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    Default The Increasing Wealth of CSers

    I remember the early days of CS. When having a Pro SLR let alone a DSLR was the biggest thing. You could count with your fingers and toes the nikon users that had even just one of the AFS (trinity???)lenses. And the no. of L glass users? About the same. In its short lifespan CS has certainly evolved. Granted DSLRs have become cheaper, but the price of a pro level one is still as high as before, yet the no. of users have grown tremendously. The prices of lenses has not dropped much, yet these days, you see almost every canon user with at least one L lens and almost every nikon user will get the 70-200VR eventually, skipping the 80-200ED completely. The 'class' of equipment offered on CS has also gone up tremendously. I remembered how it was hard to find proper SLR stuff cos most of the stuff on sale was for prosumer or consumer digicams. These days, i'm just waiting to see when someone will put up a digital medium format back. AFS lenses and L lenses pop up almost every day, and pro DSLRs every week at least.
    Is not the general wealth of CSers increasing?

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    nono... i still haven't got my first L glass. just acquired a second-hand EOS 10D (now in for servicing)

    S'pore is getting prosperous, and so are Snappers

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    You forget the real question.

    Are the photos getting any better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibitemynails
    what are L lens?
    1)rich photographers toys.

    2)tools for the job.

    pick your side

    http://www.usa.canon.com/html/eflens...y/lseries.html

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    general prices of cameras has not dropped much. however, for the same amount of monies, one could get a lot more features and improved specifications.

    one exception which i can think of is that the prices of memory cards has nosedived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by szekiat
    Is not the general wealth of CSers increasing?
    I think maybe the camera and lenses owned by ClubSnappers are more sophisticated and expensive, they are poorer in the pockets because of spending more money on buying than keeping them in their backpockets

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    Quote Originally Posted by szekiat
    Is not the general wealth of CSers increasing?
    nope, the ability to rationalise cautious spending has weaken.

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    probably more of a transfer from savings or other uses than a big increase in wealth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offspring
    nope, the ability to rationalise cautious spending has weaken.
    spending wisely does not seem to be a strength among CSers.

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    Yes, many CS'er are rich...but they does not know how to spend wisely and throw their $$$.
    Read here for a fine example of Rich and Undecisive Photog :-

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=108066

    For me, I am only a poor man that only buy 2nd hand goods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed
    You forget the real question.

    Are the photos getting any better?
    dunno.....need the "old birds in CS" to answer this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    spending wisely does not seem to be a strength among CSers.
    spending $$$ on cameras is wiser than throwing $$$ at casinos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    dunno.....need the "old birds in CS" to answer this.
    Hmmm .... I certainly don't feel any richer ... but then I also have not bought any big ticket items this past one year (in relation to photography) apart from a couple of memory cards and some batteries.

    I think that the general income level has risen since 2001/2002 (while equipment prices have remained stable or even dropped), thus more people are able to afford higher-end equipment (or have been lured into upgrading from basic level kit).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    spending $$$ on cameras is wiser than throwing $$$ at casinos.
    "Casino" will be a nice name of the next DSLR model from Canon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed
    You forget the real question.

    Are the photos getting any better?
    I would say yes. The photos coming from the professionals(paid) and the hobbyists are fast becoming indistinguishable here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren
    Hmmm .... I certainly don't feel any richer ... but then I also have not bought any big ticket items this past one year (in relation to photography) apart from a couple of memory cards and some batteries.

    I think that the general income level has risen since 2001/2002 (while equipment prices have remained stable or even dropped), thus more people are able to afford higher-end equipment (or have been lured into upgrading from basic level kit).
    *cough cough* DeeTourAge...

    *cough cough*


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    Even if a lousy photographer using a top-of-the-line camera, the pictures he take is still crap!
    I knew one guy who is using a Leica MP to take pictures of finished plate of Char-Kway-Teow!!! Really dunno how to justify!
    I would rather spend more time on reading on about photography technics and master it on field rather than spending many useless time keep buying and buying equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    dunno.....need the "old birds in CS" to answer this.
    Old birds sometimes forget they were once newbies too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX Boy
    Even if a lousy photographer using a top-of-the-line camera, the pictures he take is still crap!
    I knew one guy who is using a Leica MP to take pictures of finished plate of Char-Kway-Teow!!! Really dunno how to justify!
    I would rather spend more time on reading on about photography technics and master it on field rather than spending many useless time keep buying and buying equipment.
    wow.....xxxboy, what has "jack" done to offend u? so much so that you tekan him in multiple threads?

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