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Still undecided on the 5D3

 
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May 25, 2012 21:08 |  #16

davidc502 wrote in post #14485656 (external link)
But what if you're in the 99% of people who don't have the money just lying around? What then? So do you put 3500 dollars on the credit card with big plans of paying it off in say 5 years?

If you WANT the 5D Mk III, or the 1Dx, and you have the money, whether you NEED IT or NOT, just BUY THE DAMN THING!!

notice the mutual-exclusiveness.

but yes, I agree with you. "have creditcard" doesn't mean "have money", and that's how people got confused and got into debts.



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May 25, 2012 21:21 |  #17

Well sure, SOMETHING can always come up unexpectedly. That's life! But you can't live your life constantly worrying about what MIGHT or COULD happen, and therefore not even enjoy it.

I mean you MIGHT get hit by lightning tomorrow so OMG you better not go outside ever again!

People worry too damn much!

If you have the money, the bills are paid, you want something...BUY IT, and ENJOY IT!!

You only LIVE once!


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May 25, 2012 21:41 |  #18

Canonswhitelensesrule wrote in post #14485760 (external link)
Well sure, SOMETHING can always come up unexpectedly. That's life! But you can't live your life constantly worrying about what MIGHT or COULD happen, and therefore not even enjoy it.

I mean you MIGHT get hit by lightning tomorrow so OMG you better not go outside ever again!

People worry too damn much!

If you have the money, the bills are paid, you want something...BUY IT, and ENJOY IT!!

You only LIVE once!

+1! That's how my gf views it as well. As long as the bills are paid, i have double the amount of money saved up towards whatever i want to buy, i should just go ahead and get it. If not, save up and wait it out a bit longer. I'm about to finish paying off my car next month and i have a choice to either pay off the car or buy a 35L. Obviously, maybe you'll guess which route i will take first :P.


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May 25, 2012 21:43 |  #19

Just do it, you won't regret it one bit.


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May 25, 2012 21:56 |  #20

BryantFC wrote in post #14485841 (external link)
+1! That's how my gf views it as well. As long as the bills are paid, i have double the amount of money saved up towards whatever i want to buy, i should just go ahead and get it. If not, save up and wait it out a bit longer. I'm about to finish paying off my car next month and i have a choice to either pay off the car or buy a 35L. Obviously, maybe you'll guess which route i will take first :P.


Does your girlfriend have a sister? ;)

Oh and in case you didn't see it...

https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=14485100&p​ostcount=1  :p:cool:


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May 25, 2012 22:01 |  #21

cancan7 wrote in post #14485681 (external link)
that's true, very sound advice. But if a person's finances are tight, he shouldn't ask for advice in a gear forum right? :)

I figure most people will toy with the idea, of buying one, if they have the money handy or not. Maybe it's a good idea to see folks ask questions on the forum before just jumping into buying one.


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May 25, 2012 22:08 |  #22

Here's the great news about buying any Canon L lens or 1D or 5D series camera..... If one does take the plunge and finds himself or herself in a big hole, just sell and get 90% (blanket statement) of your money back out. It's amazing how some of the Canon products hold value over the years.


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May 25, 2012 22:29 |  #23

Canonswhitelensesrule wrote in post #14485890 (external link)
Does your girlfriend have a sister? ;)

Oh and in case you didn't see it...

https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=14485100&p​ostcount=1  :p:cool:

she does, but she shoots nikon haha.


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May 25, 2012 22:32 |  #24

If you don't have problem with mk2 slow AF then don't buy mk3. Things that I don't like with mk2:
- very very slow AF
- only 1 center AF is realiable so I always recompose

Now with mk3, I'm very happy not having those annoying AF anymore


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May 25, 2012 23:02 |  #25

davidc502 wrote in post #14485656 (external link)
It's an amazing mentaility to just say screw it, and buy the 5dmk3. Heck if you've got the money laying around then why not? But what if you're in the 99% of people who don't have the money just lying around? What then? So do you put 3500 dollars on the credit card with big plans of paying it off in say 5 years? What if you blow a transmission on the car or some other big surprise comes up? What then? Well, one just takes on more debt, but by that time it's like the snowball effect going down hill getting bigger and bigger.

It just seems rather risky to risk ones futher for a camera that does has the ability to take great shots, but has many cheaper alternatives available.

I guess, these days, I'm just a little more careful with money. I remember those days in my 20's when I spent plastic without thinking of the consequences. The ending consequence was 35,000 in debt and no where to turn. Thankfully, those days are gone as well as the debt, but I've learned my lesson, and I'm wiser for the wear. Fortunately I got out of it without ever making a late payment, and my credit rating is stellar. Unfortunately many other people in the same situation were not that lucky. Sorry, not trying to lecture, but when I see comments like "to hell with it I'm buying one", it brings me back to those days when I didn't care, and I remember where that got me. Don't let it take you to the same place because it can happen to anybody.

Best wishes,

I can totally relate to you, when I was in my 20's money was like water...it poured in my hand and then back out, and mostly on senseless stuff which I had nothing to show for my money. And yes too many people these days just say to hell with it and go buy what the want and do not think of the consequences that follow. The banks have made it way to easy for people to get multiple credit cards!
My thoughts on buying the 5D3 is that because I sold my motorcycle which is my play toy money then I will be flipping this money back into my hobbies, which of coarse is photography. If it were because I "needed" the 5D3, then I would just go out on any given payday and buy it cash and have it done and over with. But a 5D3 is at this point a want rather than a need... as is most things in life.
One person mentioned buy it and sell the 5D2...this wouldn't be an option for me as I will be keeping the 5D2 for my back up second camera.

I believe that I have my mind made up now and i'm gonna buy it anyways!


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May 25, 2012 23:11 |  #26

BryantFC wrote in post #14485978 (external link)
she does, but she shoots nikon haha.

Hey, nobody's perfect. ;):p

World renowned professional nature photographers, John and Barbara Gerlach are a multi brand shooting couple.

John shoots Canon, while his wife, Barbara shoots Nikon. They've been very successful at it for over 30 years.

http://www.gerlachnatu​rephoto.com/ (external link)

Maybe you, and your GF will follow in their footsteps.


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May 26, 2012 06:09 |  #27

No one said DSLR photography was inexpensive. Not a good hobby choice if there is no extra cash. P&S photography may fit their budgets better.




  
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May 26, 2012 06:37 |  #28

I was thinking of upgrading, but now I'm slowing down on my work, so I don't really need it yet. I'm saving for next year.

If you have the funds and the reason to do it, why not? But pay all your bills first if this isn't more than a hobby. I know for me, getting the new cam is just want, not need. So, I am waiting.


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May 26, 2012 06:41 |  #29

davidc502 wrote in post #14485913 (external link)
Here's the great news about buying any Canon L lens or 1D or 5D series camera..... If one does take the plunge and finds himself or herself in a big hole, just sell and get 90% (blanket statement) of your money back out. It's amazing how some of the Canon products hold value over the years.

Some actually go up in value too. For example I bought my 580EX II and a 24-70L from Amazon about two years ago. The 580 is now £100 more expensive from them, and the 24-70 is £300 more. Since I bought my 100L and 70-200 f/4L IS about a year ago their prices too have been creeping up and up.




  
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May 26, 2012 08:01 |  #30

You know u want it. No guts no glory. Now go buy that 5diii.


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