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Title: Breaking GAS
Post by: adhocphotographer on August 04, 2014, 02:46:28 AM
So, I've tried to have a lens free year this year...  2013 was a big GAS year, so this year i was trying to break it...  And i've failed...  BIG time. I've just ordered a 500mm F/4 L IS II....  I guess in GAS terms, this is drug/drink equivalent of a month long bender?

It would appear when i go cold turkey the pent up GAS eventually explodes spectacularly....  I think it is better for smaller GAS release for me.
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: Menace on August 04, 2014, 05:03:08 AM
So, I've tried to have a lens free year this year...  2013 was a big GAS year, so this year i was trying to break it...  And i've failed...  BIG time. I've just ordered a 500mm F/4 L IS II....  I guess in GAS terms, this is drug/drink equivalent of a month long bender?

It would appear when i go cold turkey the pent up GAS eventually explodes spectacularly....  I think it is better for smaller GAS release for me.

Ha ha - Enjoy (Once things settle down after the explosion) :)
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: Maximilian on August 04, 2014, 06:46:31 AM
So, I've tried to have a lens free year this year...  2013 was a big GAS year, so this year i was trying to break it...  And i've failed...  BIG time. I've just ordered a 500mm F/4 L IS II....  I guess in GAS terms, this is drug/drink equivalent of a month long bender?

It would appear when i go cold turkey the pent up GAS eventually explodes spectacularly....  I think it is better for smaller GAS release for me.
Hi!

The only thing I konw that can break GAS is having not enough money ;)
or maybe having the discipline of a shaolin monk ;)

I am longing for a 135L. But luckily I have enough discipline not to spend money that isn't free for toys like that.
But lately we had a price drop here in Germany ... *sigh*
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: infared on August 04, 2014, 09:15:59 AM
I want to buy the Zeiss 135mm f/2 ZE that Dustin just reviewed so glowingly...but I have promised myself that I will not buy it until I have sold my Zeiss 21mm that I put up on eBay for sale over the weekend. So far..so good...but I plan on staying away from open-flame sources until the other lens sells!  :o
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: mackguyver on August 04, 2014, 09:49:44 AM
It happens to the best of us, and congrats on the new lens!
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: Click on August 04, 2014, 09:57:06 AM
The 500mm F/4 L IS II is a great piece of glass.

Congrats on your new acquisition.
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: Dylan777 on August 04, 2014, 10:13:08 AM
Congrats  :)

The sooner, the better
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: NancyP on August 04, 2014, 10:23:17 AM
GAS can be tamed, somewhat, by a requirement that one must "master" the most recently purchased item. It can also be tamed, somewhat, by a massive case of "wait and see what comes out next" (that's me!). I keep waiting for the 7D2. I was waiting for the Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art, now it is on perpetual back-order, why not just wait until the possible photokina Canon releases?

Finally, GAS can be tamed by a competing GAS, in my case, camping and fitness gear.
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: Click on August 04, 2014, 10:32:57 AM
GAS can be tamed...I agree, now I keep myself waiting for the 1DX mk V. I'm good for a while without purchasing something.  :)
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: Dylan777 on August 04, 2014, 10:38:19 AM
GAS can be tamed...I agree, now I keep myself waiting for the 1DX mk V. I'm good for a while without purchasing something.  :)

You know mrk II could be out tomorrow  ;D
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: Click on August 04, 2014, 10:48:50 AM
Do you know that sometimes I suffer from weakness?  ;D
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: adhocphotographer on August 04, 2014, 10:55:46 AM
Thanks guys....  :D

It is gonna get some use heavy use in India...  i've only got 2 years left here!
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: Canon1 on August 04, 2014, 12:59:35 PM
Wow, you guys are crazy.

I buy gear when it's needed (and when I can afford it) without emotional attachment.

Canon, Nikon, whatever... Who cares. I just love photography and getting out to experience the things that I photograph.

You talk of GAS as if you need to convince yourselves and others that there really is some justifiable reason to buy something. (And then feel better when you can blame it on some silly concept) Why all the feelings of guilt? Happy shooting and enjoy the new lens. It's spectacular.  ;)
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: JonAustin on August 04, 2014, 02:43:06 PM
So, I've tried to have a lens free year this year... 

Wow ... how do you take any photos when you're lens free???  ;D

The best way to curb G.A.S. is to stop reading photography-related websites!
Title: Re: Breaking GAS
Post by: adhocphotographer on August 05, 2014, 02:38:27 AM
So, I've tried to have a lens free year this year... 

Wow ... how do you take any photos when you're lens free???  ;D
Indeed, it has been tough! :P

The best way to curb G.A.S. is to stop reading photography-related websites!

Agreed, and have been avoiding this site for a time now for that very reason...  but now...  well... screw it! :D