This is how I treat GAS !

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Laurent, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Laurent

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    I'm happy to announce that I won over GAS, at least for this time !!

    I've been dreaming of a third large format lens, that should be about 300mm in focal, light enough to keep my Tachihara happy, cover 8x10 (just in case I'm tempted in the coming years :wink:) and not too expensive.

    Of course, when I finally managed to get the money for this, one showed up at a shop for a price that seems fair. But in the same time a Leica M3 also apperaed on my radar, offered with a lens (OK, a Jupiter 3) for almost the same price.

    I've had some hard days but I made up my mind today and immediately ran to the shop to get the Fuji 300/8,5 C !!!

    So I consider I won over GAS, since this was a planned acquisition, which complements my 4x5 kit.

    The lens looks like a gem, I'd rate it EX+++ (the only missing thing is the box, no scratches or cleaning marks !).

    :cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
  2. Mike1234

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    Wise wise WISE choice. That one was silent but deadly. :D
     
  3. Christopher Walrath

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    Bravo, my friend. Sheer force of will shall overcome. The best way to shake GAS is cold turkey. (hides the smell)
     
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    You mean ice cold Wild Turkey??
     
  5. Christopher Walrath

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    No, that's for a hangover.
     
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    Oh, baby! You make it hurt so gooooood! :D
     
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    ...sink your teeth right through the bone!!
     
  8. EASmithV

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    FREAKS!

    I love APUG...
     
  9. Mike Wilde

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    I am able to convince my wife it is not GAS by making a short term useful photogrpahic material and equipment things to acquire list and telling her about it at least once every 6 months.

    I strive to seek out only good deals for things on that list.

    If the searched for gear comes in a lot that brings other bob in for a good package price, well that is where this system breaks down.

    Selling GAS to her is a lot easier now that I have paid the mortgage off, and have the retirement and kids education funds regularly auto deducted from my bank account.