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    9 Step Program for Gearholics

    1. We admitted we were powerless to stop buying expensive camera gear — that our finances had become unmanageable.

    2. We came to believe that a Power named Dog that is greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

    3. We made a decision to turn our will and our VISA over to the care of Dog for safekeeping.

    4. We were entirely ready to have Dog remove our gear addiction.

    5. We made a list of all the camera gear we had bought then sold because we still were not satisfied.

    6. We started using what we had not what we wanted.

    7. We soon realized that more sophisticated and expensive gear would not necessarily make us better photographers but only improve the technical quality of our images.

    8. We realized that a primary cause of our addiction was reading internet photography forums.

    9. Having had an awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other gearholics, and to practice these principles every day.

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    No comments? You guys are in serious denial, very common with addicts.

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    HI Doug
    The problem isn't so much the money spent on gear . . . as the time spent on internet forums. . . .

    I guess you're free of both addictions?

    Just this guy you know

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    I admit I have put my M8 up for sale to fund something else even more expensive ...

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    I admit I have put my M8 up for sale to fund something else even more expensive ...
    Tell us tell us

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    No I am not free from either. I am writing from experience.

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    Well err ... so far I don't know the name for it, but I hope it will be called something with R since I have already bought some R lenses ...
    Can't believe I just said that
    I feel much better now

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    How many cameras is not enough ?

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    Still try to figure that one out.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    We are 'pilgrims' Guy - both seeking to find the answer to the question - (money is no object in the quest for the truth )!!! ..."..how much is not enough?"..

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    (money is no object in the quest for the truth )!!! ..."..how much is not enough?"..
    erm . . 42? (just guessing you know)

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    erm . . 42? (just guessing you know)
    ...the right answer only if your planet has been destroyed to make way for a new freeway exit.
    GAS knows no limit.
    We follow the gospel of the great GAS monster.
    (From the book of GAS Book 1 Psalms 42)
    The faithful seek perfection.
    Perfection knows no limits
    Perfection is always a step away.
    The best camera lens or doodad is always available tomorrow
    We make offerings to the great GAS monster regularly to keep in His good graces.
    Only the faithful stay on the golden path
    The golden path leads us into temptation
    Wh have been assimilated
    We embrace the great GAS monster and empty our wallets in His name forever.

    -bob

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    You forgot step 10: Donate all your gear to Stuart Richardson and receive absolution.

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    You forgot step 10: Donate all your gear to Stuart Richardson and receive absolution.
    Actually, I am selling indulgences
    -bob

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    Re: 9 Step Program for Gearholics

    As everyone knows, addiction programs are 12 step not 9.

    Step 10: After you carry the message to other gearholics, you convince them to give it all up to the commune leader who knows the word of Dog because Dog speaks directly to him.

    Step 11: The gearholics who now are now only left with a P&S because Dog's representative on Earth said it won't fetch much on e-bay to fund his quest for the MF digital system that Dog promised him, realize they've been taken ... and drink the cool-aid.

    Step 12: Dog sends his pet gearholic to Germany to seek perfection in the Solms plant. He becomes a better photographer becuase Dog says he is ... remember, Dog speeks directly to him. Thus is the word of Dog, the maker of all gear ... past, present, and future.

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