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Think I need a 12 step program
« on: March 23, 2013, 10:01:06 PM »
3 bodies, 6 lenses, 2 leather rolling camera bags in just over 12 months- is there any help out there? Already plotting my next body and lens purchases....

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Think I need a 12 step program
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 10:18:56 PM »
I am starting to feel the same.  Might be in a worse condition than you...

Sole body in December was a 20D.  Now I own a 5D3, am reviewing a 5D2 refurb with a 2nd 5D2 refurb shipping to me on Monday (to compare side by side) and a 7D refurb coming from Adorama just to be certain I am not missing something by keeping a crop as a companion body.

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 10:20:31 PM »
when you start buying none canon pieces you need help !!

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 10:21:12 PM »
 less buying,  more  shooting...  And this is coming from someone who has bought over 20000  dollars worth of gear in the past few years.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 10:48:35 PM »
3 bodies, 6 lenses

I'd say you're well on your way...you've already accomplished 9 of the 12 steps...
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2013, 10:54:56 PM »
3 bodies, 6 lenses

I'd say you're well on your way...you've already accomplished 9 of the 12 steps...
That is true! And like you said you are already plotting your next two so ther is just one more step to go...
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 11:14:37 PM »
All Canon bodies and L lenses, has inspired mr to see what I cando now :-), so more shooting with more buying....

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 11:26:16 AM »
Good lord, and I thought I was bad having acquired a 5Dm3, 70-200mm 2.8 IS II, 85mm f/1.2L II, 135mm f/2L, and 24-70mm f/2.8L II in the last 12 months.  And I'm about to buy the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and already planning to purchase the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II.  (Having looked over that list, I'm realizing why my wife is so annoying with my photography obsession)

What kind of day job do you have where you can buy all that in under a year?!  ;-)
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 11:45:18 AM »
What kind of day job do you have where you can buy all that in under a year?!  ;-)

In terms of quantity, 2010-2011 were the big years for me.  In the past year, I've only bought one body and two lenses.  Of course, the body was a 1D X and one of the lenses was a 600 II...
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 11:50:36 AM »
Well during 2012 , I got 5DMkIII,  35mm 1/4 and TS-E 17mm 4L.

The problem: During 2011 I got TS-E24mm II, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS and EF70-200 f/2.8L IS II.

During 2013 I need a rest, oufff  :o

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013, 11:55:25 AM »
I don't even want to say what I bought.  When I got the job at AU, I sold my 1D4 and 1Ds3, and bought a pair of 1DX's.  Already had a 5D3 from March.  I then sold 24-105L, 50L, and 35L.

So we have in 2012:  2 x 1DX, 5D3, 400 f/2.8L I IS, 24-70L II. 

Ouch...............Now I'm sick.............Thanks guys for this thread.

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 01:23:04 PM »
Interesting how people (including myself) don't in the first place buy the best stuff that we can (within our means of course).

I'm on my way to buy the 8-15, 17TSE. 24-70 II, 70-200 II and the 600 II this year ... OUCH!

Edit: not to mention the added investment in tripods, gimball heads, filters and wot not earlier this year!

Glad to see there are more crazy people like me :D
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2013, 01:27:51 PM »
Interesting how people (including myself) don't in the first place buy the best stuff that we can (within our means of course).

I'm on my way to buy the 8-15, 17TSE. 24-70 II, 70-200 II and the 600 II this year ... OUCH!

Edit: not to mention the added investment in tripods, gimball heads, filters and wot not earlier this year!

Glad to see there are more crazy people like me :D

I hear you.  I'm also eyeing the 17TSE lens this year as well.  You have to be half nuts to be doing any of this stuff anyways :).

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2013, 01:35:42 PM »
Lol - yeah, I didn't even mention the >$5.5K in RRS support gear bought over the past year...
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2013, 01:50:44 PM »
Good lord, and I thought I was bad having acquired a 5Dm3, 70-200mm 2.8 IS II, 85mm f/1.2L II, 135mm f/2L, and 24-70mm f/2.8L II in the last 12 months.  And I'm about to buy the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and already planning to purchase the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II.  (Having looked over that list, I'm realizing why my wife is so annoying with my photography obsession)

What kind of day job do you have where you can buy all that in under a year?!  ;-)

I know you asked neuro that, but for me, I have a day job and I shoot photography for money, so in a sense, two jobs :).

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
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