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A Moment to Talk About My Wife and the 5D3

 
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Mar 23, 2012 22:46 |  #16

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Fair warning... Long story.

I began tonight by going to the local camera store while out running errands with my wife and daughter. My wife gave the go ahead to buy some macro accessories I need but opted to stay out in the car. I went in, grabbed what I needed, and went to the counter. Of course, there just so happened to be a 5D Mark III sitting there. I couldn't resist and asked to play around a bit. As soon as I touched it I wanted one.

I gave it back, had a brief discussion, and left the store with lust in my heart. I got to the car, told my wife I had fallen in love with someone else, and she just laughed at me. I kept mentioning how great it felt, how quickly it focussed, blah blah. When we got out of the car she turned to me and said "Buy one."

I had to pick my jaw off the ground and process for a bit before asking... "Really?". Next thing I know we"re at Nebraska Furniture Mart checking out their pricing. They were all out of bodies only so I figured I would just be putting one on order.

"Why don't you get the last kit they have?"
"Because I already have a 24-105 and it's more expensive to buy the kit."
"Can't you sell your old one and make up the difference? Then you have a new camera and a new 24-105."

I picked my jaw up again and now I'm the proud owner of a 5D3. My old 24-105 will up for sale tomorrow (Provided the new one is up to par) and I'm on cloud flippin nine.

So what's the point? I just really wanted to share with the world (At least this small POTN portion of it) how amazing my wife is. Now I just need to get comfortable with the new camera before the wedding I have next weekend.

Haha! A local! 108th location or 168th? I was up at the 168th street store today, mainly to get a copy of the new version of DPP.

Congrats on the 5D3. I think I may just go through their pile of used 5D2s and pick up the best copy.



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Mar 23, 2012 22:47 |  #17

cueball wrote in post #14142914 (external link)
Actually it's totally in her character. She admitted to me that she's kind of paying it forward because we found out today she needs to have surgery on her foot next week. She can be... difficult in these types of situations and she wanted to show her appreciation before the next few weeks get rough. Add to things that we're moving in two months and she won't be able to help carry anything... Well, it pretty much explains things.

So far in the last twelve months she's OK'd the 1D3, 28 1.8, 70-200 II, 85 1.8, and few other things. She knows how passionate I am about photography and knows I've been waiting for this exact camera for a while (Can't remember how many times I talked to her about jumping to a Nikon setup based around the D700). We both got a kick out of your concern though :lol:

There you go. There is no such thing as a free lunch. :lol:




  
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Mar 23, 2012 22:56 |  #18

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14142708 (external link)
Congrats! Beats hell out the other stories on here from all the keyboard cowboys who claim they regularly lie to their spouses about their gear purchases.

Once again I never understood where the wife has any say so in these decisions unless one is taking from the family or she is paying. My wife has never asked in 17 years what I am buying nor would I ever clear it with her.


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Mar 23, 2012 22:58 |  #19

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Once again I never understood where the wife has any say so in these decisions unless one is taking from the family or she is paying. My wife has never asked in 17 years what I am buying nor would I ever clear it with her.

Yippee Ky Yay...


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Mar 23, 2012 23:13 as a reply to  @ post 14142985 |  #20

You know she's not going to just forget about this.... :p

It was a perfect strategic move for other future move in her favor, which might trump your purchase. :cool:

All in all, good wife and great that you were up front. My gf was a bit shocked about my spending 130,000 baht (30 baht = $1 USD) on a camera, but now she supports me and encourages me that it will arrive soon. Thai women are exceptionally kind hearted and supportive, so it's normal here.

edit: i missed your explanation before i replied. maybe buy her something nice after surgery.


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Mar 23, 2012 23:14 |  #21

That was nice of your wife. Now it's time for you to show off with some pictures. :)

pmarz wrote in post #14143066 (external link)
Once again I never understood where the wife has any say so in these decisions unless one is taking from the family or she is paying. My wife has never asked in 17 years what I am buying nor would I ever clear it with her.

As cold as this sounds, I must say that this is the way my marriage works. We have a bill account which the bills are paid from and our own personal accounts were we can buy what we want. I've spent about 3 grand in the past year on this hobby and has never cleared it with my hubby. He did ask one time how much I've spent, I told him, he looked at me like I was crazy and laughed.


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Mar 23, 2012 23:24 |  #22

Wow, that is such a great story, but I may have one that is even more remarkable. I am perhaps the worst possible type of camera-appreciating wife: one who is herself a photographer. :eek: My husband is also a photographer and essentially told me what your wife told you: "go ahead and get it...yes, get the kit." His camera is now nearly three years old, but I'm the one getting the upgrade (from a combo of 5D Mark II and 7D). I do happen to be contributing significantly to our income with photography, but still...I don't know how many husbands would make that call. Ego alone usually precludes such decisions.

At any rate, you and I have one thing in common: an awesome spouse! :)


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Mar 23, 2012 23:29 |  #23

pmarz wrote in post #14143066 (external link)
Once again I never understood where the wife has any say so in these decisions unless one is taking from the family or she is paying. My wife has never asked in 17 years what I am buying nor would I ever clear it with her.

I hope it is reciprocal.......


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Mar 23, 2012 23:30 |  #24

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I hope it is reciprocal.......

:lol::lol::lol::lol:


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Mar 23, 2012 23:30 |  #25

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14142708 (external link)
Congrats! Beats hell out the other stories on here from all the keyboard cowboys who claim they regularly lie to their spouses about their gear purchases.

Right on.




  
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Mar 24, 2012 00:00 |  #26

For me?
The 5D3 will magically replace a 5D2.
No harm, no foul.
Of course it helps that I use income from my photography to fund the purchase...




  
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Mar 24, 2012 00:10 |  #27

I vote we stickie this thread.... so other wives may learn of it's awesomeness


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Mar 24, 2012 01:49 |  #28

Nice story! Should've gone for the 1DX. :D


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Mar 24, 2012 01:52 |  #29

Show your wife this.

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Mar 24, 2012 02:10 |  #30

pmarz wrote in post #14143066 (external link)
Once again I never understood where the wife has any say so in these decisions unless one is taking from the family or she is paying. My wife has never asked in 17 years what I am buying nor would I ever clear it with her.

If the wife wanted a $3,500 Necklace would she just buy it or would she ask you about it first?


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