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04-30-2013, 07:21 AM   #1
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A cure for LBA?

So I thought after buying the K-5 with the 18-135mm WR lens I was going to stop, STOP looking around for more photo stuff... Oh man I was ever wrong. Buying the K-5 made things worse. I thought I was going to sell the 18-135 to get some funds back (at least that was what I told my wife) but no... I kept it after seeing some pics taken with it. At least I managed to sell a few things here in the forum (Bye bye 16-45, 55-300 and Tak 55) but hello FA 50mm 1.4 and hello again 16-45 (I could not believe how much a missed the 16mm range and I bought one locally) and that's not the worse part. I still want to replace my DA 40mm with a FA 43mm.. I mean pretty much same FL but better quality. and still feel like I need a true portrait lens. Thinking the DA 70 will fit the bill (or even better the FA77)... and why not to replace my DA L 35mm with the DA 35 macro... I mean... somehow I need to spend my tax refund. You know what... Good thing I have my wife watching me closely... otherwise I would be in deep sh%$#. HOW TO STOP LBA?

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QuoteOriginally posted by mariopato2010 Quote
HOW TO STOP LBA?
Either run out of money, or sell your camera bodies and take up knitting (oh, but the yarn store!). There is no "quick, painless cure."

Actually, try the "single in..." challenges where you shoot at least a picture a day for a month with the same lens. It gets you over the hump of thinking you need some new, special, better lens for your photos! Meanwhile, read my sig.
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
Actually, try the "single in..." challenges where you shoot at least a picture a day for a month with the same lens. It gets you over the hump of thinking you need some new, special, better lens for your photos! Meanwhile, read my sig.
Not true. The other side of the "Single In" challenges is that you see what amazing results others can get from lenses you do not own. It only makes LBA worse (but for the right reasons....)

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LBA can be cured but it takes AT LEAST the purchase of 50 lenses.
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For me the only cure for LBA is GAS- (guitar acquisition syndrome)
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After getting my K-5, I thought it would stop the LBA.
And stop any need for another camera, for a long time.
I've probably bought 6 lenses, and a K-01, and a Q since that time a couple of years ago.

Lately I don't know which camera to grab, or the lens to use once I decide.
I'm actually getting a little frustrated.

The K-5 has seen very little use for the past few months, and may have to go, along with several lens.
I need to get back to basics.

I don't know the cure, but a major cause, as we all know, is this dadgum forum!

(and, if I sell some stuff, I can then afford the 06 lens for my Q )
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I knew a guy who quit smoking, drinking, over-eating, and cured his LBA all at the same time.


It was a lovely funeral.



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QuoteOriginally posted by mariopato2010 Quote
A cure for LBA
You must of heard that one from a politician, cos they're all known to be liars.

Or should I say, specialists in dealing with untruths, if liars is a bit harsh.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
After getting my K-5, I thought it would stop the LBA.
And stop any need for another camera, for a long time.
I've probably bought 6 lenses, and a K-01, and a Q since that time a couple of years ago.

Lately I don't know which camera to grab, or the lens to use once I decide.
I'm actually getting a little frustrated.

The K-5 has seen very little use for the past few months, and may have to go, along with several lens.
I need to get back to basics.

I don't know the cure, but a major cause, as we all know, is this dadgum forum!

(and, if I sell some stuff, I can then afford the 06 lens for my Q )
Well, subtract the K-01, add a K20d, a K100ds (infrared converted), 2 35mm film bodies, 2 645 bodies and glass, and a 6x7 system and I'm right there with you. However, my response is not to sell anything but to take it all with me when I go on a shoot because you never know when you need....
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QuoteOriginally posted by blackcloudbrew Quote
LBA can be cured but it takes AT LEAST the purchase of 50 lenses.
Agree whole-heartedly!
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I've heard that bankruptcy is a very effective treatment.
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I've got LBA cured. I only need to buy one more lens and then I'll stop....
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QuoteOriginally posted by blackcloudbrew Quote
LBA can be cured but it takes AT LEAST the purchase of 50 lenses.
QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
Agree whole-heartedly!
Actually is "At least 50+"

QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
I've heard that bankruptcy is a very effective treatment.
I wouldn't bet on it ...
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I was shooting outdoors today with my 18-135 and one of my thoughts was "oh man... it would be nice to have that DA* 16-50 for weather sealing"... I JUST have to stay strong and keep all my money to buy a new oven since our old one broke a few days ago. At least that was my wife is trying to put in my head and funny enough... somebody is contacting me if I would be interested in his almost new FA 43 ltd. (Of course I would). I NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM THIS FORUM
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