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Four Dangers of Camera Gear Obsesssion… and One Benefit


Some call it gear obsession, you’ve probably heard it called Gear Acquisition Syndrome (or GAS), but regardless of the name, there’s no better time to discuss the dangers (and potential benefits) of suffering from camera gear obsession then the week after Photokina.

In this video, photographer Mark Ryan Sallee of Michromatic tackles “the folly of GAS” by discussing four of the main dangers of obsessing over gear, and one benefit of this “sickness.” This is a well-discussed topic, but today—the week after Fuji teased you with a medium format mirrorless camera, Olympus showed off what they have planned, and Sigma wooed you with some new glass—is probably a good time for a refresher.