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    I got GAS once when I was playing guitar more often, then got cured and sold everything except one electric, one acoustic, and one amp. I coveted C lenses for my RB67, but I'm pretty much covered with a 65, 90, 127, 180, and 250. Then there's my XA for 35mm. Done.

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    You have to decide in the final analysis if your raison d'être is making photographs or buying more or more photographic equipment, I discovered more than 25 years ago that creativity wasn't a problem that could be solved by acquisition, and since this realization I have found my photography much more productive and satisfying.
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    Point taken benjiboy. But if you notice in the OP, my remark referred to bodies, not equipment, generally. In my case, with the exception of the 17-35mm ED, 28-70mm ED and the 80-200mm D ED lenses (all purchased to use with - primarily - my d*&^#@l), I have not added any lenses, or any other "do-dads" to my kit for the better part of five years. Bodies, however (blame, in part, must rest with the give-away prices) are another matter entirely! LOL
    Some Nikons (F6, F5, F3P, F3HP, F2ASx4, F2A, F2 and a D800), with Ai/Ais Nikkors ranging from 15mm to 600mm; Leicas (M6X2), with Leitz glass from 28 to 90mm and a pair of Hasselblads (500c/ms), with Zeiss glass from 50 to 250mm. A bit of stuff for a no-longer practicing professional, but justifiable for a now-converted hobbyist who absolutely loves taking/making pictures.

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    I keep promising myself no more GAS, and then I see something and stick a silly bid on it, and win it, resulting recently in a minty Zeiss Nettar that looks like it has never been used with all original receipts and paperwork for ~£30ish (shutter was completely gummed, but now working fine) and a superb Retina Reflex S (bought as a non-runner, but now working perfectly after a bit of guidance from Chris Sherlock) for £3.60 + postage! The Nettar is a great - my first pocketable 6x6, and the Retina is a mechanical marvel with excellent lenses (I already had 28mm, 50mm and 135mm from my Retina IIIS). I figure by buying these cameras and bringing them back to working order I am doing my bit to keep them alive. Both new acquisitions are in use. Significant other doesn't notice the odd new one any more ;-)

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    I have all the cameras I desire and have only bought two in the last 25 years, If I have disposable income to spend on my photography I spend it on ensuring they are professionally maintained occasionally so I come home with pictures, not excuses
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    I, too, have all I want, and way (so much) more. No argument, Benjiboy, that "disposable income" is better spent on equipment maintenance, film and paper (assuming your goal, like mine, is to become a better photographer). That said, with give-away prices on film bodies...sometimes homeless F2s look so forlorn...
    Some Nikons (F6, F5, F3P, F3HP, F2ASx4, F2A, F2 and a D800), with Ai/Ais Nikkors ranging from 15mm to 600mm; Leicas (M6X2), with Leitz glass from 28 to 90mm and a pair of Hasselblads (500c/ms), with Zeiss glass from 50 to 250mm. A bit of stuff for a no-longer practicing professional, but justifiable for a now-converted hobbyist who absolutely loves taking/making pictures.

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    I have all the bodies I want, certainly more than I need. I never let that stop me though!
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    followed by the Soiling of the Pants, and the Burying of the Idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatulent1 View Post
    I have all the bodies I want, certainly more than I need. I never let that stop me though!
    That statement truly summarises what G.A.S. really is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatulent1 View Post
    I have all the bodies I want, certainly more than I need. I never let that stop me though!
    +1. I think you and I are on the same page, flatulent1. Curiously, however, my GAS, would seem to be restricted to Nikon bodies. I have never had the urge to purchase any additional Leica bodies (I actually sold my M4P a while back because of lack of use) or Hasselblad bodies (I sold my EL/X two or so years back for thee same reason). Now, as for the Nikons, well...at current prices...I guess I will have to bear the burden of the problem of proper camera rotation...
    Some Nikons (F6, F5, F3P, F3HP, F2ASx4, F2A, F2 and a D800), with Ai/Ais Nikkors ranging from 15mm to 600mm; Leicas (M6X2), with Leitz glass from 28 to 90mm and a pair of Hasselblads (500c/ms), with Zeiss glass from 50 to 250mm. A bit of stuff for a no-longer practicing professional, but justifiable for a now-converted hobbyist who absolutely loves taking/making pictures.

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