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ampguy
11-25-2010, 10:38
so far ...

for me:

D90 SLR
D700 SLR
M9
u4/3
NEX (toughest one so far)

MaxElmar
11-25-2010, 10:42
Barely resisting buying the NEX. A really good sensor and a familiar crop factor with my RF lenses make it super attractive. Holding off because it continues to drop in price, it needs a good normal prime lens, and the NEX 7 looms ahead. Probably will go for it in '11.

Nikon Bob
11-25-2010, 11:17
Nothing, resistance is futile.

Bob

abumac
11-25-2010, 11:19
Leica M9 ...

tapesonthefloor
11-25-2010, 11:51
I successfully resisted buying into any of the current mirrorless systems in favour of shooting 100% film. None of them offer what, to me, is a usable camera body that matches my shooting style, so I've been registering my displeasure with my wallet.

SolaresLarrave
11-25-2010, 11:54
Year of low GAS to me... but then, I didn't resist anything. When I wanted to try a Nikon RF, I bought one. When I got thinking about the M5, I bought one. Other things are just too outrageously expensive (M8 and M9) or too unnecessary to me.

j.scooter
11-25-2010, 12:05
I have resisted buying the Sony 70-400 lens for my a850. I only resisted it because I spent all my money on Mamiya 6, Pentax 67 and Sony Nex.
I don't think I was that good at resisting:cool:

SimonSawSunlight
11-25-2010, 12:14
I resisted buying a 75mm for my mamiya 6 (so far). the 50 is sufficient and the 150 is a good option for a different perspective (yes it's sufficient yes it's sufficient yes it's sufficient yes it's sufficient yes it's sufficient.)

I also resisted buying another plane ticket to somewhere every 2 weeks. that and I couldn't afford it.

FrankHarries
11-25-2010, 12:29
I should have resisted - a M2, Hexar RF, Hexar AF... no, I couldn't resist (shame on me) but I feel not really bad.....

helenhill_HH
11-25-2010, 12:37
as for Gear.... just a Zeiss 50 planar...only because i Have so many 50's

My Mind' seems to think "this is the ONE"
where all the others will fall away....:eek:

Roberto V.
11-25-2010, 13:15
5D II, Pentax K-5, NEX-5, Contax N1, Contax 645 (that one was hard). I think I'll wait some time before I buy any digital camera, same with MF. I'm still getting to know my M4 (my first RF) so I'll be using that camera almost exclusively for some time. The 10D might tag along sometimes, and maybe another film camera if I need two bodies, but I'll use the Leica most of the time. :D
I've got serious CAS (car acquisition syndrome) for a 29-31 Ford Model A to make into a rat rod/old-style hot rod, or an early 40's Chevy to cruise in style, so I'll have to resist buying gear to buy a ride. The good thing is that I can do most of the work myself, so it shouldn't be expensive

karlori
11-25-2010, 13:20
Used/LN Tag Heuer Monaco at 800$ , Canon 5dMKII , Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II, new pc...

FPjohn
11-25-2010, 13:25
Nex and a graphic adapter plate for it.

yours
FPJ

Bingley
11-25-2010, 13:34
An M3. I'd love to own a single-stroke model. But I put $$$ into getting my M2 and IIIc CLA'd, and they work so well now my M3 lust has cooled.

JohnnyT
11-25-2010, 14:13
Resisted?!

That's for weak minds...

You can visualise what you want, take your credit card and maybe, I did say maybe, make it appear within a short to long time lapse... You have to use the faith... or the force... Whatever ... :)

kdemas
11-25-2010, 14:17
For me it was the M9 and the Ricoh GXR. I'll break eventually.

thegman
11-25-2010, 14:22
GF670, Horizon Perfekt, Fujifilm Natura, Gaoersi 6x12.

Mackinaw
11-25-2010, 14:30
A new F-150 pickup.

Jim B.

