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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2014, 12:21:10 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?..? ;) ;)

Make less money.

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2014, 12:21:10 PM »

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2014, 12:43:02 PM »
Does the desire to own a camera shop counts as GAS...

Edit. Camera shop owner love GAS I guess...
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What a mess, my camera's sensor is full of massless particules that keep on trying to behave like waves!

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2014, 12:46:28 PM »
Does the desire to own a camera shop counts as GAS...
Sounds just as reasonable as an alcoholic wanting to own a liquor store  ;D
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2014, 01:05:55 PM »
Over time you may discern that teh desire changes from Cameras and Lenses to other gear like lighting. That Broncolor Parabolic umbrella sure looks nice.....

Happening to me....
I've just started on this path. Just as addictive, but very difficult to understand. I thought I had gotten the hang of things, but obviously no.

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2014, 09:01:44 PM »
Does the desire to own a camera shop counts as GAS...
Sounds just as reasonable as an alcoholic wanting to own a liquor store  ;D

Well, as opposed to the vodka bottle, you don't have to put water in the 1dX to hide the fact you tested it... and its easier to sell in the used section or as a demo.
What a mess, my camera's sensor is full of massless particules that keep on trying to behave like waves!

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2014, 07:35:19 PM »
There is no cure.
There are temporary solutions.
Go out with one lens and one camera, and enjoy yourself. If you want a challenge, make that lens a prime. Play with perspective, instead of zoom-to-crop.
If you are an old-timer with a bunch of (appropriate) film lenses in the closet, get an adapter and shoot manual. I am playing with an M42 60mm f/2.8 preset Mamiya-Sekor macro lens, there are sharper lenses out there but the color is so nice on the M-S. I am also playing with an old all manual Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS mostly at f/1.2. It is a darn good sharp classic normal lens from f/2.8, but the bokeh and spherical aberration at f/1.2 give a dreamy look to the shots.

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« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2014, 07:49:08 PM »
1. Concussion
2. Post Concussion Syndrome
3. Dr.'s order no more mountain biking
4. Sell uber $$ 29er Carbon 1 Cannondale
5. Have G.A.S.
6. Buy MT-24EX, MP-E 65, Diffusers, Macrolite Adapter, Kirk LP-41, EF 400 5.6, Kirk LP-5, Water Rower (I watch too much House of cards)


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What not to do but still works for me
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2014, 07:49:08 PM »

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Re: What not to do but still works for me
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2014, 08:13:56 PM »
1. Concussion
2. Post Concussion Syndrome
3. Dr.'s order no more mountain biking
4. Sell uber $$ 29er Carbon 1 Cannondale
5. Have G.A.S.
6. Buy MT-24EX, MP-E 65, Diffusers, Macrolite Adapter, Kirk LP-41, EF 400 5.6, Kirk LP-5, Water Rower (I watch too much House of cards)


'tap tap'

Ha ha
The Water Rower from House of Cards is cool! Will start to watch Season 2 now....

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2014, 08:21:26 PM »
I'am thinking about the Sony A7r with the Metabones adapter for my Canon lenses!
Hard to make the right decision here!

I have the 6D with 24-105 f4, 17-40 f4, 70-200 f4, 50 f1.8 + Hitech filter system

I could really use the little more FPS of the 5d Mark III
But on the other hand is the very good image quality of the A7r.......

CANON PLEASE GIVE US A FAST FF, HIGH Mpx CAMERA!!!!!!

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2014, 08:22:54 PM »
I'am thinking about the Sony A7r with the Metabones adapter for my Canon lenses!
Hard to make the right decision here!

I have the 6D with 24-105 f4, 17-40 f4, 70-200 f4, 50 f1.8 + Hitech filter system

I could really use the little more FPS of the 5d Mark III
But on the other hand is the very good image quality of the A7r.......

CANON PLEASE GIVE US A FAST FF, HIGH Mpx CAMERA!!!!!!
I think that if you buy the A7R you will miss the 5d Mark III  ;D

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #55 on: February 26, 2014, 08:37:20 PM »

[/quote]I think that if you buy the A7R you will miss the 5d Mark III  ;D



I need both!!!!

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2014, 04:33:57 AM »

I need both!!!!

The worst case of 'gas' is when you can convince yourself that you really 'need' everything :)
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2014, 06:59:43 AM »
I guess I'm affected by it as well... In the past 2 weeks I've bought a 135L and a 580 ex ii... so there's that.  Now I need a flash stand and a umbrella... so I guess it isn't over.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2014, 06:59:43 AM »

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2014, 05:20:18 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.
;D ;D ;D +1 ... I've done that with my EF 16-35 f/2.8 L IS, FE 24-70 f/4 OSS & many accessories ... I wonder, how many other CR members have done something like this  :-X
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2014, 05:27:44 AM »
Well, I explained my wife that it is very common to purchase a lens and then after a while sell it to purchase another ....or two  ;)
With the camera....I take the camera bag ....empty.....going on a shoot returning home ....with a camera....


Boy I feel bad while writing it down..... :-[


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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2014, 05:27:44 AM »