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What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:14:57 AM »
If you had to sell or give away most of your gear and were only able to keep a few items that you own, what would it be?  The idea is to think about what gear is most essential and how little gear you could live with and instead of thinking about what to buy (G.A.S.), think about what to keep. I'll start things off:

1 body + 1 lens: 1D X + 50 f/1.2 24-70 f/2.8II
1 body + 2 lenses: 1D X + 24-70 f/2.8II + 70-200 f/2.8IS II
1 body + 3 lenses: 1D X + 16-35 f/4IS + 24-70 f/2.8II + 70-200 f/2.8IS II
1 body + 3 lenses + 1 accessory: 1D X + 16-35 f/4IS + 24-70 f/2.8II + 70-200 f/2.8IS II + 1.4x III
1 body + 4 lenses + 1 accessory: 1D X + 16-35 f/4IS + 24-70 f/2.8II + 70-200 f/2.8IS II + 300 f/2.8IS II +1.4x III
2 bodies + 4 lenses + 1 accessory: 1D X + 5DIII + 16-35 f/4IS + 24-70 f/2.8II + 70-200 f/2.8IS II + 300 f/2.8IS II +1.4x III
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What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:14:57 AM »

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 09:20:36 AM »
If I had to strip away everything, I could probably survive with (for what I shoot):

1Dx + 24-70 f/2.8L II, 70-200 f/2.8L II IS, 400 f/2.8L I IS.

That'd be insane but I suppose it could be done.  According to some all I need is a pin-hole camera though too.
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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 09:25:26 AM »
1 body + 1 lens: 1D X + 24-70 f/2.8II
1 body + 2 lenses: 1D X + 24-70 f/2.8II + 70-200 f/2.8 IS II
1 body + 3 lenses: 1D X + 24-70 f/2.8II + 70-200 f/2.8IS II + 600 f/4L II  (I love shooting birds)  :)

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 09:45:12 AM »
Sad topic :-\

I rather see "Your next lenses to purchase?"  ;D
« Last Edit: July 10, 2014, 09:47:38 AM by Dylan777 »

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2014, 09:52:58 AM »
The 1 lens is easy: 100mm 2.8 Macro IS L - Macro, portraits, non-macro shots, nice bokeh, IS, sharp...that'd be the one for me.

The body is trickier - I'd be tempted to keep the 1DX, but lugging that thing around all the time - I'm wondering if a 5DIII or even a 6D would do me. They would 95% of the time, but I'd be kicking myself the other 5% so much that I'd take the 1DX after all.

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2014, 09:55:02 AM »
I could not live without one single thing less than I have so my answer is "everything"!  ;D

Just kidding. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to own some beautiful gear but I try to hold it loosely and share where I can. And I have had financial ups and downs so I know I could adapt if I had to - but I agree with Dylan777, it is a bit sad to think of having to shed gear through no choice or fault of one's own!

I'd probably have to sell the whole Canon rig as it has the most $$ value and keep the Fuji X100S as the best all-rounder! But would try and hang on to the 1DX and 24-70 f/2.8II as well.
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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 10:03:35 AM »
If I could only keep 1 piece of gear, it would be the SX-50.
The best camera is the one in your hands

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 10:03:35 AM »

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014, 10:17:46 AM »
Sad topic :-\
Indeed, sad topic, but let's contribute.

1DX+3 lenses:
 - 100mmL (for video)
 - 85mm 1.2 (low light)
 - 200mm 2.8 (short but I will survive - I would add 1.4X if I you allow me).

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014, 10:28:50 AM »
This really had me thinking priorities.

Two most important pieces:  My 2 Clarinets (A and B).
Then - if more permitted: Some sort of point and shoot to replace all the DSLR stuff (6D based). This will hurt, but the value of DSLR is to be able to add MANY pieces of gear, so if that has to change, a more allround G16 or Fuji something will be the choice.
Then - after that: My third clarinet (C).

I hope not - but then again some other things matter even more, should we end up in some bad situation.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2014, 10:34:18 AM by PKinDenmark »
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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 10:39:46 AM »
To stay positive I consulted with my future self 1 year from now. Here's how he answered:

Keep 1 piece of photography gear: iPhone 6
Keep 2 pieces of photography gear: Canon 7D Mk II + 17-55 f2.8
Keep 3 pieces of photography gear: Canon 7D Mk II + 17-55 f2.8 + 70-200 IS f4.0
Keep 4 pieces of gear: Don't need four pieces of gear! I would rather upgrade.

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 10:47:59 AM »
5D3 + Sigma 35 (Old School)
5D3+ Sigma 35 , Canon 70-200 2.8L ll (See above + reach)
5D3+ Sigma 35 , Canon 70-200 2.8L ll, Sigma 24-105 (See above + walk around)
5D3+ Sigma 35 , Canon 70-200 2.8L ll, Sigma 24-105, Canon 100L Macro IS (See above + close and cozy)

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 11:51:29 AM »
1 body + 1 lens: 60D + 70-200 f2.8II
1 body + 2 lenses: 60D + 70-200 f2.8II + 17-55 F2.8
1 body + 3 lenses:  60D + 70-200 f2.8II + 17-55 F2.8 + 60mm 2.8 macro
1 body + 3 lenses + 1 accessory: 60D + 70-200 f2.8II + 17-55 F2.8 + 60mm 2.8 macro + 430EXII
1 body + 4 lenses + 1 accessory: 60D + 70-200 f2.8II + 17-55 F2.8 + 60mm 2.8 macro + 10-22 + 430EXII

« Last Edit: July 10, 2014, 11:56:44 AM by wsmith96 »
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60D | 80D | 10-22 | Rokinon 14 2.8 | 17-55 | 24-105L | 50 1.4 | 60 Macro | 85 1.8 | 100 2.8L Macro | 70-200 2.8L Mk II | 100-400L Mk II | 430EX II x 3 | ST-E2 | 270EX | 1.4 Extender III

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2014, 11:56:34 AM »
This isn't too hard for me since I don't have a lot of gear. My anti-GAS remedy is 5 kids with number 6 on the way. Of course, they were the reason I got into photography in the first place.  :o

T1i (my only body) + Sigma 18-35 1.8
T1i + Sigma 18-35 1.8 + 100 2.8 macro (non-L)
T1i + Sigma + 100 + 55-250
Favorite accessory is my Opteka flash (yes I am cheap). Bouncing a flash improved my indoor shots of my kids 1000%.

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2014, 11:56:34 AM »

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2014, 12:20:21 PM »
1 body + 1 lens: 5d mkii and probably a sigma 50mm art. 
I lived on a comparable diet way back when with my 60d and a 50mm f1.8. 

1 body + 2 lenses: 5d mkiii, 50 art, 70-200 mkii
1 body + 3 lenses: mkiii, 100L, 24-105, 70-200, which is basically what I have now and I'm pleased with.
1 body + 3 lenses + 1 accessory: the above plus a 600ex-rt
1 body + 4 lenses + 1 accessory:  no clue... which is the reason I suffer from gas.

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->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2014, 12:36:41 PM »
I like my GAS - it pushes creativity too; especially when it comes to old MF lenses that I adapt to my NEX body. In fact that part of my GAS is quite easy to afford.... and thankfully it keeps me from buying more L lenses.
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Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2014, 12:36:41 PM »