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    Quote Originally Posted by naeroscatu View Post
    Bad timing; building a camera system or a camera collection, whatever your pleasure is needs to happen at the right time for your family. I could only afford to buy the cameras that I wanted, including Hasselblad about the time when my daughter finished university and I was in the 28th year of marriage. If you have some cameras as you said, just use them to entertain your hobby and be patient. A certain brand of camera will not make you a better photographer, you know that right?
    Can't a second-hand Hasselblad cost only a few hundreds Euro? Is there really any need to wait for 28 years? We don't know if photography exists in 28 years. Technologies like "virtual palpation" and "digital smell" will probably be all over the internet

    A search a few seconds long:

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/Hasselblad-50...item20cdaee6d3 (auction with 0 offers, you never know until you make an offer, there are many like that).

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/Hasselblad-50...item416e92f143

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/Hasselblad-50...item23254e50a9

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/Hasselblad-50...item337d484919

    With some patience and "bargain hunting" I'm sure cheaper alternatives can be found.
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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!


    Steve.
    WARNING!!!!

    DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!



    I tried this - I pointed out to my moaning and complaining wife that she had as many pairs of shoes as I had cameras.

    BIG MISTAKE. I am embarrassed that, as a married man of many years, I was so foolish.

    My wife likes shoes. And clothes. And handbags. Shortly after I made the 'shoes' comment... I noticed the cupboard was bare. She had thrown nearly all of her shoes in the recycling bin. Everything except her works shoes and one or two pairs for best. Everything else.... dozens of pairs of boots at £80 and more a time, shoes that had never been worn. The whole lot - in the trash. For months it was 'I can't go to xxxxx - I haven't got any shoes to wear".

    You see... I like OWNING cameras. Whereas my wife... she likes BUYING shoes. It's the shopping.... And I gave her the perfect excuse to dump the lot and start all over again.

    Let this be a warning. Don't try to outsmart your wife. Don't make my mistake... just put up with the constant moaning. It is the way it is suppossed to be...
    Steve

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    Do you hide your cameras from your wife?

    Large safety deposit box in a cool dry safe stocked with film and backs, bellows and lenses, cameras galore all secure


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    This must be one of the funniest threads on this forum ever!!!!!

    ROTFLMFAO

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    This must be one of the funniest threads on this forum ever!!!!!

    ROTFLMFAO



    (Just bought a Fujifilm XF1 for the missus, for those of you not into digital at all, google it, it is very small, and it comes in black, brown, and RED .. all in "snakeskin" leather....)

    GO figure...
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    Do you hide your cameras from your wife?

    Quote Originally Posted by Felinik View Post
    This must be one of the funniest threads on this forum ever!!!!!

    ROTFLMFAO



    (Just bought a Fujifilm XF1 for the missus, for those of you not into digital at all, google it, it is very small, and it comes in black, brown, and RED .. all in "snakeskin" leather....)

    GO figure...
    Shhhhh a forum just got closed because of too much digital talk, you don't want them to think you're a muggle...


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    Quote Originally Posted by steven_e007 View Post
    WARNING!!!!

    DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!



    I tried this - I pointed out to my moaning and complaining wife that she had as many pairs of shoes as I had cameras.

    BIG MISTAKE. I am embarrassed that, as a married man of many years, I was so foolish.

    My wife likes shoes. And clothes. And handbags. Shortly after I made the 'shoes' comment... I noticed the cupboard was bare. She had thrown nearly all of her shoes in the recycling bin. Everything except her works shoes and one or two pairs for best. Everything else.... dozens of pairs of boots at £80 and more a time, shoes that had never been worn. The whole lot - in the trash. For months it was 'I can't go to xxxxx - I haven't got any shoes to wear".

    You see... I like OWNING cameras. Whereas my wife... she likes BUYING shoes. It's the shopping.... And I gave her the perfect excuse to dump the lot and start all over again.

    Let this be a warning. Don't try to outsmart your wife. Don't make my mistake... just put up with the constant moaning. It is the way it is suppossed to be...
    The fact that she threw away shoes that she bought and never wore is just a huge show of insanity, or nervous breakdown, or whatever, doubling the damage (unless she recovered them a moment later after the sad show) and would have deserved an infinite ban on shoe purchase, while your commendable habit of using the cameras you buy is just a testament of your sincere passion for photography, deserving the future discretionary useless unappreciated unused shoes family budget to be entirely diverted to useful actually-used sensible beautiful film technology.

    But did she really did that? It's so nonsensical it's hard to believe. And to demonstrate what? If anything it demonstrates even more fully that she is the money waster.
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    Do you hide your cameras from your wife?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diapositivo View Post
    The fact that she threw away shoes that she bought and never wore is just a huge show of insanity, or nervous breakdown, or whatever, doubling the damage (unless she recovered them a moment later after the sad show) and would have deserved an infinite ban on shoe purchase, while your commendable habit of using the cameras you buy is just a testament of your sincere passion for photography, deserving the future discretionary useless unappreciated unused shoes family budget to be entirely diverted to useful actually-used sensible beautiful film technology.

    But did she really did that? It's so nonsensical it's hard to believe. And to demonstrate what? If anything it demonstrates even more fully that she is the money waster.
    I agree, I hope you at least went and took out the unused ones...

    If you didn't SAVE them, you should at least have donated them to those in need rather than let them go to the trash...


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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Shhhhh a forum just got closed because of too much digital talk, you don't want them to think you're a muggle...


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    hehehe!
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    Do you hide your cameras from your wife?

    I'm guilty. Mostly in the past. I haven't bought anything recently. They would be kept hidden for sometimes close to a year and I would sneak them out to use them then return them to their safe hiding location. After enough time had elapsed, I would gain a little more confidence and a camera would make a brief cameo appearance, then a little more frequent and longer appearances. If and when she said something, I usually replied with something like "So and so gave it to me" or "he gave me the parts from various cameras and I was able to assemble one from it". There was a slight bit of truth in each answer.

    I hope she never reads this.

    Our marriage isn't real good, but it has lasted more than 20 years so far.

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