Originally Posted by Dave Wilkinson
You would think that at my age, I would have stopped doing silly things like this!.....yet here I am looking out at the rain,- pacing, waiting for the postman to bring my 'new 1962 f2.8 Elmar'. At the last count , there were about six 'fifties' in that damn drawer upstairs! - so I need another like a hole in the head!, yet here I go again!....why?
Sounds like a guy I know who goes for Fujinon lenses (me
). But I am getting better at it. I had pretty much stopped after getting the Kiev kit I have. I have even stopped looking for a 28mm for that. I have 28mm in SLR and the equivalent in MF if I will just get it fixed.
I have realized I have more cameras than I can comfortably use. I don't need more. What I need is time to use what I have and develop the photos I take. It just doesn't make sense to keep buying just to have things. You are silly. (Of course, if I see a Fujinon in 24mm, 19mm, or that 75-150mm in prices I can afford ... )
I understand what you are doing and I sure do fight it, like Mr. Hicks. I am getting better at it too. I still see things that in times past I might have used if bought then, like a 45 degree view back for cut film for my Mamiya. Now I have 4x5 for sheet film use and don't need it for the Mamiya. I still use the Mamiya for MF roll film use, so that money can go into film and processing.
Still, I feel for you brother. Have you tried contacting your local GASA to enter the 12 step program (That's GAS Anonymous.)?