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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2012, 06:37:29 AM »
I would take a fast prime for shallow DOF, like the 50 mm 1.8 - but then you'd still have 8900 $ to spend...  8)

With that money you also could do a world trip and do quite some shooting at cool spots.

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2012, 06:40:38 AM »
I've asked Santa for a TC-80N3.  I notice its missing from your list.
Yes, pick up a TC-80N3.  Save some money for the 7D mk II.  Sell your 60D.

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2012, 07:15:16 AM »
I've edited your post to reflect more accurately what you really wanted to say.


I have almost $9000 left for spending on some canon gear :-)

what would you suggest to buy?

I have got:
2 x 1DX
5DMKII
60D
24-70 L 2.8 II
70-200 L 2.8 II IS
24-105 L 4.0 IS
70-200 L 4.0 IS
17-40 L 4.0
100 2.8 L Macro

some speedlites and some other small things.


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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2012, 08:01:23 AM »
200mm f/2.

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2012, 08:29:51 AM »
Hire someone to carry your gear :D
FF + primes !

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2012, 08:57:35 AM »
Donate some of your money for people with hard lifes. Donate 35mm f/2 (old version) to me for xmas too!  8)
With the rest of the money get a TS lens or prime.

I am donating blood. since many years...
I will never donate bigger amounts of money.

I was about to (half heartedly) post a "give your money to charity!" but I agree, donating something is a lot better than money. You can never be sure where the cash goes to, or what it's used for, or whether or not it ends up in the pockets of certain oppressive entities instead. Blood, food, clothes; those are better options.

With that said, "spend your money on location and subjects, not gear". Go on trips, visit great locations and meet interesting people, new places will spark your interest and give back memories~

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2012, 09:26:00 AM »
A 300 2.8 L IS II, a 5D mark III and TC 1.4 III

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2012, 10:02:01 AM »
I have almost $9000 left for spending on some canon gear :-)

what would you suggest to buy?

I have got:
2 x 1DX
5DMKII
60D
24-70 L 2.8 II
70-200 L 2.8 II IS
24-105 L 4.0 IS
70-200 L 4.0 IS
17-40 L 4.0
100 2.8 L Macro

some speedlites and some other small things.

Shoot, shoot, shoot.  Go to nice places around the world to shoot.  Use your money to shoot and shoot and shoot.  You've got a lot of gear and all that's left is to shoot because all of those are worthless unless you shoot.  After you shoot, you share and learn then you can acquire other things again.

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2012, 10:18:15 AM »
I'd add an 8-15mm fisheye, cause well... I love fisheye.  After that maybe some big glass, but you'd have to buy used.  A 300 or 400mm IS 2.8 Ver 1.  I have the 400 and love it.

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2012, 10:41:44 AM »
I have almost $9000 left for spending on some canon gear :-)

what would you suggest to buy?

I have got:
2 x 1DX
5DMKII
60D
24-70 L 2.8 II
70-200 L 2.8 II IS
24-105 L 4.0 IS
70-200 L 4.0 IS
17-40 L 4.0
100 2.8 L Macro

some speedlites and some other small things.

Sorry, but I can't say that this posting makes any sense to me. If you don't know what you'd want and why just invest the money or go on a trip or whatever (since you've ruled out charity already). Enjoy and Merry Christmas.
5DII - 50L - 135L - 200 2.8L - 24-105 - 580EXII - 430EXII - FD 500/8 - AE1-p - bag full of FD lenses

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2012, 10:52:07 AM »
A fast lens.
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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2012, 11:42:19 AM »
Peace of mind.

I can get you a great deal at US$ 8999.95
 ;)

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2012, 12:14:17 PM »
I am donating blood. since many years...
I will never donate bigger amounts of money.

Well there are people who need money to survive or they will just die in the cold or cuz they have nothing to eat or drink. If you dont trust donation organizations u can go to some places urself and buy beds for the people there or whatever they need. Its really not about the amount of money.
Donating blood is nice of you but please dont be proud of urself for doing that. It should be normal that people help others. If its mainly done to satisfy ur own ego...shame on you.

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2012, 12:19:28 PM »
I have almost $9000 left for spending on some canon gear :-)

what would you suggest to buy?

I have got:
2 x 1DX
5DMKII
60D
24-70 L 2.8 II
70-200 L 2.8 II IS
24-105 L 4.0 IS
70-200 L 4.0 IS
17-40 L 4.0
100 2.8 L Macro

some speedlites and some other small things.
As I do not know your photography, your gear line up looks like a PJ or wedding photog to me. How about a 3k reserve for the rumored 14-24 f/2.8 in late 2013. For now I'd go for a 16-35 or/and some fast WA primes. Have fun with your purchases and Merry Christmas.
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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2012, 12:42:26 PM »
You really don't need any more gear.
If you have a business and want to spend the money to avoid paying tax on it give it away to a charity.
If this is your personal money and you want to spend it buy your partner something that s/he would like.
Happy Christmas

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Re: some money left. what should I buy?
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