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So do most of us buy a camera every year?

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Dec 01, 2010 13:20 |  #76

Quizzical_Squirrel wrote in post #11366732 (external link)
I'm reading the 'A year ago I only had... ' thread and it strikes me that most* of those who have replied have bought a camera in the last year.

I think if more info was added to the "A year ago thread" You could really tell if people where buying a new camera each year.

For me I had my 20D for almost 3 years now so when I get my 7D I probably wont buy another body for years to come. I will say I buy more lens or other equipment yearly but not a new camera body.

Now if your talking about my dad then thats another story ! My dad literally buys new cameras all the TIME. I lost count on how many he has " he is a electronic Hoarder" I think he had 3-4 Dslr and probably more point and shoots than I can count. I just went to sammy's to get him the T2i 2 weeks ago LOL

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Dec 01, 2010 13:25 |  #77

Every three years on average for me. I usually end up skipping a generation. I went from the 20D to the 40D and will probably go to whatever follows the 7D if my 20D becomes too long in the tooth.

I'm not a gear head.

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Dec 01, 2010 14:05 |  #78

mikekelley wrote in post #11371147 (external link)
Every year? Psh. I buy a new camera every month.

Ah..That must be exhausting!

I know more about gear than I know about photography :p
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Dec 01, 2010 14:24 |  #79

YankeeMom wrote in post #11367143 (external link)
I hope not! I am upgrading from an XS to a T2i and I plan on sticking with that until it falls apart (or I get another free camera. ;) ) Until/unless I am making money at this, there is probably no valid reason for me to upgrade otherwise. :)

2006 XTI
2009 50D
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Dec 01, 2010 14:46 |  #80

Overread wrote in post #11366764 (external link)
I'm certainly not buying a body ever year - heck I'm still after nearly £10K worth of glass before I want to upgrade my body (300mm f2.8 IS L M2 why are you so expensive ;) :( )

Just get the 300 f2.8 IS now before there are non to be had, it is an awesome lens just the way it is. I will not be upgrading mine, it is stellar!

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Dec 01, 2010 14:52 |  #81

6 years with a 1D MKII. Then last week I bought two new bodies.

Canon G1X II, 1D MKIV, 5DSR, 5DIV, 5D MKII, 16-35/2.8L II, 24-70/2.8L II, 70-200/2.8L IS II, IS, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS II, 500/4 L IS II, 24-105/4 IS, 50/2.5 macro, 1.4x MKII, 1.4X MKIII, 2X MKIII,580EX II, 550EXs(2), ST-E2.
Gitzo 1228, 1275, 1558, Lensbaby 3G. Epson 3880, Bags that match my shoes.:)

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Dec 01, 2010 14:55 |  #82

i've slowed down...

Dec 2005 rebel xt
Sep 2006 30D
Feb 2008 5D
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Dec 01, 2010 16:36 as a reply to  @ post 11376258 |  #83

i'd rather spend the money on glass..

but if i got some extra disposible income lying around and no lenses I want I'll upgrade the body.

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Dec 01, 2010 17:17 |  #84

i had my 40d for nearly 4 years now and i picked up a 7d at the end of august of this year. no need to upgrade incessantly.

40d + 50mm f1.8 MK I + my feet.

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Aug 24, 2011 05:09 |  #85

jd8817 wrote in post #11370113 (external link)
shhhhhh, dont tell them that :p

BTW, you can make money on lens buying/selling if patient enough.

All hobbies costs as a point of departure. I am looking for bargains i.e. in my local photoshop which also accepts tradeins. I've got the lenses I need and wants, but did yet a grant from a foundation a few years ago to buy photoequipment. About $3000 and that was a smart move input/output-wise. Took two hours to make the application and voila. Can't do it every year, but this year I have got a grant from another fundation for travelling. They refund my costs to an agreed limit, so I have got to have the money available beforehand, but I do get a nice chunk of it back - nice to think about.

Save the camera and motive, the photographer is already disabled!

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Aug 24, 2011 05:29 |  #86

2005: 350D
then, in between
...Bronica S2A 6x6
...Zeiss Super Ikonta 6x9
...Super Isolette 6x6
...Voigtlander Bessa R
...Leica M2
...Iskra (*3)
...Moskva 5 (*2)
...Rolleiflex T 6x6
...Contax 139 Quartz (*2)
...Zorki 1c (*4)
...Zorki 3 (*2)
...Horizon 202 panoramic
...Canon P
... 15 or so 1970'x SLRs, like Pentax, Practica etc (to get the lens)
... 10 or do other Rangefinders, like Konica, Canon, Oly
...Crown Graphic 4x5
...Chamonix 45N
...Tachihara 8x10
2011: 5dmkII

I'm probably forgetting quite a few cameras :-)

The bottom line is that I have much more interest in the film look than the clean cut DSLR look. I upgraded my DSLR since 1) I could 2) I'm still using it for certain things, and I mostly wanted a 24mm equivalent with good resolution for when I'm not allowed to setup the tripod, dark cloth, and take out the 4x5 camera :-)

5DII - 350D ; Bronica S2A, Leica IIIc&M2, Rolleiflex T etc!
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Aug 24, 2011 05:53 |  #87
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50D-7D-5DII in the first month of DSLR ownership. I'm set for a while...well until the 5DIII comes out.

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Aug 24, 2011 07:02 |  #88

After over 30 years in film, I was a relatively late adopter to DSLR:
2006 5D
2007 20D s/h
2009 1Dc s/h.
I still haven't hit the limits offered by these bodies, and will hold 'em until they break. OK, so mebbe the latest incarnation of the 5D when it finally shows. Otherwise, I invest in glass.

~ Wallace
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Aug 24, 2011 07:04 |  #89

I buy one about once every 3 years. An Olympus camera, 20D, 40D, 5DMark II.

Canon 5D3, 5D2, 40D
EF 50mm f1.4, EF 85mm f1.8,
Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II
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Aug 24, 2011 07:07 |  #90

Nope. This is my 3rd camera. First was a Sony 5MP with the lens off to the very left and was thick. It was the first or send generation cybershots. Still works to this day. Then I got one of the slimmer cybershots (w-series) 6mp when it first came out about 3-4 years ago. Then this year, I bought my first DSLR, 60D. It was a change to go from Sony to Canon but I love it.

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