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POLL: "Did you spend more on Photography equipment than on your car?"
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May 22, 2008 03:26 |  #16

bildeb0rg wrote in post #5569665 (external link)
About 50:50 at £6000

!!! that's alot of coin! you legend.


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May 22, 2008 03:27 |  #17

Car: Now worth $3000. Camera gear: Replacement value around $11,000.

My car did get written off a few years back and I bought it back so it's slightly misleading but still looks funny on paper :p


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May 22, 2008 13:24 |  #18

My car is costing me money. My gear is making me money...
Only logical to spend more on gear ;)


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May 22, 2008 14:07 as a reply to  @ René Damkot's post |  #19

Right now, it's close to equal. What's really wierd to me is that I drive a Porsche, although it is 22 years old. My plan though is to get rid of the car and buy a cheaper one, then spend the difference on more camera gear. Anyone want to buy a Porsche?


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May 22, 2008 14:14 |  #20

I'm really surprised this is so close, almost 50:50.

Either we've all got some really great gear or some really crummy cars :D


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May 22, 2008 14:18 |  #21

Anke wrote in post #5576182 (external link)
I'm really surprised this is so close, almost 50:50.

Either we've all got some really great gear or some really crummy cars :D

I was hoping to go for a Ford Focus last year but my insurance was still crummy. Giving it one more year if my car lasts before I upgrade now.


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May 22, 2008 14:52 |  #22

About three years ago, I was toying with going digital ( 35 mm Canon SLR gear up to that point) and had a plan for spending about £3,000 on my basic outfit (20D plus 3 lenses). My car was also due for renewal and I was browsing for a decent used one as always. I was aiming to spend around £1,500 on the car and was checking out the dealership I had bought my (then current) ride about 5 years earlier.

Anyway, they had a very nice Jaguar S-type in mint condition which they could let me have for £7,500. I was very tempted and thought about it seriously for a good while, but it would mean that the new DSLR would be put off for at least a couple of years. Anyway, I turned down the Jag, bought the 20D with 10-22, 28-135 and 100-40L lenses and then picked up a very nice 7 year old Mazda 626 GSi at auction for under a grand.

So, three years on and both the 20D and the Mazda are still going strong and neither has given any trouble whatsoever in that time. The 20D has now got a 5D for company as well as a few more lenses.

When my mate found out how much my latest lens cost (£2,950) he said " you could buy a car for that ". When he bought a TVR sports car, my comment was " you could buy a lens for that ". I guess it's all a matter of priorities :lol:

Current tally:

Car; about £1,000
DSLR outfit; about £9,500 (add another grand for studio lights etc)

Oh, and the house? That cost just £2,100 for a 4-bedroom, 3 living room semi. So about a fifth of what was spent on my camera and lights. Mind you, it was my parents who bought it back in 1961. I simply inherited it. It seems that it is now worth around £200,000 or, apparently, about half of a small 2 bed flat in Tunbridge Wells. I guess I won't be moving there anytime soon.

Anyway, there isn't an option for "my photo equipment cost more than my car and my house" so I just clicked the top one.




  
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May 22, 2008 14:56 |  #23

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....Oh, and the house? That cost just £2,100 for a 4-bedroom, 3 living room semi. So about a fifth of what was spent on my camera and lights. Mind you, it was my parents who bought it back in 1961. I simply inherited it. It seems that it is now worth around £200,000 or, apparently, about half of a small 2 bed flat in Tunbridge Wells. I guess I won't be moving there anytime soon...

Hmm, a relocation to Merseyside? I do enjoy the odd day out in Formby. Hmmm?


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May 22, 2008 15:09 |  #24

Anke wrote in post #5569880 (external link)
Eh?!? With a tiny two-bed flat costing an average of about $800,000 where I live what gear do you own!?! :confused:

Thats just totally insane to pay that kinda price.


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May 22, 2008 15:27 |  #25

Jared:. wrote in post #5572917 (external link)
!!! that's alot of coin! you legend.

Not quite. The car is just a 55 plate 3 door Colt.;)
Oh, the gear? Well, fortunately there's nothing left to buy for what I shoot, but the bank manager is NOT happy.:lol:




  
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May 22, 2008 16:05 |  #26

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Hmm, a relocation to Merseyside? I do enjoy the odd day out in Formby. Hmmm?

Yeah, some nice places to shoot around there. I'm just up the road in Southport.




  
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May 22, 2008 16:51 as a reply to  @ sandpiper's post |  #27

Not yet.




  
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May 22, 2008 17:17 |  #28

$40,000 car, no where near that in gear!


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May 22, 2008 18:49 as a reply to  @ Right Cranium Imaging's post |  #29

No where close

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May 22, 2008 20:15 |  #30

Bosscat wrote in post #5576486 (external link)
Thats just totally insane to pay that kinda price.

Well that's the average, there are loads of two-bed flats for over $1m, and according to the lists produced last week, there are four roads within 500yds of me that consist of houses that average over $5m. And if you want more than 4 bedrooms.....
I'm thankful I don't live in London though!
Imagine the camera gear for that much :D


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