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nolawthevideo
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Aug 27, 2013 18:39 |  #16

i dont generally tell my old lady what i pay for stuff, because the outcome is never in my favor. seems like every time she finds out about one of my purchases its time to go to the coach store or something.




  
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Aug 28, 2013 11:08 as a reply to  @ nolawthevideo's post |  #17

My wife doesn't ask so I just say.... ohh, this stuff isn't cheap. :)

She would Die if she knew how much I really have in camera gear.


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Aug 28, 2013 11:19 |  #18

My approach is this;
Purchase the lens without 'consultation' with 'the boss', and when the courier shows up at the front door with delivery explain to my 'most understanding wife' that it is "too late now" I might as well keep it.

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Aug 28, 2013 11:23 |  #19

bps wrote in post #16225052 (external link)
The good news is that once she gets accustomed to a new lens costing $1,500 to $3,000, anything under a $1,000 will seem cheap to her and will instantly be approved. :lol:

Trust me.

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wait til you get into the "5-figure" lenses like the 500mm f4 II
Then a 1Dx or 300 f2.8 II seems cheap! ha ha!
But then again, it's my company and profession so a little easier to justify! ;)


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Aug 28, 2013 12:19 |  #20

My wife is actually pretty good about it. I can usually get around 1,500 a year or so to spend, although I am quite happy with my kit right now. Now, of course, that doesn't mean that 6 months after a purchase if she gets ticked at me that she won't mention it :)


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Aug 28, 2013 12:29 |  #21

Keyan wrote in post #16247502 (external link)
My wife is actually pretty good about it. I can usually get around 1,500 a year or so to spend, although I am quite happy with my kit right now. Now, of course, that doesn't mean that 6 months after a purchase if she gets ticked at me that she won't mention it :)

They always do.




  
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Aug 28, 2013 12:37 |  #22

Well I add up how much I have invested in my camera equipment it about 25,000 and counting....


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Aug 28, 2013 12:43 as a reply to  @ N2bnfunn's post |  #23

Ever notice that the wife/girlfriend questions how much you spend on photo gear, even if you are a professional and that gear is how you earn a living, BUT, were you a mechanic she'd never question how much you spend on Snap-On tools, engine computer analyzers, or any of the other very expensive stuff a mechanic needs?

In my experience, the fair sex certainly isn't!




  
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Aug 28, 2013 15:46 |  #24

My wife spends that on her hair every 6 weeks. I save by going to discount barber training joints. It does not look so bad.

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Aug 28, 2013 15:52 |  #25

My fiance knows nothing about photography except the cost. But not only was she aware of the cost, she was going to shell out $1500 for a 7D body or used 5DII as a surprise for me; just because she knows how much I love photography. I found out about it through her roommate though, and told her not too. Would've been nice but the 40D does everything I need right now and I would've felt guilty.

Yep. My woman is better than all of yours. :p


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Aug 28, 2013 15:53 |  #26

Just learn to speak her language, never state what you paid, just what you saved


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Aug 28, 2013 15:55 |  #27

That's right. I have yet to not hear "it was on sale".


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Aug 28, 2013 16:32 |  #28

My husband doesn't complain about my photography purchases. I don't complain about his book purchases. It all works.


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Aug 30, 2013 14:54 |  #29

I am glad my husband is a nice man. Also I started out on the low end of things and gradually added more expensive equipment...so he at that point knew what things cost. It took a while for me to explain to him why my tripod set up was going to cost $1700 lol.


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Aug 30, 2013 15:10 |  #30

If you are exclusively using your own funds, you're better off not disclosing the cost of these "toys". Of course, this is assuming that you are being responsible with your money and not negatively affecting her finances through your hobby, ie. not paying rent/utilities, having to ask her for money, etc.


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