=Hannah'sDad;18574099]I wrote and re-wrote several replies and then deleted them. Your condescending tone with regard to my purchases was enough. How I spend my money now is my decision and mine only. The original title of the thread was "What is your favorite two-camera body combination?" and I thought I answered that. With regard to your final question, the filter holder is about $350 and each filter is 180mmx180mm and runs $300-$400. Since I already have a heavy investment in 100mm Lee filters, I just didn't see the purpose of adding more filters or carrying more filters. Enough said on this.....
Almost. I will assume you've spent enough time using electronic forms of communication to know there is no way to imply tone or intent from written words. It is not possible. Period. Your assumption of any tone at all, let alone a condescending one, is just that: an assumption. Nobody ever made any suggestion about what you should or should not do with your money. What I did point out was the dichotomy of a huge expense on one hand, while claiming a relatively small one is too expensive. I apologize if you can't see the humor in that.
Your situation is humorous to me, because I can see myself in it. A few years ago, I was shooting a 60D. I wanted a full frame camera. After much internal debate of 5D3 vs 6D, I ended up with a 6D. Then the AI-Servo AF of the 6D was insufficient for my needs. Then I spent money upgrading my 60D to 70D to 80D. Then I bought a 1D3, then 1D4. Somewhere along the way, a POTN member (TeamSpeed?) pointed out that I would have spent LESS MONEY had I just bought a 5D3 in the first place. True. Very true.
I've got about $15k worth of camera gear in my closet, and have bought and sold at least that much more that I no longer own. I'm sure you'd find it amusing to note the days internal debate I just went through before buying a set of 58mm Tiffen ND filters ($72) to use on my new $30 FX-D.
In case you haven't come to this conclusion on your own, I was laughing with you in the first quote/reply, not at you. Lighten up; you'll live longer.