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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2014, 05:31:34 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 #60 on: March 01, 2014, 05:31:34 AM »

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #61 on: March 01, 2014, 05:34:10 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..... :-[


The first sign of recognizeing I have a problem.....my name is candyman and I suffer from G.A.S.


Welcome to the like minded citizens/sufferers club ;D


Thanks.
Well, I try to make it up to my wife so I surprised her with a mini-cruise to the UK. That makes me feel less bad  ;D
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #62 on: March 01, 2014, 05:41:00 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..... :-[


The first sign of recognizeing I have a problem.....my name is candyman and I suffer from G.A.S.


Welcome to the like minded citizens/sufferers club ;D


Thanks.
Well, I try to make it up to my wife so I surprised her with a mini-cruise to the UK. That makes me feel less bad  ;D
That's a tried and tested trick ... a few days before I buy a new lens/camera, I buy her a new iPhone/laptop (my last lens purchase got her the iPhone 5S) ... if my gear is "expensive", I usually take her out on a holiday and/or some necklace ... that usually takes care of any guilt (on my part) and/or questioning from the wife ;D
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #63 on: March 01, 2014, 06:03:54 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..... :-[


The first sign of recognizeing I have a problem.....my name is candyman and I suffer from G.A.S.


Welcome to the like minded citizens/sufferers club ;D


Thanks.
Well, I try to make it up to my wife so I surprised her with a mini-cruise to the UK. That makes me feel less bad  ;D
That's a tried and tested trick ... a few days before I buy a new lens/camera, I buy her a new iPhone/laptop (my last lens purchase got her the iPhone 5S) ... if my gear is "expensive", I usually take her out on a holiday and/or some necklace ... that usually takes care of any guilt (on my part) and/or questioning from the wife ;D


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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #64 on: March 01, 2014, 06:17:17 AM »
For the last few days, I am quite proud of myself for not giving in to the temptation of GAS ... I sold some of my gear last week and got about $3000 on Thursday (hopefully my G1X and some accessories will also be sold in a few days time, so that should get me close to $4000 in total) ... so far I have not spent a single penny from it ... I was very close to buying the Tamron 150-600 VC but successfully held off, coz I'm weighing my options between, 150-600 VC, 300 f/4 L IS + 400 f/5.6 L, EF 100-400 L IS ... I did own the 100-400 L IS, until I sold it in 2011 for some much needed cash at that time, also played with the 150-600 VC for 10 minutes at the local store, so I know what to expect from those 2 lenses ... but I have never tried the other 2 L prime lenses ... soooooo many choices, but only limited budget .... not sure how long I can hold, coz the GAS is getting real bad ;D
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #65 on: March 01, 2014, 07:01:21 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

I'll buy something and I just won't tell her.  Most of the stuff I get comes through the mail, and she works at home... so I can't hide it...

I understand though... sometimes you don't want to have to deal with the hassle of explaining it wasn't that much... and if you sell X, really, you got an upgrade for only $XXX.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #66 on: March 01, 2014, 08:22:01 AM »
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
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« Reply #67 on: March 01, 2014, 11:44:45 AM »
I have a similar affliction where I try to keep the gear to an absolute minimum, but with each piece of gear being the absolute best possible in its respective niche.  It's really quite horrible.  I'm now considering a full-frame just to get the desired focal length range out of a particular lens.  Very messed up.
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2014, 11:49:35 AM »
I'm finding that I don't need anything else... so as I said before... I started buying and building a kit for my daughter... but that got boring quickly.  I just got the 135L... I kinda wanted the 85L but I'm also good with not having the 85L... the sigma 50 art was intriguing... and now I'm bored with the idea of getting it...

I could upgrade the 24-105 to the 24-70 mkii, but I don't care for that focal range that much. I don't want the 16-35... so at this point... I'm at a loss.  What more is there... :(
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2014, 12:01:06 PM »
I'm finding that I don't need anything else... so as I said before... I started buying and building a kit for my daughter... but that got boring quickly.  I just got the 135L... I kinda wanted the 85L but I'm also good with not having the 85L... the sigma 50 art was intriguing... and now I'm bored with the idea of getting it...

I could upgrade the 24-105 to the 24-70 mkii, but I don't care for that focal range that much. I don't want the 16-35... so at this point... I'm at a loss.  What more is there... :(

You could upgrade to the Sigma 24-105, there is something there!
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #70 on: March 01, 2014, 01:39:19 PM »
What more is there... :(

24 f3.5 TSE
300 f2.8L
400 f2.8L
500 f4.0L
600 f4.0L

for starters. Also, 1.4x III and 2.0x III.

