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    Quote Originally Posted by polyglot View Post
    If you want to know what this lot looks like in 20 years, have a look at the LFPF membership: same attitudes, less wives and more bitterness.
    Yikes, definitely selling my 4x5 now. Besides, I haven't used it in the last 8 months, so according to Sirius it has to go ...
    Last edited by dorff; 11-26-2012 at 04:15 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Once she sees the beautiful pictures you take of mother and baby (gifts for grandparents) she'll forgive you :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    Hiding is no basis for a relationship. What is she hiding from you?
    I think the Chinese have a proverb relating to that. Millennary wisdom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer View Post
    Aww, I suspect most of this was written very late at night, or when the other half was working.

    Besides, anyone really getting their marriage advice from these posts will be looking for dating service soon.
    Remember that you do not have to renew your contract. Life got better when I declared myself a free agent after 24 years of service.
    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 polyglot View Post
    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
    +1

    My first post (#4) - Wow. That's a real problem, and it's nothing to do with cameras.

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    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.
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by polyglot View Post
    If you want to know what this lot looks like in 20 years, have a look at the LFPF membership: same attitudes, less wives and more bitterness.
    Fewer!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Fewer!
    Heil!



    though I could argue the toss - less would imply that they were all gone.

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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...
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