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    This is how I treat GAS !

    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 ) 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 !).

    Laurent

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    Wise wise WISE choice. That one was silent but deadly.

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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)
    Thank you.
    CWalrath

    "Wubba, wubba, wubba. Bing, bang, bong. Yuck, yuck, yuck and a fiddle-dee-dee." - The Yeti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
    The best way to shake GAS is cold turkey.
    You mean ice cold Wild Turkey??

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    No, that's for a hangover.
    Thank you.
    CWalrath

    "Wubba, wubba, wubba. Bing, bang, bong. Yuck, yuck, yuck and a fiddle-dee-dee." - The Yeti

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    Oh, baby! You make it hurt so gooooood!
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    ...sink your teeth right through the bone!!

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    FREAKS!

    I love APUG...
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    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
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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.
    my real name, imagine that.



 

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