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Thread started 06 Apr 2012 (Friday) 22:00
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I am amazed at the camera gear hardcore

 
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Apr 07, 2012 04:26 |  #31

^ For speakers Logitech does it for me. I'm not going to buy even a 5.1 for my living room. I'm going to get a set of 2.1 Logitech computer speakers and just rock that through a media PC.


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Apr 07, 2012 04:47 |  #32

jrmy wrote in post #14223416 (external link)
Some people are into photography, some people are into cameras.

Those two aren't mutually exclusive. Most people here are probably into both.


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Apr 07, 2012 04:48 |  #33

Tony_Stark wrote in post #14223525 (external link)
Im both a photographer and love the gear I use. So what if I want to have the latest and greatest? The way I see photos speak for themselves. A good photo is a good photo regardless if the body is the latest or the best. The fact that I enjoy using new technology when I take pictures is just a plus to me!

Well said.


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Apr 07, 2012 04:48 |  #34

pyrojim wrote in post #14224273 (external link)
I'm just talking speakers. Absurdly built and sinfully powerful. $50,000 can buy you speakers if you are on a tight budget "up there." some of the really radical stuff adds a "1" in front of that number!!!

Kind of like the 1D series. They are just good!

Hehe Wilson audio :

IMAGE: http://www.wilsonaudio.com/images/HomePic_alex.png

You can have those if you have $168,000 eek !

I do have a separate AD DA converter and Adam audio speakers though .... no silly interconnects though , budget balanced line for me :)



  
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Apr 07, 2012 04:50 |  #35

Hehe Navy , I always like your "no punches pulled" insights , keep em up mate .




  
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Apr 07, 2012 06:28 |  #36

mclldavidson wrote in post #14223261 (external link)
I have noticed this trend on a few pc sites I am on as well...

The urge to have the latest and great despite the marginal increase in fill in the blank. I think some people get way too caught up and forget about just shooting. I see people dumping these awesome bodies and lenses for the next release and would hate to be in that expensive rat race lol


Didn't read the whole thread, but your post made me think of a post by another user here:

Stop chasing technolgy, you'll never catch it.


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Apr 07, 2012 06:35 |  #37

fotoworx wrote in post #14223290 (external link)
It's a hobby for a lot of people, I don't think it matters how anyone enjoys their hobby.

Very well stated! Often times I'd love to just click the Buy Tab and live the life but that little piece of reality always pops up in the back of my head and reminds me of this ... it is just a hobby and doesn't pay the bills ... :-|




  
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Apr 07, 2012 07:09 |  #38

Bad Habit wrote in post #14223784 (external link)
and they typically don't own and are paid to drive the latest and greatest -lucky bastards

a lot of Formula 1 drivers actually pay to take part I was surprised to learn on Top Gear, only a few manufacturers can afford to enter without a cash cow driver.
To the original OP, I see no harm in upgrading at every opportunity if you can afford to and doubtless some here earn a lot more than most pro photographers.


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Apr 07, 2012 07:39 |  #39

jrmy wrote in post #14223416 (external link)
Some people are into photography, some people are into cameras.

And some are into both. Nothin' wrong with that...


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Apr 07, 2012 07:46 |  #40

mclldavidson wrote in post #14223261 (external link)
I have noticed this trend on a few pc sites I am on as well...

The urge to have the latest and great despite the marginal increase in fill in the blank. I think some people get way too caught up and forget about just shooting. I see people dumping these awesome bodies and lenses for the next release and would hate to be in that expensive rat race lol

I wonder how many aren't getting rid of their older gear [I ain't]. Being a 7D owner- and being on the fence about trying full frame, I sure didn't want the simplistic AF system of the 5D2.. Hate to spend 2 or 3K and not be satisfied with certain aspects of it.. So, for me, it was not as much about dumping older gear and getting the latest and greatest- but you know, if I can, when I do get something better- I want it to be as good as I can afford - don't want to buy a number of bodies in between. And IF I was thinking that way - about not wanting to buy a 5D II and then follow it by a 5D3 when it was released- how many others waited it out as well.


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Apr 07, 2012 08:09 |  #41

I find myself doing the opposite. Maybe because I'm broke with a 3rd kid on the way. I find a way to own the least Amount to meet my own minimum requirements and then I'll borrow the rest if needed. Usually it's not needed as I find I get away using less than most.


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Apr 07, 2012 08:18 |  #42

To the OP...I hear what you are saying. I often shake my head laughing when I see a lot of these threads/discussions on here.

If the people have the money to go buy every new toy that comes out...more power to them. Glad they can do that. But I have to wonder how fervent they would be if they didn't have a public forum like this to come 'show off' their new purchases. I mean threads...that have grown rather lengthy with nothing but pictures of their gear? Serious? Taking a photo of your UPS box and new camera body? I don't get it. But...to each their own. :D


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Apr 07, 2012 08:18 |  #43

well i wish i had more money, then i would buy more gear

im an addict and i admit it


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Apr 07, 2012 08:48 |  #44

Well I'll throw my view in the mix ....
I too am pretty skint , so I will ride that razors edge (ouch!) of bang for buck , that's a 550d and two lenses .
really happy for those who can afford more and get the chance to embrace what the leading edge of professional optical systems can bring , LOVE looking at those pictures of humming birds from a 600mm L etc .

I do wish that I didn't keep seeing threads that start :
"I am new to DSLRs and have a rebel camera and am looking for my first lens , I have been weighing up a EFs 55-250 or a 70-200 F4 L non IS . Do you think the difference is worth it ?
I like to photograph some family , some amateur soccer and interested in learning wild life photography too ."

Then a rake of posts :
"well I had a 550d , but now have a 5D MKIII ...... I suggest the 70-200 F2.8 IS MKII and the 500mm F4 IS for the wildlife " . Followed by a load of pics with the said 5DMKIII and 500mm F4

It's not just the lack of empathy to the OP's situation and request , It's like a validation of their posts or something , gets tiring after a while .




  
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Apr 07, 2012 09:45 |  #45

Foggiest wrote in post #14224825 (external link)
"well I had a 550d , but now have a 5D MKIII ...... I suggest the 70-200 F2.8 IS MKII and the 500mm F4 IS for the wildlife " . Followed by a load of pics with the said 5DMKIII and 500mm F4

Too many MKs my head is spinning...:confused:

You are so true though...


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