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #71 on: March 01, 2014, 02:03:24 PM »
What more is there... :(

24 f3.5 TSE
300 f2.8L
400 f2.8L
500 f4.0L
600 f4.0L

for starters. Also, 1.4x III and 2.0x III.

I have the 1.4x mkii and I have reservations about buying a big telephoto prime... A for the sigma 24-105, it is a marginal upgrade... but I would consider the rumored 24-70 f 2 by sigma. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #72 on: March 01, 2014, 02:22:16 PM »
What more is there... :(

24 f3.5 TSE
300 f2.8L
400 f2.8L
500 f4.0L
600 f4.0L


for starters. Also, 1.4x III and 2.0x III.

I have the 1.4x mkii and I have reservations about buying a big telephoto prime... A for the sigma 24-105, it is a marginal upgrade... but I would consider the rumored 24-70 f 2 by sigma.

marginal IQ can mean the difference between a sale and not.
I for one think it's far more than marginal, and that's after 7 years with two copies of the Canon variety.
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #72 on: March 01, 2014, 02:22:16 PM »

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« Reply #73 on: March 01, 2014, 04:02:16 PM »
I'm not trying to start a fight here... and I certainly understand quality... but if I upgrade that focal range it would probably be for the aforementioned sigma f2 or the Canon 24-70 f2.8L ii. 

I have a philosophy... make sure your upgrade is just that... an upgrade.  I slight performance bump isn't good enough.  And trading and f4 for an f4... no thanks.

What more is there... :(

24 f3.5 TSE
300 f2.8L
400 f2.8L
500 f4.0L
600 f4.0L


for starters. Also, 1.4x III and 2.0x III.

I have the 1.4x mkii and I have reservations about buying a big telephoto prime... A for the sigma 24-105, it is a marginal upgrade... but I would consider the rumored 24-70 f 2 by sigma.

marginal IQ can mean the difference between a sale and not.
I for one think it's far more than marginal, and that's after 7 years with two copies of the Canon variety.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #74 on: March 03, 2014, 06:44:16 AM »
For the last few days, I am quite proud of myself for not giving in to the temptation of GAS ... I sold some of my gear last week and got about $3000 on Thursday (hopefully my G1X and some accessories will also be sold in a few days time, so that should get me close to $4000 in total) ... so far I have not spent a single penny from it ... I was very close to buying the Tamron 150-600 VC but successfully held off, coz I'm weighing my options between, 150-600 VC, 300 f/4 L IS + 400 f/5.6 L, EF 100-400 L IS ... I did own the 100-400 L IS, until I sold it in 2011 for some much needed cash at that time, also played with the 150-600 VC for 10 minutes at the local store, so I know what to expect from those 2 lenses ... but I have never tried the other 2 L prime lenses ... soooooo many choices, but only limited budget .... not sure how long I can hold, coz the GAS is getting real bad ;D
After many days of severe GAS, I finally have temporary relief from GAS ... went to the local Canon/Nikon/Tamron/Sigma dealer and played with Tamron 150-600 VC, Sigma 50-500 OS and the Canon 100-400 L IS for more than 45 minutes, just clicking random shots ... and agonizing over which one to buy ... and I finally pulled the trigger on the EF 100-400  IS. I liked the IQ of Tamron (which was almost as good as the 100-400 L IS, but the 15 year old Canon still has the edge, albeit not by much), but I did not like the "plasticy" feeling and the length of the lens ... in order to shoot on our rig site, I have move around tight confined areas, where long lenses tend to get bumped into metal objects (speaking from 7 years of carrying various slightly lengthy lenses on rig sites) and I feel the Tamron's build quality will not be able to handle that kind of abuse (also the AF on Tamron seemed a little sluggish in comparison to the Canon, so I tried 2 Tamron lenses but both had similar AF speed i.e. slower then the Canon, (maybe they weren't good copies) ... but the Canon is built like a tank in comparison and AF was just AWESOME, both on my 5D MK III and the 70D ... so I choose the trusty Canon 100-400 L IS and I also got the EOS 70D to get that little extra reach (also the sales guy made a really good deal) ... so now I feel a bit relieved from the GAS ... but that's only till the Sony a6000 releases.     
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #74 on: March 03, 2014, 06:44:16 AM »