I’ve literally hunted down the discontinued glass lens which I finally found in Israel, and since purchasing the 110mm soft telephoto lens I realized that I needed a viewfinder. I found a Gaoersi Zoom Viewfinder on FleaBay that I can’t wait to get. I created an inventory worksheet in Excel to keep track of all of my equipment; filters, flashes and lenses. This sounds more impressive than it actually is but I like to do my homework prior shooting and I pack and prep the cameras usually the night before.
I like knowing what I have and/or haven’t experimented with. When I have a shoot I think about how I’d like to photograph my subject this includes matching film with a particular camera and lighting and filters. Pre-prep and knowing the equipment is invaluable to me.
I have a lot of assignments on the horizon so I’m sure that my new additions will get a lot of use and thus I don't have to feel guilty for bargain shopping.