Rose, Hin and few others initialed the LBA/CBA challenge on April 16, 2008 after tax date and set off NOT to buy any new lens and camera for 3 months until July 15. Some information and links in this blog post http://techtheman.blogspot.com/2008/04/lbacba-contest-seinfield-style.html While I am counting down the days, I have few confessions to make. I sold/donated/gifted 13 items including 10 lenes, 2 cameras and 1 flash. I did that in the 1st month and I feel great with less gear. http://techtheman.blogspot.com/2008/04/hins-camera-gear.html#to_be_sold For about 2 months, I managed to have 0 watchlist in ebay. As the challenge end gets near, I have started adding watchlist but all are in accessories such as Vivitar 2x macro, Vivitar AT-22 extension tubes, Kenko teleplus 2x Macro and battery. But one twist in my challenge is that I repurchase one of the lens that I sold -- Pentax DA 50-200 f/4.0-5.6. It is weird, I missed this not-so-great lens due to its lightweight and useful range. But overall, I still manage keep my gear not growing. 15 days to count down before we lifted the ban from purchase. I want to limit myself to purchase one lens but I have not decided what is the first to get in my list http://techtheman.blogspot.com/2008/04/hins-camera-gear.html#plan If you are in the challenge, please report back what happens and if you are still like me counting down the days, what are the gear that gets to your mind after the ban. Please take precaution on gear purchase after the challenge as we meant to use the challenge to clear our heads with what we need.