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12-01-2016, 07:37 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Does this sound familiar to anyone?

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Hi, my name is Joe, and I am a photo-holic...
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@jcdoss are you sure you didn't write this?
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@jcdoss are you sure you didn't write this?

alter-ego, perhaps..... pseudonym, etc?

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Hi, my name is Joe, and I am a photo-holic...
LOL!

Is there a 12-click program for this?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joe Dusel Quote
Hi, my name is Joe, and I am a photo-holic...
Hi Joe
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I'm into the Voitlander's , I could stop anytime... if I wanted too! Where oh where am I going to find a mint 125mm Lanther ????
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Oh, man. I've turned into a "-holic" for just about every hobby or interest I've picked up to date.

I really need to learn how to stick with one and be happy

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I like the story...! [EDIT: stuff removed]

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To me, this reads more like an addiction to gear than an addiction to taking pictures. I guess you could reach a point where buying the gear is the reason you take pictures, rather than the other way around.

Myself, lately I've been heading the opposite direction. I've been looking at pictures I took with my old Finepix S5200 5 Mpix point and shoot. I absolutely love some of the pictures I got with that camera! And I like to think I've learned a thing or two since then, so I wonder what I could do with that camera today? Or a little MX-1? I think with a good P&S my DSLRs could easily be relegated to wildlife duty (which would be nearly every weekend).
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Because that addiction hit me when I was young, it turned into a college degree and then a career.

I know a wealthy business man that became addicted at the end of his corporate career and now he travels the world shooting, printing, exhibiting, publishing, and selling his work.

On the other hand, I knew another wealthy business man that was a collector and enjoyed buying gear and it never left the original wrapping/box and his vault/safe. To him, it lost value as soon as the first shutter was actuated. Sorry, but to me, that's a crime against photography although I suppose a museum curator would disagree.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DougieD Quote
To me, this reads more like an addiction to gear than an addiction to taking pictures. I guess you could reach a point where buying the gear is the reason you take pictures, rather than the other way around.
True. And more than a few of us have a streak of collector in us.

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Myself, lately I've been heading the opposite direction. I've been looking at pictures I took with my old Finepix S5200 5 Mpix point and shoot. I absolutely love some of the pictures I got with that camera! And I like to think I've learned a thing or two since then, so I wonder what I could do with that camera today? Or a little MX-1? I think with a good P&S my DSLRs could easily be relegated to wildlife duty (which would be nearly every weekend).
Sort of the same here. Not much love for my old P&S images (although some of them aren't too bad), but after I got a small and light large-sensor compact (a GR in my case) the DSLRs have spent more time at home. I have even contemplated getting a m43 body and prime to get a small kit with more reach than the GR. The problem is all the adapters that open up the entire universe of vintage lenses. Not sure I dare go down that path
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joe Dusel Quote
Hi, my name is Joe, and I am a photo-holic...
*Deadpan* Hi Joe.
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True. And more than a few of us have a streak of collector in us.
The whole line of Limited primes seems perfect for that... like little Pokemon.
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