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« on: December 12, 2012, 08:15:00 PM »
Back in 2008, I would say "you are crazy if you spend over $500 on camera gear". Little P&S  was fine for me at that time.

Well....after my wife and I welcomed our 1st child Sep 8th 2008, the money I spent into DSLR gear increased slowly.

2012 is my highest record spending into camera gear.

A. Bought 5D III @ $3500
B. Bought 24-70 f2.8 II @ $2300
C. Bought 50L @ $1439

D. Thinking about another 5D III as a 2nd body - if BH or Adoroma have some good deals this x-mas.

Trust me..... I DO NOT have million dollars in the bank nor making money from photography. This is just family photos.

What about you? What is your record spending into camera gear?

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« on: December 12, 2012, 08:15:00 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 08:26:31 PM »
Patiently waiting for the "you don't need that kind of gear for family photos" rant...

Sounds like a banner year to me! Just do what I do, tell the wife what you sold to buy it pretty much covered it all. Then buy her something really nice and she forgets all about it  ;D

On a positive note you could be set for a while.

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 08:28:16 PM »
2012, bought: 28-300L, 1D X, 600/4L IS II, both MkIII extenders, 600EX-RT, and $4.5K worth of RRS support gear.  I'm not going to do the math.  ;)
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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 10:34:31 PM »
2012, bought: 28-300L, 1D X, 600/4L IS II, both MkIII extenders, 600EX-RT, and $4.5K worth of RRS support gear.  I'm not going to do the math.  ;)

5 years ago, I was the same, P&S, why spend more?  However, now I'm at 5D3 + 6D to go with all the glass I bought over the last 3 years.  (Not to mention all the OTHER stuff of which there is a ton.)  And the several other bodies over the years.  Still haven't ventured into the 1D arena.  Hopefully I won't get that urge!

neuro... I think I've asked this before but again, what is your quick opinion of the 28-300?  Should I get one?  (Journalistic shooting style, outdoor campouts, summer camp, etc.)  Of course if you say yes and I get one, you are fully responsible for all my mistakes and resulting pictures, good or bad.  It's all on you dude!!   :P  Seriously, what is that's lens' primary use for you and how do you like the push-pull, etc?  Any standout issues, good or bad?  Are you glad you bought it for your intended purpose?  Thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 11:22:12 PM »
Well, here goes:

2011:  Bought 400 f/2.8L I IS, 300 f/2.8L I IS, 70-200 f/2.8L II IS, and 200 f/2L IS
2012:  Bought 5D Mark III and a pair of 1D X's

This doesn't reflect selling things that I did, but you can do the math quickly on purchases :).

However, I do make money from photography.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 11:29:42 PM »
neuro... I think I've asked this before but again, what is your quick opinion of the 28-300?  Should I get one?  (Journalistic shooting style, outdoor campouts, summer camp, etc.)  Of course if you say yes and I get one, you are fully responsible for all my mistakes and resulting pictures, good or bad.  It's all on you dude!!   :P  Seriously, what is that's lens' primary use for you and how do you like the push-pull, etc?  Any standout issues, good or bad?  Are you glad you bought it for your intended purpose?  Thanks.

It's a useful lens. I use it for travel, outings with kids, etc. optically equivalent to the 24-105L (very good, but not stellar), weather-sealed, I like the push-pull (have the 100-400, too).  FWIW, that's the only lens on the above list that I bought used, and I got a good enough deal that I could sell it for a modest profit if I find myself using it only infrequently.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 11:39:31 PM »
neuro... I think I've asked this before but again, what is your quick opinion of the 28-300?  Should I get one?  (Journalistic shooting style, outdoor campouts, summer camp, etc.)  Of course if you say yes and I get one, you are fully responsible for all my mistakes and resulting pictures, good or bad.  It's all on you dude!!   :P  Seriously, what is that's lens' primary use for you and how do you like the push-pull, etc?  Any standout issues, good or bad?  Are you glad you bought it for your intended purpose?  Thanks.

