No New Gear for 2013?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by dixeyk, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    I remember reading a post on either mu-43 or serious compacts that stated Amin was going to go with a no new gear pledge in 2013. Whether that's true or not I can't say but I like the idea none the less. I've spent the last few months buying new (well new to me) lenses and building up my kit and now I am feeling like there isn't much I need or want for the foreseeable future. In fact I have a few lenses that'll I'll likely sell off. So, back to the idea of no new gear in 2013...I like it, and my wallet REALLY likes the idea. I'm not sure how well I can hold to it but I think I'm gonna give it a go. Of course I can see a few areas where there are exceptions.

    1. Since I only have the one camera (my 5n), if it gets stolen, lost or otherwise incapacitated (like taking a swim) then I plan to "acquire" another one.
    2. SD cards, batteries or anything that wears out doesn't count.
    3. Gifts don't count...but I never get cameras as gifts so that's not going to happen anyway.
    4. Software doesn't count because I work in software training.

    That said, I am not planning to buy any new gear and sneak it under the deadline. What I AM going to do is spend 2013 taking lots and lots of pictures, sharing my experiences here (and on my little Minolta info site when appropriate) and try to not get distracted by shiny new toys.
     
  2. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Besides I have enough lenses that I can keep busy for at least 6 months before I start to repeat myself.
     
  3. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    This seems like a pretty good idea. Especially now that I'm employing more lens systems than I used to have lenses!

    This would also tie in nicely with my other pledge to work significantly less hours.

    I would like to get some prints up in my online store and maybe do a gallery exhibition, so that'll take care of any extra money I might have otherwise had!
     
  4. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Hmmmmm... :rolleyes:

    VivitarSeries1-03.

    (I kid, I kid) :D
     
  5. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Well I started 2012 with the intention of buying a new phone, tablet and laptop. I still haven't even bought one of those.

    I'm planning on one of those fast 32/35s but maybe I will be satisfied with my Sigma which I'm enjoying a lot so far. I'm also really looking forward to the NEX-7 successor though I don't really need it. If I make a pledge I know I'll break it, but I'm already in the middle of a huge sell-off so that's a good start.

    This thread should start off with "Hi, my name is Joel and I'm a lens addict..." btw :D
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    I bought a camera bag few days ago (Minolta one), a screen protector and a cleaning pen kit, so I'd only like a zoom lens (something along the lines of the E-mount 18-200 but cheaper ie.legacy :D) and a lens hood for my MD 50 1.7 (damn, those are hard to find :( ) and I think I'm set :)
     
  7. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    LOL, well...mine arrived on Friday...I said no new gear in 2013! ;)
     
  8. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
  9. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Oh geez, without me guys...
    It's hard enough spending one *week* without buying a new lens. Not even in my dreams about one year, lol.
    I wish I could commit but I know for a fact I'd cheat in about two days, so it's totally pointless to even sign in...
    Oh well, I'll keep you guys informed of my acquisitions in real time ;)
     
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    My resolution was no new cameras in 2013, but I admire your pledge even more :).
     
  11. snkenai

    snkenai TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 22, 2012
    Campbellsville, Ky
    Stephen Noel
    Pledges are made to be broken. Now commitment is another level. Not going there either. But have been unloading some unused stuff. My equipment has really streamlined lately, which I like. But, I would like to upgrade a piece or two next wear.
     
  12. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    I'm counting on living vicariously through you. ;)
     
  13. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Kevin you HAVE to try that K55/1.8... It'll give your Rokkor a healthy run for its money ;)
     
  14. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Are we allowed to bet on how long Kevin hold out?
     
  15. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    While I'm not as frequently buying lenses as you are, I too will be buying lenses in 2013. I still have holes in the MF lineup I need to deal with and that, unfortunately, requires that I buy some lenses. Drat! [ and I didn't even smile when I typed that ;^) ]
     
  16. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Sucker bet? LOL
     
  17. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    I truly have no "need" at the moment. I have 2 AF lenses, 2 of which I might get rid of very quick (I'm almost certain to return the 50/1.8 but have another 25 days to decide, and I might list my 30/2.8, not sure yet). I have 2 135/3.5 lenses and at least one must go. I have a nice MD 50/1.7 metal build for sale that can go any moment, and have listed my trusty FL 55/1.2 as I'm curious to try other superfasts. So while I real don't have much need, I might buy a 55-210 for traveling or zoos, and maybe a wider lens, who knows.
    I'll definitely be watching what is released as far as bodies go, and admit I do keep an eye on the XE-1...
     
  18. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Hmm, a RF style SLT would *definitely* lure me in !!
     
  19. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    I had the 55/2 m43 mount a few years back and I liked it a lot. I forget why I sold it.
     
  20. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Probably yes. :eek: I'm thinking my birthday in may is going to be rough going. Assuming I make it out of January with no new stuff.