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Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2014, 07:22:06 AM »
Wouldn't know - it has never happened to me :(

BTW, welcome to flash photography - I have five studio strobes (and a 580 II inc external battery pack) with  umbrellas, snoots, gels, softboxes of various sizes and shapes/grids, beauty dish and reflectors/diffusers - and one assistant.

Next, I thinks I need a more powerful strobe with external power pack for location shoots.

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Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2014, 07:22:06 AM »

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Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2014, 12:01:00 PM »
When you find gear at the bottom of your bag that you never knew you had......

+1  That's ME  :)

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Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2014, 12:33:17 PM »

BUT, Our love Hobby Photography are a lot better than Play Golf, like my dear friend , he just spend money to buy the Hand made driver, that the PRO make perfect fit to his hand, and his body weight, His Height, and cost him 3-4,000 US Dollars ( Gold Plate Shaft that make  no rust and will make perfect hit in every times)---But He still can not play a good games after he get that Sh-T.---Ha, Ha, Ha, Now He tell me that he will buy the special golf balls that  can cheat the wind, and fly super straight as far as 1 miles.

But, We just have FUN the thing that we buy yesterday---No matter WHAT
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Have a great weekend, Sir.
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LOL..... ;D

Back in 2001 before I got married, I golf 3-4 a week at least. Yes, I admitted, I was addicted to golf. During that time, I upgraded my driver, fairway woods, irons yearly. The only club in my golf bag didn't get upgrade is Scotty Cameron, Studio Design, Newport2 putter. I LOVE THIS PUTTER. I still have this putter with me today.

Just like your  "dear friend", all my golf shafts & club heads were customized. It helps to fit with my nature golf swing, loft & angle, club-head-speed, length etc... 

I'm now married with 2 kids, I have reduced my golf from 3-4 times a week to 2-3 times a year - I'm still shoot in the low 80 on 72par courses ;)

I agree with you, life is too short. We only live one - let's enjoy life through photography, golf, bottle of red wine, Costo steak & lobster tail...the list goes on.

Oops....almost forgot, let enjoy the BIG L WHITE too ;D

Have a great weekend surapon

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Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2014, 12:40:55 PM »
When you find gear at the bottom of your bag that you never knew you had......

The only lens in my bag doesn't get use much is 16-35 II, otherwise, I use most of my lenses every weekends.

Still missing macro, super telephoto, and underwater stuff....but those, I don't use it much or at all ;)
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Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2014, 12:41:26 PM »
Wouldn't know - it has never happened to me :(

BTW, welcome to flash photography - I have five studio strobes (and a 580 II inc external battery pack) with  umbrellas, snoots, gels, softboxes of various sizes and shapes/grids, beauty dish and reflectors/diffusers - and one assistant.

Next, I thinks I need a more powerful strobe with external power pack for location shoots.

Happy shooting.

Thanks Menace ;)
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Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2014, 02:34:40 PM »
I thought I have enough cameras and lenses to shoot most situation. Last week, I even talked myself out of buying the Canon 600mm f4 IS II. It should be a happy moment for not spending $10K on a single lens that doesn't get use often right?

Well....it's not that easy. I saw this photo, posted by Neuro: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9791.120

I'm now heading to flash photography. I'm not sure what will come after flash?

Wish me luck guys ;)

Quick update guys, just closed the deal on these items:

1. Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, QTY: 3
2. Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter, QTY:1

All brand new, US model, receipt included for Canon 1yr warranty, from authorized dealer. $1650 out the door.

Next steps: umbrellas, soft boxes, and stands......
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Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2014, 02:43:33 PM »
I thought I have enough cameras and lenses to shoot most situation. Last week, I even talked myself out of buying the Canon 600mm f4 IS II. It should be a happy moment for not spending $10K on a single lens that doesn't get use often right?

Well....it's not that easy. I saw this photo, posted by Neuro: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9791.120

I'm now heading to flash photography. I'm not sure what will come after flash?

Wish me luck guys ;)

Quick update guys, just closed the deal on these items:

1. Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, QTY: 3
2. Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter, QTY:1

All brand new, US model, receipt included for Canon 1yr warranty, from authorized dealer. $1650 out the door.

Next steps: umbrellas, soft boxes, and stands......


Dear Dylan.
Ha, Ha, Ha, After " Next steps: umbrellas, soft boxes, and stands. "---You must spend a lot of money to hire the beautiful model " Playboy/ Playmates" to be  model for your new studio portrait shooting.
Yes, That way is my way to do the right job.
Enjoy.
Surapon

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Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2014, 02:43:33 PM »

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Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2014, 03:23:24 PM »
I thought I have enough cameras and lenses to shoot most situation. Last week, I even talked myself out of buying the Canon 600mm f4 IS II. It should be a happy moment for not spending $10K on a single lens that doesn't get use often right?

Well....it's not that easy. I saw this photo, posted by Neuro: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9791.120

I'm now heading to flash photography. I'm not sure what will come after flash?

Wish me luck guys ;)

"I'm not sure what will come after flash?" - That is an easy one: 2nd flash, 3rd flash.....
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Re: When do you know you have enough camera gear?
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2014, 03:23:24 PM »