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Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 12:18:04 AM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)
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Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 12:18:04 AM »

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 12:31:15 AM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)

You can't.  Read the reviews, try out the gear in the store, and create a wishlist.  Then wait until the holiday season when prices are the lowest, and then get most gear you want for the your money.  ;D

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 01:39:35 AM »
don't fight it, it only gets easier

pretty soon you'll accumulate enough red rings and white lenses to mask purchases from the wife as you continue to struggle with GAS. 
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 03:17:59 AM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)

Looking at the gear in your signature I think there's plenty of room for some indulgence. Enjoy!

don't fight it, it only gets easier

pretty soon you'll accumulate enough red rings and white lenses to mask purchases from the wife as you continue to struggle with GAS.

LOL  ;D

It gets worse when you decide you need a second camera system. For me that's the NEX but I've managed to keep GAS in that system down to some very affordable vintage lenses - and I limit myself to FD mount lenses too. As for the Canon system: a 5DMkIII, a 100 f/2.8 L IS USM and a 70-300L within two months, now that's big GAS :o  :o :-\
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 03:32:34 AM »
it will never end. It will grind you to the polish. When my L lenses collection got over I started with Zeiss. Now I keep upgrading my 'family' camera searching for the perfect one.

This will never end

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 04:08:09 AM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)

In all seriousness, do your best to avoid GASsy websites, particularly if you are concerned with unexpected GAS outbreaks. 

If you are concerned with how others might perceive GAS, make no mention of it, as it likely will pass unnoticed.

If a member of the opposite sex (e.g. spouse or partner) takes notice and finds offense, admit fault and seek forgiveness.  In time, a gradual increase in GAS may be overlooked, and can serve as a cover for the eventual, undisciplined, and often reckless manifestation of GAS.
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 04:17:34 AM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)

Good. The first step is admitting to yourself that you have GAS.

The next step is to give in to it and let it take over your life. Resistance is futile!

 ;D

Enjoy your rapidly depleting bank account balance!!
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 04:17:34 AM »

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2014, 06:16:39 AM »
This thread just makes me want to go out and buy a new lens!

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2014, 08:01:20 AM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)

It sounds banal, but the best therapy for me is actually going to take pictures. Spend the money on a holiday, for example.

My worst GAS episodes are often related to very stressful periods at work.

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2014, 08:04:09 AM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)
Dude, are you nuts? ... it's like, you just came to a bar, full of the world's best drunkards, and asking for help on how to be sober ;D ... there is no cure for GAS ... just go spend the money and when the money is over, you will get temporary relief from GAS. ;D
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2014, 08:06:16 AM »
Just don't start shooting birds.  GAS and bird photography is a dangerous combination...   ;)
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2014, 08:20:06 AM »
Just sell the gear you no longer need/want and you will feel better...

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2014, 08:56:52 AM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)

Stop visiting CR ... you may just end up believing that to get a half decent shot of a doorknob, you need a 5D3 and a 70-200 II  ;D

Jokes aside, there is usually no way to resist. Once you've admitted GAS, I recommend getting only the "best" available gear. I've run through several lenses (24-105, 70-200 f/4, 100mm macro, etc.) and flashes (320 EX-II and 430EX-II) before getting better equipment which is considered future proof (for now). 
I took a hiatus from CR for a year and a half. The discussions haven't changed much. Excellent information is still being shared while people bitching about Canon cameras are still bitching and haven't moved on to Sony

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2014, 08:56:52 AM »

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2014, 09:09:01 AM »
Just sell the gear you no longer need/want and you will feel better...

Yep

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2014, 09:10:14 AM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)
Dude, are you nuts? ... it's like, you just came to a bar, full of the world's best drunkards, and asking for help on how to be sober ;D ... there is no cure for GAS ... just go spend the money and when the money is over, you will get temporary relief from GAS. ;D

Hahahaha

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2014, 09:10:14 AM »