I'm an addict.
There, I said it. I've taken the first step. Right?
Every since I started into digital photography I've been buying and upgrading my gear. I have "everything" one needs. But then again, I always did. I had a camera.
I started out in digital with a Kodak DC35 (I think). Ok, that's officially now a POS you couldn't give away if you owned one today, but it took pictures. And some nice ones at that. Then it was a couple P&S upgrades and then the DSLRs. D200, D300, D3 soon to be the D4 (fingers crossed!)... And you know what? They all take pictures. My talent hasn't increased one bit.
Oh, and the D3 "upgrade"....I took the exact same pictures with the D300 and a 500mm lens as I do with the D3 and the 300-800. But the D3/300-800 cost A LOT more so I guess the pictures must be better.
I have all of the "pro lenses", 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, and some specialized pieces as well like the 150mm macro and the 300-800. Of course, with that comes the requirements for quality tripods and tripod heads. You know why? Because they are HEAVY. Man it was nice carrying around a D300 with the 18-200mm on it. Light, compact, easy to use, and it took nice pictures! I missed it so much I bought the 28-300 for the D3...I've used it twice, it doesn't really make up for the heavy body of the D3.
I have lights and light modifiers for no apparent reason. I have a specialized macro lighting kit I used once to take pictures of some ants.....Those pictures promptly ended up in the bin because I really don't care about ants. But they were well lit!
I have a studio strobe and umbrellas....I think I used them once to take pictures of some crap I sold on Ebay.
I have gadgets...I have an expo disk for setting custom w/b. I used it once to figure out how to do it. My camera lives on the auto WB setting now. I have a wireless remote for the camera, but the battery keeps going dead so I just use the cheap knockoff cabled one. Let's not even talk about bags!
And the list goes on.
So there you have it, I'm a junkie. Ive taken the first step and admitted it.
Now I guess I just have to want to be cured.
Nope, not happening.