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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2012, 04:56:28 AM »
W Wha what??

Came to the wrong place,my bad :-X
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2012, 04:56:28 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2012, 06:45:46 AM »
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.

True...it's all relative.  I spend a lot on camera gear for personal use, but the sum total of all my camera gear is less than the cost of the microscope in my office...and that one is cheap compared the scopes in my labs (even the cameras attached to them cost $10-$20K each, and some scopes have up to 4 cameras mounted).  A few thousand in camera gear at home...a few million in optical gear for professional use.  All relative.
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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2012, 07:24:57 AM »
My wife calls me photographic equipment collector instead of photographer.
1999: my first SLR EOS Élan IIE with a kit lens while in grad school.
2002: EOS 1v, 28-70, 550EX, Gitzo tripod, B1 ball head after working as an engineer for two years.
2003: 50 1.4
2005: 20D, 16-35 (on 20D most of the time)
2007: 70-200 2.8 IS
2009: 100 2.8L IS Macro
2012: 5D3, 70-200 2.8 II, 660EX-RT, 40 pancake, sold 70-200 IS I and 550 EX
2013: maybe a 50 1.4 IS, 24-70 II or a second RT flash.

Then I should be set for a while.



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70-200 II | 24-70 II | 16-35 IS | 100 L | 85L II | 40 | 600EX-RT

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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2012, 08:10:34 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.

Can your list get any better :P :P :P

It's a private list use for me. I DO NOT consider my gear as an investment since both body and lens values are always go south. I'm enjoying the pro gear everyday though..... ;)
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Zoom: 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2012, 09:14:50 PM »
Boxing day spend aus $

1dx                $6479.00
16-35 2.8 11  $1529.00
600ex-rt         $489.00
ste3-rt             $239.00
gp-e1               $235.00
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Speedlites;580 EX11,600EX-RT,STE3-RT,GP-E1

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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2012, 09:24:43 PM »
2x 5D3s
24-105L
Misc flash stuff.

That's pretty much it for my uses.

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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2012, 09:54:58 PM »

Ah boys and their locker rooms.

Any fule nose, it's not what you've got, it whats you do with it, and if your partner can get some satisfaction from it too, thats a bonus.

Whatever the biggest number is, I've spent $100 more.

Do I win?

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« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2012, 09:54:58 PM »

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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2012, 09:58:21 PM »
I struck a deal with my wife (which is probably overplaying my part in the final agreement) about a year ago that all cameragear I were to buy from that point onwards was to come from the extra income I have doing a few photo- and web-related jobs for locals here in town.

Turns out I spent every cent on the stuff below - organized more or less chronologically starting around January 10, 2012, where I sold my Nikon D90 with a Tamron 18-270 lens (man, I hated that lens):

5D Mark II
16-35L II f/2.8
50 f/1.4
70-200L f/2.8 IS II
85 f/1.8
100L Macro f/2.8
24-105 L f/4
7D
40 f/2.8
Rokinon Fisheye
300L f/4 IS
Fuji X-Pro1
Fuji 35 f/1.4
Fuji 18 f/2
5D Mark III
85L f/1.2 II
Sigma 35 1.4 (in the mail right now)

- plus a couple of tripods, flashes, bags and cases, and all that peripheral stuff.

...actually. Writing out this list makes me think I might not need that kind of spending spree in 2013... (Think again).

 :)
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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2012, 12:54:10 AM »

Ah boys and their locker rooms.

Any fule nose, it's not what you've got, it whats you do with it, and if your partner can get some satisfaction from it too, thats a bonus.

Whatever the biggest number is, I've spent $100 more.

Do I win?

Only if you've spent the extra $100 on a good liquor selection :).
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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2012, 01:10:46 AM »

Ah boys and their locker rooms.

Any fule nose, it's not what you've got, it whats you do with it, and if your partner can get some satisfaction from it too, thats a bonus.

Whatever the biggest number is, I've spent $100 more.

Do I win?

:)

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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2012, 01:29:45 AM »
Whatever the biggest number is, I've spent $100 more.
Only if you've spent the extra $100 on a good liquor selection :).

Grey Goose all the way!

To be fair, I am Scottish, so if the question was 'who has spent the most on drink this year?', then I'd deffo be the winner.

I bought a T3i this year, given uk prices I'm probably still the winner!

It was these kind of conversations that put me off camera clubs, I know it's a gear forum, I was just raised that it was rude to talk about money, and a little bit cheap to be ostentatious.

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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2012, 01:40:51 AM »
5DIII
600EX RTx3 (replaced my oooold 580 EX's) these make lighting an interior SO much easier.
8-15 Fisheye, been doing interior tours for real-estate and other clients.
RRS Gimbal head (used with fisheye).
RRS BH 55 Ballhead.
Got a killer CL deal on a RRS tripod ($500) brand new.
100mm f/2.8 Macro IS and I have to say I love this lens.

Wanted to buy a 200 f/2 or 400 f/2.8 but I don't do enough sports or wildlife to justify it. 

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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2012, 02:03:03 AM »
Uh oh, this year I upgraded to my 5D3 (from 2) and bought every lens I own (sold a couple).

5D3, 8-15 f/4 L, 24-70 f/2.8 II L, 50 f/1.4, 70-200 f/4 IS L, 85 f/1.8, 100 f/2.8 L, 135 f/2 L 600EX-RT x2, CS6, LR5

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« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2012, 03:32:04 AM »
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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.  ;)

Hey Nuero - maybe its time to update your "family" photo, eh?

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« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2012, 03:35:06 AM »
2012 was my personal record spending. A moderate list (in comparison to others, but not for me :-) for non-professional use (excluding the making of simple but very effective movies for teaching).

Completing my full frame compatible lens range (for future use with 6D, 5d Mark iv or a FF EOS M):
400mm f/5.6 USM *         (1250€)
100mm f/2.8 USM MACRO *        (400€)
 40mm f/2.8 STM        (240€)
28-70 f/3.5-4.5       (100€ 2nd hand)
      * before they are replaced by versions which cost two times the money

Video:
EOS 600D with 18-55mm lens (600€)

Bag:
Pro Runner 200 from LowePro (40€) - a very good small photo luggage which adapts two bodies with lenses + the shorty fourty easily and with good accessibility.

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TOOLS: EF-S 10-22 | 60 || EF 2.8/24 | 2.8/40* | 2.8 100 Macro* |2.0/100 | 4.0/70-200* | 5.6/400* || 2 x 40D | 600D | EOS M  [* most used lenses]

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Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2012, 03:35:06 AM »