I'm thinking of starting GAS-aholics anonymous

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
What I love about having too much gear- giving something away picked up for a few bucks to someone that can really appreciate it. I'll be dropping off a boxed Kodak Bantam to a woman that volunteers at a local historic site that I go to quite often. Hers was stolen decades ago, and she misses it. I think mine, picked up at an old camera shop over 20 years ago, has been in the original box since 1950.
 

sparth

Regular
Oct 28, 2011
seattle WA
I thought that another way was to go straight to what i would personally consider the equipment that would brake that GAS syndrome, the leica m9 in my case. Like ... "what else would i want to shoot with after the m9"? Unfortunately, it's not the case hehe.

... I bough two other camera since the m9 last september! The ricoh grd4 and the fujix10. :eek:
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
I thought that another way was to go straight to what i would personally consider the equipment that would brake that GAS syndrome, the leica m9 in my case. Like ... "what else would i want to shoot with after the m9"? Unfortunately, it's not the case hehe.

... I bough two other camera since the m9 last september! The ricoh grd4 and the fujix10. :eek:
I know that feeling all too well ... but I don't have a problem.
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
I'll join. When I left work in November 2010 I had a few cameras. 2 DSLRs (K-r and K200D) and a bunch of compacts. Now I have more cameras, one DSLR and a bunch of compacts (different ones). I've bought several thousand $$$ worth in the last 12 months. I keep thinking that I ought to sell some, being on a very limited income now, but I just haven't been able to bring myself to do it. Instead, I'm working out how long its going to take me to save for: X-S1, X-10, New iPad, Next generation iPhone, more lenses... yada yada.

Where do I sign up?
 

retow

All-Pro
Jul 24, 2010
Bying an M9 and upgrading the camera body approximately every 4 years is less expensive then buying, trying and selling multiple mid market models and makes in the same time period. Have you thought about it, or even done the math? Note, I used the expression "expensive" and not "costly". Finance guys and accountants will understand the difference. Over the last 2 months I sold many of my cameras and am down to M9, Ricoh GXR m-mount, Sigma D2x and DP1. My budget will be more on photography trips than on gear going forward and focus on using the gear I have to the max. I burned way to much money in the last 2-3 years with jumping on the latest and newest. The only camera I might be interested in later this year is the announced Olympus Pro.
 

Penny

Veteran
Aug 26, 2010
Outside Liverpool Uk
I've always chopped and changed cameras over the years correction many years, but never so much as since joining Serious Compacts....
Its driving me mad and to drink, I do try to sell as I buy have just sold the NEX5 16mm because I was sick of hitting the menu button, but guess what I just bought a Oly E-PM1 (mini).
 

Country Parson

Top Veteran
Apr 5, 2011
North Carolina
Dan
I've always chopped and changed cameras over the years correction many years, but never so much as since joining Serious Compacts....
Its driving me mad and to drink, I do try to sell as I buy have just sold the NEX5 16mm because I was sick of hitting the menu button, but guess what I just bought a Oly E-PM1 (mini).
Penny, that sounds so familiar. :dash2:
 

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