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Aug 25, 2010 15:27 |  #16

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You should have had your wedding registry at B&H. :)

Now that's thinking clearly.


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Aug 25, 2010 15:57 |  #17

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buhahahahahaha!!! :lol:

I break you, too :mad:


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Aug 25, 2010 16:29 |  #18

Double income now? What's yours is hers... what's hers is... hers? ;)

If budget is tight, then Canon refurbs via Canon loyalty program, maybe? I believe both refurb 7D and 5DII are available options.

Camera pron... LOL. Heh.


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Aug 25, 2010 16:38 |  #19

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My rationale was supported by the notion that I'd upgrade to full frame eventually anyway.

If you are thinking of going full frame and have already sold some EF-S lenses, might as well make the jump now. I use my 5Dmk2 more than my 7D now, but when I shoot sports, mainly hockey, I use the 7D. Everything else, 5Dmk2.


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Aug 25, 2010 16:42 |  #20

Nathan wrote in post #10785792 (external link)
I might never graduate to full frame glory.

:lol:


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Aug 25, 2010 16:47 |  #21

Well if she ever brings up kids or if you guys already have them that is a great reason to spend on gear.




  
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Aug 25, 2010 17:11 |  #22

Pay the mandatory bills, put some to savings, and split any that is left. This includes money for clothing, shoes, etc. Then you spend your half on whatever you want. If you want to buy ten thousand gumballs with your part, then so be it. The same goes for her shoes, purses, etc. I will never understand why guys fret over the spending on the camera toys. If you are fairly splitting the money that is above and beyond the needs, then it should be no issue.

Still, I always see threads like this, and worry over what the wife says. I will never ever understand this. You guys seriously need to put the pants back on and make your household run fairly. Enough said...




  
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Aug 25, 2010 18:03 |  #23

"Fairly" is often a far cry from "happily". LOL


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Aug 25, 2010 23:06 |  #24

I know I said I'd be in the doghouse, but that was in jest. It's not so much being worried about what she says. It's more about reprioritizing now that I am married. Our personal priorities - needs, wants, desires - have changed. I could have my own separate little stash of money, but I will always think to whether it would be better spent on shared priorities rather than selfish ones. What's new now is that we also have to think about us together, as a family. I have to prioritize saving up to buy a house, for example, or put away money for retirement or build up savings and help with her parents' needs in addition to my parents. For the record... she's the best wife I could ask for... she tells me to go ahead and buy now and pay it off later. I know better, though. :lol:

My pants are on and she's got hers on, too, to be fair. Our pockets aren't deep and we'll frequently dip into each other's loose change when needed. I wonder if TxDiver is single or married.


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Aug 25, 2010 23:21 |  #25

TxDiver wrote in post #10787623 (external link)
You guys seriously need to put the pants back on and make your household run fairly. Enough said...

LOL come on. "Putting the pants on" is secondary to paying the bills, and making sure everything is set and well. I know I screwed around in my first post, but I don't see how he needs to "put some pants on."


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Aug 26, 2010 01:44 |  #26

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LOL come on. "Putting the pants on" is secondary to paying the bills, and making sure everything is set and well. I know I screwed around in my first post, but I don't see how he needs to "put some pants on."

LOL. The comment was just for fun, because I see so many posts about the problems guys get for the (insert whatever expensive hobby here), and I always wonder why they don't set up a system with their wives so that there is no question over it. Of course the key is deciding just how much of the extra funds should go to the "personal" funds, compared with the "we need to save up together for this or that" funds. From Nathan's last post it sounds like he has a good sense of prioritization. :)




  
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Aug 26, 2010 01:50 |  #27

Nathan wrote in post #10789377 (external link)
I wonder if TxDiver is single or married.

I have been making these kind of statements since long before marriage was in the picture, and back then people loved to say, "Oh, you wouldn't know how it is then," or "well when married if you want to be happy then it is this way," but guess what...work out the agreeable system, and it works out.

Your post sounds like you have a sense of wanting to prioritize the important things in life, so my comment in this case doesn't really apply to you. My comment is more directed at those that have the needed things, and still somehow they have to get the wife approval to buy anything. This I do not understand, but that's just me.




  
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Aug 26, 2010 02:24 |  #28

TxDiver wrote in post #10790398 (external link)
LOL. The comment was just for fun, because I see so many posts about the problems guys get for the (insert whatever expensive hobby here), and I always wonder why they don't set up a system with their wives so that there is no question over it. Of course the key is deciding just how much of the extra funds should go to the "personal" funds, compared with the "we need to save up together for this or that" funds. From Nathan's last post it sounds like he has a good sense of prioritization. :)

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Aug 26, 2010 04:07 as a reply to  @ post 10787048 |  #29

Nathan, you wanted to know if there is a support group for people like you?
That is like walking into a bar looking for a support group for alcoholics.
No support here, we all need support, maybe they should have a sticky on this forum for lens and camera addicts.




  
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Aug 26, 2010 06:36 |  #30

Nathan wrote in post #10785792 (external link)
I tell myself I can't afford a big purchase right now but if I go to another crop, then I might never graduate to full frame glory.


:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Full frame glory ! :lol:

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

When you get married there really shouldn't be any bills.

If you have to go in debt to have the wedding - ELOPE

If you have to go in debt to go on a honeymoon - DON'T GO

If she says she wants to have kids soon after the wedding - DON'T GET MARRIED

You make bills after you get married by purchasing new camera gear!

YES - I am married, and if I want for a new piece of gear the wife asks me how it will help in my endeavor. I explain and it gets purchased.




  
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