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LBA: The Psychology of Lens Buying Addiction
Posted By: psychdoc, 10-31-2010, 10:10 AM

This article contains a few pictures and clip art so it is posted as a series of 3 jpeg files below:







The above article was 'inspired' by this forum and by a project called Single in September that took place in the Pentax Forums in September 2010. The objective was to take a single picture everyday in September using only a single lens as a therapy for LBA!!

One result of that challenge was a book:

Took a look at the preview of the book on blurb:

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1682528

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Nice Psychdoc, of course i'm finding the Single In challenges are doing more to Fuel my LBA than curb it
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Nice Psychdoc, of course i'm finding the Single In challenges are doing more to Fuel my LBA than curb it
Yes, the 'Single in'...Challenges are so focused on what you can get out of different lenses that it can do that. I bought 2 lenses after the first one I participated in. I stopped doing those challenges. But it was really b.c I did not have the time.
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Great piece - as a therapist I can relate !!

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In the past, in music, have been suffering from GAS ... I recently healed and now I'm sick of LBA ...
These damn forms of addictions, however, take me away from what should be my main goals: make music or photography.
I've spent several hours on the web for reading reviews and looking for the best deal, they just take time away from my hobbies ...
I hope to recover soon from LBA too!
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The Twelve Steps of Lens Buyers Anonymous

QuoteOriginally posted by psychdoc Quote
The above article was 'inspired' by this forum and by a project called Single in September that took place in the Pentax Forums in September 2010. The objective was to take a single picture everyday in September using only a single lens as a therapy for LBA!!
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Awesome article.

QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
Nice Psychdoc, of course i'm finding the Single In challenges are doing more to Fuel my LBA than curb it
That was totally me. After spending some time looking through that part of the forums, I'd regularly find myself with a cart load on B&H or prowling the Marketplace. Luckily, I've gained some semblance of control in the last couple of years and my LBA isn't so bad.
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This a very important subject that should be discussed periodically in forums of different hobbies around the internet.

It's so easy nowadays to get caught up in consumerism and spending, and I feel that a humorous wake up call such as this one is a good way to have people questioning their behaviour and focus on the objectives that really matter.

Ric, the guy wandering the streets with a single body and a single fixed-focus lens

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