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    Quote Originally Posted by rbarker
    Gee, and I was feeling guilty for having three 50mm Leica lenses. Whew! I feel like a free man!
    When I was looking for a lens for my FED, I ended up buying 12 collapsibles for the price of one. I still have 8 of them, having passed on the best ones except for the one I use. And then there's a couple of non-collapsible Industars and whatnot, too.

    I also managed to get down to only three 150mm LF lenses, but now I'm back to five. And three 135mm's, three 180mm's and a 165mm...
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    I think you should buy whatever you want without guilt. In the end, a wife, child or the government will spend whatever is left. Now that would be a waste.

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    Buy low, Sell high. If you want it get it. Nothing ventured, Nothing gained.

    "It's not what you do but what you leave undone that gives you a little heart ache at the setting of the sun." Edora Welty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    When I was looking for a lens for my FED, I ended up buying 12 collapsibles for the price of one. I still have 8 of them, having passed on the best ones except for the one I use. And then there's a couple of non-collapsible Industars and whatnot, too.

    I also managed to get down to only three 150mm LF lenses, but now I'm back to five. And three 135mm's, three 180mm's and a 165mm...
    Tjugen's Syndrome is like weight. Easy to go on a diet and lose weight, hard not to regain the loss.

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    Is not Mr. Ole a fine role model and ideal choice to advise others about camera greed?

    Please speak up I am hearing impaired.
    Claire (Ms Anne Thrope is in the darkroom)

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    I shouldn't have said that - 150mm lens no. 6 came in todays mail. A 150mm f:6.6 Zeiss Doppel-Amatar...
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    It's got nothing to do with collecting or having a plan ....

    I just like using 50mm lenses, it provides me with the perfect frame size, according to my preferences that is, others often get a 50mm because it's the cheapest in the range, use it for a while and then tend to buy wides or teles leaving the 50 unused. After a while they might decide to sell it for reasons of funding another lenses, this is when I come in. I pick them up at good prices and cannot get it over my heart to sell them.

    Out of all the 50-ties I own, 15 are a different types, all with a certain character, not that use them all, but I do have them documented, and when I feel the need I pick a specific lens, or lenses for the subject I want to photograph.
    Perfection is Boring ...

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    I guess I have camera greed too!

    I have and use: a Leica M6 , A 4x5, and a Hassy

    I have and seldom use a Nikon F100 outfit, Rolleiflex, and a Leica IIIF.

    I have noticed that when I stick to one particular format my my work tends to improve.

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    As I started this thread, I should say that since my opening post, and partly after considering earlier responses, I have bought both an FM3A and a Nikon 85mm f1.4 (MF), second-hand of course, as a decision to make the most of what I had already.

    I'm very pleased with the decision, and in fact don't think it was greed at all, but was about time, and it has made a lot of practical difference. To change system would, I think, have been greedy and also a complete red herring (for me, at the moment).

    But this thread has a life of it's own now...........(and I wouldn't say the greed in me is dead for ever, but it's under control - for now).......

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    Dear Stargazer, with full understanding of your gender and meaning nothing untoward, do you think that camera greed is a more appropriate term than camera lust?
    Claire (Ms Anne Thrope is in the darkroom)

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