calling all photographers

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IR1234 Senior Member • Posts: 1,800
Re: calling all photographers

colin pithers wrote:

hmmm. A tough situation the wife or photo gear

lucky for me i have an understanding wife..cal her my photrographers assistant.

though not so understanding when in a field in the middle of the night

Gonna be honest, my wife really isn't a problem. If she had her way right now she'd have an R6 in her hands

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Re: calling all photographers

I've always had multiple cameras (and associate accresories) Because GAS takes over at different times, I agreed with my wife that she can choose a new car every 3 years & I buy her good/expensive jewelry throughout the year.. This leaves me clear to follow my hobby (buy/sell) - As for getting up at odd hours, here she she makes it quite clear -No Way..  L

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Re: calling all photographers

I just bought a new camera last month. My wife said "now that you have that camera you don't need anything else to go with it, right?" Fingers crossed I said "SURE"....:-D

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Thomas166 wrote:

I just bought a new camera last month. My wife said "now that you have that camera you don't need anything else to go with it, right?" Fingers crossed I said "SURE"....:-D

Fatal Mistake, there are Always accessories - Lady buys a new dress, shoes, bags and jewelry follow as sure as day follows night..    L

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nevada5
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No. Just the opposite.
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colin pithers wrote:

do you find your wish list forever growing

Maybe it comes with age. I constantly look at what I can do do lighten my load - not regarding weight but to just simplify my photography.

Money is not an issue. Ideally I'd like to leave the house with one camera that does everything I need. But one of my needs, at times, is pocket-ability. So........ it's not really possible. Can I make it work with 2 cameras? Maybe.

I think it's a curve related to experiences (age?)  One starts out wanting more and more gear and there's a point when you don't want to continually deal with more.  Simplification becomes important.  I recognize that starting out, you may not know what you like to photograph, so experimenting with different gear for different genres comes into play.

I like to say that it's not about having what you want, it's about wanting what you have. It's relative that there is always something better, newer, more capable, able to do something different, etc. That road never ends and at some point "good enough" has to be good enough.

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Re: calling all photographers

ahhh, but women think different

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HRC2016 Senior Member • Posts: 6,127
GAS never
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I don't think I've had issues with GAS since my 20s.

The gear I have is paid for. Not buying gear to fulfill an emotional want makes it easier to afford things that I need to get the images I enjoy.

All hobbies have their version of GAS.

If GAS is a problem then seeking professional help is a good investment.

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HRC2016 wrote:

I don't think I've had issues with GAS since my 20s.

The gear I have is paid for. Not buying gear to fulfill an emotional want makes it easier to afford things that I need to get the images I enjoy.

All hobbies have their version of GAS.

If GAS is a problem then seeking professional help is a good investment.

I presume the Professional Help you are referring to means either the local camera store or Online!!    --------

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colin pithers wrote:

do you find your wish list forever growing

No, I don't have the space to store much new stuff. I can just carry one bag with the Olympus E-M10 kit (14-42 plus 40-150 lenses), and another bag with with the E-M10 IV (14-150 plus 75-300 lenses).

be it additional cameras tripods or all those add-ons you can buy

I bought a Olympus 14-150 lens, because it is more convenient than switching between my 14-42 and my 40-150.

I bought the Olympus E-M10 IV body, so I can shoot uninterrupted video on that with the 14-150 lens, while doing stills on the E-M10 II with the 40-150.

do you go all out and buy it or do you buy based on the amount of use it would get

The 75-300 was bought for moon shots.

It does less noise and more detail than my SH-50 and SH-1 pocket zooms with the same maximum optical zoom. It also does Sky Tower close-ups across the harbor.

Still have to use it with the Gannets In Flight at Muriwai Beach. But mostly the 75-300 just sits in the bag.

lets also take into account the price factor

Both the 14-150 and the 75-300 came at a very favorable price. The E-M10 IV body cost twice as much as the 75-300 lens, benefitting from a tax return.

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cSalmon Regular Member • Posts: 217
Re: Nope

Maybe it's a good thing, but lately I've been repulsed by the way manufactures seem to be making inferior or bloated gear with the obvious intent to either increase the price or bring forth a revised version.  I don't need f1.4 lenses nor do I want a camera body that doesn't have a specific shutter speed dial.

There is something very freeing about going out with just one lens.

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Re: Nope

cSalmon wrote:

Maybe it's a good thing, but lately I've been repulsed by the way manufactures seem to be making inferior or bloated gear with the obvious intent to either increase the price or bring forth a revised version. I don't need f1.4 lenses nor do I want a camera body that doesn't have a specific shutter speed dial.

There is something very freeing about going out with just one lens.

Leica's will certainly scratch that itch..  L

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Calling all photographers? Wrong website. (NT)
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NT

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Re: calling all photographers

No.

I have 2 cameras and 3 lenses and need nothing else.

X-T2 and 23mm f2 for street

X-T2 and 18-55 for everything else like walkabout, serious travel shots

LX100 for 'snapshot / memory type travel,' social, and product photography.

Of course if I did landscapes I'd want to add a wide prime and also maybe a 50mm f2 or the 16-55 F2,8

Portraits, 35mm f1.4 plus 56mm f1.2

Actual work, probably 14mm f2.8, 23mm F2, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f12 plus 90mm F2.  Or the 16-55 F2.8 and the 50-140mm F2.8 but meh I might go FF if I went pro (which I don't plan on) plus flash, strobes etc.... and a much more powerful PC ha ha

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