Matus
11-25-2010, 14:47
I resisted to buy:
- Leica M4 (or M6)
- Contax G2
- Hexar AF
- Contax T3 (OK, nearly bought one)

I bought:
- Mamiya M6 + 50, 75 and 150 (why did it took so long, it is amazing)
- Konica Auto S3 (let's see what comes out of it, but it is so nice)
- Fuji Silvi Zoom f2.8 (may sell again)

I sold:
- Bessa R3A (we did not match, somehow)
- Jupiter J3
- Rolleiflex T (after 100 rolls and CLA, I miss it ... )

******

My wife is not impressed with the balance in total somehow ... :p

alexnotalex
11-25-2010, 14:51
A Summicron 50. But there's still time...

hausen
11-25-2010, 14:53
Don't think I will be able to resist the X100 when it is available next year. Did resist the M9 this year though and bought 5D11 + 3 L lenses instead.

Luddite Frank
11-25-2010, 15:27
I have been resisting a couple of Kodak Ektra 35mm RF's / lenses / backs that I know of...

Price is fair, but still not insignificant....

The Ektra is my present GAS "itch"...

Thardy
11-25-2010, 15:54
Leica M9

Nokton 50 1.1

unohuu
11-25-2010, 16:01
I have resisted buying an M4. Mainly because I do not have any lenses to use with it yet. I will continue to use my Nikon bodies and my Yashica for now.

igi
11-25-2010, 16:41
An OM2S. I've been hearing negative comments from this camera like battery drain and annoying mirror slap sound but also praises from the OM diehards...

I'm still curious on it... like I'm prolonging the inevitable:)

nikon_sam
11-25-2010, 21:15
For the darkroom a Gralab 500 timer (I have one but need another) and so far a Nikon 80mm enlarger lens...I know where it is and I saw it the last time I was there...

akptc
11-25-2010, 21:22
- another M body
- Nikon D700
- Nokton 50/1.1
- Pentax K-5 (I don't think I can resist it much longer though)
- more film

chris7521
11-25-2010, 21:30
Too much to list. I'd be tempted to buy less if i could just stay off Ebay. If you don't look then you don't buy! I have all I need and I just have to keep telling myself that.:D

maddoc
11-25-2010, 21:35
... an 65mm Elmar for Visoflex ... :eek:

Recently, I am more thinking about what to sell, though. Way to much gear accumulated.

kdemas
11-25-2010, 21:35
Helen...Given the kind of atmospheric shooting I think you like to do I'm not sure you'd love the Planar. Incredible lens, razor sharp but a little clinical to me. I'd think the C-Sonnar is a better match for you :)

Kent

as for Gear.... just a Zeiss 50 planar...only because i Have so many 50's

My Mind' seems to think "this is the ONE"
where all the others will fall away....:eek:

PMCC
11-25-2010, 21:49
Kent,

Are you planning to ignite GAS fires in 2011 with a Bay Area B&G sell-athon? Would be a good antidote for the January pre-Stupor Bowl doldrums.

Peter.

gekopaca
11-25-2010, 21:49
MFT Voigtlander 25mm f0.95
But I will not resist in 2011.

Debusti Paolo
11-25-2010, 22:29
leica m2 for repaint/custom project, a new 35 summilux asph II,a noctilux....strong recession here in Italy:mad:

tonal1
11-25-2010, 22:49
food .

tanel
11-25-2010, 23:01
A winter hat. But now when the blizzard roars outside, I belive I've made the wrong decision.
Same applies for the M3.

Mablo
11-25-2010, 23:23
Since last summer I've wanted to buy a 6x4.5 SLR. But I have been strong and resisted.

Gary E
11-25-2010, 23:25
What I resisted to buy this year were:
CV 75/1.8
CV 35/1.2
CV 50/1.1
ZM 28/2.8
Nex5 with adapters

What slipped by was a CV 28/2.0

I'm still mainly a film shooter (still have 80 rolls in the fridge), but the Nex5 was really close to being in my bag. Probably will wait till the Nex7 is out. I already have the other focal lengths in my lineup, but not with large apertures of course :rolleyes: so it wasn't too hard to resist. If the Fuji x100 comes to fruit, that may result in 2 digi's next year :bang:

smile
11-25-2010, 23:45
bunch of leica glass, few cameras, lots of bags and cases. i finally bought some stuff i don't really need. that's funny i know)

westtime
11-26-2010, 00:57
Resisted the Leica M9 and the Nikon D700and F6.

