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A Moment to Talk About My Wife and the 5D3

 
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Mar 25, 2012 12:01 |  #76

Erik S. Klein wrote in post #14150008 (external link)
Great story. I posted this elsewhere but I had a similar jaw-on-the-floor with my wife.

Back when the 1Dx was announced I started talking to her about my desire to update the 5D2 and started raving about the specs of the 1Dx. In the end she asked, as expected, how much it was going to cost. I told her fully expecting the follow-up "in your dreams buster" comment. Instead she responded with "so I get your old one, right?" :D

My 1Dx remains on pre-order... (come on Canon!)

That's awesome man!!! Congrats.


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Mar 25, 2012 12:05 |  #77

Congrats! Use it in the best of health. Marriage is an exceptional state. Of all the stories on this forum about the 5D3, this is the best one I've seen.


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Mar 25, 2012 12:13 |  #78

xinvisionx wrote in post #14147936 (external link)
Thread needs pics on all counts from the OP.

Here's a few from yesterday's in-house tournament at the martial arts school my family attends (how my wife broke her foot/ankle in the first place). I didn't participate (but I should have because it looked like so much fun). She was pretty bummed about not being able to go out and join in.

Anyways, these are from my daughter's point sparring match. Horrible conditions with so much backlight and no option for fill flash (plus the black uniforms). I was also deliberately using my 24-105 most of the time with the 5D3 at ISO 6400 just to see how the combo worked. The AF on this camera is fantastic (I dare say its better than my 1D3).

These were all converted to DNG's and edited in LR4. Not the greatest pics but hey, there's a learning curve to these things :p.
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Mar 25, 2012 14:15 |  #79

Surprised by the amount of protective gear. Good thing I guess; just not used to seeing it even on kids.




  
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Mar 25, 2012 16:10 |  #80

scpictaker wrote in post #14142819 (external link)
That the way it should be.......Nice story!



Kinda....

I always always hear these stories, and I am always left wondering why it is that males who are at least moderately intelligent and who earn their own money are overwhelmingly grateful for permission to spend it.

In my family, we earn our own cash, and we spend our own cash, after we've paid the bills of course.

Still.. 'grats on the awesome purchase.




  
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Mar 25, 2012 16:13 |  #81

nuffi wrote in post #14151255 (external link)
Kinda....

I always always hear these stories, and I am always left wondering why it is that males who are at least moderately intelligent and who earn their own money are overwhelmingly grateful for permission to spend it.

It's interesting that you felt the need to specify "males." :confused:

A marriage should be a true partnership, and good partners confer with each other about major expenditures.


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Mar 25, 2012 16:26 |  #82

nuffi wrote in post #14151255 (external link)
Kinda....

I always always hear these stories, and I am always left wondering why it is that males who are at least moderately intelligent and who earn their own money are overwhelmingly grateful for permission to spend it.

In my family, we earn our own cash, and we spend our own cash, after we've paid the bills of course.

Still.. 'grats on the awesome purchase.

I always find it interesting that people who agree to spend the rest of their lives together still think in terms of anything but "ours". Like I said in an earlier post, we've done the his and hers keep it separate and only combine money for bills approach. It just wasn't that effective. We work much better as a team and that includes decisions about major purchases.

Regardless, not trying to argue or even tell you your wrong for thinking the way you do, just some of my thoughts.


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Mar 25, 2012 16:33 |  #83

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14150725 (external link)
Surprised by the amount of protective gear. Good thing I guess; just not used to seeing it even on kids.

Yeah, even the adults have to wear everything when we spar. I guess it's all about being safe at the beginning levels though. Once we work our way up a little more then it'll start coming off piece by piece.

She took 1st place for her bracket so we were pretty stoked. Both kids were so good at blocking each others attacks that by the end of the round she barely won by one point (3-2). This was her first tournament and between the point sparring and grappling events she competed in I think she's sold on doing many more. I'll have to get some pics of the grappling event up later.


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Mar 25, 2012 17:07 |  #84

nuffi wrote in post #14151255 (external link)
I always always hear these stories, and I am always left wondering why it is that males who are at least moderately intelligent and who earn their own money are overwhelmingly grateful for permission to spend it.

In my family, we earn our own cash, and we spend our own cash, after we've paid the bills of course.

I can sort-of see your point but it just doesn't work out that way for everyone. All people and all couples are different.

My wife and I came to an agreement early on in our relationship that has worked out well: She's got a head for finances (graduated with honors in econ/business) and, more importantly, the ability/desire to keep track of them. I like to play the market but don't give a hoot about paying bills... So, she's in charge of household finances and I get a weekly allowance (of sorts.) I run the retirement plans and investment accounts. Because of this we've both got credit scores well north of 800 and I don't have to stress about the minutia to get there. Also because of this we've got the wherewithal to retire comfortably in 20 years or so and she doesn't have to worry about that...

Plus I can go buy nice cameras and related gear every once in a rare while. :)


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Mar 25, 2012 17:54 |  #85

nuffi wrote in post #14151255 (external link)
In my family, we earn our own cash, and we spend our own cash, after we've paid the bills of course.

And therein lies the rub, doesn't it. A lot of families find it hard to figure out an equitable way to allocate who pays what for what bills. If a husband and wife earn a greatly different amount of money, do you allocate common bills on the same ratio as their income. What about bills that might belong only to one spouse. That might be subject to debate too. Sure, I guess you can overthink it, but a lot of marriages are between 2 blockheads, I'm sure.


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Mar 25, 2012 18:01 |  #86

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And therein lies the rub, doesn't it. A lot of families find it hard to figure out an equitable way to allocate who pays what for what bills. If a husband and wife earn a greatly different amount of money, do you allocate common bills on the same ratio as their income. What about bills that might belong only to one spouse. That might be subject to debate too. Sure, I guess you can overthink it, but a lot of marriages are between 2 blockheads, I'm sure.

That sums it up pretty well.


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Mar 25, 2012 19:48 |  #87

Zethar wrote in post #14149158 (external link)
She sounds like a gem. Give her a kiss from all the fellas on the forum.

I didn't read a word you just put.... all I saw where the ton of red L's in your sig lol.


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Mar 26, 2012 00:32 |  #88

pmarz wrote in post #14148332 (external link)
Yes did I mention she has everything she wants. Perhaps a pre-eminent strike before I buy gear lol.

Good (breathes a small sigh of relief).

In my house it is the opposite. My hubby wants to run out & buy me the newest, coolest gear when it comes out. I have to put the brakes on him. Little does he know that we are in good financial standing because of 30 years of my frugal ways ;);)


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