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Does someone pay more than 7500$ for bodies, lenses and other photograph accessories?

 
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Nov 17, 2013 16:28 as a reply to  @ post 16458904 |  #31

An odd question to ask in a forum full of photography enthusiasts. Certainly seems like a loaded question. In an expensive hobby $7500.00 isn't very hard to reach much less exceed. Whether that amount is worth it or a waste is up to the individual. People spend thousands of dollars on all kinds of hobbies and collectible stuff. It's worth spending the money if you think its worth it. What do you care what other people think about how you spend your money. ???




  
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Nov 17, 2013 16:41 |  #32

Furlan wrote in post #16458946 (external link)
Just look at some of the bird and nature shots for the most part not done with a Rebel and kit
lens. For some its a living for others its a hobby. If your doing it for a living your buying tools If its
a hobby your buying toys. As far as a hobby photography I don't think it would make the top five as
far as expense unless your collecting Leicas.

You're right. Here are a few very expensive hobbies just off the top of my head.

Cars. Collecting antique cars or just buying one classic car can break any bank.
Model Trains. Have you ever seen the price of this stuff?
Weapons collecting. You cant just buy one. WWII stuff prices are crazy.
Sports memorabilia. Prices are insane.
Golf. The spending never ends. You need a 2nd mortgage to play the nice courses or join a club.
Vintage guitars. Don't bother looking for a vintage Stratocaster. If you have to ask....
Auto racing. Biggest money pit around if you don't have sponsors.
Radio controlled planes and helicopters. One little mistake and you're out thousands.




  
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Nov 17, 2013 16:45 |  #33

is this a show off thread? are we still in high school?


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Nov 17, 2013 16:55 |  #34

Kanye wrote in post #16458675 (external link)
Rich people don't waste their money.

You must mean people in debt.

No debts (including mortgage), own my own home, own my own car, smoke, drink, go on foreign holidays + I had a low (well below average) income now I am a pensioner (even lower income). According to FeDex the 1DX arrives tomorrow, now I have the 800mm F5.6 IS I am willing to go totally full frame.
You just need to budget properly - it can be done - I did.

Why would I spend that much? Simply to get the gear I wanted.


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Nov 17, 2013 17:06 |  #35

Why do you ask?


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Nov 17, 2013 17:20 |  #36

My uncle spends money on a two speaker stereo. His equipment is over 400k now w/ the cost of his room he built (studio). all to listen to music.

Whatever floats your boat.


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Nov 17, 2013 17:26 |  #37

As long as you enjoy it, it doesn't matter how much you spend.


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Nov 17, 2013 17:28 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #38

Obviously the OPs wife has started adding things up and he's looking for a little back up from us. (Ok, not so obvious, but it's a theory)


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Nov 17, 2013 17:35 |  #39

jimrob714 wrote in post #16459104 (external link)
Obviously the OPs wife has started adding things up and he's looking for a little back up from us. (Ok, not so obvious, but it's a theory)

I think you may be on to something :D


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Nov 17, 2013 18:04 |  #40

I have never had more than maybe $1500-2000 at the most, to spend on photographic equipment. In spite of that, I have amassed over $30K in equipment -- over the period of 40+ years, that is only $750 per year! :lol: That is what some folks spend in a few months on their cellphone bills.


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Nov 17, 2013 18:11 |  #41

Myboostedgst wrote in post #16458691 (external link)
Don't worry about it. This guy does nothing but troll.

I think the more interesting question would be, "What % of your yearly income do you spend on new photography equipment?"

Kanye wrote in post #16458693 (external link)
agreed that the op is a troll

Reported btw.

Pretty sure he's talking about your Kanye.


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Nov 17, 2013 18:36 |  #42

Simple solution - just wait for good gear to be obsulete then buy it for a silly price, just meens you are getting much older equipment, just think how many people back in the 1980s who could'nt even think about buying a pro slr like a nikon F100 or canon EOS 1, now you can buy them for under £50.


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Nov 17, 2013 23:58 |  #43

chris_holtmeier wrote in post #16458145 (external link)
Just wired $13,500 for a Phase One system... a refurb kit at that.


Hasselblad is having a system sale on their H5D50 with a choice of wide lenses or a zoom only $35000 :p




  
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Nov 18, 2013 02:10 |  #44

Ah 1dx is $8k here and various telephoto's are way over the $7500 mark for a single lens.


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Nov 18, 2013 04:16 |  #45

Kanye wrote in post #16458675 (external link)
Rich people don't waste their money.

You must mean people in debt.

Either you are foolish or a troll.

Rich people by the very nature of what they buy do waste money. Anytime you pay for a big house or a nice car, you are paying a huge premium. A Porsche is not 500% faster or better than a Honda, but it's price tag is. The same thing applies to housing. Many things rich people have come at a high premium.

I take it you have no idea what rich people do or have any rich friends. Rich people ARE in debt, and in many cases, much more than the average guy. I used to deal with very rich people for many years and many had "multiple" maxed credit cards from 10-30k. Many more spent so much money on their huge house that they couldn't furnish the rooms. I could go on and on...

To the OP, when you start getting into lighting like monolights, it gets really expensive, real fast. You can burn through $7,500 in just light systems alone.


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