Camera Pusher (CP), to be unnamed
Camera Addict (CA), who has on numerous occasions claimed that he will
A) Not buy any more crop sensor cameras that are as large and/or heavy as a full frame one
B) Not buy any more cameras that use storage media that won't fit into the slot on his newly acquired MBA
C) Buy lighter camera gear, so that he doesn't have to schlep 10-15kg of gear around when he's on assignments
Big, golden box on a shelf somewhere in Bangkok
CA enters shop to ask for his D300 that was delivered for repair a couple of weeks earlier. Well into cup of coffee number one, he learns that the camera isn't finished yet. Time is spent with CP, trying out and discussing the V1 and a couple of off-brand (non-Nikon) cameras.
Somewhat into the second cup of coffee, CA notices a big, golden box on a shelf.
CA: Is that a D2X?
CP: It's an Xs, second hand, mint.
CA (out of curiosity, trying to sound uninterested): Is it for sale?
CP: Yes, are you interested?
CA: Nah... for how much?
CP: I'm not sure... 35,000? (That's $1,100). The owner will come back to deliver the charger in a week's time.
CA: That's around the price of a brand new D7000, a camera that would suit my needs much better, don't you think? How much would a deposit be to secure this unnecessary piece of yesteryear's technology?
CP: Would 5,000 be ok?
CA, searching his pocket: That seems to be exactly the amount I...
And then, before he could complete the sentence, the young, beautiful cashier shows up from nowhere, asking if she can be of assistance, and was it so that I needed a receipt for 5,000 Baht?
I should see a shrink, right? A camera shrink?
Oh well... since I shoot mostly at ISO 100 and rarely above ISO 400, this makes kind of sense, doesn't it? Particularly for motor sports, which I do around 20 weekends per year. Oh, and I'm in urgent need of another dry-cabinet