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Terry Rogers

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$10,000
« on: April 21, 2014, 08:50:27 PM »
If you had $10,000 to spend on photography gear to put together a jack of all trades kit, what would you include, assuming you were starting from scratch.
Here's what I would likely put together...

$4000 5D3 kit with 24-105
$1070 Tamron SP 150 - 600
$300  Rokinon 14mm 2.8
$1050 Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro IS
$1350 Canon 70 - 200 f4L IS
$500 On a tripod... not sure what though
$1280 600 RT x2 and ST E3 RT transmitter kit
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$10,000
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Re: $10,000
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 10:46:45 PM »
Well lets see...

3,000 for a 5D Mark III
910  RRS TVC 24
390 Acratech Ball head
1500 Canon 70-300mm L
300 2x Metz 44 AF-1
90 Cactus Trigger kit
99 Lastolite Ezybox Speedlite
899 Canon 17-40
360 Gura Gear Uinta
85 Lightroom 5

And then my favourite HO Scale Model  ;D
985 Fleischmann DB ICE complete kit

Total (with 13% tax) 9740

And 260$ still left.  :D

« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 05:41:56 PM by traingineer »
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Re: $10,000
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 11:07:48 PM »
If I was starting from scratch knowing what I know now:

40D, 10-22, 17-85, 55-250, B&H's pair of 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT combo, save the rest til you're clear on where you want to go next.

If I found ten large in my pocket tomorrow:

135 f/2, 200 f/2, more 600s and a couple helper monkeys to get them into interesting places.

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Re: $10,000
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 05:57:41 AM »
Hmm, from scratch you say?

5D mk III - 3500
24-70 mk II - 2300
70-200 IS mk II - 2500

and maybeee Sony RX1 or some fast prime probably sigma 35mm or sigma 50mm
5D mark III + 24-70L f2.8 II + 70-200L f2.8 II + 100L f2.8
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Re: $10,000
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 06:10:25 AM »
This is quite irrelevant unless you tell us what kind of photography you like.

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Re: $10,000
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 06:26:00 AM »
...still, its a fun exercise.  I'd go with: -

Fuji X-t1 + 56mm - $2180
Fuji 14mm - $772
Fuji 23mm - $919
Used 1Ds Mkii - $1000
Canon 40mm - $169
Canon 135mm - $1204
Tamron 150-600 - $1226

That's $7470.  With the balance, I'd pick up some flashes, tripod, printer, filters, flash triggers etc.
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Re: $10,000
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014, 08:51:51 AM »
This is quite irrelevant unless you tell us what kind of photography you like.

He's asking what you would do, and this situation is hypothetical.

For me:
6D $1800
Used 7D $800
GoPro Hero Silver $300
Niko 1AW mirrorless $800

70-200 f2.8 II $2100
24-70 f4 IS $700 (as part of a kit if possible)
50mm f1.8 $120
8-15mm f4 fisheye $1400
300mm f2.8 used $3000
1.4 and 2x mark 2 converters $500

2X 580 Flash $600
320 Flash $230


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Re: $10,000
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014, 08:51:51 AM »

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Re: $10,000
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2014, 09:06:43 AM »
If a was starting from scratch, I would not spend 10k once, but start with one camera and one or two lenses and a tripod. After learning basics and discovering which kind of "genre" I am into I would extend my gear accordingly.

For a starting point (and assuming relatively deeper pockets)

- 5D MkIII + 24-105  (alternate 7D + 15-85)
- 50 f/1.4
- Sirui T-2005X (for me this one has a excellent portability / stability / cost ratio)
- 600 RT flash
- don't forget extra battery/battery grip/memory card
- LowePRO Magnum 200 AW (or 400 AW)


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Re: $10,000
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2014, 09:12:36 AM »
I wouldn't buy anything but the flashes and cards new.

5D MkIII
Grip, batteries, cards etc.
15mm fisheye
16-35 MkII
24-70 MkII
70-200 f2.8 IS MkII
100mm Macro L
50 f1.4 or 85 f1.8
600-EX-RT X2
ST-E3-RT
Manfrotto 055CXPro3
Arcratech GP Ballhead
ThinkTank Airport International to put it all in

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Re: $10,000
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2014, 10:31:28 AM »
I'd update to the 70-200 2.8. Maybe I would invest in a decent portable lighting system.
Canon 6D, Meike battery grip, Black Rapid Strap
EF 40mm f/2.8, EF 50mm f/1.4, EF 135mm f/2L USM, EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM, 430EX II Speedlite
HDR photos look best when I can't see them.

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Re: $10,000
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2014, 10:42:31 AM »
If you had $10,000 to spend on photography gear to put together a jack of all trades kit, what would you include, assuming you were starting from scratch.
Here's what I would likely put together...

$4000 5D3 kit with 24-105
$1070 Tamron SP 150 - 600
$300  Rokinon 14mm 2.8
$1050 Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro IS
$1350 Canon 70 - 200 f4L IS
$500 On a tripod... not sure what though
$1280 600 RT x2 and ST E3 RT transmitter kit

Very close to my list...
$4000 5D3 kit with 24-70
$1070 Tamron SP 150 - 600
$400  GoPro 4
$1050 Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro IS
$1350 Canon 70 - 200 f4L IS
$500 On a tripod... not sure what though
$1630 On a 600 RT, spare battery, filters, memory cards, camera bag
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Re: $10,000
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2014, 10:54:50 AM »
For a general purpose kit (Jack of all trades) starting all over again, I would give serious consideration to the Pentax K3 with a bunch of lenses and then figure out how I am going to spend the rest of the $10K that I was able to save.  :)
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Re: $10,000
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2014, 11:00:35 AM »
For Old man/---Sexy Old man not  Dirty Old man like me :
$ 10,000 US Dollars =
1)  $ 380 US Dollars = Body of Canon EOS-M and EF to EF-M  Lens adapter.
2) $ 8,000 US Dollars = 600mm MK I
3) $ 400 US Dollars = Heavey tripods, and good Ball Head
4) And the last $ 1,220 = get the hotel room for 4 days at the 8 Th. Floor, at the the South Carolina Beach ( Mytle Beach), Sit on the Balcony of  the room, With Red Wine and Great Foods---Set up the Camera on Heavy Tripods, and Shoot the beautiful Girls on the beach from the balcony of the room---With out her Big and strong boy friends to beat me up.
Ha, Ha, Ha.
Just Kidding and want to have FUN talk to you, my friends
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Re: $10,000
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2014, 11:00:35 AM »

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Re: $10,000
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2014, 11:17:13 AM »
10k. Well!
Canon 6D
Canon 16-35mm 2.8 L
Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 VC
Sigma 120-300mm 2.8 OS S
Canon 1.4xIII tele converter
Canon 100mm 2.8 L
Lowepro or gura backpack. rest on accessories.

100D, EOS M, EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, EF-M 22mm f2, EF-S 18-55mm IS STM f3.5-5.6, EF 28mm f1.8 USM, EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM, EF 40mm f2.8 STM, EF 85mm f.18 USM, EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS, 430 EX II, kata 3n-1 22, triggers, lighting, stands, remotes, etc...

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Re: $10,000
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2014, 11:38:39 AM »
Sony a7R
Canon TS-E 17/4L
Voigtlander Ultron 21/1.8
Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.2'II
Leica Summicron-C 40/2
Canon FD 85/1.2L
Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 or 2/100 Makro
:)
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Re: $10,000
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2014, 11:38:39 AM »