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back alley
02-21-2007, 10:09
who believes in done?

can we BE done?

is there such a thing as done?

Ash
02-21-2007, 10:10
I'm done for the moment. I have a Leica M body. That was my plan for this year. Of course I didn't plan on getting one so soon!

Maybe I'll look into a 90mm lens, but then I WILL be done :D

Tuolumne
02-21-2007, 10:10
Only for steak and fish.

T.

markinlondon
02-21-2007, 10:13
100% no! I feel so vindicated. I'm feeling pretty well done on photo gear at the moment. Computers are another matter.

Al Patterson
02-21-2007, 10:16
Not while one is still above ground...

kbg32
02-21-2007, 10:27
This "doneness" should be done.

PlantedTao
02-21-2007, 10:33
done.
yes, unless something is to break...(passionately holding camera to chest while standing on foam peanuts)

Kin Lau
02-21-2007, 10:43
Only if my wife says so...... nah! that's not working either :D

Michael I.
02-21-2007, 10:50
stop asking metaphysical question and go shoot some film :)

back alley
02-21-2007, 10:53
stop asking metaphysical question and go shoot some film :)


no!

i'm tired of freezing my a** off so i'm on strike till the sun comes out and warms things up.

'sides, i like the meta plane of existence too.

dmr
02-21-2007, 10:56
"Done" is correctly used for a cake or turkey, when it is ready.

For people, "finished" is more correct. :) :) :)

kbg32
02-21-2007, 11:00
Joe, our cold spell finally broke here in NYC. It's 35F! No gloves!

back alley
02-21-2007, 11:04
it was -14c this morning, with a wind chill factor of -21c.
there are snow flurries out the window just now.

i am going bonkers suffering from cabin fever.
i am so tired of boots and heavy coats and touques and gloves.

i want to hold my cameras in my bare hands when i go outside.

sorry for the whine..............

FrankS
02-21-2007, 11:05
I admit: no such thing as done because people change, therefore their needs change. However, I've got varied gear, so even if that happens, I've probably got it covered.

ferider
02-21-2007, 11:09
it was -14c this morning, with a wind chill factor of -21c.
there are snow flurries out the window just now.

i am going bonkers suffering from cabin fever.
i am so tired of boots and heavy coats and touques and gloves.

i want to hold my cameras in my bare hands when i go outside.

sorry for the whine..............

Hey Joe,

skip the 35 Nikkor and come to California, instead :)

Too much navel watching in the cabin (I mean your own) ....

Roland.

Nachkebia
02-21-2007, 11:10
No!...........

Pherdinand
02-21-2007, 11:14
joe...joe... you did not listen to our advice...you did not go to that holiday.

back alley
02-21-2007, 11:23
this year i have not been able to cope, i admit.
most years i just hibernate and appreciate the fireplace, stay warm inside and enjoy my friends, work on indoor projects.
and when the feeling hit i would dress warm and shoot outside.

spring is coming, soon i hope.

joe

Michael I.
02-21-2007, 11:26
If you want to trade your camera for my metaphysical angst - I am open for suggestions.

Kim Coxon
02-21-2007, 11:26
So do I. Them maybe people will be out taking photos again and some of the bickering will stop. ;)

Kim



spring is coming, soon i hope.

joe

Michael I.
02-21-2007, 11:31
I will also trade some snow for +38 - +43 centigrade with 30per cent humidity 9 months a year.
I wouldn't trade the women on the beaches though.Even the fat ones.

Gid
02-21-2007, 11:34
How can I possibly be done having just returned an M8? I've now got what to spend on angst (photog stuff as opposed to food which is where it should probably go) and the only thing I can think of is a CV 35 2.5 pancake (lens that is). I even been thinking of an a la carte MP (nothing gaudy) - film:eek: I think I'll try and wait till after PMA - Olympus are rumoured to be introducing the E1 successor )I know, its not RF but .......) :o .

harmsr
02-21-2007, 11:40
I'm DONE for today at least. Tomorrow, well who knows!:angel:

Michael I.
02-21-2007, 11:46
I remember shouting "DONE" from the jon as a kid after number 2

dazedgonebye
02-21-2007, 12:02
I'm not going to be done till I buy enough equipment to make me a good photographer.

ray_g
02-21-2007, 12:04
who believes in done?

can we BE done?

is there such a thing as done?

Not for us. For regular folk, they were done after buying the digicam or the DSLR and kit zoom.

Admittedly, RFF is gear-oriented, and so for us who are here, the gear is a big part of the enjoyment of the hobby. Why do you think all those sponsors on the left of the main screen are here? :)

We all know just how many cameras and lenses one person needs to make good photos. But every single person here, including those who admonish others to "shoot, shoot, shoot" at every opportunity, or to buy film rather than gear, has more gear than he needs.

Michael I.
02-21-2007, 12:05
I'm not going to be done till I buy enough equipment to make me a good photographer.

or even better,buy all the good equipment so I'm the only good photographer.

Doug
02-21-2007, 12:11
I'm not going to be done till I buy enough equipment to make me a good photographer.I like that response! :D

I think "done" isn't quite possible as long as our interest in photography exists. If that is gone, we're done.

Nando
02-21-2007, 15:57
I'm not done. I would like a superfast lens like a 35/1,2 Nokton or a Canon 50/1,2. I'm even considering a Pentax SMC 50/1,2 mated to one of those custom made SLR-M adaptors that Stephen Gandy lists on his website. I also think of getting a CV 15mm and a 90mm of some sort. After that, I think that I would just upgrade/trade from time to time. Probably more for the sake of change than anything else. I eventually want to get a 50/1,4 Summilux to pair up with my MP body. After that, I may be done. Of course, I need external VFs for any additional lenses so I can use them with my Bessa-T. I find those cute little things irresistible.

