eye other people's gear list with envy.

But now that this hobby has turned into work, there's no more envy. All I can think about in my head is. 'do I have the right equipment to make sure that I don't miss the moments?'. So its not a case of, "Wow, you have this in your gear list. I want! I want!" It's more of, "uh.. do I have the right 2 bodies and lens combinations to complete this assignment?" Cos if I don't, and I find something I need, I'll just go out and buy it. The cost can be recovered in one or two shoots anyway, so there's really nothing to envy.

The down side is this. Now that it has become 'work', I sometimes don't look forward to it. I don't enjoy work mode as much as just going out on my own to just do some plain street photograph, or landscape and spending hours doing PP. But because this makes me some money, I guess I shouldn't complain too much.

I bet I'm not the only one with this view.

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Feb 11, 2009 04:35 |  #7

You know, its funny how things work.

When this was just a hobby, there was some envy. I really couldn't wait for the next opportunity to pick up my camera and just go out and shoot. And I would definitely eye other people's gear list with envy.

But now that this hobby has turned into work, there's no more envy. All I can think about in my head is. 'do I have the right equipment to make sure that I don't miss the moments?'. So its not a case of, "Wow, you have this in your gear list. I want! I want!" It's more of, "uh.. do I have the right 2 bodies and lens combinations to complete this assignment?" Cos if I don't, and I find something I need, I'll just go out and buy it. The cost can be recovered in one or two shoots anyway, so there's really nothing to envy.

The down side is this. Now that it has become 'work', I sometimes don't look forward to it. I don't enjoy work mode as much as just going out on my own to just do some plain street photograph, or landscape and spending hours doing PP. But because this makes me some money, I guess I shouldn't complain too much.

I bet I'm not the only one with this view.

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Feb 11, 2009 04:38 |  #8

A couple of years ago, I would have been envious of my current gear list.

Now it's just a list of equipment I need to do what I do, and there's plenty of it I could survive without.


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Feb 11, 2009 04:42 |  #9

drool sometimes, jealous, no.


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Feb 11, 2009 04:51 as a reply to  @ nik.hisham's post |  #10

I envy the fact that you can "recover the cost" in just 1 or 2 shots nik ;) haha


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Feb 11, 2009 04:52 as a reply to  @ kiwichris's post |  #11

I admit to being intensely jealous of other peoples abilities at times but can't say I've felt any jealousy over equipment.


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Feb 11, 2009 05:00 |  #12

gofer wrote in post #7301784 (external link)
I admit to being intensely jealous of other peoples abilities at times but can't say I've felt any jealousy over equipment.

Yep, pretty much the same way as well.


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Feb 11, 2009 05:05 |  #13

puzzle wrote in post #7301779 (external link)
I envy the fact that you can "recover the cost" in just 1 or 2 shots nik ;) haha

lol... its not all that great. Something small, say a 580 II, I can recover in one shoot. A 5D2? That would definitely take 3 or 4 or 5 shoots... although I know more than a few people hear earn many times more than I do per shoot.

But hey, I take what I can get :)


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Feb 11, 2009 05:12 as a reply to  @ nik.hisham's post |  #14

nope cos I will have it one day :p


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Feb 11, 2009 05:59 |  #15

I'm pretty happy with mine.... but it can only be improved with more L glass and studio gear. :D


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