This is probably the wrong place to post this but I think I'm actually and rather quickly losing interest in the gear.
I think I've got a bit too much gear. In the past one thing that I've thought was missing from my little line up is a Sony AF 35mm f1.8 and I really wanted one and it's rumoured that Sony are about to announce one but I've realised that I'm really not all that excited and may even not actually be bothered. This has come as a bit of a shock to me
These days when I get the chance to go out with a camera I normally take my A7 and 35mm f2.8 or if I want to take some close up pictures I mount a film era 50mm f2.8 macro. Sometimes when I want a smaller camera I take the 1" camera. My other kit including Sonly mount lenses, two MFT cameras and lenses and 30 or so film era lenses aren't seeing a lot of use.
I've been searching for nearly forty years for a "One camera does all" solution and have failed.
It seems to me that if I don't specialise in a type of photography I've never got the gear I want, it's always a compromise.
This is why, as an amateur, I'm forever changing my gear.
My guess is, by this time next year, I'll be the proud owner of a P&S.
Luckily for the better half, I don't have the budget for major GAS. I did convince her that we (as in me) should get a new camera and lens combo last year and I am still being reminded of it every month when the payment goes out of the joint account (luckily 0% interest).
I am now resorting to my personal spends account and ebay etc. I am buying a lens dismantling tool set, and will be looking for cheap old lenses that I can modify. I am wondering what effects I can create by fiddling with things. Hopefully it will be a lot less disappointing than looking at drones and tripods and lenses and bags and so on and so forth.
This whole bloody thread ought to be in the equipment forum - it's got very little to do with the essence of photography as I see it. It's just about shopping. The photography forum (which this is) is more naturally about the culture of imaging. Or if not, then anything goes, anywhere, but a bit more structure would be welcome.
I don't need to sell anything to pay for the lens.
I need to sell stuff (bought because of GAS attacks) which never gets used. My fear is that the cash gained from the sales might trigger a relapse and I'll fritter it on something else I have no real use for.
After weeks of consideration I decided to resist the Fuji lens discounts, OK that’s a lie! I was half way to the camera shop when I realised I didn’t have my debit card with me, cash machine ate my card last week and the replacement hadn’t made it’s way to my wallet.
Couldn’t be arsed to drive home for the card then set off back go the camera shop, now that’s real will power!
After my jazz gig Sunday night using my XF16-55mm I now know I need a wider lens, so in a week or so it will be the XF14mmf2.8 I get next.
Then if I don`t wait for the new X-PR0 3 I might treat my self to the X-PR0 2
Put a few camera bodies together last night for a size/weight comparison with the newly acquired fuji gear. I rather quickly realised that I definitely have the GAS problem as this is barely a quarter of what I have, and that's just the camera bodies. Lenses are whole other kettle of fish.