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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #75 on: March 03, 2014, 06:48:47 AM »
... 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.   
Isn't it great? Having sold my 5D2 I bought a second 5D3 and now I feel as if I had a good dinner after being hungry ... ( = GAS relieved  :) ). I found out that for me the solution is to sell old gear (if and when I find a buyer of course) and get a new item. My list of old items has decreased though  ::)

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« Reply #76 on: March 03, 2014, 06:55:03 AM »
... 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.   
Isn't it great? Having sold my 5D2 I bought a second 5D3 and now I feel as if I had a good dinner after being hungry ... ( = GAS relieved  :) ). I found out that for me the solution is to sell old gear (if and when I find a buyer of course) and get a new item. My list of old items has decreased though  ::)
I am embarresed to say this but do I agree with you on the "good dinner after being hungry" comment  :-[ ... Congratulations on the 5D MK III ... when it comes to selling my old gear I am very fortunate to have several colleagues in my office who are eager to buy my used gear ... recently sold the Sigma 150-500 OS, EOS-M, 22mm , 18-55 IS STM, EF-M adapter and a few other accessories, which funded the 100-400 L IS + 70D today. 8)
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #77 on: March 03, 2014, 09:42:50 AM »
I find in times of severe GAS, I end up planning trips...  though at the moment, i am planning wildlife trips around India...  the Rhinos of Assam, the lions of Gir, the Leopards and whales of Sri Lanka....  Hmm i really should get a longer lens for those trips...  NNOooooooooooooo! Oh, well...  if you can't fight it! ;)
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #78 on: March 03, 2014, 09:45:05 AM »
... 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.   
Isn't it great? Having sold my 5D2 I bought a second 5D3 and now I feel as if I had a good dinner after being hungry ... ( = GAS relieved  :) ). I found out that for me the solution is to sell old gear (if and when I find a buyer of course) and get a new item. My list of old items has decreased though  ::)

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #79 on: March 03, 2014, 09:55:30 AM »
... 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.   
Isn't it great? Having sold my 5D2 I bought a second 5D3 and now I feel as if I had a good dinner after being hungry ... ( = GAS relieved  :) ). I found out that for me the solution is to sell old gear (if and when I find a buyer of course) and get a new item. My list of old items has decreased though  ::)
I am embarresed to say this but do I agree with you on the "good dinner after being hungry" comment  :-[ ... Congratulations on the 5D MK III ... when it comes to selling my old gear I am very fortunate to have several colleagues in my office who are eager to buy my used gear ... recently sold the Sigma 150-500 OS, EOS-M, 22mm , 18-55 IS STM, EF-M adapter and a few other accessories, which funded the 100-400 L IS + 70D today. 8)

Selling old or unused gear is almost as satisfying as buying new and shiny gear! I'm currently trying (not very hard I must admit) to sell my 7D. It's the only bit of kit I don't really need. I love it though. Kind of want to keep it just for the heck of it. I think I need to rekindle my love for it by actually taking pictures with it.

The new Sigma Art had been giving me GAS but it's taken so long to release (not really) that I'm getting over the urge. I seem to "look" for things to buy and now want a Samsung 840 EVO SSD to speed up my laptop. GAS cross contamination into PC equipment now!
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« Reply #80 on: March 03, 2014, 10:31:32 AM »
... 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.   
Isn't it great? Having sold my 5D2 I bought a second 5D3 and now I feel as if I had a good dinner after being hungry ... ( = GAS relieved  :) ). I found out that for me the solution is to sell old gear (if and when I find a buyer of course) and get a new item. My list of old items has decreased though  ::)

Congrats on 2nd 5D III ;)
 
Are you ready these?: 300mm, 400mm, and/or 600mm ;D
I have the 500mm f/4L IS II  :)

In addition , I have the 300mm f/4L (non IS). It is a very old but very sharp  (even fully open) L lens so I am not selling it. So for now I resist to 300mm f/2.8L IS II   :)

P.S I forgot to mention that recently I got 24-70 2.8L II and I upgraded my Canon version II teleconverters to version III  :)

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« Reply #81 on: March 03, 2014, 10:32:08 AM »
GAS cross contamination into PC equipment now!
Oh yes, that's a very familiar territory ... ever since I got serious about photography, I've gone through multiple laptops ... it just does not seem to end :-[
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
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« Reply #82 on: March 03, 2014, 10:35:35 AM »
... 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.   
Isn't it great? Having sold my 5D2 I bought a second 5D3 and now I feel as if I had a good dinner after being hungry ... ( = GAS relieved  :) ). I found out that for me the solution is to sell old gear (if and when I find a buyer of course) and get a new item. My list of old items has decreased though  ::)
I am embarresed to say this but do I agree with you on the "good dinner after being hungry" comment  :-[ ... Congratulations on the 5D MK III ... when it comes to selling my old gear I am very fortunate to have several colleagues in my office who are eager to buy my used gear ... recently sold the Sigma 150-500 OS, EOS-M, 22mm , 18-55 IS STM, EF-M adapter and a few other accessories, which funded the 100-400 L IS + 70D today. 8)

Selling old or unused gear is almost as satisfying as buying new and shiny gear! I'm currently trying (not very hard I must admit) to sell my 7D. It's the only bit of kit I don't really need. I love it though. Kind of want to keep it just for the heck of it. I think I need to rekindle my love for it by actually taking pictures with it.

The new Sigma Art had been giving me GAS but it's taken so long to release (not really) that I'm getting over the urge. I seem to "look" for things to buy and now want a Samsung 840 EVO SSD to speed up my laptop. GAS cross contamination into PC equipment now!
I agree to selling old gear. It is a great way of funding new one (plus it is a good excuse too).

There is no way I am getting a Sigma lens again (I have already gotten rid of my Sigma lenses...).

