View Poll Results: How do u treat ur stuff?

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  • What 'treat'? Its juz another tool to be used.

    5 14.29%
  • I love my stuff, but its a dead thing. No point attaching emotional strings.

    15 42.86%
  • Its juz another commodity for me. To buy when price is low and to sell when price is right.

    2 5.71%
  • Selling my stuff is akin to selling my child.

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Thread: Emotional attachments with ur stuff?

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    Default Emotional attachments with ur stuff?

    Seeing the stuff being sold at B&S suddenly raised a question in my head.

    How do u guys generally treat the stuff u buy (including ur precious cameras)? Do u treat it like juz 'another tool to be used for my work/hobby', or do u attach some kind of emotional significance to it? Kind of like, "Much as I want to sell it off, I can't! Cos I can't simply sell off something that had been thru so much with me."

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    I treat my stuff like a tool, but it also have sentimental value.
    Looking back and remembering the shot that were captured.
    I just can't bring myself to sell it away.

    I still have my first Nikon SLR, maybe 12 or 13 years old now.

    So I cannot vote
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    Once I was seriously thinking of comimtting suicide when someone stole my old faithful manual Canon camera.

    What saved me from self-annihilation was I happened to see some sexier Canon bodies in a shop window.

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    WheneverI want to caress my camera bodies something like 5x a week, I would lock the study room where my cameras are kept; turn on the air con and leave a Do Not Disturb sign on the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er
    WheneverI want to caress my camera bodies something like 5x a week, I would lock the study room where my cameras are kept; turn on the air con and leave a Do Not Disturb sign on the door.
    You are not afraid of the neighbours hearing the ecstatic clicking sound meh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    You are not afraid of the neighbours hearing the ecstatic clicking sound meh?
    Hhhmmm didnt think of that

    Now that u have mentioned it, I rather leave the ecstatic clicking sound for their imagination

    In actual truth, I hardly press the shutter button.

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    wow... i can't bear to part with my eq... =(
    all has some sentimental value to me...

    gosh... my old slr almost grew up with me thro my sec-ns life man... haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er
    In actual truth, I hardly press the shutter button.
    What sort of "protection" do you use then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    What sort of "protection" do you use then?
    I wash my hands first

    Make sure I dont touch the glass

    Always use the blower to clear the dust

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er
    I wash my hands first

    Make sure I dont touch the glass

    Always use the blower to clear the dust
    How come no rubber gloves? You don't want to have too many little baby cameras around the house you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    How come no rubber gloves? You don't want to have too many little baby cameras around the house you know.
    I wish got many little cameras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er
    I wish got many little cameras.
    I don't think that's a good idea. We men can't breast-feed the little baby cameras leh.

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    I do get very attached to certain lenses and bodies over time, mostly the outstanding units that produce magical work for my clients under the most adverse conditions. Such gear never gets sold, I retire it and use it from time to time to keep it operational.
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    I so regretted throwing away my first SLR camera, a fully manual Cosina body that take pentax K mount lens. Very cute camera.......

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    i'm always on the BUY BUY BUY spree... never on the SELL SELL SELL mood...
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    I don't think I'll ever sell any of my camera lens and bodies.
    It's not really because of any emotional attachment, although the mercedes slogan comes to mind. If your machine is faithful to you, you are usually faithful to your machine.

    Every piece I buy has it's own use and even the cheapest lens has it's own use. sometimes it's just fun to bring out just one lens and discover what you can and cannot do with them.

    I probably will get L lens in the (distant )future but I won't dump my old lens.

    And also, I like to hoard my stuff, especially those that have potential usage, no matter how old it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hommie
    I so regretted throwing away my first SLR camera, a fully manual Cosina body that take pentax K mount lens. Very cute camera.......
    THROW AWAY?! Goodness me.... U mean it went down da dumpster, off it goes to Ulu Pandan and now it's landfill material?

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    LOLzz...i have white lens fetish

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    THROW AWAY?! Goodness me.... U mean it went down da dumpster, off it goes to Ulu Pandan and now it's landfill material?
    Yup, stop reminding me!

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    Camera / lens is a tool. If it does the job I keep it, if I forsee not using it in future it gets sold. However I really love my 100/2.8 USM macro. It's probably one lens I'm a little attached to.

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