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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2014, 05:55:01 AM »
Photography is a hobby for me to ENJOY. So I weigh my purchases with this question in mind: Will this piece of gear enhance my pleasure from my hobby?

For for example, when I asked myself if I should upgrade from the 550d to the 6d - the answer was NO. For what I do - having a FF heavier camera will not make any substantial contribution to my hobby.

On the other hand I purchased a 100L - and enjoy it immensely.
 
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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #46 on: May 08, 2014, 06:35:02 AM »
Photography is a hobby for me to ENJOY. So I weigh my purchases with this question in mind: Will this piece of gear enhance my pleasure from my hobby?

For for example, when I asked myself if I should upgrade from the 550d to the 6d - the answer was NO. For what I do - having a FF heavier camera will not make any substantial contribution to my hobby.

On the other hand I purchased a 100L - and enjoy it immensely.
6D hardly a 'heavier' camera plus the 100L looks beautiful on a 6D : }
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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #47 on: May 08, 2014, 07:15:55 AM »
Photography is a hobby for me to ENJOY. So I weigh my purchases with this question in mind: Will this piece of gear enhance my pleasure from my hobby?

For for example, when I asked myself if I should upgrade from the 550d to the 6d - the answer was NO. For what I do - having a FF heavier camera will not make any substantial contribution to my hobby.

On the other hand I purchased a 100L - and enjoy it immensely.
6D hardly a 'heavier' camera plus the 100L looks beautiful on a 6D : }

I know :) don't think I'm immune to GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) - But I'm on a budget and need to spend carefully.
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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #48 on: May 08, 2014, 07:47:52 AM »
My wife already giving up tracking my lenses :P

Last weekend, she saw me setting up the flashes and umbrella at home office. She looked at me and asked "have you seen my new Fendi bag?"

It was a HAPPY ENDING for both ;D
I'm just glad your story wasn't set in a massage parlor :o.  And I bought my wife a new laptop this week, so if she catches me, I'm okay.  I'm guessing she tracked your big whites, though, I know my wife sure did!

I'm guessing that is one reason why photographers have so many bags.  It makes hiding lenses that much easier when they aren't in plain sight.  And as for boxes in closet, 10 boxes + 1 is much harder to notice than 3 boxes + 1.  ::)

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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2014, 08:26:04 AM »
It is funny reading this and other like threads and then remembering all the times photographers say "it's not the equipment, it's the photographer".   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #50 on: May 08, 2014, 10:28:40 AM »
Photography is a hobby for me to ENJOY. So I weigh my purchases with this question in mind: Will this piece of gear enhance my pleasure from my hobby?

For for example, when I asked myself if I should upgrade from the 550d to the 6d - the answer was NO. For what I do - having a FF heavier camera will not make any substantial contribution to my hobby.

On the other hand I purchased a 100L - and enjoy it immensely.
6D hardly a 'heavier' camera plus the 100L looks beautiful on a 6D : }

I know :) don't think I'm immune to GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) - But I'm on a budget and need to spend carefully.

It's good to be careful, because once you take the full-frame 'leap', all hope for control of GAS is lost.
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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #51 on: May 08, 2014, 10:30:41 AM »
It is funny reading this and other like threads and then remembering all the times photographers say "it's not the equipment, it's the photographer".   ;D ;D ;D

I swear I can get the same result out of my Ixus 132 that I get with my 5DIII + 100mm L Macro.  8)  8) :o

Oh wait...   ::)
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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #52 on: May 08, 2014, 11:21:34 AM »
I should start a thread on how to purchase equipment and sneak it into the house without your wife knowing  ;)
That's what I'll be doing today - sneaking, not writing a thread, that is 8).

My wife already giving up tracking my lenses :P

Last weekend, she saw me setting up the flashes and umbrella at home office. She looked at me with a smile and said "have you seen my new Fendi bag?"



I usually get my wife something before I get what I need.  Even though what I get is for business and she understands that it helps with the "do you really need to get that".


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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2014, 11:25:25 AM »
It was a close call for me yesterday, but I got the TS-E 17 in the house.  I threw it on the camera and told my wife I wanted to take some pictures of the house because she had it decorated so pretty :).  She looked at the lens oddly for a second but I told her that I rarely use this one because, "It's not exactly a portrait lens" and that's why it looked a little strange.  She's not stupid, though, and she probably knows I'm up to something...

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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #54 on: May 08, 2014, 12:03:34 PM »
It was a close call for me yesterday, but I got the TS-E 17 in the house.  I threw it on the camera and told my wife I wanted to take some pictures of the house because she had it decorated so pretty :).  She looked at the lens oddly for a second but I told her that I rarely use this one because, "It's not exactly a portrait lens" and that's why it looked a little strange.  She's not stupid, though, and she probably knows I'm up to something...

I'm sure it's not the first bulbous end she's seen!  :P
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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #55 on: May 08, 2014, 12:06:34 PM »
It was a close call for me yesterday, but I got the TS-E 17 in the house.  I threw it on the camera and told my wife I wanted to take some pictures of the house because she had it decorated so pretty :).  She looked at the lens oddly for a second but I told her that I rarely use this one because, "It's not exactly a portrait lens" and that's why it looked a little strange.  She's not stupid, though, and she probably knows I'm up to something...

I'm sure it's not the first bulbous end she's seen!  :P
The third, actually - I had a 14L and Sigma 12-24II  :P :P :P

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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #56 on: May 08, 2014, 02:43:40 PM »
It is funny reading this and other like threads and then remembering all the times photographers say "it's not the equipment, it's the photographer".   ;D ;D ;D

Doesn't work for lens collectors :)
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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #57 on: May 08, 2014, 03:12:20 PM »
It is funny reading this and other like threads and then remembering all the times photographers say "it's not the equipment, it's the photographer".   ;D ;D ;D

Doesn't work for lens collectors :)

Let's reframe the discussion.

It's not the telescope, it's the astronomer.

Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #58 on: May 08, 2014, 03:26:36 PM »
Let's reframe the discussion.

It's not the telescope, it's the astronomer.
Absolutely. A good astronomer can take better pictures with an old paper towel roll and a monocle than a newbie with 5-digit $ worth of gear.

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Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« Reply #59 on: May 08, 2014, 03:33:47 PM »
Let's reframe the discussion.

It's not the telescope, it's the astronomer.
Absolutely. A good astronomer can take better pictures with an old paper towel roll and a monocle than a newbie with 5-digit $ worth of gear.

I'm always amazed at the stories of Galileo and co... though I'm included to say that the Hubble telescope would significantly help in finding an undiscovered galaxy. V the tasco I buy my daughter.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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