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    Great Article from DVXuser Member "puredrifting" (Dan)....!!!
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    Thanks for sharing. I as well as many others here do battle with GAS, with last year being the most I've ever spent in 20+ years.
    This year, however, I plan to make it one of the least as I am now capable of nearly all I want to do. So far so good


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    What helps me is purchasing inexpensive items (at least for what they are).

    I know that's not going to work for everyone, especially if you're trying to run a legit business, but it makes me feel better (and I can personally do that).

    Like I don't want to be stuck with a $5K camera or lens or light or microphone, etc...but $1K and less is okay. Use them a bit - sell them - and onto the next. (Sometimes you only lose a few hundred and have "rented" the gear for a few months.)


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    As stated in Dan's article, waiting on a purchase is a really smart thing to do. If I'm still sure that I can't live without it after 48 hours, then maybe it's worth having. But yes, the struggle is real. And not always just on the big ticket items. There's always some cord/battery option/cheeseplate/monitor/filter holder mount etc. that's going to make your life easier, and that stuff adds up too.


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    I just bought the Laowa 25mm 2.5-5X Ultra Macro what is wrong with me ?


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    To me one of the problems is products.. how they work .. and how they are reviewed. Basically many products are 'beta'

    Take my FS7.
    Reviewer.. 'LUTs' 'Scopes' bla..

    Well the luts only work sometime, the scopes only work sometime..

    Result.. throw away the stock viewfinder and spend $1000 on a small HD DP502

    HDMI out??

    Well turns out PSF sucks with some monitors.

    Result spend $300 on a Redbyte to sort out the signal.

    So ive Gassed $1500 on stuff I thought came with the camera! Scopes, LUts and HDMI out.


    DJI Ronin? - reviewers say its a stabiliser.. well not if you are doing some G forces.. result.. flog it and buy a Movi.. another $8k Gassed

    Baiscally I start a project.. be that 'ownership of decent S35 camera' or 'ownership of decent stabiliser platform'.. and the project just flies over budget with unforseen widgets.

    My shotgun mic.. the first one I bought in 2009 (Sanken) I still have. It worked
    My sticks head (miller arrow 25) the first one I bought in 2009 I still have. It worked
    My lavalier mics.. the first one I bought in 2009 I still have. It worked

    Billingham bags..? bought 1995.. still working and in service
    NIkkor primes? manual, bought 1991 .. still working and in service
    C stands? .. 2012 still working and in service

    I dont think about ugrading my head, primes, c stands or mics. Ever.

    I find when something actually works (usually the expensive established 'pro' version) the item kills GAS in that department.

    Maybe we need to stop buying 'beta' or consumer cr_ap products!

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    Also the bleeding edge..

    Take 'small camera'
    D90, 5d, 7d, Gh4
    and I want a Gh5.

    But the GH5 didnt exist when I bought my D90 and 5d2.. I should have shelved 'small camera' until the thing I wanted came off the bleeding edge?


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    guilty your honour.

    - Just dropped $7k on the BMPCC4K and underwater housing - and I bet after a few uses, i will realise my current GH5 rig won't be a million miles away and I could still have $7k - hey ho.
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    Maybe I'm the only one or not, but I do feel the need to own every piece of equipment I use and on top of that two of everything (or something that can do the same thing). Just in case something breaks the night before a shoot. That equals a lot of equipment.


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    Thanks for posting the link and good piece Dan!
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