Could not resist a Mamiya 7II, the Leica M 3.4/135mm, M 1/50mm (a dream!) and a cfi 4/150mm for the Hassi and a few other things.

Sold the Leica M 2/75mm, the Luigi Case and the Mamiya 7II.

deirdre
11-26-2010, 00:59
M9 and a 28mm Elmarit.

I got an M8 and a Voigtlander 28mm Ultron instead. I'll probably pick up both the M9 and the Elmarit next year, though.

robert blu
11-26-2010, 03:05
I had temptation but, not yet any digital...
robert

John Lawrence
11-26-2010, 03:12
In the last two weeks a Rolleicord Vb.

John

p.giannakis
11-26-2010, 03:28
A rolleiflex - We'll invest the money for a DSLR (my wife's decision...)

jamesdfloyd
11-26-2010, 03:37
Leica M9 and GW690

Riverman
11-26-2010, 03:41
Not much unfortunately. 2010 has been gaseous for me, adding an F6 and an M6 to my kit and swapping my Shen Hao for an Ebony. Too much gas.

raydm6
11-26-2010, 03:47
I succumbed after searching for a few years for this combo:

Mint 1958 button rewind M2 w/ST and the 35 2.8 Summaron-M w/hood. Both CLA'd by Kindermann which included a lens recollimation.

I'm done for awhile :)

Keith
11-26-2010, 03:53
I'm currently resisting the F6 that jonmanjiro has for sale in the classifieds! :p

thirteen
11-26-2010, 03:56
Zeiss Planar ZM, Pentax Spotmatic, 50mm Takumar, OM2N, OM3, OM4Ti, Zuiko 85/2, Zuiko 28/2, Zuiko 50/1,4.
Resisted each in turn for a few days ...then inevitably bought them all ... and enjoying every photo op with them.

Viktor Sebastian
11-26-2010, 04:00
If people stop resisting my CV 12mm I would stop resisting an M2 :D

ottluuk
11-26-2010, 04:01
I have yet to make a photo gear related purchase this year. The last one was GRD-III in late 2009. Thus I have avoided temptation from any surviving camera made since the very dawn of photography :D

Will get a Fuji 690 as soon as the pennies roll home, though. Together, we will have the strength to resist any temptation, I hope :D

Don Parsons
11-26-2010, 04:01
I've been out of work until a month ago, have another month to go to finish school so resistance was pretty easy. But I have a lot of things I need (want :-) ) that I'll slowly acquire over the following year.

1. Panasonic Lx5-new travel camera as traveling is my job.
2. New Printer-B&H has the Epson 2880 on sale for $389 this weekend (including a $300 mail-in rebate.) My 2200 died on me.
3. Canon 24-105 Zoom and Canon 10-22.

I have GAS for:
4. Pentax 67II with 105. I want to go out west and spend some time.
5. Olympus E-30 with 12-60. I hear it's a killer lens. Might do this combo in place of the two Canons above.

Cron
11-26-2010, 04:01
5DII;
Nikon 9000 scanner;
24/1,4 for Leica M;
iphone4

MatthewThompson
11-26-2010, 05:06
Been resisting paying silly money for a Fuji Strobe Bracket for the GA. Boggling how much they go for.

helenhill_HH
11-26-2010, 05:28
Helen...Given the kind of atmospheric shooting I think you like to do I'm not sure you'd love the Planar. Incredible lens, razor sharp but a little clinical to me. I'd think the C-Sonnar is a better match for you :)

Kent

oh Hello Kent. thanx for thinking of Me....:)
I did have the C Sonnar in the past...LOVELY lens but I was not always Fond of the OOF ...sometimes it appeared a tad too swirley for my Taste
I do Love the planar OOF ...seems quite Creamy though I do Agree perhaps less 'Atmospheric' but there is something STELLAR about it....
I'm still on the Fence...
Cheers- H

nikon_sam
11-26-2010, 10:37
Zeiss Planar ZM, Pentax Spotmatic, 50mm Takumar, OM2N, OM3, OM4Ti, Zuiko 85/2, Zuiko 28/2, Zuiko 50/1,4.
Resisted each in turn for a few days ...then inevitably bought them all ... and enjoying every photo op with them.


