Do I have GAS

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by shutterduster, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. shutterduster

    shutterduster Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 8, 2013
    Keremeos, BC. Canada
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    Dave T
    I don't know how I let it get this far.

    I have had an interest in photography since the first time I used a SLR in 1966. I bought myself a used Pentax with 28mm lens and went out and just took pictures of everything I thought was interesting with varied results. I experimented with film and slides. I tried different views, compositions and never used a flash.

    Then I got married and had kids. Photography took a back seat. Perhaps it found its way into the trunk and I lost touch.

    Fast forward 35 years and the bug bit me again. Film was on its way out but that didn`t stop me from going back to what I was accustomed to. I bought a used Minolta 5000 and 5000 Maxxum with four lenses and went back to playing. Everyone was switching to Digital and I decided I should to.

    After a lot of deliberation I bought into the 4/3 system. E-3, HLD-4, 12-60, 50 f2.0 macro, 70-300, 50-200 swd, fl50r filters and on and on.

    Then GAS happened. Mu4/3 looked so appealing. Small, light and affordable. I could use any lens ever made. I could sell the 4/3 stuff and the world was my oyster. Next thing I know I am spending all my time on line looking for legacy lenses, new native lenses and reading and reading about everything.
    Problem is I have just about stopped taking pictures because I am always looking for the next great thing.

    From today forward I am going to sell anything that isn`t going to fit into my smaller gear bag.

    This is only some of what I have acquired. I will try to list it later.[​IMG]
  2. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
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    If you have to ask... then yes you do.
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
  4. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I won't call this GAS.. GAS moves .. I would call this Gear Constipation :wink::wink::wink: . You need ebay ENEMA :2thumbs::2thumbs:
  5. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
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    Doug Green
    That's nothing - I don't see any medium or large format gear.

    I've got the following full systems: Mamiya RZ and RB 67: multiple bodies lenses and finders

    Pentax 67: 2 bodies 3 lenses extension tubes wooden grips

    Koni Rapid Omega: 1 body 2 backs 3 lenses

    Rollei 600x: 3 bodies 4 backs 3 lenses (after just selling 2 lenses)

    Fully working Yashica Mat124G and Rolleiflex 2.8E TLRs

    Baby Rolleiflex:

    35mm systems including Nikons (6 bodies), Minoltas (5 bodies), Olympus (2 bodies), a Konica, and a Canon

    I've sold the vast majority of my Leica gear - but I still have one Bessa T body with a 50mm Summitar and one Leica R4s with a 28mm Elmarit R.

    I don't bother asking the question of whether or not I have GAS.

    As for Digital, I own 1 Nikon D50 (just sold 2 bodies) 3 Olympuses (E-1, E-300, E-520) and 2 M4/3 bodies.

    Right now, the stuff I use 95% of the time is the M4/3 and the 4/3 gear.
  6. shutterduster

    shutterduster Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 8, 2013
    Keremeos, BC. Canada
    Real Name:
    Dave T
    Should I list here or is Ebay better?

    I have never sold anything on Ebay or anywhere other than Kijiji.
    Kijiji is just a local market and with some of the gear I have it just doesn't move.

    Would it make sense to list it here?:eek:

    Thanks in advance.
  7. inkista

    inkista Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 13, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    I think he just needs TUMS (Time to Unload My Stuff) for the GAS. :)
  8. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    TUMS for GAS, who'd have thought? :wink:
  9. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    And the OP needs to stay away from this site and get out and USE the gear he has.

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  10. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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    No you don't. You need more, heck you need a dedicated room for it, maybe two rooms a display room and a storage room.

    Is it Friday yet?
  11. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
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    Oh most certainly you do... I'd be willing to take those off your hands to help you out.

    Seriously though- when you do put some of those up for sale, be sure to post it to the members sales form too... for my own GAS.
  12. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    So his GAS will help to cure your GAS:wink: Its a community GAS .. Okay :smile: I will run away before the GAS leaks :biggrin::biggrin:I don't wanna have some

  13. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    He needs GAStroscopy :drinks::drinks::thumbup::thumbup:
  14. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    This coming from the guy who's thrice bought and twice sold the X100 (unless I've missed a transaction it two). Seems like it might be too late for you, Bhupinder. :wink:

    sent with my phone...please excuse the typos