Graham Bennet (GM Bennet here on apug) sent me an email. Apparently Graham is suffering from GAS. I have a solution. For every 12 cameras you buy, you have to sell one. I have a box full of old Kodak Brownies in the basement that should last me a few months anyway.
Tell Graham that I have the bank account open
The best way to combat gas is not having budget, none. A car without fuel doesn't run, unless you're going down to a valley.
I actually thought I had GAS on the run for a while. I hadn't bought any gear for about 6 mos or so. Last weekend I bought a Zorki 4 at the Hymers Fall Fair. Sonnar copy jupiter 8 lens, and all the shutter speeds work. $25. Just one drink......
Hey, when my GAS becomes unmanageable, I'll move on to step 2! Until then, I will quietly surf ebay at the end of a long day, Jameson's in hand. Ah, look - a Nikon FG and 50mm in great shape for $67 BIN. Click.
Running a set of negs from a new (to me) camera is not unlike the feeling you get watching an image appear in the tray for the first time. Graham