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A Moment to Talk About My Wife and the 5D3

 
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Mar 24, 2012 09:11 |  #46

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.

I saw a sign the other day...

"My biggest fear in life is that when I die, my wife sells all my camera gear for the price I told her I paid for it."




  
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Mar 24, 2012 09:18 |  #47

she wants something, and it's going to be big.




  
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Mar 24, 2012 09:31 |  #48

Your wife is very cool, congrats!


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Mar 24, 2012 09:55 |  #49

rick_reno wrote in post #14144570 (external link)
she wants something, and it's going to be big.

*rimshot*


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Mar 24, 2012 10:15 |  #50

BaghdadFred wrote in post #14143650 (external link)
If the wife wanted a $3,500 Necklace would she just buy it or would she ask you about it first?

Is it her money? Are her obligations meet,does she have a little set aside, will this purchase leave me hanging somehow? If not, then have at it.

I spent 20 years humping my ass to get myself to a point where I essentially have no finacial obligation. House paid for, new cars bought with cash. If I want to drop a couple grand on a lens, that's my choice.


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Mar 24, 2012 13:14 |  #51

My wife has always supported my habit; even in times when it would have been prudent not to buy anything.


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Mar 24, 2012 16:09 |  #52

Unregistered.Coward wrote in post #14144783 (external link)
Is it her money? Are her obligations meet,does she have a little set aside, will this purchase leave me hanging somehow? If not, then have at it.

I spent 20 years humping my ass to get myself to a point where I essentially have no finacial obligation. House paid for, new cars bought with cash. If I want to drop a couple grand on a lens, that's my choice.

100% debt free.. you must be devoid woman and kids :lol:


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Mar 24, 2012 16:44 |  #53

cueball wrote in post #14142914 (external link)
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:

You may have wrote the above, but this is how I'm interpreting it:

"I've been talking non-stop about all the camera gear that I would like to have, day-n-night... night-n-day. My wife basically got fed up and in order to shut me up, she just told me to buy the damn thing so that I'd stop boring her with stupid gear talk. And maybe she'll finally have some peace and quiet for once around here."

:lol:

Congrats on the new gear.


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Mar 24, 2012 17:06 |  #54

jwcdds wrote in post #14146395 (external link)
You may have wrote the above, but this is how I'm interpreting it:

"I've been talking non-stop about all the camera gear that I would like to have, day-n-night... night-n-day. My wife basically got fed up and in order to shut me up, she just told me to buy the damn thing so that I'd stop boring her with stupid gear talk. And maybe she'll finally have some peace and quiet for once around here."

:lol:

Congrats on the new gear.

Shhhhhhhh!!! You're not supposed to put my strategy out here where she can read it :p.


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Mar 24, 2012 20:49 |  #55

BaghdadFred wrote in post #14146264 (external link)
100% debt free.. you must be devoid woman and kids :lol:

Nope, I just set goals and achieved them. Also managed to survive two job losses during the great down turn.


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Mar 24, 2012 21:55 |  #56

Really cool story.

Congrats on the mkiii


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Mar 24, 2012 22:10 |  #57

Nice.

I told my wife that I wanted a 5DMK3. She laughed at me. Caught her breath, looked at me, and laughed again.


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Mar 24, 2012 22:22 |  #58

contributor_M wrote in post #14147817 (external link)
Nice.

I told my wife that I wanted a 5DMK3. She laughed at me. Caught her breath, looked at me, and laughed again.

Hahahaha... *catches breath* haaaaaahahahhahahahah

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Mar 24, 2012 22:23 |  #59

58 posts and no pictures of the wife yet?

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Mar 24, 2012 22:29 |  #60

Does your wife have a single sister?? I really need a wife that supports my photography spends! :D


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