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What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« on: May 28, 2012, 02:42:07 PM »
If you started from scratch again, lets say theft or storm, all your equipment was lost.

What lenses and cameras would you re-purchase first and others later? Would you take this opportunity to switch to nikon?

Im positive when we started in photography, we were ignorant on some topics, but now with experience how would you react to a total loss and re-build you system from scratch?

I'd probably start again with this basic setup.

Canon 5D Classic

100mm f/2

50mm F/1.4

28mm F/1.8

Under 2000$ and I could do 90% of all my work with that system.

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What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« on: May 28, 2012, 02:42:07 PM »

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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 03:14:39 PM »
That's a GREAT hypothetical question!  Man oh man what would I do.  I still think I'd go with a 5D Mark II for the body.  Then, I'd only buy 3 lenses, like you.  I'd get the camera with the 24-105L kit.  Lens 1.  Then I'd buy a 50 f/1.4, and a 135 f/2L.  I'd shoot with that for a few years until I recovered financially.

2999+369+1099 = OUCH

It'd cost over $4k just to start over. 

No 4k, then I'd get the 7D with 28-135mm kit lens, 50 f/1.4, 100 f/2.  That's still over 2k.
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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 03:35:26 PM »
Pretty much what I have now except 2 x 5d3 instead of 1x 5d2 and 1x5d3...

(15mm fisheye, 16-35, 24-70, 70-200 2.8 is, 35l, 50l, 135l, 3x580ex2)

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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 03:57:03 PM »
We should make it a bit more interesting. No insurance + you only have 2 grand to spend.

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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 05:05:31 PM »
Exact same as I've done except the 5DMKIII to update the 5DMKII. I've gone very slowly and cautiously, only buying a lens after its been recently updated. Or flashes for example, I held off buying a handful of 580exII's and PW's or whatever for a Canon solution. Now the 600's came out and I LOVE them, so I bought three and a EX3. Couldn't be happier.
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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 05:52:20 PM »
I think I could survive with a 5DII, a 24-105 and a 50 1.4.

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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012, 05:55:14 PM »
That's a GREAT hypothetical question!  Man oh man what would I do.  I still think I'd go with a 5D Mark II for the body.  Then, I'd only buy 3 lenses, like you.  I'd get the camera with the 24-105L kit.  Lens 1.  Then I'd buy a 50 f/1.4, and a 135 f/2L.  I'd shoot with that for a few years until I recovered financially.

+1

That would be my combo too:)

On the other hand, I have been dreaming (as we all do), that if I won in the lottery... I would walk in to the photostore and buy the Canon 800mm, Canon 400mm F2.8, and a Leica S2. All would be paid with a debet card, and not the mastercard;)
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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2012, 06:15:50 PM »
We should make it a bit more interesting. No insurance + you only have 2 grand to spend.

7D and 15-85, both refurbished, should come close to meeting that budget and would cover most of my shooting. Then I'd set about replacing the rest of my lenses. There are none that I regret owning, so I'd just start rebuilding the kit I already have.
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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2012, 06:35:44 PM »

Rumor 7DII  + 17-55mm f2.8 IS

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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2012, 07:06:39 PM »
I think I could survive with a 5DII, a 24-105 and a 50 1.4.
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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 07:09:23 PM »
since hassleblad just dropped their prices i would probably get one of them
maybe another 5Dmk3 and sigma 85mm f1.4 and canon 16-35 f2.8L II aswell
I dont think i would go back to noink
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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2012, 07:25:52 PM »
Honestly, I would have to say the Canon Digital Ixus 115 HS 12.1 MP camera cos' I've no insurance whatsoever.

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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2012, 07:59:51 PM »
D800 of course.


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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2012, 08:50:43 PM »
Fun question

With insurance I would replace all of my lens I have now (listed beolow), but I would not replace my 7D yet because of  the 7D II rumors.   Instead I would get a 5D3.  Once the 7D2 is anlnounced, I would make a decision on APS-C body.
- 16-35 II
- 24-105
- 70-200 f4 IS
- 100L


We should make it a bit more interesting. No insurance + you only have 2 grand to spend.

Tuff one ::).   Maybe a used 7D and a 17-55 or maybe nothing until I could save up.


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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2012, 11:12:25 PM »
We should make it a bit more interesting. No insurance + you only have 2 grand to spend.

5DmII refurbished, 50 1.4 refurbished.  Probably would help me improve as a photographer more than anything else I could put together, and force me to see as I learned with the AE-1 back in middle school.

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Re: What if you started from scratch again? Total Loss...
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2012, 11:12:25 PM »