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Facing the unthinkable. :(. Advice?

 
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Jul 16, 2012 16:04 |  #16

Thanks everyone. Your suggestions will be looked into so that I can get the best outcome from this! :(


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Jul 16, 2012 18:28 |  #17
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Karatekachick wrote in post #14723915 (external link)
This sucks. BUT sometimes we have to do these painful things to move through a rough spot. Sell your gear, get something to pacify the addiction and when your ready again to start collecting gear again have fun! Just think of all the cool changes coming out in the next few years, and you'll get to look at them objectively and research. Then pick and choose EXACTLY what you want!

We have all been there. I waited till the 60D came out with the plastic body because I have RA and the metal ones are just too heavy for my fingers. I am likely the only person in the world happy about the plastic ;) but with this little break from all the pressures and new equipment zipping out you'll be able to really research and get to know exactly what you want. When your ready you will be in an excellent position to negotiate and cherry pick!

You aren't the only one happy about the plastic 60D. I'm all for lighter cameras!


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Jul 17, 2012 13:04 |  #18

What are peoples opinions on a G11/G12? Or like some have suggested, should I just keep the two smaller lenses and go for a 350/400/450D?

And can anyone give me any pointers as to how much the 70-200 would be worth? Im doing my research.


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Jul 17, 2012 13:08 |  #19

Pricey wrote in post #14730048 (external link)
What are peoples opinions on a G11/G12? Or like some have suggested, should I just keep the two smaller lenses and go for a 350/400/450D?

The G series cameras are excellent.


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Jul 17, 2012 13:44 |  #20

The minute I read your post, I was going to suggest for the time being get a G12 and keep your flash. I know its not a DSLR,but it will do what you want it to do in the meantime. Just practice as much as possible with it when you get it. Don't lose your photography touch.Part with everything else to get your finances in order.

When I was in college I was living alone,I couldn't live with 'rents due to a few reasons. At one point couple of things didn't workout with rent for my studio apartment and I was forced to live out of my car for a while. Not too many friends dorms or apartments you can crash at on a regular basis without a million excuses from them and a million questions that make you feel uncomfortable as to why you need to stay. No one knew my living situation and I preferred it that way. It wasn't pleasant, it was dangerous, and the ego was much stomped on at that point but I knew where I was headed and what I needed to do. Always used the University parking and tried not to park in areas where the car could be towed or would give anyone a reason to break in. Took showers at the University gym 3 times a day, no one cared, no one minded. Ate at the University cafeteria, good food it was cheaper there and 3 affordable meals a day for students money wasn't bad. Believe it or not people that worked in the cafeteria (if you were a regular) would hook you up with some extra something and that was always great. I worked two jobs so that I could stay in school pay the tuition and survive. Not everyone in the states gets financial aid or free $$ from the gov. After a while I was able to get things back on top and everything worked out. Try to clip coupons, there is NO shame in saving $$ at the cash register even if the people in line behind you have to wait a damn second. Get a good bicycle in the meantime to get around doesn't have to be a Trek or a Canondale. It can be a basic Huffy or Diamond back from Kmart. See if you can find someone who can fix your car for a barter,use your hobby skills behind the lens as a way to negotiate something. Maybe just maybe you will be able to find someone who can take you up on your offer.If you have folks that can give you shelter or a few meals a day for that matter, take them up on the offer and keep is simple.

Things will be alright. Pray and be thankful for everything you've got. Remember it can be worse, a lot worse.


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Jul 17, 2012 13:52 |  #21

Thanks mate. Good that you got yourself back on track! I always take family up on meals because I couldn't afford to eat! Shocking.

But for the G12, I can use the same flash?! Nice! Going to look into that one more. I like it for it's size so that I could take it with me with ease on trips with my daughter etc.


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Jul 17, 2012 14:06 |  #22

Pricey wrote in post #14730237 (external link)
Thanks mate. Good that you got yourself back on track! I always take family up on meals because I couldn't afford to eat! Shocking.

But for the G12, I can use the same flash?! Nice! Going to look into that one more. I like it for it's size so that I could take it with me with ease on trips with my daughter etc.

I use a 420EX with my G9, and used to use a 580EX II with it. I even did off camera flash with the 580 as master and 420 as slave.


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Jul 17, 2012 14:12 |  #23

Just sell your stuff and when you have money in the future, use it to upgrade to what you didn't have previous. the 430 II flash is worth more now than it will be in 2 months. Heck, everything is.

I've had to sell off a ton of stuff before and while it is no fun, you have to remember that when you finally have the money again, you will have better stuff. Take care of the stress now and get whatever cash you can. You can't sleep in your camera, eat it, wear it, or shower with it. Focus on the important stuff and you will pull through.




  
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Jul 17, 2012 15:36 |  #24

Camera is just a thing, it can be lost stolen broken sold etc. and easily replaced.

Actually loosing photos would be bother me way more. A memory card I had went bad after my daughters event I had shot last year. I felt terrible that the pics were gone for good. No way to replace those pictures.


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Jul 17, 2012 15:38 |  #25

Which would bring me to ask for some more advice on how much I could set this lot at?

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Surely it's worth around £1000?? The remote is third party by the way. Also thats leaving out the kit lens incase I do get a lower model. Or I might go for a G11/12?

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