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Old 02-24-2013   #1
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Having sudden GAS over a camera you already own.

Has anyone here ever read about a certain camera that you own but haven't shot with it in awhile? Then experience a bout of GAS to want to load it up & head out the door with your new-found-love? Reading some post on another site about the Canon AE-1program has found me loading it up with some Arista Premium 400 & heading out the door. Feels nice not having to spend any money for new gear.

What camera on the shelf has giving you GAS to grab it & go for a walk?
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Old 02-24-2013   #2
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I can't tell you how many times I've done this. I've ended up with eight MP bodies because I never remember that I already have one.
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I can't tell you how many times I've done this. I've ended up with eight MP bodies because I never remember that I already have one.
Happens to me all the time as well but I don't even have your excuse. I remember I have em, but I still go out and buy another.
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That explains why I have two Rolleiflex 3.5F, a couple of Certo Dollinas, and the Leica IIF/IIIF variants.

Even worse is when you start doing it to your own lenses.
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I have rediscovered my Nikon Fm2n. Rekindled love.
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I have rediscovered my Nikon Fm2n. Rekindled love.
fm2 with a nice prime is the only SLR that has truly GAS'd me ... waiting to pick one up as a keeper
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fm2 with a nice prime is the only SLR that has truly GAS'd me ... waiting to pick one up as a keeper
Mine has got me collecting Vivitar Komine primes. Much sharpness. !
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I don't think you all get it. I'm talking about a camera you already own but haven't used in a while.
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For me it is definitely my Leica M4. Not sure why I still own it, perfect as it is, it does not speak to me. But....with the upcoming Garry Winogrand show opening soon at SF MOMA, I'll be spinning and shooting using the M4 with a "Winogrand" Canon 28 f2.8 affixed to it.

Second entry: my Canon L1. Think I better load it......
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I don't think you all get it. I'm talking about a camera you already own but haven't used in a while.
Exactly. I hadn't used my Nikon for 15 years !
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I've been itching to get some screw-mount SLRs out. And the Olympus XA.
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Exactly. I hadn't used my Nikon for 15 years !
Which Nikon you got John?
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FM2n. It has been neglected whilst I used my Leica M6. Having re-awoken it I have had Nikon gas.
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FM2n. It has been neglected whilst I used my Leica M6. Having re-awoken it I have had Nikon gas.
Nice! Load it & post some photos here when you complete your roll. I decided to load a roll of HP-5 in the Canon & went for a walk. When I finish I'll post here too.

Anyone else having GAS over a camera you have on the shelf, load it & feel free to join in.
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I've been itching to get some screw-mount SLRs out. And the Olympus XA.
I've got a Pentax SPII that came with a Takumar 35/2.8 I've yet to load a film in.
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I don't think you all get it. I'm talking about a camera you already own but haven't used in a while.
I just bought another Canon A -1...
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I don't think you all get it. I'm talking about a camera you already own but haven't used in a while.
Oh. Why would I have a camera I didn't use?
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Oh. Why would I have a camera I didn't use?
Lol So many of us do. I don't have as many though as others.
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I've got a Pentax SPII that came with a Takumar 35/2.8 I've yet to load a film in.
The SPII was one of the cameras that I was thinking of. Ironically, one that I just loaded this afternoon is a Canon AE-1, because I got a shiny new-old 28mm lens for it.
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my Fathers camera Canon L1

I had it for five years before I took it off the shelf.But before that I would take it out and run through the shutter speeds.I then went looking for a website and Wah-La I found RFF.Big time GAS 3 more bodies and 2 lenses plus 2 more systems Leicia m/Contax G1 in less than two yrs
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For me it is canon rangefinders, yashica rangefinders and retinas. I have a few of them and I seldom use them and when I read about them here, I ask myself why I shoot Bessa R or M2 and I feel an impulse to load them up.
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Happened to me this weekend.

Took the neglected Minolta CLE off the shelf, loaded it with Tri-X, put a 21 Super Elmar on the front, a viewfinder on the top and set it ti f/8. Instant compact point and shoot. Stopped me lusting after a Ricoh GR21.
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I know what you are talking about. I've done that with my original camera, an Olympus OM-1MD.

