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    Default Re: How did you get fundings for expensive equipment?

    I woo rich Tai-tais so they buy me my gears.

    I shoot old tai-tais using my P&S. den show them lousy photos. I tell them, its the equipment's fault not the photographer. Next day they will buy me a new camera. I shoot for them again but this time, I use PS to edit, remove their wrinkles, make them slimmer etc... They loves it so to them its $$$ well spent..


    ok ok , those are BS. I have to save, take sidelines, "investment" and use my bonus to get my gears.

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    Default Re: How did you get fundings for expensive equipment?

    Sometimes I have to sell a pint of my blood for a CF card or a new battery.

    My friends have told me that I look pale.
    Last edited by Sion; 22nd March 2008 at 09:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Sometimes I have to sell a pint of my blood for a CF card or a new battery.

    My friends have told me that I look pale.
    Literally bought camera with sweat and blood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    Literally bought camera with sweat and blood?
    No. The camera was bought with my left kidney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pai View Post
    support gardenia
    Too expensive lah.. Fairprice..

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    A little saving here, a little saving there..

    1 Day reduce expenses by 2 dollars, 3 years saved 2k+

    can get a fairly good lens or a mid-range DSLR or 2-3 Prosumer/compact
    Playing with M43.

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    Dad sponsors most of the money while I 'chip in' using my personal savings most of the times.. Yeahh =X
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akatsuki View Post
    A little saving here, a little saving there..

    1 Day reduce expenses by 2 dollars, 3 years saved 2k+

    can get a fairly good lens or a mid-range DSLR or 2-3 Prosumer/compact
    I am stuck with the kit lens for a long time because I don't have sufficient blood to sell for a long while.

    The buyer says the blood is too watery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I am stuck with the kit lens for a long time because I don't have sufficient blood to sell for a long while.

    The buyer says the blood is too watery.
    Find Mr Dracula

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoelse View Post
    Sell my soul.
    sell my body.
    Today is a gift; that's why it's called the present.
    The toys

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    don't change handphone everytime got new model
    don't anyhow spend money on gf
    don't always eat restaurant
    don't keep taking cab cos lazy

    the list goes on.. whether you notice or not, there are many small ways to burn money without realising it
    Cutting down on taxis saved me 200 per month.
    We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazerLordz View Post
    Cutting down on taxis saved me 200 per month.
    9 months = k20d. not too bad at all.

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    Default Re: How did you get fundings for expensive equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I am stuck with the kit lens for a long time because I don't have sufficient blood to sell for a long while.

    The buyer says the blood is too watery.
    You really make me cry.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    You really make me cry.......
    This one has bought me a CF card, a battery and a tripods:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    This one has bought me a CF card, a battery and a tripods:

    at least yours is red, mine is white

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    Don't go for expensive tours where the travel agency rips you off terribly.

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    Repairing cameras and cleaning lenses are not enough to buy me a decent DSLR
    But company business trips combined with eating noodles for meals can save you enough money to buy one.
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    for me its just from my pocket .

    I usually go for value hunting ..gears i buy used ones .

    it should work just right ..1st hand or 2nd hand doesn't matter as long its a value for money.
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    OH GOOD LORD!

    Let's look at things IN perspective...

    I went down to where a large group of photographers were at PhotoAid over the weekend ...

    Apparently, a young photographer saw me both days; the first with a monstrous white thing (it was a 70200 2.8 L IS) and the next with a 16-35 L MkII.

    He mentioned something about my 'expensive gear', and I told him, in all good-natured honesty, the 16-35 took me over 4 years to SLAVE, SWEAT and SAVE for, and technically speaking (since I lusted over the first ever Nikkor one-touch 80-200 f/2.8 ED lens back in the 80's ...) , it took me over TWENTY BLOODY YEARS to save up for any sort of 70/80-200 f/2.8 group category lens!

    Back then, there was no such thing as 'ZERO-INTEREST EASY PAYMENT CC' schemes or what-have-you that almost everyone has access to these days ('Everyone', if you're clever enough!)!
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 21st May 2008 at 02:49 AM.

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    Default Re: How did you get fundings for expensive equipment?

    the world was a much better place before 'zero percent installment'...
    too many people in serious debt nowadays.

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