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mblanton
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 22:11
I'd start with a pair of 1Ds MkII bodies and a few L lenses (16-35 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8 IS, 300 f2.8 IS). I'd guess that would take care of at least $25,000.00.

So, what about you???

Mike

RikWriter
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 22:13
There wouldn't be much left after I paid my mortgage off. :D

SoaringUSAEagle
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 22:14
I'd get the 1200mm lens that runs just shy of $90,000

Az2Africa
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 22:19
A ticket back to Kenya and a solid used Land Rover. I would start leading photo tours, this time for the rich and shameless. The backpackers are more fun, but don't have much money.

Lord_Malone
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 22:20
What would you buy with $100,000.00?

Invest it, or put a super down payment on another house. Oh, and a Twix candy bar.

Southswede
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 22:24
A really nice sailboat!

BradT0517
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 22:26
yea i agree with the 1200mm lens and some other cheap one and the xti

smirchfa
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 22:32
Oh wow, I guess I'd pay off all of the debt I built up in college - student loans, credit cards, car payment. That would leave about $30,000, then I could convert over to my goal of an all full-frame and fast prime setup:


5D x2
24 1.4L
50 1.2L
85 1.2L
135 2.0L

(I'd keep using the 200 2.8L)



With the remaining 18 thou or so, I'd buy more advertising and album samples for my business and get a website built by a real web designer. Oh, also a brand new super duper Mac setup. And with the rest I'd go on a shopping spree at Waterloo Records.

mbellot
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 22:35
There wouldn't be much left after I paid my mortgage off. :D

Lucky you to have any left at all. :p

MrWills
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 22:57
Pay off both my car payments, then with what is left buy more camera gear if my wife would let me LOL ;)

nitschke65
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 23:34
The problem with the 1200mm is you put the 2x extender on it and you're down to f/11.:lol:

myself621
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 23:57
I'd go on a bender in Vegas (hey, you only live once).

JCR
28th of August 2006 (Mon), 23:59
Buy shares in canon.

kram
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 00:03
Invest it, or put a super down payment on another house. Oh, and a Twix candy bar.

May choose something other than Twix.....but the intent is the same. Maybe buy a 5% CD and use the interest end of year 1 to buy some gear :)

liza
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 00:23
I'd pay off all my debts and buy:
For Sports
- 1D MkIIN
- 300mm f/2.8
- 400mm f/2.8
- Sigma 120-300
For Weddings
- 5D
- 30D
- 50 f/1.4
- 17-40L
- 17-55
- 70-200 f/2.8L
- another 580EX

That should about do it. Thank God I don't owe much! :)

Servo'd
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 00:28
1000 white castle crates (each with 100 burgers).

And 100 extra-large vomit bags from Continental Airlines.

JaertX
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 00:33
I would give all of it to Billy Evans (http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/burlap.htm) so that he could get better.

lostdoggy
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 00:37
Dividend bearing stocks, because I don't have to paid Income tax on the dividend and then use the divided to buy new toys like camera eqipments.

racketman
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 00:47
I haven't decided yet :lol:

kfry
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 01:08
2 5D's
70-200mm f/2.8L IS
24-70 f/2.8L
300mm f/2.8 IS
Crumpler Karachi Outpost
a couple of alien bee flash units
a car
a life
a dozen krispy cream donuts

bachscuttler
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 01:24
A 1dSMK2, 17-40L, a sturdy tripod, set of quality filters and a years' private tuition with Duder and Lesmac.

XBGM3R
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 01:44
Would I do with $ 100,000.00?? I would buy 5D Body and two Nice lens. Leftover money, I would buy super-sports bike and the Nice mobile house or mortgage house. ;)

Lightstream
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 01:49
Invest it, or put a super down payment on another house. Oh, and a Twix candy bar.
TWIX RULES!!!!! :mrgreen: you have great taste!

My "buy with $100K" list would be interesting because it would be what I would actually want to CARRY. If I wouldn't carry it, I wouldn't buy it. I would actually run two parallel overlapping lens systems depending on how heavy or light I wanted to travel.

