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Right from the horse's mouth

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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"RE: Right from the horse's mouth"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Wed 22-Feb-12 06:10 AM

There are almost no needs in the realm of hobbies and few in business that are not more emotional than practical.
Long detailed discussions evaluating specs and features, costs etc are justifications for what is actually an emotional desire more than need. Listen to someone explaining what they "need" a new car to a spouse who does not have any emotional charge from getting a new car.
Same with cameras. There are almost no scenes that need a camera that costs more than $200 and very very few that an observer would could tell the difference. It only matters to someone already involved emotionally with the activity.
That is not to say emotional choices are unwise, they are all of our purchases, it is how humans work. Accept it. If you place getting a D800 as a higher priority than say buying a couple packs of cigarettes a week or taking a cruise with a balcony versus porthole, or going out to dinner a few less times each month....who cares? Feeling excited and positive about something is enough and does not need justification as long as the negative consequences are tolerable and not impacting others who are not of the same emotional state.
It is not a matter of money, it is priorities. Anyone, if motivated enough to forego other lower priorities, can find the money. We waste most of our money. We know that and usually do nothing about it until priorities change. I always loved cars but moved to a city where cars were a lower priority than spending the time and money on social and cultural activities. Shifting priorities changed everything, suddenly by not spending money on cars(I still have one in storage in California, a 72 Bora Maserati mid-engine GT), my new priority of going out partying and socializing because affordable and pleasurable, displacing cars from the list. If a D4 or D800 is that priority, go for it but don't waste time trying to justify it....you have no need to justify it, unless the spouse objects;>)

Stan
St Petersburg Russia

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