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    Quote Originally Posted by Denniswong View Post
    Hi,

    I'm thinking of getting a DSLR - D7000, to be exact.

    However, how do I convince my wife that I'd need a DSLR? currently using Panasonic TZ7.

    Furthermore, the D7000 may be too big and heavy for her, which means that I'd be the only one using it.

    Thanks for the advise in advance.


    Dennis
    Sounds like you're trying to dissuade yourself from getting one
    If you don't spend beyond your means, I think she would have little reason to stop you from getting one, especially if you have a strong interest in photography.

    Just don't give her a reason to say "See? I told you it was a waste of your money!" several months down the road...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tecnica View Post
    Even if you buy liao, what can she do?

    Divorce you?
    At least make sure you keep the camera when you divide the assets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    At least make sure you keep the camera when you divide the assets!
    Haha, I mean buying a DSLR is no biggie, really.

    Just stand steadfast on your decision but of cause make sure you have firm, logical grounds to back you up, should you two decide to debate over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    At least make sure you keep the camera when you divide the assets!
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    at night when she sleep, keep whispering "let [your name] buy dslr."

    keep repeating for a month or longer until she says " eh lets buy you a dslr"

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    I think you need to convince yourself that you need it first

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    Quote Originally Posted by tecnica View Post
    Even if you buy liao, what can she do?

    Divorce you?
    Divorce isn't the worst, trust me..

    The wife will stop doing *ah-hem*... As a guy I feel this is the worst torture the wife can dish out if the husband misbehaves by buying camera without her approval

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilry View Post
    Divorce isn't the worst, trust me..

    The wife will stop doing *ah-hem*... As a guy I feel this is the worst torture the wife can dish out if the husband misbehaves by buying camera without her approval
    sex, just say it.

    no sex just because of a camera? this is so childish.

    oh well, to each his own.

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    Just tell her its "my" money haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilry View Post
    Divorce isn't the worst, trust me..

    The wife will stop doing *ah-hem*... As a guy I feel this is the worst torture the wife can dish out if the husband misbehaves by buying camera without her approval
    Are you 12? If you think a DSLR will cause that much fuss in a marriage... Wow. Pity the guy who's that whipped.
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    Default Re: How to convince wife?

    if you think a DSLR will make you an awesome photographer, than all you need is to make her believe that too.
    if you can't, than so sorry lor....

    else buy her a bling bling, than you get your DLSR,
    if you think bling bling is waste of money, that is what she think about DLSR too.
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    Borrow a DSLR and take a good portrait shot of her. That should seal the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Are you 12? If you think a DSLR will cause that much fuss in a marriage... Wow. Pity the guy who's that whipped.
    Yes Dennis I m curious too... how old are you ? For goodness sake its just a camera....

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    just tell her "dear, I love you" then tell her you want to buy a DSLR

    or buy the DSLR, then show it to her, then say "dear, i love you"

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    So far. i havnt heard of any extreme or bad case..the most she dont talk to you for afew days.. money earned..is to be spent.. like mentioned if you think its worth it..within budget and you can justify it.. Just do it. You can save back that money anyway. Unless u dont intend to? Just have a good talk with her..i believe she will understand.. i mean come on its just a camera..D7k.. ur not getting D3s and all the FX lenses are you?

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    Default Re: How to convince wife?

    Have a good talk with her, show her what a DSLR can do and what a PnS can do. Most importantly, you must let her know that you won't neglect her after getting your DSLR. Most importantly, you tell her that you want to capture beautiful moments of her and have beautiful memories between the both of you (and also kids if you have). If she loves you, she will do anything and everything to make you happy. Just like how you will do to make her happy when you love her.

    Most importantly, you must have a good talk. Best solution is to have good communication with your partner

    Good luck!
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    Buy first. Then tell her you won it from a lucky draw loh...

    Or tell her your friend won this D7000 from a lucky draw but he/she don't know how to use it so sell you at a lelong price lah...

    So simple...

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    Btw I think TS should post this in kopitiam. Not here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillicutter View Post
    Buy first. Then tell her you won it from a lucky draw loh...

    Or tell her your friend won this D7000 from a lucky draw but he/she don't know how to use it so sell you at a lelong price lah...

    So simple...
    hmm.. i dont think its nice to lie to your another half right... IMO its not necessary. Why if she finds out..things can get worst.

    Maybe TS can try n think of his own sweet talk.. hmm maybe like..after i got that nice DSLR...i can bring you..we can go to beautiful places and take really beautiful pictures and moment. After hearing holiday.. most will be happy isnt it? hmm.. think about what makes her happy and try to work with it. It helps..

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    Take a photo of her using current camera, setting switch to highest ISO and make her face grainy. Then tell her, " wife you are pretty but the current camera cannot bring your beauty to the fullest. I wish I can buy a DSLR to take more pretty pictures of you and our children (future)"

    Of course your skills are independent of your equipment but it's just to sweet talk and persuade her.

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