Thanks...I had a good laugh...:p

I bought a Pentax Spotmatic w/50mm 1.4 and do not regret that decision one bit...I also picked up a Tak 35mm 3.5 in Like New condition before I got the Spot body...
I started in photography with a Vivitar 400sl (M42 lenses) so I had a 28mm 2.8, 135mm 2.8 & 200mm 3.5...All are the Vivitar brand name...
I also enjoy every chance I get to shoot with the Pentax...:D

Brian Legge
11-26-2010, 10:59
I decided last Dec 24th - the day I picked up an F4s and returned to film - to skip upgrading my D70s and to focus on film this year. I went on a huge binge, exploring all sorts of cameras and systems. Basically anything I could find cheap, with 3 notable exceptions.

The result was picking up and shooting everything here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannelbrae/collections/72157624633077030/

With the exception of the F4s, Bronica SQ and Leica IIIc, I probably spent about $500. Those would bump it up another $600. And a bunch of that will be recovered over the next few months as I continue to sell off what I use the least.

What itches haven't I scratched?
- An enlarger. This will happen in the near future.
- A CLA for the Leica. Last serviced in '61, the slow speeds are off, needs new curtains, rangefinder is hard to see, etc.
- A fast/wide lens for the Leica. I love the look I get out of the Lynx 14 but its just such a monster to carry around compared to the small rangefinders.
- An OM2n w/28mm. Hard to justify given my Nikon investment, but there just isn't anything quite like it.
- A CLE or R3A. I just handled the R3A for the first time a week ago. I'm really impressed by the camera. That with the 40mm/1.4 was delicious.

Eric T
11-26-2010, 11:10
I have resisted buying film cameras in 2010 as I have been using them less and less. Had I not made that pledge to myself I probably would have bought a Fujifilm GF670 and a Bessa T. Instead, I bought the Canon 5DM2 and a Panasonic GF1.

Roger Hicks
11-26-2010, 11:38
Things I can't afford.

Cheers,

R.

mel
11-26-2010, 12:21
Since I found this website this year I have been in a perpetual state of GAS.
Resisted a mint Rollei 2.8F, Wide or Tele!
Resisted 1000 rolls of Rollei Retro 400 film!
Resisted a Fuji GX617!
Resisted a Fujifilm GF670!
Resisted an XPan II with a 30mm aspherical lens!
Resisted a Leica IIIG!
Resisted a Mamiya 7II with a 43mm lens.
*** didn't I resist in 2010?! :eek:
Oh, a Widelux F8 that I am lovin', fits like a glove, is so easy and light to carry, looks more beautiful than jewelry, is a thrill to use and engenders lots of gratitude.
Neither did I resist a Polaroid 110B that is currently being converted to 4x5 with interchangeable lenses, including a Schneider Angulon 90mm f-6.8, Nikkor W 150mm f5.6, and the existing Ysarex 127mm. :D

noimmunity
11-26-2010, 12:21
oh Hello Kent. thanx for thinking of Me....:)
I did have the C Sonnar in the past...LOVELY lens but I was not always Fond of the OOF ...sometimes it appeared a tad too swirley for my Taste
I do Love the planar OOF ...seems quite Creamy though I do Agree perhaps less 'Atmospheric' but there is something STELLAR about it....
I'm still on the Fence...
Cheers- H

Have a look, Helen, at the C/Y mount Planar 50/1.4 ... blows the ZM Planar out of the water!

Back to our regularly scheduled programming, I've resisted selling my M lenses to fund hideous, ultimately unsatisfying digital rigs.

Lust after an M9, but because of the price I don't even have to resist.

Also resisted the X100, which was even easier, since it don't exist yet!

mel
11-26-2010, 12:39
The result was picking up and shooting everything here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannelbrae/collections/72157624633077030/

Wonderful work.

damien.murphy
11-26-2010, 13:07
Things I can't afford.

Cheers,

R.

Lol, I think credit cards have a lot to answer for in their role in all the photo-gear GAS.

Roger Hicks
11-26-2010, 13:13
Lol, I think credit cards have a lot to answer for in their role in all the photo-gear GAS.

Dear Damien,

True enough.