The threads in the SLR forums about Zuikos and Olympus cameras induce GAS, and it is a great feeling to just go pick it up and take it for another spin. The learning curve is zero, too, which is the best part - other than the cost being zero.
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For me it is my Rolleiflex, just framed some prints my office wall and am stunned how well they come out. Makes me want to go out and get a Rolleicord just so I will take it on any holiday I go one and not make excuse on not having room.
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For me, it's been the M8 recently. I was thinking of selling it, but then got into it again.
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I was just reading about the Mamiya NC1000 in a few threads going around lately and lent it to my girlfriend, who as been wanting an SLR with a working light meter. Now when she has it, I always wanna use it, hahaha. It's a great little camera!
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It's the reeason I can't get rid of the camera's I rarely use. I would be better of if I did them away but just the idea that one day I might get an urge to use it and do something nice with them holds me back to selle them off.
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My Nikon SP gives me this all the time but I have such a hard time these days developing film due to funds and/or space constraints. I just moved, so my developing stuff isn't set up nor do I have space for it. I also don't really have money for a lab to develop the film I shoot so if i do actually shoot film, the latent images go into the fridge until someday, hopefully soon.

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I have two that would fit this scenario...
My Zone VI 4x5 view camera...in my defense I did take it out last week and actually shot with it...I didn't use 4x5 film but a 120 roll back...with the 4x5 it isn't really the camera I have GAS over but the types of lenses you find on that auction site...
I bought a Bausch & Lomb Tessar several years ago and haven't done that much with it to date...mostly testing but I need to actually use it for a project...
And my Yashicamat 124...whenever I start looking at other medium format cameras I have to remind myself that the 124 is a great little camera and that I should use it more...which I did about two week ago...the roll of developed film is still hanging in the shower...
The Yashicamat lens is what inspired me to look for the Tessar lens for the 4x5...
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I own a Ricoh grv1. If I start to use it I'll never sell it, so...
...I'll sell it for seed money to buy a digital camera, that I'll probably dislike so that I can be pissed off that I sold my grv1.
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For me, it's often the M7 that gives me this urge. I'll see a thread from one of you fellows with photos taken by the M7, and I'll be captivated by the colours and tones of film, and feel the urge to hear the muted click of the shutter.

Other times it's the Contax T3, especially now that the Sony RX1 has come out. The RX1 is like a digital T3, only bigger, and has a Sonnar design lens like the T3. Or it could be considered a digital Hexar AF, although the X100 is more in the vein, designwise.
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My Vitessa L. Great lens (f2 Ultron); funky design (great question generator and people meeter); fits in a small, flat bag.
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Yep...danged Nikons (FE2s, F2, Nikkormat, F401, etc.)

I keep wanting an FM2n or FM3a...something about those compact Nikon bodies...
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It's my Minox. Sometimes RL gets in the way, and it gets relegated from my backpack (or barbag) into a drawer or a box. Then, days or months later, I'll get a burning desire to take it out for a walk. Or, more often, I'll end up in a situation where I wish I had it with me, and don't. That sends me searching...
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This happened to me with the M6 TTL. After thoroughly enjoying shooting with the M8 for two years, I became obsessed with the M6. I've shot with it almost exclusively for the past two years.

The 500 C/M has begun to beckon of late too. As with food, I do love having a nicely stocked cupboard. It's a great antidote to "Intent to Purchase GAS". IP-GAS?
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Mamiya 645 1000S with a 55mm 2.8 just sits on my shelf until I catch sight of it in just the right mood and go "I may have a broken back humping around this beastie, but I love using it nonetheless!" I dunno, it's nice being slowed down more than usual, what with the tripod and the meter and 15 shots and everything. I shouldn't like it, but I do. Weird world, eh?

Incidentally, being new kid here you'll have to bear with me I'm afraid. I understand the concept of GAS, but what exactly does it stand for again?
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Oh. Why would I have a camera I didn't use?
'Cos it's not worth the effort of selling.

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Yes, has happened to me. I even have bought another copy of the same cam.
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