EF-S System
-------------
400D (just cuz. :P)
EF-S 10-22 USM
EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM
EF-S 60mm macro
EF 70-300 IS USM

EF System
-----------
1D Mk2N
5D
16-35 f/2.8L
24-70 f/2.8L
24-105 f/4L (just because I can have both ;) )
70-200 f/2.8 IS USM L
100-400 IS USM L
300 f/4L and good teleconverter
35 f/1.4L
More CF than I can shake a stick at
Some kind of portable storage device. As backup.
Dell ultralight laptop, and I mean ULTRA light. With 120GB hard disk and 2GB of RAM.
Computrekker AW
Nice light carbon fiber tripod
Arca-Swiss B1 ballhead or Acratech UBH

And I'd spend the rest on a trip to Yellowstone and a 4WD. No Great White lenses for me, they would never leave home.

YosemiteJunkie
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 02:25
A couple 5D's, a complete set of L lenses up to about 600mm, set of Alien Bees, and a new fender for my Toyota Tacoma and pay up the rent on my P.O. Box in Yosemite for a few years. Hey, this dreamin' stuff is kind of fun.

DocFrankenstein
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 02:52
Buy a little mazda 6 grand
Pay off my student loans
Would dedicate 2 months to shoot in eastern europe

Photography wise...
a couple elinchromes and a colorimeter.
35mm flektogon
a non-canon 10-22
488RC

I'd keep my 300D

Lotto
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 04:44
100K? Enough to send only one of my kids to college in 10 years :(

condyk
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 05:12
I did this once before when we sold our house in london. We travelled for two years including 14 months in Southern Africa. So, I'd pay off any debts I still have, and this time go to Aussie for six months or so, buy a used 4x4 and travel around. I'd probably buy a Bigma. Last thing I'd do would be blow it all on gear :lol: :lol: I like A2Z's idea too.

garypasz
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 07:25
on top of what I have:

1 x 1Ds mkII $8000
1 x 1D mkIIn $4000
1 x 14 f/2.8L $1800
1 x 35 f/1.4L $1100
1 x 300 f/2.8L IS $3900
1 x 400 f/2.8L IS $6600
1 x 600 f4L IS $7100
1 x 180 f/3.5L macro $1200
1 x 24 f/3.5L TS $1100
1 x 45 f/2.8L TS $1100
1 x MP-E 65 f/2.8 $ 850
1 x MR-14EX ring flash $ 650
$22500
thats conon outof the way. Know!!!!!
MacBook Pro 17" $5500
Apple Cinema HD Display
(30" flat panel) $2000
$7500
$30000

rest gose to housing loan ( now that's nice dream)

Lightstream
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 07:29
Hmm, good idea. I might play with a TS if I have the funds. I was just thinking how a TS might fix some of my buildings 'leaning'.

NOOOOOOOOOOO, don't give me more ideas on how to spend $$!! :mrgreen:

Edit: Cured self of TS-E lust: one look at the price tag and even the gear fetishist says no :p

Photogurl10
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 08:44
A house :)

cdifoto
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 08:49
I'd buy some talent. And if I had any cash left over...a hooker. I mean model.

Ronald S. Jr.
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 09:00
Hmm...a lot of gear, for one. Let's see.

1DMkIIN- $3.5k
Another 5D-$3k
300 2.8L IS-$4k
Sigmonster- $6k
A support rig to hold it up- $1.5k
Cintiq Wacom tablet - $2k
Two more 580's- $700
16-35L- $1400
15 fishy- $500
50 1.2L- $?? 1500?
85L- $2k
135L-$800

A new white diamond escalade- $68k

Total-$94,900

The rest, I'd go out and have fun with.

Big WIll
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 17:05
invest on google!

and buy a 1d mark II N and a new lens! Then i would be happy!

Becca
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 18:01
I'd head to a travel agent to book 2 first class trips to New Zealand and take my mom on her dream trip. Then if anything was left over, I'd probably put it away for retirement.

ajbalazic
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 18:27
Pay off the mortgage and then 1D MKIIN and a lot of white lenses. Then a Grand Canyon vacation to test them with.

mblanton
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 18:39
It sounds like everyone is having fun and coming up with some great ideas. Now I wish I could win the lottery so I could share the money with all of you. Good luck and God Bless.

