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

Smeghead

Well-Known Member
Oct 6, 2006
7,133
Klingonlandia
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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NOR*CAL

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Oct 5, 2006
19,297
Hella
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.
 

vgeek

Member
Mar 2, 2007
143
Kentucky
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.
 

Willey2cool

New Member
May 24, 2006
8,504
Edmonds, WA
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
 

mikeskillz

New Member
Jun 30, 2006
5,746
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:

yet magically, your photos don't get any better! :mamoru:
 

NOR*CAL

Well-Known Member
Oct 5, 2006
19,297
Hella
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:
 

aCab

New Member
Jun 1, 2007
18,205
Chicaaago
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.
 

Bloke

Banned
Jun 1, 2003
29,628
Lacrosse wi
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.

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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