A&P I have big cravings to buy more shite for my little SLR hobby all the time

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  1. Smeghead

    Smeghead New Member

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    Do you experience this too? That you always want to buy new stuff? Like it's a circle of greed and never-ending satisfaction?

    When I bought my XSI (my very first SLR cam) I said to myself "okay I'm new to this and I'm not a professional photographer, I really don't have any need to buy anything else to this cam. This cam and this lens (Canon 18-50 IS) fills my needs more than enough. Maybe in a year orso I'll buy a new lens".

    Just about 2 months later I buy the Tamron 17-50 lens and now I've already decided to buy a tripod, and perhaps a polarized filter and I wouldn't be surprised if I buy another lens by the end of the year.

    Wtf, bros :eek4:
     
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    I felt like that everyday, until I rediscovered the love for my motorcycle. Now my motorcycle is taking away my camera funds.

    I'm at a phase where I need to work more on my skills/technique than buy gear as a self-esteem crutch.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    It'll slow down once you get most of the basic items that you need.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I don't have that feeling. Ever. :hsugh:
     
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    Try working at a fucking camera store. :wtc:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    At least you have widows dropping off their dead husband's camera stuff off for you to pick through. :big grin:
     
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    And people selling me blads with 3 fucking lenses in perfect condition for $500 :rofl:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    No offense, but I would hate working at a place that wouldn't pay me enough to afford what they sell. Would frustrate me to no end. :o
     
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    It sucks, either car audio, camera, or other crap that I don't need. It will help you build better self control and will power being able to withhold from spending money though.
     
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    i feel for you man, im thinking about buying a grip right now. I seem to switch between spending money on camera stuff, stuff for my car and computer stuff
     
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    I've got $2500 of car audio in my house right now.. just no money to get it installed :wtc:
     
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    with the canadian dollar being what it is right now, you have roughly 3 million US dollars worth of audio gear. :mamoru:
     
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    what?
     
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    yet magically, your photos don't get any better! :mamoru:
     
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    i cant imagine the tripod hurting
     
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    OT A&P has the biggest collection of gear whores on the Internet, second only to DPR.
     
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    where do the cool people hang out then?
     
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    I put about 300 miles on my bike within these past two days and spent $35 in gas. Didn't want to risk bringing my camera though :hs:
     
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    Im actually selling all of my SLR stuff and buying a nice P&S and lightweight tripod. :o

    I used to be a gear whore, now I am just a picture whore.
     
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    KenRockwell.com and POTN
     
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    whats wrong w/ that? we could all be addicted to cocaine... :dunno:
     
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    My photos improved a lot since I first started in July :rolleyes:
     
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    fo rizzal ?
     
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    I'm about 50/50 on it right now. part of me wants too, the other part doesn't
     
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    id sell all every camera item i own but i will always own a leica mount camera, for the fact i can get no camera shake from the shutter makes it so likeable.
     

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