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Uh oh GAS build up

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Kiwi Paul, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Please talk me out of it....

    I have a G3 which I love but GAS it making me squirm and I have this overwhelming desire to get an E-PL3 as well so I have as an even more portable, jacket pocket-able (with the 20mm) camera. I know I don't need it but.....well you know GAS we all get it!!!

    Please convince me not to do it!!!!!

  2. DIS Ottawa

    DIS Ottawa Guest

    GAS? Gear Acquisition Syndrome possibly? I get that all the time. The only solution I've found is to go out and spend a whack of money. Unfortunately, it's not a long term solution.
  3. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Yeah, GAS ... it's a _itch.:biggrin:
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    There is no remedy for GAS. Just go get the EPL3. Just do it Paul!!! Embrace it fully. It'll make you feel better for sure! :) 
  5. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    I was afraid of that, I was hoping there is a cure but I fear you are right, it's a terrible aliment, GAS that is :redface:

  6. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    You could go for a EPM1... you already have a swivel-display camera, and the M is a little smaller than the L... :smile:

    200$ spared? no... 200$ more for your next GAS attack :rofl: It's half a oly 45mm!
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Get an E-PM1. Maybe silver. That should push off the purchase of the E-PL3 for at least a month.
  8. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    +1 for the mini PEN... noticeably smaller front to back.
  9. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    Every time I have a bout of GAS I open a good photobook, look at other people's wonderful photographs and decide that the only factor limiting the quality of my pictures is my skill (or, to be precise, lack thereof). After that I usually live in peace for a month or two :biggrin:

    That said, if you want that E-PL3, you definitely should buy it :biggrin:
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  10. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Yeah the E-Pm1 does sound like a good alternative but only available with kit lens in the UK at the moment and it only £50 cheaper than the E-PL3 kit, how do the 2 compare IQ wise etc have there been any reviews?

  11. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Don't do it, Paul! ........ Get the E-P3 instead, you'll love it! :biggrin:

    Also add the 12mm f2 and 45mm f1.8 to your list - you've got to get that GAS out of your system! :biggrin:

    But keep some money back in case the Panny 12-35mm f2 materializes! :eek: 
  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    IQ is essentially identical on all three new Olympus models - same sensor, same processor, same lens options. Features vary but IQ shouldn't at all.

  13. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Good advice!!
  14. Jorge Ledesma

    Jorge Ledesma Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 27, 2011
    There is no medication for GAS, be like Nike "just do it"
  15. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    If you really suffer from GAS, you could try some TUMS (tally up more stuff).:rofl:
  16. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Only cure for GAS is to let it go here and there in small increments. No one will suspect anything.
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  17. I sometimes get second-hand GAS. Is that weird?
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  18. kundalini

    kundalini Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 20, 2011
    Pepto-Bismol is useless, as is all the other OTC remedies. Your only solution is an on-line purchase from your favorite website or local camera shop. :rofl:
  19. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    a good one. :rofl:
  20. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    I'm pleased to report my venting on here has released the GAS and I'm resisting spending my money for the moment.

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