Insatiable Camera Curiosity. A helpful reader commented on my 6D post that I had a bad case of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), and that I should seek help. I’ve had GAS before, so I know what it’s like. But it’s not what I’m suffering from now. I’d rather describe my current condition as “Insatiable Camera Curiosity”. What’s the difference, will you ask ?? Well from the numerous cameras I get to try over the course of a year, I have very little desire to “acquire” any of them for good. If rental was more readily available and easily organized, I’d have no issue doing that instead (which is why I recently wrote Amazon describing in detail how they could make heaps of money and drive crazy traffic to their photo gear department by installing a rent-before-you-buy service).
Curious, yes, that’s what I am. There are so many different camera options today, that I feel really mandatory to try out as many as needed to find the optimum answer to one’s specific needs (and tastes). So yes I’ll be trying a 6D soon. And as someone who’s shot litteraly dozen thousands frames with the same camera (NEX7) over the past 18 years, I feel pretty free of GAS. But curiosity ? Yup, guilty as charged 😉