Please help save me from financial ruin!

Started Feb 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Malcolm Turner Senior Member • Posts: 1,332
Re: Save your money, my friend!!

We all KNOW it's not about the gear. But then this thought comes into your mind "If I only had .....".

However, Gear Acquisition Syndrome can be satisfied without spending a fortune. Look on ebay for some old Minolta glass - preferably overlapping what you have - say a 28-85 or 35-105. The sort of ranges that aren't really wide enought to be useful on APS but maybe go a bit longer than than a kit lens. You can justify this to yourself (and others) as a REALLY useful range for portraits/ family shots and then you can go and shoot things doing comparison tests with your existing lenses.

In fact , that reminds me - I have a 28-85 that I used for a childrens' party ages back and got some really nice shots. I must dig it out again and use it more often. Cost me next to nothing on ebay!

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