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    Quote Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    Are you looking to take pictures or looking to play with different camera bodies. Although they aren't mutually exclusive, it definitely is cheaper to pic one or the other. I currently own 7 cameras after playing with probably close to 30. At this point though, I just want to take pictures and be consistent, so I've settled on what I have and am focusing on my images more than gear. It's quite liberating and I spend a lot less time on the web play shopping.

    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    When pigs fly. We heard that from you before.
    APUG: F4, F2AS, F, Nikomat FTn
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    Nikkors: 18-70/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX (f/D200), 24/2.8 AI, 50/1.4 AI, 85/1.8 K, 180/2.8 ED AIS, 300/4.5 ED AI

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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
    An assortment of F-series Nikons (F to F6, excluding the F4) with quite a few Nikkors, a pair of M6s with some Leitz glass, a pair of 500c/ms with a wide range of Zeiss optics and, just to help keep Duracell solvent, a D800.

    Favourite films: (1). KE ("Kodachrome Era"): 35mm: PKM25 and PKR64, HP5/Tri-X; 120: PKR64, PanF, FP4. (2). PKE ("Post-Kodachrome Era"): (a) 35mm: E100G, HP5 Plus/Tri-X and Delta 3200; (b) 120: E100G, PanF Plus, FP4 Plus, TMax 100.

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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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    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.

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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...
    An assortment of F-series Nikons (F to F6, excluding the F4) with quite a few Nikkors, a pair of M6s with some Leitz glass, a pair of 500c/ms with a wide range of Zeiss optics and, just to help keep Duracell solvent, a D800.

    Favourite films: (1). KE ("Kodachrome Era"): 35mm: PKM25 and PKR64, HP5/Tri-X; 120: PKR64, PanF, FP4. (2). PKE ("Post-Kodachrome Era"): (a) 35mm: E100G, HP5 Plus/Tri-X and Delta 3200; (b) 120: E100G, PanF Plus, FP4 Plus, TMax 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I have all the cameras I desire and ...

    I have been in that group for several years now.
    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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