Is anyone else's head spinning?

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  1. Lyncca

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    From all the technology? Mine (and my pocketbook) certainly are! I've been reading, and reading, and testing and learning and buying, and buying....

    Now, I know I have only had my camera for less than a month now, but I am very impatient! I have purchased a couple of the more necessary filters (UV, warming, polorizer), a new lens (ouch), an extra battery, and books.

    Now, I need a backpack to carry all this stuff, a tripod (ordered), and now I have started reading about all the different flashes. :lol:

    I don't want to purchase too much without learning what I have, but on the other side, I don't feel I can really utilize what I have without the other stuff! I really think I am going to try to resist getting a flash for a little while and focus on outside scenic shots (where is that damn tripod?!) so I think I can do without for a little while. But, hmm, those wide-angle lenses sure look cool. SOMEONE TAKE MY CREDIT CARD AWAY!

    I hope it all (the knowledge & equipment) start to all come together soon! :confused: Does anyone else feel this way?
     
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    Yeah, I have a list a mile long. Although I would say get the speedlite next, it really is important...mine is off at canon being fixed :(

    My next buy is the DXO program...it expired and i miss it tooooo much. Then some filters, a reflector that can fold up small. someday another lens. I have 3 that i am still playing with.

    I just got a crumpler 7 million dollar home and I really like it
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I completely understand how you are feeling...the lure of new gear is very temping. However, new gear rarely improves our photography...practice, experience and knowledge will go a lot further to helping you improve.

    I suggest keeping what you have (and what you have ordered) and stick with that for a while. Learn what you can and can't do with that equipment. When you truly come to a point where you know your gear is limiting you, then you can think about upgrading or getting something different.
     
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    I'm not really looking to replace anything, just add to it. So far, I like everything I have, but I am limited. For example, no waterfall shots (no tripod), no night shots (no tripod). No good model (people) shots (no speedflash).....

    It will be nice when I am so good that I think that the equipment itself is limiting my talent. :lol:
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A tripod is a good idea...but really, all you need is something hold the camera so that you aren't. A beanbag, for example, will work.

    Sometimes not having the right piece of equipment can lead to some great ingenuity and great photos.
     
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    I still cant seem to get a super clear shot even with a tripod but its been cloudy and foggy since i got mine...
     
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    True enough :wink:

    I would like to add some warm weather and a few more daylight hours to my list of "wants" too, although, I surely don't have it as bad as most here in Texas -- but we also don't have any pretty snow to take pics of either. ;)
     
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    I am really looking forward to the photo ops in spring and summer too! but, yeah, us texans shouldnt complain too much
     
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    Yea, it will be our turn to whine when it has been 100°+ for months on end...
     
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    ugh dont remind me
     
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    I'm the same way! I look at something and 10 minutes L8r i'm on line ordering it or running to the store to buy it. but I also agree with big mike I have more equipment than I know what to do with, Literally! I Have more than enough equipment, but yet I still want more 13 lenses but yet I have 2 more on my wish list!
     
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    it must be the way women do photography :)
     

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