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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2014, 09:26:47 AM »
I've got it as well!  Just ordered two 600EX-RT's and an ST-E3-RT, plus I've got a lens on the way from CPS to eval that I'll probably end up buying.  Let me know if you find a cure for this affliction before Spring actually arrives!
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2014, 09:26:47 AM »

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2014, 09:53:45 AM »
I suppose I should be thankful that we never get big camera sales over here. The best we can hope for is last year's Rebel and some low-end p&s models getting 10% off.
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2014, 10:16:59 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 #18 on: February 22, 2014, 10:17:28 AM »
Same boat here.  ;D ;D I have severe GAS. Once I started into FF and L lenses it was over for me. You can see in my signature how much I have purchased since the launch of the 5d. That does not include the following I have bought and sold
70-200 F4IS
70-300L
24-105 F4
24-70 F4 IS
135mm F2
16-35 2.8 II
50mm 1.4

now I am looking to go on vacation and want to repurchase the 24-70 F4 and 70-300L for a lightweight kit. So I am spending $2500ish just for a trip. Again GAS. Yes I could rent but I like owning and using it whenever you want.

Also I agree about collecting enough lenses to mask the purchases. My wife would not know at this point which lens I added except maybe the 300-600mm super tele's. I want one of those but not going to be able to get away with a $6k lens.

Also looking toward Sigma's new 50mm and Canon's hopefully released 100-400mm.

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2014, 10:19:50 AM »
It's easy to stop - get married, have kids, quit your job and unnecessary purchases will immediately cease.

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2014, 10:22:05 AM »
Also I agree about collecting enough lenses to mask the purchases. My wife would not know at this point which lens I added except maybe the 300-600mm super tele's. I want one of those but not going to be able to get away with a $6k lens.
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2014, 10:34:19 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?..? ;) ;)

Fortunately I seem to have some sort of immunity against GAS... ;)
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2014, 10:34:19 AM »

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2014, 11:22:11 AM »
Also I agree about collecting enough lenses to mask the purchases. My wife would not know at this point which lens I added except maybe the 300-600mm super tele's. I want one of those but not going to be able to get away with a $6k lens.
He he he  ;D :D  ;D :D ... +1

I know...  I've purchased lenses which I've smuggled home with the box collapsed and the styrofoam in the front pocket of my laptop bag. Not sure i'll be able to manage with the 200-400 I have on order.
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2014, 11:25:56 AM »
When I had all I really needed I started buying stuff for my daughter.  Just go with the flow and buy for less than you can sell it for.  That way people are paying you to hold onto the gear.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2014, 11:50:32 AM »
It's easy to stop - get married, have kids, quit your job and unnecessary purchases will immediately cease.

++++1 on that. They you just have to hide it better  ;D ;D

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2014, 11:53:44 AM »
When I had all I really needed I started buying stuff for my daughter.  Just go with the flow and buy for less than you can sell it for.  That way people are paying you to hold onto the gear.

Did you know ... Good, sensible practical advice counts for nothing when it comes to GAS?  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2014, 12:53:18 PM »
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?..? ;) ;)
Fortunately I seem to have some sort of immunity against GAS... ;)
Looking at the gear in your signature, is there anything left to buy?  :-P
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2014, 01:30:12 PM »
When I had all I really needed I started buying stuff for my daughter.  Just go with the flow and buy for less than you can sell it for.  That way people are paying you to hold onto the gear.

Did you know ... Good, sensible practical advice counts for nothing when it comes to GAS?  ;D ;D ;D

Sometimes I just buy stuff with the knowledge that I'm going to sell it... but in the mean time I get to play with it.  I get to satisfy the urge to buy stuff... I get to play with new gear and when it sales, I get some extra money in my pocket to buy more stuff.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2014, 01:30:12 PM »

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2014, 02:38:04 PM »
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?..? ;) ;)
Fortunately I seem to have some sort of immunity against GAS... ;)
Looking at the gear in your signature, is there anything left to buy?  :-P

I see only one camera body. That's impossible!
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2014, 02:46:10 PM »
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?..? ;) ;)
Fortunately I seem to have some sort of immunity against GAS... ;)
Looking at the gear in your signature, is there anything left to buy?  :-P

The 600, 800 and 1200 L's look to be missing  ;)
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2014, 02:46:10 PM »