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New Bike, or New Camera

 
skilsaw
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Aug 18, 2014 19:21 |  #1

Should I buy a new bike or a new camera?
I like riding my bike and I like taking pictures.
I even like taking pictures while riding my bike.

I asked this question on a biking forum and everybody said buy the bike.
What do you think?




  
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Aug 18, 2014 19:33 |  #2

Rather than a new camera, new glass for your current camera may be a better choice.


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Aug 18, 2014 19:42 |  #3

Get a new bike, unless you have direct issues with your current camera gear :)

Sorry but we can't really give you suggestions without any facts.
Only you can decide how much you will enjoy a new bike or a new camera.
And only you know what limitations you feel with current bike or camera or how much wear they have.
And only you know if the bike is important just because you like biking or because you also need it for transport.
And only you know what ambitions you have with your biking or your photography.


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Aug 18, 2014 19:58 |  #4

a big TV.

Or a new camera if the old one can't do what you want to do. Or a bike if the camera is fine but the bike isn't.

Or just save the money :-)


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Aug 18, 2014 20:21 |  #5

Use the following as a corollary:

Question: Which is more valuable, a car or a house?

Answer: A car because you can live in your car, but you can't drive your house.

So get a new camera. You can take a picture of your bicycle, but you can't ride your camera.


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Aug 18, 2014 20:47 |  #6

Used bike and used camera?


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Aug 18, 2014 20:52 as a reply to  @ OhLook's post |  #7

I say new bike..
I am leaning towards the new Indian Scout myself :cool:
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Aug 18, 2014 20:59 |  #8

i bot a new bike, had an accident, strained my neck, in severe pain (10+) for 4 weeks. never happens with the camera!...but i already had a 7D.




  
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Aug 18, 2014 21:12 |  #9
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This is coming from a cyclist and who used to race for 4 years in the local racing scene. Bike is for fitness. If you want to ride around in the city and take photos, don't spend a fortune on a bike. Just something good enough to ride around in (sub $500 or less) and won't get stolen. If you want ride competitively and in long distance like 100 miles, don't bring your camera unless it is a point and shoot. There is little point in spending over 2k on a bike weighting no more than 20 lb and you are lugging 6lb of camera gear on you. :)


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Aug 18, 2014 21:31 |  #10

I sold my motor and ended up with a Canon 6D.


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Aug 18, 2014 21:36 |  #11

Tedder said it best !!


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Aug 19, 2014 08:54 |  #12

Tedder wrote in post #17104336 (external link)
You can take a picture of your bicycle, but you can't ride your camera.

You can exercise with your bike to have a healthier, happier life that contains more picture-taking years, but your camera cannot extend your life with more bicycle-riding years.

Cameras are transitory and quickly become outdated. Good health never does. It actually becomes more valuable as time goes on.


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Aug 19, 2014 11:26 |  #13

The photos you take are what matters here. So, what will help you take more excellent images - the bike or the camera?

If a new bike will get you to places that you cannot access with your current bike, and thereby help you get to where you need to be for more photo opportunities, then perhaps the new bike will make the biggest difference in your photography. On the other hand, if the new bike will not really get you into any places that your current bike gets you to, then it would seem that the camera gear will be more beneficial to your photographic efforts.

I believe that my car is one of my most important pieces of photography gear. Perhaps a bike is equally important to your photography as my car is to mine.


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Aug 19, 2014 11:50 |  #14

how about new L-glass as i think it would serve you better in the long run and keep its value to, we all need our boy toys don't we!


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Aug 19, 2014 13:44 |  #15

If your bike weighs more than your camera gear, go for the bike :)


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