View Poll Results: what type of equipment do u buy?

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  • I buy the most expensive lens, body, accessories I cannot afford (by loan, installment etc)

    1 2.44%
  • I buy the best equipment, lens, body, accessories I can afford.

    29 70.73%
  • I buy average equipment, lens, body, accessories

    8 19.51%
  • I buy cheapo equipment, lens, body, accessories.

    3 7.32%
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Thread: what type of equipment do u buy?

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    Default what type of equipment do u buy?

    let's share on how much u willing to spend on equipment and the quality u wiling to pay.

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    i like second tier equipment. i go for yesteryear 'best' models, where everyone dump them and buy latest stuff. i embraced the old models like 28-70 or 17-35 to newer models like 24-70 or 16-35 as the earlier are 'workhorses' for photographers years ago. and thereare at least 40% cheaper than the current ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain
    i like second tier equipment. i go for yesteryear 'best' models, where everyone dump them and buy latest stuff. i embraced the old models like 28-70 or 17-35 to newer models like 24-70 or 16-35 as the earlier are 'workhorses' for photographers years ago. and thereare at least 40% cheaper than the current ones.
    anything else other than lenses? 80% to 90% of my equipment are 2nd hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    anything else other than lenses? 80% to 90% of my equipment are 2nd hand.

    all my cameras are 2nd hand except my woca. i only bought 1 lens, my first 1st hand.

    i bought a tripod and head 1st hand

    1 bought the wireless transmitter 1st hand

    and my camera bags

    that's it, the rest its all second hand, i save quite a bit.

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    alright, i am not alone. not that i am looking for company.

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    all my zooms are second hand haha.... and though 3rd party i tink its pretty alrite..

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    u all very serious about your hobby/profession.....get the BEST u can AFFORD. hee hee...

    very few go for average equipment......

    for me, i am the only cheapo guy who goes for cheaper lens huh.

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    cheap lens can also take good pictures.
    Get what you need, it will be sad if you are held back by your equipment.

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    most of my stuff are 1st hand, sometimes i see over at the Buy & Sell, will spur the urge to own them, den i buy from them...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

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    Good that no one is under the category of "buy best equipment cannot afford" ... by loan or borrow $$$. hee hee......


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    All my Leica lenses are bought 2nd hand...for almost only half the price of a new one. My SF-20 flash unit also 2nd hand...save me quite alot of money!
    Only my Leica M6 and the motordrive is bought brand new.

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    Sigh... If I earn $3K/mth, L lens, no prob.

    But den I have to hold back and sacrifice a few things for a single lens. Buying a new lens is kinda like going overseas trip for me.

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    My stuff are almost 2nd hand too
    Body + lens+ filters + tripod

    The only original are
    bag + flash + 50mm 1.8

    :P

    No matter how old is it .... as long as pic come out nice nice will do liao

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    top end only. but on the cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by user111
    top end only. but on the cheap
    Mind if I ask what top end are you referring to???
    Top end got cheap one meh???
    Give me some lobang le...

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