Current card balance = 0

Card balance if I'd bought all I wanted (second M9, Noctilux, etc.) well north of 10,000, maybe even $20,000.

Cheers,

R.

rcerick
11-26-2010, 13:22
Nothing. Weak will power = loads of fun stuff.

johannielscom
11-26-2010, 13:25
I bought quite some gear last year. But, I sold a lot of gear and other stuff to finance it. Good thing is that I did not buy any of it without consideration, and that I have no need to buy anything else now, not gear-wise nor GAS-wise.

Sold an M6 0.85 Classic, several lenses and a lot of other small stuff to finance: a 1938 IIIa with a SCNOO, a Leitz Wollensak Velostigmat 50/3.5, uncoated pre-war Elmar 90/4.0, CZJ Sonnar T 135/4.0 LTM, Mamiya C330f set with four lenses. This was also paid for with the profit from selling an M4, Summaron 35/2.8 and Summicron 50/2.0 that I had bought to sell on.

Will continue to buy gear that I can sell for a profit so that the revenues can be spent on gear and film that I do like to use.

Brian Legge
11-26-2010, 14:15
Wonderful work.

Thank you! I always appreciate feedback of any sort. It means people look at my work, which is really all I can hope for. :)

semilog
11-26-2010, 15:48
Fuji X-100.

Phil_F_NM
11-26-2010, 17:07
A Vespa scooter
A track bicycle frame (for velodrome)
A set of bicycle wheels (I already have several extras)
A 35mm Summilux ASPH
A 50mm f/1.1 Nokton
A Nikon S3 with 50mm f/1.4
A Nikon S2 with 50mm f/2
A photo bag (but I did buy one this year, so I resisted a second)
A second CEYOO flash

surely, a multitude of other things...

Phil Forrest

tyrone.s
11-26-2010, 23:50
At the start of the year I found myself unable to resist a hugely brassed Yashica FR with ML50/1.7 or a FX-D with ML 50/1.4

In the middle of the year I resisted selling my CV 15 and my Hexar RF. However I didn't resist selling my CV Heliar Classic 50/2

In the third quarter of the year I resisted an Olympus EP-1 and a one of those Panasonic LX3 thingy's.

Later in the year I couldn't resist buying a Bessa R2a, CV 50/2.5 or a Sigma DP1.

What follows the next blind corner, I wonder?

Doug
11-27-2010, 00:02
This year I successfully resisted the Leica S2. Big deal, eh? Since it's totally unaffordable, that makes it easier. The now-orderable Pentax 645D may be harder, as I have a bunch of lenses for it, but even it is not really in financial reach. The Leica is more attractive in several respects, though, so that should keep me resisting for a long time, or at least until used/demo/refurbished ones...:o

Mcary
11-27-2010, 02:40
Summilux 35mm Pre Ash
Summicron 35mm
Nokton 35mm 1.4
VC 28mm 2.0

jsrockit
11-27-2010, 03:10
Leica M9
CV 15mm M Mount
CV 35mm 1.2
Sony NEX3
Canon S90/S95
Ricoh GXR

astro8
11-27-2010, 03:53
resisted buying a digilux 2...got an lc-1
resisted buying an m8...got an r-d1
resisted buying a nikkor 50/1.4...got a 50/2
resisted buying a canon 35/1.5...got a 35/1.8
resisted buying a canon 50/1.2...got a 50/1.4
resisted buying a canon 25/3.5...got a 28/2.8
resisting buying a canon 19/3.5...getting a ?

life's a compromise...but hell, i'm still having fun!

ampguy
11-27-2010, 07:55
I also already have a NEX to M adapter, but no NEX yet, because the thought of getting a NEX and then waiting to use with an M lens is just unbearable!!


Every year, I stop myself from buying into the Leica club. Not because I don't think it's worth it, but because I'm the kind of gear lover that will end up receiving visits in the night from large men with blunt objects. Buying into the Leica thing would seal my fate for sure.

For the last two years, I haven't been turned on by anything enough to spend any real cash. For some reason, I kind of lost my photomojo in recent years and have been struggling to ignite the fire again.

