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Sep 10, 2013 16:52 |  #46

The solution is to buy either the Canon 800mm (or assuming you can find the Canon 1200mm) or the Sigma 200-500mm f2.8 first, then all your other lenses will be cheaper. :)


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Sep 10, 2013 22:27 |  #47

badams wrote in post #16285940 (external link)
The solution is to buy either the Canon 800mm (or assuming you can find the Canon 1200mm) or the Sigma 200-500mm f2.8 first, then all your other lenses will be cheaper. :)

I love it. Now that is thinking. This must be somewhere in the book "The Art of War"

I looked it up, Here is one that may apply.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Some interesting quotes in that book.


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Sep 29, 2013 11:17 |  #48

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Make detailed note of this fact and her reaction.

Then, in ten years when she's your wife and she complains about the cost of a new lens, you can point out that she was warned!

Of course, doing so may lead to divorce, but that's a whole 'nuther subject, and, according to some, may have its own benefits.

It doesn't work.:cool:


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Sep 29, 2013 11:37 |  #49

my wife thinks i've only spent 2k on gear and **** because thats alot of money.

ya i'm up to around 7k i think


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Sep 29, 2013 11:44 |  #50

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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.

I find explaining an expensive tripod to people is basically impossible unless they themselves have encountered the situation where they need and recognize the difference. Everyone else just gets this look where you know they think you're crazy.


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Sep 29, 2013 13:22 |  #51

^^ But, they will ask you how you got such good results anyway.


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Sep 30, 2013 00:37 |  #52

There are some things that should never be discussed with the other half.
The cost of hobbies is on the list.




  
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Sep 30, 2013 07:10 |  #53

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There are some things that should never be discussed with the other half.
The cost of hobbies is on the list.

Especially if your hobby is other woman :p


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Sep 30, 2013 07:25 |  #54

You think Canon gear is expensive? Buy a Land Rover. :lol:


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Sep 30, 2013 20:07 |  #55

I'm looking at getting an SUV to replace one of our Scion TCs so that we can more easily fit child seats in the back and have all wheel drive when headed into the mountains during winter. When looking at the costs of all the different options, I find myself thinking, if I can make do without this or that, that leaves me an extra $xxxx.xx I could use on some new glass... ><


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Oct 01, 2013 01:53 |  #56

^^^ now you're on the right track! Every dollar saved elsewhere is a dollar available for gear!


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Oct 01, 2013 03:03 |  #57

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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

I think I have you beat! I freaked out at the price and my wife said "Buy it already."

I borrowed a kit from a co-worker that he bought "instead of a new car" one time. I came back from a photoshoot of rehearsals for the high school's musical. I told her it was an AMAZING camera.
"Well, then buy one."
"I can't spend that much on a camera. Plus, I'd need lenses."
"And why did he get that camera setup?"
"So he could take pictures of his daughter in plays at the auditorium."
"And how many more years is your daughter going to be in plays in the auditorium?"

I was on criagslist in 20 minutes, had my 1D3 within a week, got the 70-200/2.8 a week or so later, then picked up a 28-70/2.8 and the 24-105/4. She picked up the tab...out of her cruise fund that she'd been working on for several years. Of course, I took the camera on the cruise and got whale pictures that she loves. And, lots of pictures of our daughter in plays.


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Nov 03, 2013 07:53 |  #58

I, too, was the girlfriend of a photographer. He told me he wanted to buy new equipment and proceeded to show me...$3000 for a camera and $1600 for a lens. You better believe I got a little sticker shock! But now that I've found my own passion for photography, I can understand and appreciate it. I can't wait to acquire my own equipment. Single mom on a budget...


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Nov 08, 2013 18:00 |  #59

My misses didn't say much when I bought my 5dmk3 ... But when I bought my 16-35 half price 2nd hand (YES,half price) shortly after she went mental. It's strange, cause she knew I was getting it, but flipped out when I had it back home.. We ain't been speaking much since!! Ahhhhh bliss !!! ;-)a


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Nov 08, 2013 19:59 as a reply to  @ badams's post |  #60

My wife never really knew what I paid for camera gear, she just knew it was expensive. BUT I am the only one that has pictures of my kids in sports that have the best pictures. Parents actually stopped bringing their cameras of the kids on my kids' teams. My kids are going to have so many pictures of them that by the time they are adults they will hopefully appreciate it. I think just in that my wife at the time didn't have that much of an issue. Now we are divorced. She never found out how much I had invested not that it matters. I still take lots of pictures and share them with her. But now I just have to be careful what I buy so she doesnt take me back for me Child support.


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