Ferling

Ferling

Lives in United States Wherever I need to go, United States
Works as a Whatever I need to shoot
Has a website at http://ferling.net
Joined on Jun 12, 2008
About me:

Been shooting for 30 years. Everything from MF to whatever fits in the hand, (including video). Ran an in-house commercial studio for 12 years. I currently do limited freelance work, (choosing those assignments that don't involve cheapskates). I prefer DSLRs, shoot MF film on occasion, and don't mind compacts. I don't care what you shoot with, so long as you have appreciation for shooting.

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Simply having the gear does not qualify you as someone suffering as an addict to gear acquisition (GAS) as stated in the article. If your job is reviewing gear, that's a given. If your hobby is collecting gear for the sake of preservation or you buy trade and sell it. That's not an addiction. If you're a professional and you require all that gear to make your living, it's a necessity.

Second. You can have an addiction without a room full of gear to prove it. The key term is possession vs. use.

I am of the opposite. I have a good deal of gear that I need for location and product photography, and it can be a burden at times, so I'm always looking for ways to trim it.

I do think it's important that you start with a minimum and only justify each new piece as it relates to getting work done. Even as a serious hobbyist, two bodies (one as backup) and 3 lenses that will cover from wide to 300mm will be ample for most folks, and fit into a single bag.

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