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Has anyone else been shut down?
« on: May 19, 2017, 03:58:07 PM »
First, I thought I ran things in my castle. I thought wrong. The Queen informed me today that my lens buying days are over. I thought it rather rude as she did this while looking over my shoulder as I read the rumor thread about the 85L that is soon to be announced.

I've had a good run and got further along in the buying marathon than I ever thought I would. I am, however, already getting the shakes and sweats as the 85L announcement date draws ever closer.

I'd never buy a lens without the reviews and some time passing to see if it is all it is cracked up to be anyway, so will a cooling off period soften her iron fisted ruling?

Has anyone else been shut down? ;) Whatever did you do? The tone was most disturbing.
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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 04:12:08 PM »
Well, I've heard that it's better to ask forgiveness than permission. I've also heard that divorce lawyers are expensive…  ;)
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 04:55:44 PM »
Well, I've heard that it's better to ask forgiveness than permission. I've also heard that divorce lawyers are expensive…  ;)

More expensive than an 85L? Wow. I should have stayed in school.  :D
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 05:55:44 PM »
Fortunately for me (perhaps unfortunately) my S.O. is also a photographer and if I blow money on gear, she will borrow it.... That leaves me in the interesting situation where I have spent the money but do not have the goods.....
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 06:03:02 PM »
Well, I've heard that it's better to ask forgiveness than permission. I've also heard that divorce lawyers are expensive…  ;)

I've also heard it said that it was the best money they ever spent.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 06:16:03 PM »
CanonFanBoy,

I feel your pain! Ouch! Maybe buying her some nice jewelry or something she would cherish would change her mind.

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 07:56:06 PM »
Well, I've heard that it's better to ask forgiveness than permission. I've also heard that divorce lawyers are expensive…  ;)

I've also heard it said that it was the best money they ever spent.

Why are divorces so expensive?

Because they're worth it.   ;D


Like so many other things in life, you get what you pay for...   8)

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 08:03:00 PM »
Well, what is more valuable to you, your marriage or your photography?  If you know the answer to that, then the decision is easy.  Not that buying it will cost you a divorce, but it certainly won't help things.

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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 08:06:04 PM »
If I get run over by a bus I hope wife doesn't sell my gear for the price I told her I paid for it

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 08:13:54 PM »
If I get run over by a bus I hope wife doesn't sell my gear for the price I told her I paid for it

So True! ;D

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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 10:51:09 PM »
Fortunately for me (perhaps unfortunately) my S.O. is also a photographer and if I blow money on gear, she will borrow it.... That leaves me in the interesting situation where I have spent the money but do not have the goods.....

Does S.O. stand for significant other or superior officer?  :)
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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 11:05:53 PM »
Fortunately for me (perhaps unfortunately) my S.O. is also a photographer and if I blow money on gear, she will borrow it.... That leaves me in the interesting situation where I have spent the money but do not have the goods.....

Does S.O. stand for significant other or superior officer?  :)

Why can't it be both :)
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 11:52:51 PM »
If I get run over by a bus I hope wife doesn't sell my gear for the price I told her I paid for it

So True! ;D
And what if she donates them all to the bus driver? Still so true?

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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 01:25:35 AM »
CanonFanBoy,

I feel your pain! Ouch! Maybe buying her some nice jewelry or something she would cherish would change her mind.

Brian

BTW, the man never rules his castle. He only thinks he does.

She's a low maintenance girl who'd be mad about that too.

When I tried to explain that I'm the head of the household she said, "That may be true, but I'm the neck that turns your head. No more lenses!"
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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2017, 01:51:53 AM »
I only buy camera gear as needed for my business to take product photographs, and use profits from sales for them. 

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