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Dukinald

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2013, 08:20:28 PM »
I agree you won't get the advice you are looking for here. Too many posters (myself included) suffer from GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome).

BTW, I'm surprised you haven't snagged the 24-70 II  :P

I too am suffering from GAS. Trying really hard to not get the 24-70 II right now. But i feel once i get $300 amex card from the 70-200 mkii rebate together with the $150 i already got from the 100L rebate that i will succumb. If it stays around for $1799 and with rewards u get from b&h coupled with no interest deferred payments (6-18 months sometimes), how can i resist?

Please help ;) :D
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2013, 08:20:28 PM »

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2013, 10:04:24 PM »
It is a sweet lens, it is hard to resist.

I agree you won't get the advice you are looking for here. Too many posters (myself included) suffer from GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome).

BTW, I'm surprised you haven't snagged the 24-70 II  :P

I too am suffering from GAS. Trying really hard to not get the 24-70 II right now. But i feel once i get $300 amex card from the 70-200 mkii rebate together with the $150 i already got from the 100L rebate that i will succumb. If it stays around for $1799 and with rewards u get from b&h coupled with no interest deferred payments (6-18 months sometimes), how can i resist?

Please help ;) :D
Cameras: 1DXII,5D III, 5D II.  Lenses    24-70 2.8L II IS, 70-200 f4L IS, 70-200 f2.8L IS II, EF 400 5.6L, 300 2.8 IS II, Samyang 14 mm 2.8.   Flashes: 600EX-RT X 2, ST-E3-RT, 580 EX II.
Plus lots of stuff that just didn't work for me

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2013, 10:07:56 PM »
Sweet- Congrats!

I will be (re) ordering mine soon.

sek
CR is a perfect place when you need people to talk you out from NOT buying big whites ;D

I haven't really put 300mm f2.8 IS II to real test yet, but already feel the LOVE from my very 1st BIG WHITE.

There is no doubt 600mm or 200-400 w/ 1.4 tc is my wish list for next year or two::)
Cameras: 1DXII,5D III, 5D II.  Lenses    24-70 2.8L II IS, 70-200 f4L IS, 70-200 f2.8L IS II, EF 400 5.6L, 300 2.8 IS II, Samyang 14 mm 2.8.   Flashes: 600EX-RT X 2, ST-E3-RT, 580 EX II.
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2013, 10:53:07 PM »
After seeing the 300 I don't feel so bad about my GAS(24-70L II ordered today).
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2013, 12:18:53 AM »
Sweet- Congrats!

I will be (re) ordering mine soon.

sek
CR is a perfect place when you need people to talk you out from NOT buying big whites ;D

I haven't really put 300mm f2.8 IS II to real test yet, but already feel the LOVE from my very 1st BIG WHITE.

There is no doubt 600mm or 200-400 w/ 1.4 tc is my wish list for next year or two::)

Let us know the final result ;)

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2013, 11:22:37 AM »
Saved again!  At least that's what I'll keep telling myself.

I've left my notification active on CPW for the refurb 300 f/2.8 ii.  I am at work (you know that evil thing that lets me buy some camera stuff from time to time), need to be away from my desk for a bit, and return to an email notification of one available on the Canon SA website for <$5k.

Yikes!  I hit the link, and its gone!  The email was only 20 minutes old.  That's three of these beauties that were sold this weekend before I could get to them.

At least I can keep telling myself I'd need to figure out how to pay for it if it was active.
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2013, 11:33:25 AM »
Saved again!  At least that's what I'll keep telling myself.

I've left my notification active on CPW for the refurb 300 f/2.8 ii.  I am at work (you know that evil thing that lets me buy some camera stuff from time to time), need to be away from my desk for a bit, and return to an email notification of one available on the Canon SA website for <$5k.

Yikes!  I hit the link, and its gone!  The email was only 20 minutes old.  That's three of these beauties that were sold this weekend before I could get to them.

At least I can keep telling myself I'd need to figure out how to pay for it if it was active.

