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    WOW-- theres a lot of things I would do without for toys, BUT NOY MY WIFE!!! I'd grt rid of anything for her. Toys come and go, but the chance to have ANY time with a good woman only happens once in a lifetime. The Hassy can and should wait, the date should and MUST happen--END OF DISCUSSION!!!! You would definitly be a CRACKHEAD if you chose anything over a good woman.
    My wife, fortunatly, indulges me and my toys. But I would never put them ahead of her, or any of my family for that matter.
    I have in the past, and still give up some toys for my whim-de-jour.
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    after slipping on a rock on a jetti and going fully into the air and landing on my elbow, scraped , in pain and dazed i still reached out to catch my falling bronica ETR as if it were a football (id make some awesome comparison but i don't know anything about football), i got up tied my shirt around my bleeding arm and continued my work, it didn't receive any care until my day of photographing was done

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    Maybe its something in the water.

    When I went into the army years ago, there was always the rumor that they put something in the water (in Basic training) to curb your romantic interest.
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    I remember reading a story years ago about a photojournalist who won a Pulitzer for his work. At a party held to celebrate, he openly admitted he wasn't happy because he gave up so much in the process of his work.
    The quote always stuck with me: A camera doesn't keep you warm at night.

    Anyway, enough about that. I'd say what I sacrifice is a life free of credit card interest charges...no small thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibowj View Post
    I have a date this weekend coming with a very attractive Japanese girl who speaks amazing english, and Im going to cancel in order to pay for shipping on my new Hassy...
    Surely you're not that hard up for photo gear. Wait on the Hassy and take out the lassie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Meeting women is easy. Another one comes by every 15 minutes like busses. [I am sure it is the same way for women meeting men.] If a woman [man] likes you, then she [he] will accept you the way you are including your interests and desires. If not, move on there is a better one for you out there.

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    That's pretty shallow, but you're right. Meeting women is easy. Meeting the right woman is hard. It takes a lot of work and sacrifice. It is often one failure after another. When you meet someone that you'd really like to know better, you are in a position where you have to sell yourself; and first impressions are everything. What sort of impression does it make to the object of your desire to know that a camera, a thing, an inanimate object, takes precedence? Answer that.
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    Gave up my Roland Jupiter 6 and Sequential Circuits synthesizers. I regret selling those puppies but they were too addictive and I was making no real contribution to music with those beasties.

    Gave up some bad relationships with shallow people that hindered my artwork.

    Pushing forward with the good. Leaving the bad for the past. Praying for the best.
    I brake for fixer!

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    If you even think about gear over the girl she must not be the right one for you anyway...
    If she was right for you the question never would have been ask
    Real men use Speed Graphics and flashbulbs.

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    wow, you guys are super serious on some things arent you? I was more interesting in what YOUVE given up....but since youre so intersted, said person is a stranger... and really its not a big deal... just trying to be funny..not being stooooopid

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    is this from an ebay auction? if so, explain your situation to the seller, and then, if they have a heart in their body, they'll allow you to postpone payment until you've taken this girl out. IF THEY HAVE A HEART THAT IS

    some people don't though.

    i've given up sleep (pretty precious in my book), and lots of time working over a fryer(no longer thank God) in the name of newer, better gear. if I could go back and do it all over again, I would . But if a great girl was involved, the gear would have had to wait!

    its your decision after all. some on this thread have said that if she has a heart, she'll understand. NOT TRUE SIR....

    any good(or especially great) girl is worth more than all the gear in the world. besides, its not like there isn't another Hassie out there with your name on it...

    just my $.02

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