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$100,000 - How would you spend it?
« on: December 10, 2011, 06:11:15 PM »
Nature of the game: If you received 100k, with no concern for tax deduction, and had to spend it all on gear - whether that be photo or video - how would you spend it? List out what you would buy, its respective estimated cost, and how it would be used. You could spend it all on an Arri Alexa Plus, or you could buy 2000 LP-E6 batteries. You could spend your money on equipment that it's sole purpose is to turn around and rent out to make more money, or you could spend it all on novelty equipment that you let sit in a glass case and never touch. Completely your call.

Either way, you have to spend as much of that 100,000 as possible on equipment. No "I'd buy a 7D and save the rest" ...it's a hypothetical game of frivolity - in this dream world, the economy isn't of concern, and the point is to create more or less a "dream list" of what you could do with that cash.

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$100,000 - How would you spend it?
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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 07:09:25 PM »
 1dx  and a lot of lenses  ;D

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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011, 07:12:34 PM »
Let's see...

A ~4000mm telescope, equatorial mount and tripod to support it all -- I've always wanted to see/shoot the planets and stars.

A pair of 1DXs and a 1DIV (I think the 1.3x crop would still be better for shooting wildlife).  Not 2000 spare batteries, but a few!

The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II -- once it's finally available!  And the 1.4x TC III.

The EF 100mm f/2.8L IS -- no brainer.

The EF 50mm f/1.0L -- gotta see it!  And the 50mm f/1.4 II -- if Canon decides to finally update this lens.

The EF 200mm f/1.8L -- tried it at Adorama; would love to use it in the field.

The 5D III and the EF 200-400mm w/built-in 1.4x TC -- if/when they get released.

The EF 24mm f/1.4L II -- I use the EF 28mm f/1.8 a lot, so I think I would like it.   ;)

The EF 14mm f/2.8L II -- I have the original, but the lens flare is annoying.

The TS-E 24mm II -- interested in learning how it works/affects perspective.

Both the 15mm and 8-15mm fisheye lenses.  Want to compare the two.

Almost forgot:  the new Pixma Pro1 printer.  And a couple of years worth of paper and ink.

Finally, a few dozen of the fastest SanDisk 36GB CompactFlash cards (I don't want to potentially lose 128GB of photos, because a card fails or gets lost!), and a bunch of internal and external 1TB drives to store/backup it all!  ;D

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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2011, 07:27:22 PM »
I guess a 1dx, a 5d2 and a full compliment of L lenses.

Oh, and a hot, red Corvette to quickly get me to places I want to shoot.
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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2011, 07:30:39 PM »
A big-a** pro printer and a ton of Gold Fibre Silk.  Both TS-E Ls, the 85 f/1.2L, and a 70-200 II.  Oh, and a 5DII while I'm at it.

And use the rest to live off of & travel while I take a year off work to actually use the gear I already have.

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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2011, 07:32:33 PM »
well i would go for two canon 1D X and all canon EF prime lenses and some zeiss glas.

a nice gitzo tripod, an eizo CG275W-BK, epson stylus pro 9700, the best notebook i can get and the rest i would spend for traveling.

if i can not spend it for traveling i would spend it for useless gear or maybe some hasselblad stuff. :) 
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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 08:03:44 PM »
Well id be grabbing a 1DX to cover any Photo stuff i wanted to do and then a C300, a set of Cine Primes, a couple of nice canon lenses such as the 70-300, but basically stuff that can be used for video and a heap of extras such as spare batteries, Letus MCS bundle and CF cards etc.

Doesn't sound like much once you start adding it all together.

$100K isn't what it used to be.


Yes, i shoot video on a DSLR.

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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 08:03:44 PM »

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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 08:36:04 PM »
200 F2 - for sure (I cam e this close to buying a used one but I balked and it was gone) and pretty much every prime that Canon makes! A couple of 1DX's and a full complement of Profoto lights and a studio to put 'em in...

I wouild also like to experiment with a Hasselblad - OPPS, there goes the 100K!!!

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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011, 01:27:19 AM »
Little bit over, but whatever.  I had to try REALLY hard.
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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2011, 01:58:22 AM »
1DX,  1DIV, 800L, 600L, 500L, 8-15L fisheye, lessons on using my photo-editing software correctly, and a good babysitter to look after my kids while I'm taking those lessons  :)

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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2011, 02:17:25 AM »
Hey all,

    3 1DX + extra battery for each
    1 400mm f2.8L IS USM II
    1 300mm f2.8L IS USM II
    1 200mm f2
    1 70-200 f2.8L II
    1 24-70 f2.8 (MkII if it come out soon)
    1 16-35 f2.8 II
    1 50mm f1.2L
    1 85mm f1.2L
    1 1.4 III converter
    1 Think Tank Airport Security V2.0
    Pocket Wizards
    4 580EX II with battery packs
    1 SCREAMING laptop
    A trip to Canon to make sure all this stuff is fine tuned for each other
     ....and the rest on memory cards, back up drives, a large printer (capable of at least 30" prints), and whatever else I could think of....  ;D

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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2011, 03:13:33 AM »
I'm interested in portraits, nature, and events, so the equipment I'd be interested in (a Canon 7D, fast lenses from as wide as I can get to 200mm f/2, tripod to hold camera + laptop, bags) would probably cost  <$25,000

So I would spend most of the money to take vacations and travel.

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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2011, 03:32:43 AM »
Phase One IQ180. $48,000
Horseman SW-D II Pro $2,700
Gitzo Tripod ~$1,000
ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - $1,700
Phase One 645DF $6,000
Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ballhead $500
4 x San Disk Extreme Pro 128GB Compact Flash - $4000

and the rest on lenses... its tough work to pick those out.

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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2011, 03:32:43 AM »

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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2011, 04:08:02 AM »
Phase One IQ180. $48,000
Horseman SW-D II Pro $2,700
Gitzo Tripod ~$1,000
ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - $1,700
Phase One 645DF $6,000
Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ballhead $500
4 x San Disk Extreme Pro 128GB Compact Flash - $4000

and the rest on lenses... its tough work to pick those out.

That's more along my lines of thinking.
Saw a nice Jupiter 125 f/1.5 for about $1500 on ebay, that's damn fast for a 13" or so lens...
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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2011, 05:16:45 AM »
  :-[not joy killing but, maybe pay my mortgage to enjoy more photography :) But if not, enough ample memory space, one more lens like the canon ef 70-200mm f/2.8 L MKII, and maybe one larger reaching one, and the rest on trips around the world beginning, and ending in France ;D, in order to take many,many photos of everything available, and especially the locals, and their arts!!

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Re: $100,000 - How would you spend it?
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