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a video to relieve GAS

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Luke, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    If any of you are fighting GAS with all of the cameras coming out, best to remember that the old ones are more than good enough. I just found this video today and it was all done with the ancient Panasonic gf1 with 20mm lens. Enjoy.
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Great video, Like, and I agree a good case for not needing to buy the latest and greatest.

    It also got me thinking that maybe it would be better for me to buy a couple plane tickets and skip that next generation camera purchase.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    It's got me thinking about selling the OMD and re-getting my old gf1 :eek: and take a trip with the cash difference.
     
  4. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Luke, if that urge becomes overwhelming, I have two (2) GF1s in dry storage.... :)
     
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  5. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Where would you guys go?
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I guess I'd go to Houston to save Chuck the shipping charges.....LOL.

    I've always wanted to go to Alaska, but that is well out of my budget. Basically any trip that I can afford right now doesn't interest me :frown:
     
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    One of those doesn't happen to be white, does it? I always wanted a white one.
     
  8. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    The GF1 isn't that old, what is it about three years? I guess for those who have excessive GAS that can seem like a long time. As for vacationing, experiences are far better than toys. I would much rather travel lite [meaning reasonable camera] than have all the expensive gear and sit around the house all the time with it.
     
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  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I totally agree Kristen. For me, it's being able to take time away from work. It's easily the worst part of owning my own business. My wife and I were looking forward to a 10 day roadtrip this fall through the Smokie mountians to visit some family and catch the fall colors, but my mother-in-law's health caused it to cancel that trip. Our trip making plans are on indefinite hold.

    btw, referring to the gf1 as ancient was done tongue in cheek, but the performance increase in those 3 years in that format is a lot more than in APS-C land. Regardless, you're 100% right.
     
  10. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Oh I know it's all tongue in cheek Luke. It's quite sobering though to realize how new a camera actually is when it is already seen as old and the next new toy catches our eye. I think marketing makes monsters of us.
     
  11. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    It was introduced in September 2009. It is so strange, but this feels such a long time. When I was shooting film, I considered a three year old camera as nearly new. What am I doing today? I will most probably update my E-PL1, which I bought in July 2010, within half a year from now. However, I will buy a much more sophisticated camera and I did the same when I updated my Canon T70 with a Canon T90 within the same period of time (at most).
     
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  12. norman shearer

    norman shearer SC Veteran

    You have to admire those photographers that can stick with just one camera and one lens for years without giving in to GAS. The camera must be like an extension of their hand and they can get on with the real important stuff, like taking pictures! I had that combo myself and held onto it for less than 6 months - ended up buying another 20mm lens later to pair with my GF3. Just bought a Pentax Kx (not sure why) and am looking enviably at the Sony NEX 6.

    Hopefully I'll hold out on the camera body purchases for a year or so now..
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    that gf1 with the 20mm was kind of the camera that taught me how to use a camera.
     
  14. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I wish I had access to watch the video where I am now. Petra is a totally epic place, especially where you walk down the siq and get your first glimpse of the treasury, and I am assuming from the title of the video that there is a lot more besides.
     
  15. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Great video, beautifully executed. GAS makes paupers of some of us, so we have to stop. I just had my K-5 and 7 lenses up for sale on gumtree (only got responses from scammers and idiots) and have just pulled it this morning.

    This post has made me rethink, entirely. I wanted the Fuji X-pro, but really, the K-5 is fine for what I do, so I'll keep it. NO MORE GAS! (oh... except I have LBA but thats OK, latest acquisition was $56 and I'm hoping to land a K 55mm f/1.8 later today for $50)

    Thank you, Luke, for a timely reminder.
     
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  16. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I finally remembered to come back and watch this video. To be honest I have been to a few of the places in that video, but I'm not there at the moment so yah, now I'm horribly depressed...