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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2013, 05:19:01 PM »
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...

Ha!  Yeah, I'd say those two purchases more than equaled what I bought in the last year.  I've had a pretty big year myself (previous to that I only owned two L lenses and a 7D), but the last 12 months have been born (no pun intended) out of the financial attrition I'm about to undergo with having a child.  Figured I should stock up on photography equipment now before spending all my (our) money on diapers, pacifiers, and other baby related expenses.  :-)
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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 #16 on: March 29, 2013, 05:20:27 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 :).

Yeah, making money off photography might be nice at some point.  Until now, it's most certainly been a one way street.  :-)
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2013, 05:25:49 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 :).

Yeah, making money off photography might be nice at some point.  Until now, it's most certainly been a one way street.  :-)

Well, some days it is just too much.  And then I ask myself if it's even worth doing both anymore.  It can be a lot of hours and stress too.  I need to win the lotto.
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2013, 07:29:39 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 :).

Ditto

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2013, 08:51:25 PM »
I have a dual-diagnosis: stills photography AND video. Fortunately, I have a day job to support my habits.

In a funny twist, for my day job I make graphics in Photoshop, which then allows me to buy the gear I need to get busy in Lightroom. So, I guess you could say I use my Photoshop day job to pay for my Lightroom habit.

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2013, 09:08:13 PM »
Bottom line..... THERE IS NO CURE.
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2013, 09:41:28 PM »
My name is Mike, I'm a camoholic. 

Last fall added the 5D II, 14 Samyang, 50 Sigma and 21 Zeiss.  Lately had a buying bug real bad and convinced myself I need to run two bodies at once.  So yesterday a 6D with 24-105 arrived.  Now I'm trying to refrain from selling the 24-105 and snatching up the 85L.  I'd finally feel rather complete after all that and having the 100-400 already as well.  Yeah right I'd feel complete. 

Sad thing is I've hardly shot a thing since all that.  If severe weather season would hurry the heck up I could probably save myself from giving into the buying bug.  Like some sort of "fix" when waiting on being able to shoot what you shoot.

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2013, 10:10:41 PM »
Forgive me bank account for I have sinned.
This year I bought A Sigma 1.4, an EF100-400L, an EF70-200L 2, an EFS15-85, a Tokina ATX16-28FX and a Gitzo GT3542XLS with a Markins Q10 to put on top.

My name is Brad and I have a problem...
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2013, 10:46:45 PM »
I'd finally feel rather complete after all that and having the 100-400 already as well.  Yeah right I'd feel complete.

Told myself the same thing three lenses ago.  "This will complete my kit."

And here I am... two lenses later, and another one on the way from amazon and two more in the chamber.

Fortunately, I'm coping with my addiction with a nice Michigan micro-brew.  Yep, no problems here...  :-)
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2013, 10:47:45 PM »
Well, some days it is just too much.  And then I ask myself if it's even worth doing both anymore.  It can be a lot of hours and stress too.  I need to win the lotto.
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Also ditto. Had planned to cut back on weddings this year, but then the company cut all employees pay by 25% so I am taking all photo jobs I am offered that Interest me.

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2013, 11:18:05 PM »
Bottom line..... THERE IS NO CURE.

Keep Calm...and Canon On  ;)
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2013, 11:40:37 PM »
Bottom line..... THERE IS NO CURE.

Keep Calm...and Canon On  ;)

and then I found Nikon and was additionally afflected with NAS (Nikon Acquisition Syndrome).  In one year I bought as much as it took me 5 years buying Canon stuff.  I was slow to start....  My Canon 24-70L II will ship once my dealer (B&H) is back to dealing again.

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2013, 12:01:04 AM »
It could be worse.  I am really eyeing a Phase One IQ 160.

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2013, 12:18:03 AM »
The only cure is enjoy without regret... As long as you can still buy food after buying the gear.... We are not taking the money to the grave.
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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2013, 12:33:41 AM »
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....

Ah, bad G.A.S.  Gear Acquisition Syndrome...
Medically speaking that would be camera-specific oniomania.

The twelfth step is a Phase One IQ280 with a complete set of lenses.  Go for it bro!

But seriously, if you have a lot of cash, actually do a lot of photography and enjoy it then don't worry about.  But if that isn't the case then you should change your habits.

Buying gear can be a lazy way of thinking that you are becoming a better photographer.  Set yourself some sort of photographic goal and don't get any new gear until you've achieved it.   Also, some money is "fun" to spend whilst some money (software, backup hard drives etc) is less glamorous to get rid of.  Look at what you are doing vs. what the actual priorities are.

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Re: Think I need a 12 step program
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