GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) is a real problem for most photographers, especially as we enter the holiday season.
It seems like manufacturers are announcing a new camera, lens, strobe, or other goodie on an almost daily basis. As the announcements and reviews roll out, it's easy to think that we need a new piece of gear. That 26-megapixel camera was great for the last few years, but now, all of a sudden, you need 40 megapixels because your gear is dated, and your images will be so much better once you get that fancy new camera or lens.
Professionals as well as amateurs struggle with GAS on one level or another, and in this YouTube video, I detail how I deal with my own case of Gear Acquisition Syndrome by talking about one of my all-time favorite lenses, the Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 R, which is 10 years old and one of Fuji's original lenses for the X-Mount system. I've used this lens extensively over the years, including out in rain and snow storms. I've dropped it, bumped it, and sometimes even haul it around in my double bass case attached to my X-Pro1. Using this lens has often helped me relieve a bad case of GAS!
I hope you enjoy this video and the images included in it, as they are some of favorite captures with the Fuji 35mm. I would also love to hear from you in the comments below on how you deal with your own case of Gear Acquisition Syndrome, so please let me know.