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    [QUOTE=Kopite64;454032

    It was even funnier last year when she discovered my hiding place of 16 years for my cash slush fund. Told her I was saving for a birthday present for her. Incredibly she found something that cost exactly what I had saved to the last £ (I didn't even realise she had counted it).

    I have a feeling the appearance of an SLR, Drive and 5 lenses may just wrinkle her beautiful little button nose[/QUOTE]

    For 33 years my wife has not found my cash slush fund, (I hide it in the oven).

    I also have seperate account for my occasional camera purchases. Try hiding a a couple of 8x10 cameras and a couple of 5x7 cameras sometime.

    P.S. I always lusted after the F3HP, but could never afford them, until the past couple of years. Now I have 2 F3HPs with MD4 on each. Thank God for digital!!!

    Wayne

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    tee hee. My wife figures that my photo expenses are cheaper than psychotherapy... so it's all part of the budget.

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    Tell her, "IT'S ALL FOR ART"
    It is easier to gain enlightenment than to explain enlightenment.
    Supreme Master Ching Hai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Holliday View Post
    It's an essential purchase, women have babies to play with, men have cameras.
    Hey! Not all women just play with babies, my baby is a MF Pentax. You don't want to sound chauvanistic, do you ????
    Prints available in the APUG GAllery
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Holliday View Post
    It's an essential purchase, women have babies to play with, men have cameras.

    Exccuuuse me???? (Hands on hips, eyes shooting flaming bolts)

    "So I am turning over a new leaf but the page is stuck". Diane Arbus

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    My wife was an animator and filmmaker; she ENCOURAGES me to buy gear... up to a point.

    Nowdays, with that blasted auction site, government surplus sales and thrift stores, it is EASY to stay in budget and still accumulate great gear!

    I love my wife... *snif*

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    I'll never forget when I was told women will never make good photographers - because we are too emotional.

    Eat those words Gary!

    Congratulations Paul! Make nice photographs of your wife and family, and let her take the camera out, too. That might make the introduction a little less painful.

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    Now there is a cunning plan cheers Nicole!
    Regards Paul


    "Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valerie View Post
    Exccuuuse me???? (Hands on hips, eyes shooting flaming bolts)

    LOL!

    I have my cameras, my husband has his shed full of tools (he is a mechanic by trade, not hobby. He has his multiple project vehicles waiting for warmer weather for him to work on.
    Diane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Holliday View Post
    It's an essential purchase, women have babies to play with, men have cameras.
    That's hilarious!
    Can't say my household fit's that mold- we've got 4 youngins, my wife has a much more 'successful' career than I have. (As a result of her superior education) I've done the stay at home dad thing for a few years, and probably am going to again within the next 6 months.

    But I still claim to be the more intelligent one, by default of my superior male chromosomes.

    (I'm only kidding, but I will be going into hiding now in case noone finds this humorous)

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