I’ve struggled with an addiction for years now, but for the past year or two, I’ve done well. I’ve been strong.
But now Sony may have pushed me off the wagon.
That’s right, like many of our photographer and videographer brethren, I have G.A.S. That’s Gear Acquisition Syndrome for those of you not familiar with the ailment. It’s basically an affliction that causes those of us in the photography world to want to buy almost every new camera, lens, video card, audio recorder, faster SSD, and basically every new, awesome looking piece of tech gear that comes out.
It’s a hard thing to deal with. Wallets have been emptied many a time to this awful disease.
I thought I had mine under control. The last couple of years, I’ve done pretty well. Sure there’s been the odd purchase here and there, but usually I’ve forced myself to sell something else, or only buy the piece of gear in question if it could pay for itself.
And now Sony goes and announces the successor to the popular little Sony a6000, the new Sony a6300 with its Super 35mm, 6K equivalent, 4K video ability featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning. Damn you Sony! Damn you!
And so it begins. The wagon I just fell off is fading in the distance, and my plans for purchasing the accursed a6300 become ever firmer. Yes, I may have joined the hunt for Sony’s Mythical Unicorn.
Of course, I justify it a million different ways. I’m likely going to sell some gear, effectively making it just a swap. You know, a trade. I sell off a camera or two, maybe a lens or two as well, and I get the Sony a6300 and a couple of lenses in return. Even, Steven. No real G.A.S. affliction here. Just a straight up gear swap. 🙂
“The Heart wants what it wants – or else it does not care” ― Emily Dickinson
(No, that’s not a Selena Gomez lyric. Emily Dickinson said that LONG before Selena Gomez was even a twinkle in her Daddy’s eye.)
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