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Subject: [Leica] Something I posted on RFF, you may find this is funny.
From: lluisripollquerol at (Lluis Ripoll Querol)
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:39:39 +0200
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Really amazing and true, I have myself experimented some of these,  
particularly #4 & 5


El 30/08/2010, a las 2:21, Vick Ko escribi?:

> Ways to deal with GAS, and anguish related to "selecting what to  
> sell".
> 1. get out and shoot. Works very well.
> 2. set up rules to live by, especially in times of weakness and  
> temptation.
> Rule #1 - NEVER sell Leica.
> Corollary to Rule #1: every generation of Leica is unique.
> Therefore, it is okay to have dozens of 50mm Leica lenses.
> In fact, it is perfectly normal.
> Rule #2 - if it isn't Leica, it can be sold, to fund Leica items
> 3. when looking at other people's work, NEVER look at what gear or  
> lens they used. Learn to figure out what focal length and f-stop was  
> used, from the image.
> 4. in times of extreme temptation, get off the computer, take out a  
> loaded camera, and shoot photos with the lens that you think you  
> might want to sell. If after seeing the images, you still want to  
> sell, then sell ruthlessly, quickly and don't look back. The item  
> has gone to a better place.
> 5. if you sold and then find yourself buying the same thing back,  
> then, fate has decided that you were meant to have that item in your  
> collection.
> 5a. Don't regret that you probably will pay more for the item, than  
> what you sold your previous one for. That is fate, punishing you,  
> for your folly.
> Remember - shooting overcomes GAS, just about all the time.
> :-)
> Vick
> ps  GAS is "Gear Acquisition Syndrome", a normally fatal  
> condition ....
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