Seven Ways You Know You Have a Love Affair with Your Camera

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As photographers, we love our cameras. Some of us tend to love our cameras more than others—and express this affection in different ways. Sometimes, we don't even notice it! Here are a few ways you know that you have a love affair with your camera.

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- You feel dirty when you use other cameras, and get into heated wars with fanboys of other manufacturers.

- It spends more time with you than your partner, who is jealous of the camera.

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- One of your social-networking profile pictures is of you with your camera. In said photo, you tag the camera as "My Precious."

- When you don't have your camera on you, people always ask you, "Where is your camera?" as if you had a terrible tragedy happen to you as of late. Because of this, you are usually the photographer amongst friends and family.

Additionally, you get nightmares about a terrible accident happening to your camera.

- Your wardrobe choice is determined partially by how you'll be able to carry your camera: whether it is with a strap around your chest, stored in a coat pocket, a nice Eveready case, or in a stylish camera bag.

- You've got a tee-shirt that says something like, "I Heart My Camera" or "B&H Photo Video."

- You've got the B&H Photo Video catalog in the bathroom, or your spouse restricts how much time you spend on our website.

Do you have a love affair with your camera? How do you show it? Let us know in the comments below, and feel free to share your image links as well.

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I buy mine presents, extra batteries, accessories, etc...

I answererd YES to every question. :)

I worry more about my camera getting cold, wet, and dirty than I do about myself. 

I recently had a terrifying nightmare about my camera being destroyed haha

On really cold days I keep it in the bag when we're indoors so that it'll stay warmer longer when we go outside and on really sunny days I put polorizers on it like sun glasses.  Also, I keep the cover off the lense as much as possible, because it wants to see the world also! ;)

I keep it hanging on the neck of a blowup doll.

My cameras are my trusted travel friends, my cohorts in adventure and my advisors on my work.

They go everywhere with me, they have their own personalities and I lavish them with gifts.

My wife is the same way with hers, we're a Canon Couple.

Guilllltyyyyyyyyyy!