So how have people been hiding the photo gear from their partners?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Bhup, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. Bhup

    Bhup Guest

    Mine is blind to all the black bodies and lens.. :)
    Bhup, Oct 7, 2004
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    Jim Phelps Guest

    I don't hide it. But I don't display it either. When she discovers it, I
    tell her when and how much I bought it for and she just goes on. Usually
    she's on the financing end as well in the forms of
    birthday/Christmas/anniversary gifts of cash. Isn't hiding it a bit
    dishonest to your relationship? I guess I'm lucky and have a wife that
    supports me in my hobby and even partakes in it now and then.

    I had a co-worker who hid the fact that he had two Canon bodies, one SLR the
    other a DSLR. When she finally figured it out (and after him fearing the
    day for two years), she said "Oh, Ok".
    Jim Phelps, Oct 8, 2004
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    Sabineellen Guest

    The other day I had a visitor, an acquintance who'd not been around for some
    time, and I found myself rushing to hide all those cameras I bought over the
    summer before her arrival. I did it almost instinctively and without a second
    thought about it, it was the sure thing to do. It was more urgent that she
    doesn't see my cameras than it was that she doesn't see a less than perfectly
    clean kitchen.

    Now that I read these stories you post and recall what i did, I find it so
    bizarre, in retrospect. I wonder why we do that. Maybe we just project our
    guilt over spending onto others, or, perhaps more likely, guilt over regressing
    back into childhood (you know - "toys"!).
    Sabineellen, Oct 8, 2004
  4. I don't hide my stuff either, but then my wife is a Professor of
    Communication and Journalism and a self-proclaimed output junkie.
    Her favorite camera body of all time is an FM2, with M-series
    Leica's running close behind.

    However, all good things have their limits, and Deb has made it
    very clear that before I can buy another camera body, I have to
    get rid of one of the 8 I already own. I'll really miss my spare
    Pentax 110, which I bought for the aluminum hard case. Nor was
    she particularly enthusiastic about a 600mm Pentax f/5.6 (for
    Pentax 645) which I was looking at last night.
    Michael Benveniste, Oct 8, 2004
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    Jim Phelps Guest

    I like the old saying; "The only difference between men and boys is the
    price of their toys." Some of us have trouble hiding our passions. I know,
    if I owned a Ferrari, I wouldn't hide it from my significant other. Auto
    thieves, yes.

    Then there's the extension of the old saying above; "He with the most toys
    at the end - wins!"

    Jim Phelps, Oct 8, 2004
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    Bhup Guest

    what made me laugh was she had to take a picture with one of my camera and
    did not notice it was different body.
    I did get caught out just once when a brand new nikkor 24mm f2.8 AFD
    arrived by courier . She was not pleased with the invoice.
    the rest I only stick to Nikon bodies as it says Nikon in big letters.
    I've been wanting to change brands but I will get beaten if she saw it said
    canon etc on the front.
    I still use film as I'm too afraid to go digital in case I get caught out.
    I'm not sure what I would say if I got a DSLR, I guess I could tell her
    its the Nikon but with a digital bit behind it .... its not a lie I never
    said its the same Nikon body
    good in it
    Bhup, Oct 8, 2004
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    Bhup Guest

    The other thing I do is play / fondle my cameras/.. just enjoy and admire
    the engineering . Its pain in the neck when there is a film in them as you
    cant fire the shutter randomly or open the back etc your limited to taking
    light readings and focusing and taking the lens off and on the mount. and
    inspecting the lens.. The side effect is You can get dust or a smudge from
    endless fondling. This is of course all done is a room away from her . if
    its a new lens .. I tend to take a body and the lens to the bathroom and
    play with it there.( and not play with anything else) as no one is going to
    disturb me. but I do get comments "god you have been in there a long time..
    is your tummy playing up again"

    Bhup, Oct 8, 2004
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    Annika1980 Guest

    My new 20D looks just like the Totally Digital D60 to the untrained eye.
    The only possible giveaway is the slightly louder shutter sound it makes.
    Perhaps Canon will come out with a Firmware upgrade to fix that?
    Annika1980, Oct 8, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Jim Phelps wrote:

    I thought it was most orgasms. Oh, well, I'll die poor but with a smile.
    Alan Browne, Oct 8, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Yeah the software will crash and the shutter won't fire at all...
    Alan Browne, Oct 8, 2004
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    Dallas Guest

    I think my wife has given up seeing as I have owned so many different
    cameras in such a short space of time. The problem isn't so much the lens
    on the camera, it's the big golden boxes in the cupboard.
    Dallas, Oct 8, 2004
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    S. Guest

    LOL, I have both too and she doesn't know the difference...I just make sure
    I don't pull them out together.

    S., Oct 10, 2004
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    Mike Henley Guest

    Come on, the Pentax 110 doesn't doesn't count, so now you have 7. You
    should be able to buy another one.
    Mike Henley, Oct 11, 2004
  14. My wife doesn't want to count the Pentax 110, which means
    she wants me to get rid of something larger. Next on the
    chopping block would be the Pronea S or the CoolPix 995.

    Since I haven't fought this battle yet, I haven't lost yet.
    Michael Benveniste, Oct 11, 2004
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    Mike Henley Guest

    Haha... a 110 SLR and an APS SLR. As well as a nascent little digicam.
    I still don't think anyone can accuse you of excess.
    Mike Henley, Oct 12, 2004
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    Bandicoot Guest

    I know a lot of people for whom the 'toys' seem to serve as a (poor)

    Bandicoot, Oct 12, 2004
  17. Excessive? Can't be. After all, I'm only up to 5 film formats (110,
    APS, 35mm, 120, and 70mm) for my SLR's. I can add 220 with little
    cost or fight, but Deb objected when I started looking at Instamatic
    Reflex models on eBay.

    Probably a good thing. Solaris 126 film is readily available by
    mail order, and I can probably talk a "dip and dunk" lab into
    processing the stuff. However, I've been told that none of the
    PX825 replacements work particularly well.
    Michael Benveniste, Oct 12, 2004
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    David Starr Guest

    I don't. She's a PARTNER. Partners dont keep secrets from each other
    (other than surprise gifts). Besides, she's the one that said "Go
    ahead & get that 4x5; you've been wanting one for years. Oh, you'll
    need a 4x5 enlarger too".

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