20mins? It's probably gone in 2mins.
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2013, 11:33:25 AM »

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2013, 11:42:00 AM »
I was very happy with myself when I got my new 70-200 2.8 ii for <$1800 recently after rebate.  Still really feeling the love after a 300 f/2.8ii rental, I set a notification for that lens on the ongoing Black Friday sale and missed it for $4900-something TWICE because of a little something called employment getting in the way of constant email surveillance.  That's probably a good thing.  I could rent this lens lots of times and still spend less than a purchase (don't discuss rental $ versus purchase $ , please).

Now, I wake up to that $750 after rebate deal on the 100 Macro L f/2.8 IS at BuyDig.  The temptress got me again!  So now, another shining Canon box will head my way next week.  I think I need to stop even looking.  I need some sort of therapy, but that's been posted here before........
I think you are looking for sanity in a mental institution  ;D ... most of us in CR (including myself) are crazy about acquiring gear. We do not need therapy, we need a solution ... me thinks the best solution is: sh!t loads of money to buy all the camera gear we want.
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2013, 11:52:55 AM »
Can you adopt me, Rienzphotoz?  Then I can get you to buy me nice presents!

 :) :) ;)

There we go again.  The work thing.  That's how I pay the bills and hence my conflict.  Work to afford but work makes me miss the notification.
5d Mkiii; Eos-M3 and too many lenses; 430 EXii, 430 EXiii-RT and a whole lot of stuff.  Wanna buy my 17-40 my Pro-Optic (Samyang) 14 f/2.8 or my my M1?

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2013, 12:06:17 PM »
Can you adopt me, Rienzphotoz?  Then I can get you to buy me nice presents!

 :) :) ;)
A very dangerous idea ... we both will end up totally broke  ;D
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2013, 12:59:26 PM »
I followed a special treatment and converted  GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) to just  ... LAS (Lens  Acquisition Syndrome).

Now I mostly think of lenses not gear in general. The trick that lead to this improvement was the buying of 5D3  ;D  ;D

300mm f/2.8 L IS II will have to wait since this year I got the 500mm f/4L IS II (no intents to make your GAS worse though). It is a super lens but when you need something smaller 300mm f/2.8L IS II would help a lot.

I am not sure if I really helped you...  ;D  ;D   ;D


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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2013, 01:41:12 PM »
Haha I can relate... love my lens line up but there's always an itch (note I've bought and sold many lenses before getting to my current line-up). I can't really justify a 300 mm prime, but the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM 'S' looks tempting....

Lenses currently in my possession:  :-[ :o ::)

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical
Sigma 20mm F1.8 DG Aspherical RF
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | A
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1
Canon EF 35mm f/2.0
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2,8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]
Tamron SP AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

And for Sony NEX:

Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2013, 02:46:35 AM »
Haha I can relate... love my lens line up but there's always an itch (note I've bought and sold many lenses before getting to my current line-up).
+1 ... Nice to be acquainted with like minded suckers for new lenses  ;D (no offense) 
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2013, 02:46:35 AM »

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2013, 12:48:59 PM »
Haha I can relate... love my lens line up but there's always an itch (note I've bought and sold many lenses before getting to my current line-up).
+1 ... Nice to be acquainted with like minded suckers for new lenses  ;D (no offense)

Heheheh it's good to know there are more of us in the same boat.

Now for my next purchase....  let's see what I can justify (takes some effort)...  ::) ???
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2013, 10:35:54 PM »
Haha I can relate... love my lens line up but there's always an itch (note I've bought and sold many lenses before getting to my current line-up).
+1 ... Nice to be acquainted with like minded suckers for new lenses  ;D (no offense)

Heheheh it's good to know there are more of us in the same boat.

Now for my next purchase....  let's see what I can justify (takes some effort)...  ::) ???
;D ... BTW, I'm a bit curious about your intriguing Avatar ... what does it mean? Cheers
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2013, 10:35:54 PM »