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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Another thing worth doing is to count all of your cameras and compare it with the number of pairs of shoes she has!
    I tried that once, the results were not very pretty!

    Seriously, do not hide it - discuss it. My wife wants to buy a new television, so we discussed it. She knows I would not have been thrilled to come home and find a new TV in the living room. Big surprises are not usually welcome, and even little surprises can cause disagreements. For example, we had one artificial Christmas tree, it's perfectly fine if you like that sort of thing. I mentioned getting a real tree this year. I come home the next day and there's a NEW artificial tree in the room. We now have TWO artificial trees. I would have preferred talking about that in advance. What are we going to do with the other artificial tree? We also live in a one-bedroom apartment so space is limited.

    When there are other more important things to think about (like raising a child or just paying bills on time), items which are basically luxuries must be put on hold. I mean, if this purchase wasn't going to be an issue, you would not be thinking about how to hide it, would you?

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    Do you hide your cameras from your wife?

    Quote Originally Posted by rthomas View Post
    I tried that once, the results were not very pretty!

    Seriously, do not hide it - discuss it. My wife wants to buy a new television, so we discussed it. She knows I would not have been thrilled to come home and find a new TV in the living room. Big surprises are not usually welcome, and even little surprises can cause disagreements. For example, we had one artificial Christmas tree, it's perfectly fine if you like that sort of thing. I mentioned getting a real tree this year. I come home the next day and there's a NEW artificial tree in the room. We now have TWO artificial trees. I would have preferred talking about that in advance. What are we going to do with the other artificial tree? We also live in a one-bedroom apartment so space is limited.

    When there are other more important things to think about (like raising a child or just paying bills on time), items which are basically luxuries must be put on hold. I mean, if this purchase wasn't going to be an issue, you would not be thinking about how to hide it, would you?
    :scratches head: are the new artificial trees made of real wood now? LOL


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    Suggest not comparing her purchases to yours, trust me, unless you like sleeping on the couch. The problem isn't trying to hide it, the problem is covering the financial record of the purchase. Hey, 10 bucks, 20 bucks here and there, after 6-8 months, there you go. Then
    you can safely buy and tell your wife you bought it from a guy for pennies on the dollar cause its broke and your going to fix it. Then sit at the table with some micro screw drivers and play around a bit. There you go "it's fixed!"
    You have a baby coming however and you need to think of that. Responsible suggestion, sell everything you have not used in last 8 months. Your baby is going to need it. Besides I feel hassie's really are over rated. It's not all in the camera, it's mostly the person behind it.

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    Do you hide your cameras from your wife?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Ludwig View Post
    Suggest not comparing her purchases to yours, trust me, unless you like sleeping on the couch. The problem isn't trying to hide it, the problem is covering the financial record of the purchase. Hey, 10 bucks, 20 bucks here and there, after 6-8 months, there you go. Then
    you can safely buy and tell your wife you bought it from a guy for pennies on the dollar cause its broke and your going to fix it. Then sit at the table with some micro screw drivers and play around a bit. There you go "it's fixed!"
    You have a baby coming however and you need to think of that. Responsible suggestion, sell everything you have not used in last 8 months. Your baby is going to need it. Besides I feel hassie's really are over rated. It's not all in the camera, it's mostly the person behind it.
    Mostly the person behind it can afford one because they are talented and successful and the ones who aren't don't have money to sell and print their hassy images especially after buying the camera at 3 times the price, haha I consider Leica as Hassleblad owners the same, they may be good photographers but it isn't because of the camera, they just think it is and are willing to pay out the a$$ for that delusion haha...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Ludwig View Post
    Responsible suggestion, sell everything you have not used in last 8 months.
    If some married guys did got rid of their equipment that they had not used in the last 8 months, they would never have to worry about having ANY children!
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    I never hide a camera, usually tell her than I'm going to buy one (or one lens, or whatever). She usually disagrees, as she thinks I should be able to do everything with one camera and one lens.

    On the long term, I'm not sure she's wrong, but she would not agree on the camera I'd keep : my most essential one is the Rolleiflex, while she thinks the EOS3 "she" bought me (the one we bought while agreeing about buying it) is the only one I should need...

    Of course, I usually get the "silent treatment" when she strongly disagrees (she kept "not knowing" about the Yashica Mat 124 for one year :-D )
    Gee, she not only decides that you only need one camera and one lens, but also decides which one camera and which one lens. And then they talk about parity! Try to tell her she only needs one dress, and which one
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    Quote Originally Posted by rthomas View Post
    For example, we had one artificial Christmas tree, it's perfectly fine if you like that sort of thing. I mentioned getting a real tree this year. I come home the next day and there's a NEW artificial tree in the room. We now have TWO artificial trees. I would have preferred talking about that in advance.
    This is typical "power struggle" in place. You actually talked about that in advance, and she showed you who is in command. The point was not to buy a new artificial need (there was no need anyway). The point was "who is in power". If you think it's a Christmas tree question, I think you are deeply mistaken
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    or one pair of shoes and pick out the pair.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoMiglioli View Post
    My wife is really smart and she knows all my cameras. Now I want to buy my first Hasselblad which in no way looks like to anything I already have to tell her its the same. We live in a small apartment with no place to hide things and my baby is coming soon. She will be furious if I come home with a new camera... Any idea? Divorce is not an option.

    Tell her you found a bargain in a pawnshop, hide the rest of the lenses you are gonna buy in the end amongst the rest of your lens collection, I assume she's not THAT interested in your gear that she keeps track of what kind of glass you carry (and after all, today a Hasselblad 500 is not gonna put you down a lot, but the glass....)..

    Or just sell all crap you dont need to fund your new toys.
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    The dysfunctionality in this thread is incredible, even if I charitably assume 80% of you are trolling.

    I like Steve's "store it in the 8x10" solution though



 

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