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    Whats your most expensive hobby?

    I know we are all dorky about knives here, but clearly we all have many other hobbies too. I've seen watches, vinyl records, cooking, eating out, travel, cameras, and more on here. Where does the bulk of your hard earned $$$ go?

    Personally, i'm a split between eating out and camera stuff. They both kill my wallet more than knives ever could.

    Where do you guys stand? Or are you one of those REAL crazies who spends all of his/her hard earned cash on knives?

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    All of my camera lenses barely eclipse my one watch.

    I do love me some macro lenses:

    New macro family portrait by lmaousrs, on Flickr

    more or less left to right: Zeiss ZF 50mm F2.0 Makro-Planar Vivitar Series 1 90mm f2.5 Macro Olympus OM 50mm f3.5 Auto-Macro Olympus OM 90mm f2.0 Auto-Macro Olympus OM 50mm f2.0 Auto-Macro Leica 100mm f2.8 APO Macro Elmarit R Leica 60mm f2.8 Macro Elmarit R Nikon 55mm f2.8 Micro-Nikkor Nikon 55mm f3.5 Micro-Nikkor

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    right now, right this minute? baby stuff ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anton View Post
    right now, right this minute? baby stuff ...
    haha... yeah... i know how that goes. I guess kenzo runs a bit more than all of my other hobbies combined when i think about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by redisburning View Post
    All of my camera lenses barely eclipse my one watch.

    I do love me some macro lenses:

    New macro family portrait by lmaousrs, on Flickr

    more or less left to right: Zeiss ZF 50mm F2.0 Makro-Planar Vivitar Series 1 90mm f2.5 Macro Olympus OM 50mm f3.5 Auto-Macro Olympus OM 90mm f2.0 Auto-Macro Olympus OM 50mm f2.0 Auto-Macro Leica 100mm f2.8 APO Macro Elmarit R Leica 60mm f2.8 Macro Elmarit R Nikon 55mm f2.8 Micro-Nikkor Nikon 55mm f3.5 Micro-Nikkor
    That is AWESOME!!! I thought i had a lens addiction, but now i feel better about my collection.

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    I think I'm finally getting over G.A.S
    A familiar term on the guitar forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    That is AWESOME!!! I thought i had a lens addiction, but now i feel better about my collection.
    Thanks.

    But if anything, my existence as a collector serves only to validate "real" photographers insistence that gear makes zero difference. I am absolutely guilty of using some of the best 35mm lenses ever made to take pictures of cats:
    e.g.

    My grandfather's OM-2sp which I upfit with a 2-4 screen and a 50/2 macro. I used it to take this:


    or perhaps even more offensive I have this lovely Sinar F1:

    which again I used to take this picture of a cat:


    Nothing quite says "Im a serious photographer" like black and white cat photos on a 4x5.

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    haha... still really cool though. I really want to pick up some new lenses and maybe a medium format body now too

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    Quote Originally Posted by redisburning View Post
    Nothing quite says "Im a serious photographer" like black and white cat photos on a 4x5.
    Could be a Leica or Hasselblad "street" photographer taking prefocused photos of female posteriors. LF cat pictures are a lot less creepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    haha... still really cool though. I really want to pick up some new lenses and maybe a medium format body now too
    Now you are really asking for it....

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