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Carny

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Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« on: February 28, 2012, 04:11:18 PM »
My wife just told me to quit wasting time because the new 5D isn't even coming (CR 0.001)   ::)

Besides, you're not even a photographer!  (CR 2)   :'(

AND, you're definitely not getting one anyway!  (CR5)  >:(

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Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« on: February 28, 2012, 04:11:18 PM »

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 04:19:59 PM »
I just bought a piano for my girlfriend, so I can have a good/lame excuse to buy 5D MK III. Beat that!

First post, btw.. Nice forum.

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 04:24:23 PM »
Aww man... what a party pooper...  :(

You have my deepest sympathies. But you know... One strategy is to stash some money in a top secret fund for use when the wife says "no", muahaha  ::). Then you tell her that you've been saving up for a loooooooong time and the funds will not be coming out of your account  ;)

This way she'll be so proud of you for saving and feel sorry for you at the same time that she might just let the purchase slide  8)
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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 04:25:25 PM »
Carny: You just gave me the best laugh I've had in days. Amazing. [CR3]

On a side note, I've become so addicted to this site over the past week that I actually used a CR1/2/3 in an email to a friend... who of course had no reference to understand it.

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 04:26:07 PM »
Aww man... what a party pooper...  :(

You have my deepest sympathies. But you know... One strategy is to stash some money in a top secret fund for use when the wife says "no", muahaha  ::). Then you tell her that you've been saving up for a loooooooong time and the funds will not be coming out of your account  ;)

that sets a dangerous precedent, as the next time she may very well buy something ... and then ask you to cover regular expenses out of your secret account :P

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 04:35:55 PM »
Aww man... what a party pooper...  :(

You have my deepest sympathies. But you know... One strategy is to stash some money in a top secret fund for use when the wife says "no", muahaha  ::). Then you tell her that you've been saving up for a loooooooong time and the funds will not be coming out of your account  ;)

This way she'll be so proud of you for saving and feel sorry for you at the same time that she might just let the purchase slide  8)

That doesn't work because then you risk the slush fund going straight towards a new dishwasher/kitchen floor/college fund...

You just need to make sure to stick to one brand and buy things that look the same. So all bicycles are red, all lenses have the red rubberband, all cameras are canon and black... you get the idea.  :o

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 04:37:31 PM »
But you know... One strategy is to stash some money in a top secret fund for use when the wife says "no", muahaha  ::). Then you tell her that you've been saving up for a loooooooong time and the funds will not be coming out of your account  ;)

This way she'll be so proud of you for saving and feel sorry for you at the same time that she might just let the purchase slide  8)
That's not how it works, trust me she's gonna see that as a great opportunity to acquire some of the stuff she thinks you two "need".
You could spend it all one night in a casino and get the same reaction as if you bought the camera.
My advice; just buy the camera, chances are she's not going to be paying attention to the model number on it... or scrape down one of the "I" in "III" just in case   ;D

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 04:37:31 PM »

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 04:39:25 PM »
I run a separate business account so the wife doesn't even know about new purchases.  When I bring home the 5DIII she will think it's the 5DII the 5DI or even the 7D.

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 04:42:18 PM »
Aww man... what a party pooper...  :(

You have my deepest sympathies. But you know... One strategy is to stash some money in a top secret fund for use when the wife says "no", muahaha  ::). Then you tell her that you've been saving up for a loooooooong time and the funds will not be coming out of your account  ;)

This way she'll be so proud of you for saving and feel sorry for you at the same time that she might just let the purchase slide  8)

That doesn't work because then you risk the slush fund going straight towards a new dishwasher/kitchen floor/college fund...

You just need to make sure to stick to one brand and buy things that look the same. So all bicycles are red, all lenses have the red rubberband, all cameras are canon and black... you get the idea.  :o

Amen, Brother! Wife: Is that a new lens!!!  >:(   Me: Nooooo, Darling. I've had that forever, sitting over there with the others.  Wife:  Oh. Well who can tell?  You and your gadgets!  :)

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 04:49:58 PM »
Great!  Thanks for letting us know.  Now I can stop watching this forum for a few days and concentrate on my new baby.  Not that I have the funds for a 5Dmkiii anyway, but I hope it will further depress the prices of the 5D classic, which I would love to get my hands on.

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 04:55:53 PM »
Aww man... what a party pooper...  :(

You have my deepest sympathies. But you know... One strategy is to stash some money in a top secret fund for use when the wife says "no", muahaha  ::). Then you tell her that you've been saving up for a loooooooong time and the funds will not be coming out of your account  ;)

This way she'll be so proud of you for saving and feel sorry for you at the same time that she might just let the purchase slide  8)

That doesn't work because then you risk the slush fund going straight towards a new dishwasher/kitchen floor/college fund...

You just need to make sure to stick to one brand and buy things that look the same. So all bicycles are red, all lenses have the red rubberband, all cameras are canon and black... you get the idea.  :o

Amen, Brother! Wife: Is that a new lens!!!  >:(   Me: Nooooo, Darling. I've had that forever, sitting over there with the others.  Wife:  Oh. Well who can tell?  You and your gadgets!  :)
 
That's exactly what she does with clothes and shoes.  My toys are a lot more expensive so I don't press the issue.

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 05:01:01 PM »
I'll think of you when I'm enjoying my new camera, wait, no, I won't think of you;  I'll be to busy with my camera to think of you.
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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2012, 05:06:16 PM »
My wife is absolutely ****ing sick of any sentance, webpage, IM she hears me speaking, reading or typing that contains the letters 5d... and thats is a most definte CR3.


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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2012, 05:06:59 PM »
when my girlfriend confronts me for my gear addiction (car, motorcycle, bicycles, skis, camera), I tell her "it could be worse, I could addicted to cocaine".  Seriously.  The discussion ends there.

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2012, 05:08:33 PM »
It was my birthday yesterday but I didn't get any gift from my wife, she just told me the new 5D and 24-70 II will be my gift!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D
She even asks me about the new 5D everyday!!

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Re: Just got word the 5D III isn't coming this week
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