The only non Canon lens I have is a Zeiss 21mm 2.8 and I will try to avoid Samyang if possible (I do not need 14 since I have the latest Canon but the Samyang 24 1.4 has no coma - just ... sharpness and decentering issues).

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #83 on: March 03, 2014, 10:36:59 AM »
GAS cross contamination into PC equipment now!
Oh yes, that's a very familiar territory ... ever since I got serious about photography, I've gone through multiple laptops ... it just does not seem to end :-[
That's an old one for me that pre-dates my photography GAS, but I build my own PCs and usually just replace some components while keeping others so it's pretty reasonable.  Too bad you can't just upgrade your optics from f/4 to f/2.8 or add IS to an existing lens ;)
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« Reply #84 on: March 03, 2014, 11:39:55 AM »
Too bad you can't just upgrade your optics from f/4 to f/2.8 or add IS to an existing lens ;)

Although its not for the same lens make but Metabones does make an adapter that increase maximum aperture by 1 stop i.e. f/4 to f/2.8 etc from EF to Sony NEX and FD to Micro Four Thirds etc http://www.metabones.com/products/details/MB_SPEF-E-BM1
It'd be cool if someone comes up with an adapter for the same cameras/lenses i.e. EF to EF adapter.
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #85 on: March 03, 2014, 03:57:18 PM »
... 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.   
Isn't it great? Having sold my 5D2 I bought a second 5D3 and now I feel as if I had a good dinner after being hungry ... ( = GAS relieved  :) ). I found out that for me the solution is to sell old gear (if and when I find a buyer of course) and get a new item. My list of old items has decreased though  ::)

Congrats on 2nd 5D III ;)
 
Are you ready these?: 300mm, 400mm, and/or 600mm ;D
I have the 500mm f/4L IS II  :)

In addition , I have the 300mm f/4L (non IS). It is a very old but very sharp  (even fully open) L lens so I am not selling it. So for now I resist to 300mm f/2.8L IS II   :)

P.S I forgot to mention that recently I got 24-70 2.8L II and I upgraded my Canon version II teleconverters to version III  :)

I guess...you good for now ;D

I recently bought the 1.4x TC III. It's not bad when attach to my 400mm f2.8 IS II ;)
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« Reply #86 on: March 03, 2014, 05:00:34 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... :(

If you really want to buy something, try a Sony A7r + adapter and have fun seeing what your Canon lenses can do on a higher resolution sensor.  And if that's not enough, get the Sony/Zeiss 55mm 1.8 and enjoy some pretty remarkable resolution/sharpness etc.  Those who claim to disapprove of pixel-peeping don't know what they're missing (or perhaps they do)....

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« Reply #87 on: March 03, 2014, 06:02:51 PM »
... 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.   
Isn't it great? Having sold my 5D2 I bought a second 5D3 and now I feel as if I had a good dinner after being hungry ... ( = GAS relieved  :) ). I found out that for me the solution is to sell old gear (if and when I find a buyer of course) and get a new item. My list of old items has decreased though  ::)

Congrats on 2nd 5D III ;)
 
Are you ready these?: 300mm, 400mm, and/or 600mm ;D
I have the 500mm f/4L IS II  :)

In addition , I have the 300mm f/4L (non IS). It is a very old but very sharp  (even fully open) L lens so I am not selling it. So for now I resist to 300mm f/2.8L IS II   :)

P.S I forgot to mention that recently I got 24-70 2.8L II and I upgraded my Canon version II teleconverters to version III  :)

I guess...you good for now ;D

I recently bought the 1.4x TC III. It's not bad when attach to my 400mm f2.8 IS II ;)
It ... cannot be bad! Even my EF1.4XII with the 300mm f/4L non-IS was an excellent combination!
Now, will you get your 400mm 2.8L IS II a present? A 2XIII  ;D

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« Reply #87 on: March 03, 2014, 06:02:51 PM »

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« Reply #88 on: March 03, 2014, 06:25:41 PM »
Had a severe case of GAS right before the holidays and bought a 6D. Thought that would get me through for a while but then 24 f2.8 IS showed upon on Canon Direct refurb, so had another bout. (Great lens by the way). Thought I was done but still had some residual GAS, which I treated using mild medicine, namely picking up a shorty forty and Rokinon 14 f2.8. GAS has subsided now, and hopefully it won't return until at least December...

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« Reply #89 on: March 03, 2014, 07:04:59 PM »
... 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.   
Isn't it great? Having sold my 5D2 I bought a second 5D3 and now I feel as if I had a good dinner after being hungry ... ( = GAS relieved  :) ). I found out that for me the solution is to sell old gear (if and when I find a buyer of course) and get a new item. My list of old items has decreased though  ::)

Congrats on 2nd 5D III ;)
 
Are you ready these?: 300mm, 400mm, and/or 600mm ;D
I have the 500mm f/4L IS II  :)

In addition , I have the 300mm f/4L (non IS). It is a very old but very sharp  (even fully open) L lens so I am not selling it. So for now I resist to 300mm f/2.8L IS II   :)

P.S I forgot to mention that recently I got 24-70 2.8L II and I upgraded my Canon version II teleconverters to version III  :)

I guess...you good for now ;D

I recently bought the 1.4x TC III. It's not bad when attach to my 400mm f2.8 IS II ;)
It ... cannot be bad! Even my EF1.4XII with the 300mm f/4L non-IS was an excellent combination!
Now, will you get your 400mm 2.8L IS II a present? A 2XIII  ;D

I did have a thought about x2 TC III for my 400mm, however, I'm little concern about the IQ.

I heard 600mm + 1.4x TC III is quite nice, therefore, I'm more leaning to that direction. I still have plenty of times to think about this combo, because my photography bank account still quite empty ;D
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
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