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Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Sirius Glass, Sep 21, 2009.
GAS: Is it Gear Acquisition Syndrome or Gadget Acquisition Syndrome?
Gear acquisition syndrome was the first variation. It then morphed into whatever fit for each individual....
Far as I'm concerned, sometimes a fart is just a fart.
I regularly tune in to 'Hoarders' on A&E on Monday nights to convince myself that my GAS is nothing to worry about compared to the mess those folks have gotten themsleves into.
Of course last nght I did so while leafing through the dozon or more photogprahy books that I brought home a few days earlier from the used book sale that is a local symphony fund raiser at my neighbourhood mall. It happens one week end a year, and most books are $1, with some maybe as high as $3. We usally go every year and blow about $60-100, and then have a winter's worth of reading for days when you don't feel like getting over to the library.
According to wikipedia it actually started as Guitar Acquisition Syndrome.
Good then I do not, by definition, have GAS!
But then what do I have? :confused: :confused:
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If I recall, house once diagnosed someone with Gadacsyplasia under the guise of Gadget Acquisition Syndrome. I could be mistaken. He also thought it was Wegner's, Lupus and Auto Immune. Never know with him.
You do have G.A.S., but you have managed to keep it under control so well that you don't even know.
So now tell us how.
'Gadget' has a frivolous connotation to it while 'Gear' is equipment you NEED. Now summon those justifications...
Do you mean "rationalizations"?
35mm: Nikon N75, Nikon F100, Nikon f/2.8 20mm to 35mm AF zoom lens, Nikon f/2.8 28mm to 200mm AF zoom lens, Tamron f/3.5-6.3 XR AF 28mm to 300mm zoom lens, filtersNot much gas here, but when I think about Leica ...
MF: 1935 Certo Dolly Super Sport 6x6 and 645 f/2.8 7,5cm, Hasselblad 503 CX, Hasselblad 903 SWC, f/4 CF 50mm, f/2.8 CF 80mm, f/4 CF 150mm, f/5.6 CF 250mm, 2x extender, four extension rings, RMfx, filtersDefinitely GAS pressure here ... always looking for increasing capability ... always looking at something
Darkroom: Super Chromega D5-XL Dichroic II enlarger with f/2.8 50mm and f/4 80mm Rodenstock Apo-Rodagon lenses, Omega Arky Dual-Dri Model 150 drum dryer.Not much Gas here.
LF: I am trying not to think about LF, but a nice 4x5 ...
All I Know is that those camera's are multiplying and I do not Have any health insurance to cover that Problem :
Of course it's "gear"! Not all gear are gadgets ...
(some are NECESSARY)
Each one suffers G.A.S. as it can