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    When is enough ...?

    The week before Christmas I bought a d5200 with the 15-55 and 55-300 lenses for $520.

    Today I bought a d3100 with another 15-55 and a 50mm lens for $270, 'for the rest of the family to use '

    I'm stalking people with 35mm nikkor's on gumtree and ebay trying to get one for less than $160.

    Admittedly I'm not using the 55-300, and my 15-55 is kept between 20 and 35 90% of the time.

    This hobby is like stereo equipment, and guitars, and home workshops...

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    Careful .... I recently purchased a Nikon ( Nikkor ) 55-300 though eBay and it had fungus in the lens. I did get my money back, but I am hoping it did not spread. Now I am without.
    I have been taking photos for 50 years. I am now trying to get into Photography


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    How careful does one need to be about lens fungus? Is it a full on quarantine and nuke the area problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendo09 View Post
    How careful does one need to be about lens fungus? Is it a full on quarantine and nuke the area problem?
    Fungus in lenses is the same as fungus (mushrooms). They spread using microscopic spores. Put a lens with fungus on a camera, and then swap to another lens and you risk transferring spores to the camera and the other lens. How much risk? That depends on heaps of factors, including humidity etc. Better to err on the side of caution and keep any lens affected by fungus away from all your other gear.
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    I am looking for the old post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendo09 View Post

    This hobby is like stereo equipment, and guitars, and home workshops...
    Sounds to me like you have gas...

    Gear Acquisition Syndrome.

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    Where the number of things you need is represented by the equation N+1, where N is the number of things you have already.
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    The 35mm f/1.8 lens arrived yesterday.

    The lower f stop makes a massive difference in low light from the f/3.5 on the kit lens.

    I'm really impressed.

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    Check out the edge sharpness with shots taken at widest aperture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Sounds to me like you have gas...

    Gear Acquisition Syndrome.
    I feel better knowing other people have this as well. It doesn't stop me buying stuff, but I feel better
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    Enough: A word related to quantity. Photographers never seem to reach the goal as there is always more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenderstrat1963 View Post
    I feel better knowing other people have this as well. It doesn't stop me buying stuff, but I feel better
    From your username I'm guessing you're a guitar man too.

    When you need a Tele, a Tele with p90's, a Casino copy, a single strat, a hb strat, parlour acoustic, big bodied acoustic, and a bass. Just in case. I've been down that road too, had about 13 at one stage, including a couple of homebrew tele's. But I digress...

    The d3100 still hasn't arrived... I'm losing my normally short patient streak.

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    13? Impressive! Doesn't sound like an unlucky number in this case I'm down to 4 (Strat, Les Paul, acoustic 6 string Fender and an old 12 string acoustic Maton) and hadn't planned on buying any more but lately I've been pricing Gibson SG's

    I hope the d3100 arrives soon. If you have tracking available on your shipment, I should point out that continually refreshing the web page doesn't make it arrive any faster - not that I'd ever do that.

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    It's never enough.... sadly.

    I mean, look at my pathetic collection


    such a long way to go... sigh


    Quote Originally Posted by Brendo09 View Post
    The week before Christmas I bought a d5200 with the 15-55 and 55-300 lenses for $520.

    Today I bought a d3100 with another 15-55 and a 50mm lens for $270, 'for the rest of the family to use

    I'm stalking people with 35mm nikkor's on gumtree and ebay trying to get one for less than $160.

    Admittedly I'm not using the 55-300, and my 15-55 is kept between 20 and 35 90% of the time.

    This hobby is like stereo equipment, and guitars, and home workshops...
    I presume you mean the 18-55mm kit lens, coz I'm pretty sure Nikon doesn't produce a 15-55mm (I could be wrong).
    I started out getting a prime lens, then another and another because in terms of getting a large maximum aperture lens for relatively low cost, primes are hard to beat. The only hassle is having to carry a few, and having to change lenses.
    Now that you've got the 35/1.8, you might like to consider the 85/1.8 as a telephoto portrait lens
    It can achieve pretty good background separation when taking half-body portraits.

    Or if you like shooting landscapes or interiors, might I suggest an ultra-wide angle lens, something that offers you a 10 or 12mm focal length for your D5200
    Last edited by kevin301; 01-02-2016 at 8:19pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin301 View Post
    such a long way to go... sigh

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    This hobby is like stereo equipment, and guitars, and home workshops...
    I can relate to that list, nice thing about Stereo equipment is that one black HT receiver looks like the next, pretty much the same with black camera's.
    There's always room for one more......
    Last edited by phild; 01-02-2016 at 11:30pm.
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    I can just see how much of a gear junkie im going to be or how much my budget will allow me to be!

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    Shirley enough is enough when your other half finds out you've been spending money again..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liney View Post
    Shirley enough is enough when your other half finds out you've been spending money again..........
    Do like the many of us have done .. rid yerself of the other half!
    (with the exception that, if the other half also has GAS!! )

    strangely I found once the other half went AWOL .. I found 50% more finances to satisfy my NAS(GAS, but for Nikon-ish related gear!)

    For me, once I have everything from Nikon's 6mm f/2.8 all the way up to and including their 2000mm f/11, I reckon I'll have satisfied my quest for enough .. only because there's probably nothing else that exists to have!


    .. then what?
    And don't tell me that I have to start using it all ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    .. only because there's probably nothing else that exists to have!
    And 300mm is the longest you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    .. then what?
    And don't tell me that I have to start using it all ....
    Suppose use it or lose it doesn't work. Such a waste.

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