Originally Posted by Klainmeister
Both. At least that's the answer for me. Adjusting from system to system can be tough at times but it has the advantage that it makes you slow down and think about what you're doing. I love playing with cameras that are "new" to me. And I love photography. If I'm going for a must have shot, I'll grab one of my Nikons -- most times an F4S or an F3 or an...
Originally Posted by Sirius Glass
APUG: F5, F4, F3P, F2ASx2, F, Nikomat FTn - all blk bodies; F2A, Nikomat FT2 chrome
Nikkors: 18-70/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX (for DPUG), 28/3.5 H, 35/2 O, 50/2 H, 50/1.4 S, 55/2.8 Micro AIS, 85/1.8 K, 10.5cm/2.5 P, 200/4 AI, 300/4.5 EDIF AIS
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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.
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
An assortment of F-series Nikons with quite a few Nikkors, a pair of M6s will a couple of pieces of Leitz glass, a pair of 500c/ms (ditto) and a D800 (just to help keep Duracell profitable...).
Favourite films: KE ("Kodachrome Era"): PKM25 and PKR64 (RIP), HP5 Plus/Tri-X; PK ("Post Kodachrome"): E100G (until I exhaust my stash and have to figure out what to use next), PanF Plus, HP5 Plus/Tri-X (indispensable, both)... and I am starting to appreciate having Delta 3200 in my camera bag.
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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 ;-)
Now that I have had the cameras that I want for several years, I have not had any bouts of GAS. There is hope for you yet.
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.