Too Much Photo Gear – GAS

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  • Kevin Raber
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    on: May 20, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    during this Pandandemic, I have been working on a number of projects.  I finally finished one of those and that was going through all my old gear and getting rid of or selling gear that I wasn’t ever going to use.  Read my story on GAS – Gear Acquisition Syndrome or Gather and Accumulate Shit.  You can find the article HERE.

    Some of the greatest that I sold

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Mark D Segal
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    Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    WOW – that is indeed a “pile of stuff”! 🙂

    Mark D Segal
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    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Yep, who would have known.  I have another box of a lot of misc. crap to take down on the next trip. Man, what’s wrong with me?

     

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    The big question is, “Whatever will you do with all that space?” 🙂

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    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Victoria, BC
    https://www.wolfnowl.com/

    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    As you can see in the photos space is still pretty much filled up.  If I get rid of the camera bags I’ll have all sorts of space.  I may need another go-round of therapy in the future.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Louis Foubare
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    Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Is all I can say is OMG!!

    Stuart Schaefer
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    Reply #6 on: May 20, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Kevin, You have defiantly collected a lot of equipment over the years. But I will say your office space does look cool.  Cheers!

    Paul Sokal
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    Reply #7 on: May 20, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Kevin,

    If I were your GASA sponsor I would be quite alarmed by your comment that you took a Roberts credit instead of cash. This shows you’re still a gearaholic. You should have taken that as cash and given it to Debra to keep you safe.

    I fear for you man. Fortunately I can quit buying gear whenever I want to. No GAS for me. I mean, I need five Fuji bodies.

    Paul

    Jonathan Sachs
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    Reply #8 on: May 20, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Kevin,

    As a fellow victim of GAS, I feel your pain. While lenses hold their value and work with updated bodies, I think it’s smart to sell old backup bodies as soon as you upgrade.

    Before you get rid of your A7RII however, consider having it converted to shoot IR. I had Monochrome Imaging Systems do this for me about a year ago and have been overjoyed with the results (see attached). If you get a clip-in IR filter from STC, you can use the converted body with any of your lenses without needing IR pass filters for each one.

    Jonathan Sachs
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    Steve Baczewski
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    Reply #9 on: May 20, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Your family has been through a lot. Sorry about your father in law but glad to hear about Debra’s resilience and also your reflection on what’s important for your life going forward. I imagine lightening your world of equipment is a result of all you’ve been through. Good article

    Dan Araujo
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    Reply #10 on: May 20, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    I lost my sister to brain cancer in early 2017.  She was single so the task of clearing out her house fell to the family.  I had the same realization you speak of regarding all the stuff we accumulate along the way.  I’m (very) gradually getting rid of my own excess stuff now.  You seem to be doing better at that!  I’m trying to be more conscious of what I buy and whether I really need it.  I find it easier to not bring new stuff in than move stuff out.  A side benefit is less garbage going into the environment.

    Dan
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    Hugh Sakols
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    Reply #11 on: May 21, 2020 at 10:06 am

    OK now I don’t feel so bad.  I think we all admire your man cave.  So you’re done with micro four thirds?  I guess the Fuji isn’t much larger.  I see you have kept your old Nikonos.

    Hans Koot
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    Reply #12 on: May 21, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Beside being a gear-head we need to stay head of gear.

    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #13 on: May 21, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Mike, It’s nice having space again.  I feel so good walking down there.  The Man Cave is a great place to go.  I can build my legos, do setting on cameras the way I want them, charge batteries, and do on-line tutorials.  I’m learning Lume Fusion for iPad video editing now.

     

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #14 on: May 21, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Paul, my wife fully endorses my efforts.  I will only spend money from the Roberts fund on a camera I will review.  If I like it and want to keep it I will have to sacrifice another camera or two to justify it.  I think I’ll be OK.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

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