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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #105 on: March 04, 2014, 08:50:25 PM »
Oh do I have GAS. I am trying my hand at B & W analog after some 35 years - 4" x 5". So: I bought a cheap starter studio monorail camera and one lens from a local LF shooter. Now I am looking at 1. a used spot light meter 2. a lens wrench 3. a magnifying loupe for fine focus on the ground glass 4. a few additional film backs 5. one or two additional lenses with shutters and lens boards (you can get a good used lens with working shutter for 150 to 500 bucks) 6. film changing bag 7. darkroom trays, brown bottle, piece of glass for contact print making

Am I nuts, or what? Granted, the whole gemisch is less than a Sigma lens bought new. Still....

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« Reply #105 on: March 04, 2014, 08:50:25 PM »

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #106 on: March 04, 2014, 11:18:29 PM »
Oh do I have GAS. I am trying my hand at B & W analog after some 35 years - 4" x 5". So: I bought a cheap starter studio monorail camera and one lens from a local LF shooter. Now I am looking at 1. a used spot light meter 2. a lens wrench 3. a magnifying loupe for fine focus on the ground glass 4. a few additional film backs 5. one or two additional lenses with shutters and lens boards (you can get a good used lens with working shutter for 150 to 500 bucks) 6. film changing bag 7. darkroom trays, brown bottle, piece of glass for contact print making

Am I nuts, or what? Granted, the whole gemisch is less than a Sigma lens bought new. Still....
Of course, you are nuts! ... but welcome and say hello to all the nuts who participated in this thread ;D ... you are among like minded nuts citizens here, so you should feel very comfortable sharing your GAS addiction ;D
Having said that, and going by the list of all the analog stuff you want, I think you should be classified as the most unique nut in this thread. :D
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #107 on: March 05, 2014, 02:09:23 PM »
Oh do I have GAS. I am trying my hand at B & W analog after some 35 years - 4" x 5". So: I bought a cheap starter studio monorail camera and one lens from a local LF shooter. Now I am looking at 1. a used spot light meter 2. a lens wrench 3. a magnifying loupe for fine focus on the ground glass 4. a few additional film backs 5. one or two additional lenses with shutters and lens boards (you can get a good used lens with working shutter for 150 to 500 bucks) 6. film changing bag 7. darkroom trays, brown bottle, piece of glass for contact print making

Am I nuts, or what? Granted, the whole gemisch is less than a Sigma lens bought new. Still....

Are you sure you don't need a Hasselblad or Bronica so you can do medium format film?! :D

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #108 on: March 06, 2014, 05:40:59 AM »
What I really really need is the Fuji X100s.
NOW!!

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #109 on: March 06, 2014, 09:14:18 AM »
For all of those afflicted with GAS, I'll offer some assistance.  You can charge all of your gear to my credit card.  The number is 37 - oh wait, I have to run - will give you the rest of the number later...
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #110 on: March 06, 2014, 11:48:15 AM »
Nah. I want MOVEMENTS! Shift, shimmy, and tilt! I want to shoot landscapes with "infinite" depth of field (tilt), cliff faces (rise), local architecture (all sorts of movements). This is a bucket list thing. I might hate it after a year of putzing with it. I might be seriously hooked - a 30 x 40" print from a first-rate 4 x 5 color transparency is an awesome thing, and I have always liked analog B and W DIY.

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #111 on: March 08, 2014, 02:38:08 PM »
Nah. I want MOVEMENTS! Shift, shimmy, and tilt! I want to shoot landscapes with "infinite" depth of field (tilt), cliff faces (rise), local architecture (all sorts of movements). This is a bucket list thing. I might hate it after a year of putzing with it. I might be seriously hooked - a 30 x 40" print from a first-rate 4 x 5 color transparency is an awesome thing, and I have always liked analog B and W DIY.

I say go for it!! 

And share your results/experiences of course :D
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #111 on: March 08, 2014, 02:38:08 PM »

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #112 on: March 08, 2014, 06:05:34 PM »
It's starting to get nice out... I have a hankering for some long exposure images... I need more lenses so I can make that happen.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #113 on: March 08, 2014, 09:19:35 PM »
It's starting to get nice out... I have a hankering for some long exposure images... I need more lenses so I can make that happen.
You (we) always need more lenses (actually the correct verb is ... want)  ;D

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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #114 on: March 08, 2014, 11:36:38 PM »
I am having it now with an upcoming trip. Purchase the 70-300L to have a lighter zoom for trips. Started getting backdrops and working on making a room dedicated to studio work. Now looking at bags, memory cards and possibly the g1x mark ii. Maybe a lens if the sigma 50 art comes out.
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #115 on: July 14, 2014, 06:06:07 PM »
Phew!!! I think I've satisfied my GAS for the moment... cheaply! Enjoying my little 24mm f/2.8 (scroll down):

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=3453.0  ;D
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #116 on: July 14, 2014, 07:09:21 PM »
Nah. I want MOVEMENTS! Shift, shimmy, and tilt! I want to shoot landscapes with "infinite" depth of field (tilt), cliff faces (rise), local architecture (all sorts of movements). This is a bucket list thing. I might hate it after a year of putzing with it. I might be seriously hooked - a 30 x 40" print from a first-rate 4 x 5 color transparency is an awesome thing, and I have always liked analog B and W DIY.


That's how it starts, I've now got two 4x5 monorails (with 6x7, 6x9, 6x17, and 70mm roll-backs), an 8x10, two 4x5 Travelwides on their way, plus a whole bucketload of lenses, 65/90/135/180/270/465/600, and my latest (and oldest) addition, a 12"/21"/28" Turner Reich Triple Convertible uncoated Anastigmat. Hey, if it was good enough for Ansell Adams it's good enough for me (and this entire setup still costs less than a 5D3+lens kit).

But after a year or two of scanning film (epson v750), all I can say is, get an enlarger. But an 8x10 enlarger is huge, so all of my 4x5s, 6x17s and 8x10 are contact-printed with my 6x7 colour-head.
BTW, www.apug.org is where all of us film weirdos hang out, if you start there you'll really learn what GAS can be...
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Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« Reply #116 on: July 14, 2014, 07:09:21 PM »