Mike

JaertX
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 20:10
I'd buy some talent. And if I had any cash left over...a hooker. I mean model.

yeah, I liked the hooker idea too, but my wife told me no. :confused:

liquidstone
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 20:11
I'll use all of it to hire a good psychiatrist to cure me of birding/long lens fever... :)

Romy

Mark0159
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 20:29
I would buy the next 1 series camera, only because it's new :) a new used car, a trip to the US, UK and Europe and then invest the rest.

cdifoto
29th of August 2006 (Tue), 21:43
yeah, I liked the hooker idea too, but my wife told me no. :confused:

Tell her she can play with it too. That oughtta make her perk up. :)

GilesGuthrie
30th of August 2006 (Wed), 04:23
Because I was bored the other day, I did a "dreamer's" shopping basket at Warehouse Express. It came out at 27k. The usual 1DS II and crop of Ls covering 14-600mm.

Realistically though, I'd set up a host of investment plans to try to pay for my kids' education.

Faolan
30th of August 2006 (Wed), 05:54
Build a 'prop' studio from scratch and furnish it with state of the art lighting/equipment....

Then lease it out. ;)

thomascanty
30th of August 2006 (Wed), 07:55
I can tell you what I wouldn't do. I wouldn't be one of the group buying the 1200mm lens, because I would never use it.

Steve Parr
30th of August 2006 (Wed), 09:49
There's a nice Mercedes-Benz S500 I've had my eye on...

In2Photos
30th of August 2006 (Wed), 09:53
I would buy some land for my dream home, which I have already designed.

cosworth
30th of August 2006 (Wed), 10:11
I'd buy a blood red Jag and take a picture of it with my 1Ds Mk III.

I'd have about $14 left over.

Nortelbert
30th of August 2006 (Wed), 10:23
I would buy some land for my dream home, which I have already designed.

You can get land that cheap where you live? :-)

Up here, $100K (CDN) get's you about 1/4 of a decent sized house on a 40 foot lot. The Oil boom sure has its downside when it comes to house prices :-|

In2Photos
30th of August 2006 (Wed), 10:34
You can get land that cheap where you live? :-)

Up here, $100K (CDN) get's you about 1/4 of a decent sized house on a 40 foot lot. The Oil boom sure has its downside when it comes to house prices :-|

$100,000 could get me 5-20 acres where I live depending on how hard you look and how far out you go. In other parts of the States you would be lucky to get piece of land big enough to put a trailer on.

I only paid $140,000 for my 1600 sq. ft. house on a 1/3 acre lot.

Ronald S. Jr.
30th of August 2006 (Wed), 11:47
Yowza...not much of a lawn, Mike? Maybe I'm thinking wrong.

I think our "lots" in town here are something like .65 acres or something like that, and my house sits on 4 of them. don't know the sq footage, but it's about 21 rooms, 3 of which are huge.

Now...imagine that. My house, land and all, is worth about $300,000. Now. My uncle just bought a house out in CT, in Westchester county, and comparatively, I'd call it very very small and plain. Probably got 8-10 rooms at most. You wanna know what he paid? Almost $800,000.

For the life of me, I can't figure out why he doesn't live here. For a house like ours, he said he'd likely have to pay a million and a half out there. That's just plain insane.

In2Photos
30th of August 2006 (Wed), 12:43
Yowza...not much of a lawn, Mike? Maybe I'm thinking wrong.

1/3 acre is about 13,000 sq. ft. My lawn isn't huge but you could throw a football around. Enough room for the little one to run around with the dogs. I have a few trees and a couple of natural areas. My parents live on 3/4 acre and I have more lawn then they do. Lots of trees at their house. It is all in the layout.;)

My parents previous house in CA is the same size as my current house. 12 years ago it sold for around $220,000. 2 years ago my dad looked at property value in the area and it was around $600,000.

My wife's boss just built a new 15,000 sq. ft. mansion on 25+ acre farm land for around $2 million.