It's a useful lens. I use it for travel, outings with kids, etc. optically equivalent to the 24-105L (very good, but not stellar), weather-sealed, I like the push-pull (have the 100-400, too).  FWIW, that's the only lens on the above list that I bought used, and I got a good enough deal that I could sell it for a modest profit if I find myself using it only infrequently.
Thanks!  OK, I'm ready to buy it from you...  :D
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 11:39:31 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 12:39:36 AM »
Well, here goes:

2011:  Bought 400 f/2.8L I IS, 300 f/2.8L I IS, 70-200 f/2.8L II IS, and 200 f/2L IS
2012:  Bought 5D Mark III and a pair of 1D X's

This doesn't reflect selling things that I did, but you can do the math quickly on purchases :).

However, I do make money from photography.

Just a pair? Wow.......many of us are dreaming just for one. I saw your photos, Awesome shots.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 12:41:12 AM »
2012, bought: 28-300L, 1D X, 600/4L IS II, both MkIII extenders, 600EX-RT, and $4.5K worth of RRS support gear.  I'm not going to do the math.  ;)

Neuro.......my calculation indicated that you still under budget in spending for 2012 ;D

BTW, I bought 50L yesterday.......I was reading your notes this morning about the focus shift. As always, thank you for sharing your knowledges with us. ;)
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 12:50:12 AM »
Sigma 120-300 OS
Tamron 24-70 VC
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2012, 01:33:24 AM »
In 2012 for professional use:

2 x 1D X
1 x 1Ds Mark III replacement
1 x 5D Mark III (I buy it and sold it after a few month)
1 x Hasselblad H5D-60 with some lenses (sold the H4D-60)
1 x Leica M with some lenses
1 x EF 24-70 2.8 II production model (now I have two)
3 x 600EX-RT (sold the 580EX II´s)
some big white telephotos (sold the Mark One´s)
some new B+W Filters
some new SanDisk CF and SD cards

I don´t talk about prices because cameras and lenses are only tools for my work.

If someone spend a lot of money for a 5D Mark III with the EF 24-70 2.8 II lens for private use than it´s a very big investment compared to my investment for professional use.
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2012, 01:35:13 AM »
Well, here goes:

2011:  Bought 400 f/2.8L I IS, 300 f/2.8L I IS, 70-200 f/2.8L II IS, and 200 f/2L IS
2012:  Bought 5D Mark III and a pair of 1D X's

This doesn't reflect selling things that I did, but you can do the math quickly on purchases :).

However, I do make money from photography.

I'm  curious if you will "replace" the 300 and 400 with the 200-400 when it comes out. 

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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 01:38:50 AM »
this year i upgraded my gear i bought a 5dmk3 1dx 2x 600ex-rt's and st-e3 transmitter and some other bit's and bob's too scared to calculate the cost lol

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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 01:38:50 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2012, 01:40:55 AM »
every few years it´s a expensive year. I got this year 5D III, 600EX-RT, 16-35 II , 70-200 II IS and a 600 II IS

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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2012, 04:12:51 AM »
Havent done the math yet but this year 2012 I have bought, dont even dare.
Not so many lenses as the rest of the pack but many small things adds up as well and I dont earn money on photography, most for family photos and some wedding and my other hobby RC Helicopters...

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EF 24-150 f4L IS USM
SanDisk Compact Flash 16GB Extreme 60MB/s (UDMA)
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EF 70-200 f2.8L IS USM II
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2pcs 33" studio flash soft umbrella translucent white
110cm Photo collapsible 5in1 Light Reflector KIT 43"
77mm Neutral Density ND2 ND4 ND8 Lens filter kits set
77mm 77 adapter ring f Cokin P series + filter Holder
Gradual ND2 ND4 ND8 filter set f cokin p series w/ case
Photography Equipment Padd Zipper Bag 100cm/40in for Light Stands, Umbrellas
Gary Fong lightsphere CLOUD Collapsible FOR CANON 540EZ 550EX 580EX 580EX II
LCD Timer Intervalometer Shutter Cable for Canon EOS 5D Mark II III 5D3 7D R8B9
Battery Charger for Canon LP-E6 LC-E6 LC-E6E CBC-E6 2764B034AA EOS60D
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+ alot of accesories...

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