My Pentax is kit is done but I just need a decent tripod for it. :angel:

Film dino
02-21-2007, 17:32
Surely "done-ness" is relative? I'm done for now...

pvdhaar
02-22-2007, 04:35
Isn't 'DONE' that closing statement that goes with a FOR loop in the finest of all computer programming languages 'BASIC'?

I doubt I'll ever be truely DONE before the closing condition for the outermost loop of life has been met..

shadowfox
02-22-2007, 12:39
Yes!

I didn't believe it either.

... that is until I realized that I am one of the few people who actually said "I'm done" to video games (computer *or* console) after being enslaved to it for 15 years. If you laugh at this statement, you are not aware of the gravity of video games addiction.

It is actually responsible for more than a couple of deaths due to malnutrition, zombie-like behavior in many of our youths today, and a thriving multi-billion dollar industry bent on erasing the term "let's play outside" from our children's brain.

Now, I just have GAS attacks ;)

back alley
02-22-2007, 13:47
so far, 8 respondents believe that 'done' is do-able and 39 do not.

joe

shenkerian
02-22-2007, 14:10
Do you mean "done" for life? I don't think that's possible unless you quit the hobby.

But I'll be "done" for a long time after I pick up the lens in my signature this weekend.

Al Patterson
02-22-2007, 16:41
DO WHILE GAS NOT DONE...

Sort of a Programming/RF Equipment endless loop....

I was kidding earlier about the Canon P, but many of us seem to have this GAS syndrome. Were I in a bit better financial shape, I'd be looking for another RF, a DSLR, maybe some additional FD lenses...

dnk512
02-22-2007, 17:44
I am done with buying.

Now I am getting ready to sell all that I am not using...

Once I do sell, I may need to change my vote!

mike goldberg
02-23-2007, 02:10
Hi...
I don't have metaphysical angst, just some financial stress when the credit card statement comes :-(

And, NO I'm not Done, finished... or otherwise. Last year, I was hot into the OM-1 and found a couple of great ones. This year it's RF and a couple of Bessas.

Like Frank S says, we are never really 'Done.' Rather, we evolve in different directions; needs and interests DO change. Yeah, and some gear whose GAS has fizzed out, gathers dust on the shelf. So what?

Life is choices. I can enjoy it on the shelf, take it out, stroke it, or even use it [!]...
or decide to sell it.

And you know what, I have very little desire to sell much of anything.
Ciao, mike

BrianShaw
02-23-2007, 17:56
so far, 8 respondents believe that 'done' is do-able ...

I made that a dozen.

I have gear in many different flavors: LF RF (two), LF monorail; MF TLR; MF SLR; 35mm RF; 35mm SLR... and even a LF pinhole. Why do I need any more gear?

I'm done with buying gear; in fact, I'm so done that I'm thinking of getting rid of the gear that I don't do my best work with. I'd rather have 1 or 2 cameras that I work well with than 5 or 12 that I don't work well with.

hth
02-24-2007, 01:14
I think it is natural that need and preference change over time.

However, it was two years since I got any camera gear (not counting film, chemicals, paper, ink, software and a densitometer).

I am currently on the move again, probably towards a second Hexar RF and I might pick up a film processing machine. I have definitely slowed down, but not stopped.

/Håkan

FrankS
02-24-2007, 05:01
A significant part of my doneness comes from maturing photographically to the point where I am now. Nothing beats experience for discovering yourself and your needs. Many cameras have passed through my hands and I am left with the ones that I prefer most. Being "done" is pretty easy and comes naturally when you realize that you have lots.

Then there is the unhealthiness of wanting more and more, that I wanted to put a stop to within myself. I got a rush from buying gear, but I knew that the gear wasn't the main reason I was doing photography. It certainly is an enjoyable part, as I love fine mechanical engineering, but I needed to put that aspect of photography (as a noun) into proper perspective for myself, and put photography (as a verb) back into 1st place.

FrankS
02-24-2007, 05:25
No Brian, I'm only talking for/about myself. Everyone has their own journey to reach their own place. I only got to where I am after an awful lot of buying.

So everyone, go ahead and buy it! (2 guys on the same shoulder) :)

Rob Skeoch
02-24-2007, 05:47
I must be close to being done..... at least that's what my wife says.
-Rob
bigcameraworkshops.com

Gabriel M.A.
02-24-2007, 05:48
is there such a thing as DONE?
I don't know: the recipe always says a certain time, but I always manage to burn the brownies :o

xayraa33
02-24-2007, 06:19
it really makes no difference in the grand scheme of things if you are done or not done.
just enjoy your life as long as no one is hurt by what you do or say.
the life journey might be shorter than you think.
it is a grand universe.

FrankS
02-24-2007, 06:20
it really makes no difference in the grand scheme of things if you are done or not done.
just enjoy your life as long as no one is hurt by what you do or say.
the life journey might be shorter than you think.
it is a grand universe.

Ahmen !

migtex
02-24-2007, 06:49
Nope! Just finished a Tri-X on my F4... and load a 160S on the Nikon S for the next week... and I have to work all the weend around a o'clock to get a IT Plan job done before I enjoy this Portuguese shy sunshine again... nope not done yet! I wait until I change worlds to worry about to be done!

bsdunek
03-02-2007, 17:10
I answered NO, but I suppose when you die, you're done!:cool: