« on: August 26, 2014, 10:50:22 AM »
Aww, money's always an issue, I just choose to spend mine differently than my neighbor's. I don't have cable TV, I cook my meals at home, I'm content driving a pick-up, and I work 70 hours a week. Even if you don't make much, if you live frugally you can get cool stuff. And, even if I do buy this big-ass lens, I figure I can always sell if for $8000, so it really only cost $2k. Some people spend that much a year on cigarettes.
I not only agree and relate but I applaud your discipline! Another consideration once you start down the road to top end gear is insurance. Gear gets damaged and stolen so don't get burned! Make sure you are covered. I'm interested to hear what you finally decide!
Edit: Something else to consider before buying a $12K lens... selling it. This is sort of like owning a multi-million dollar home. The market for that home is very small. It can take a long time to sell while trying to find the right buyer. There are very few photographers out there willing to invest in such a lens so who knows if you will have to discount it to sell it? I would suggest buying it used if possible to help offset that possible future selling discount.