Last year, I received a Canon S90 as a Christmas gift from my parents. I was thankful to have received such an excellent and handy fixed lens camera. No lenses to want for. That pretty much kept me away from danger for this year.

This week, however, things have taken a strong turn for what I hope is the better. I learned about the Sony NEX-5 recently and about its ability to mount a giant assortment of lenses via adapters. I immediately envisioned a compact camera with a nice little rangefinder lens attached. A little research later, I have purchased the lens and adapter and the body is in my nearest future.

I see 2011 being a tough year for my bank account but a strong year for my photography. Yes, I am inspired by my tools and find my creative fire burns more brightly when there are new tools in my bag.

Kent
11-27-2010, 10:29
Sony NEX or Lumix GF1.

bigeye
11-27-2010, 12:05
CV 15mm for the IIIf
Hassy 40mm - someday will complete the kit

- Charlie

.

lawrence
11-27-2010, 14:46
Voigtlander 75/1.8 -- looks too cool but I definitely don't need one. Definitely.

Phil_F_NM
11-27-2010, 15:02
Voigtlander 75/1.8 -- looks too cool but I definitely don't need one. Definitely.

That one I did NOT resist... It's great so far but I haven't had too much time to shoot with it. It's fantastic. It makes great images, I'm just trying to find a fit for it in my kit somewhere. I may just weld it to my M8 and be done... Just about a perfect portrait setup there.

Phil Forrest

Vince Lupo
11-27-2010, 15:25
Leica M9 and a second Porsche!

keepright
11-27-2010, 17:19
So far this year, I've resisted buying a cable release for my Fuji GX680. Of course, there's over 8% of 2010 still to go.

On the other hand, I've bought a GH1 with 14-140, 20/1.7, 7-14, cable release, 4/3 adapter, M adapter;

A Zeiss Ikon with a 2/35, 1,5/50, 4/85, and cable release;

A Fuji GX680 with 80/5.6 and 210/5.6 lenses, wide bellows and extended bellows, extended rails;

Billingham Hadley Pro bag, filters, and a(nother) tripod.

… so as you can see, the odds are that I'll have that missing cable release pretty soon.

pixelatedscraps
01-24-2011, 21:21
I resisted buying a Plaubel Makina 67 back in March. Now, almost a year later, I find myself wanting one again. Dammit.

Chris101
01-24-2011, 21:25
Being broke, I have resisted almost everything lately. Well, except a $3 bargain filter last weekend. - Like I needed one more filter!

Mablo
01-24-2011, 22:50
Lately I've resisted of buying a Graflex Super Speed. It's a great camera but think I wouldn't use it after a while. Still, I'd like to try 4x5 one day.

Right now I'm thinking of giving Leica one last chance. Just /maybe/ the M6 TTL .85 would be more suitable for me than the previous M-bodies I've used and then sold.

Juan Valdenebro
01-24-2011, 23:26
Hexar AF.

I just said no way! a few years ago when I heard they were hard to be serviced, had a fixed lens, and especially when I found its top speed was 1/250...

I kept feeling like that until 2010... After using during 2010 my XA (similar top shutter speed) more than the rest of my faster shutter, "better" cameras for the street shots I really care for, getting great results on and out of direct sun, I started to consider maybe the Hexar AF could be used too, at least as a "bag bottom" camera just for real low light cases where focusing with manual lenses becomes hard or impossible...

Then some months ago, after reading a few threads here, and I remember maybe ampguy and/or other experienced forum members talking about it as "the best 35mm camera ever", I was very surprised... So I started to read about it every day... When I got to Richard Caruana's great article, and I read how peculiarly the Hexar AF behaves in P mode, finally I understood why its top speed doesn't mater at all, and I fell in love with its design... I haven't stopped thinking about it since... A clever street camera! And if I ever want to shoot wide open with good light, it's as easy as using slow film and carrying my 3 and 6 stop ND filters...

But now it's 2011, and I couldn't resist even one more month: tomorrow I'll receive here at home my Hexar AF at last... I can't wait!

Cheers,

Juan

kossi008
01-24-2011, 23:31
Sony Nex.

I was really tempted, so I walked down to the local superstore to handle one, and we just didn't click! I guess I am a viewfinder guy.