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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    maybe CS give it to you because you are already senior citizen liao......
    I think they checked it with Singapore Birth Registry.

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    CS oso respects senior citizen ya? Kool...
    The only problem is senior citizens use XMMs as their avatars.

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    1. Buy the best that you can afford
    2. Buy the best, forget the rest
    3. Try the essence of each brand
    4. Find a good reason, or any reason, to buy
    5. The more the merrier
    6. Listen to your heart

    this is so true.

    i remember when i first got into photography i was telling my friends... i'll stick with the d5000 FOREVER! (and they were telling me to get the d90 back then)

    did I listen? noooooooooooooooo....

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    "don't buy, borrow"
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Convince utself there is always a resale value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    "don't buy, borrow"
    there is something different about owning something

    *my precious*

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    1. Buy the best that you can afford
    2. Buy the best, forget the rest
    3. Try the essence of each brand
    4. Find a good reason, or any reason, to buy
    5. The more the merrier
    6. Listen to your heart
    these are so poisonous....






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    what I say:
    "standard zoom and 50mm f1.4 are sufficient"

    what I do:
    "keep reading forums and reviews for new gears. skip the 1st batch to avoid bug. go to shop, see look ask; if never available then must be good because of high demand, so I buy and play around (and then it gathers dust in the cabinet)"

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    For me, I bought almost everything preowned except for a couple of minor stuff. Ex tripod, flash bender, sling, etc.

    I would love to own the best prime, super zoom and wide angle lenses but I am not sure how often I would be using them. So, I start with basic lenses such as 50 (f1.8), 17-50 (f2.8) and 70-300.

    My philosophy will be, over time I may slowly upgrade and off load some of those lenses I don't use. Whether I will go FX or stay DX, up till now I have no idea. So, no sure don't do anything yet.

    Most importantly, I must enjoy what I have and doing. Photography has given me self satisfaction and I am able to share it with others since I took up this hobby almost 2 years ago.

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    Default Re: philosophy of camera gear acquisition

    Quote Originally Posted by kwanhan View Post
    this is so true.

    i remember when i first got into photography i was telling my friends... i'll stick with the d5000 FOREVER! (and they were telling me to get the d90 back then)

    did I listen? noooooooooooooooo....
    I thought I'd keep my 1000D. Look what happened........

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    1. Buy the best that you can afford
    2. Buy the best, forget the rest
    3. Try the essence of each brand
    4. Find a good reason, or any reason, to buy
    5. The more the merrier
    6. Listen to your heart
    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    these are so poisonous....


    you will be assimilated, resistance is futile
    Ha ha, sorry lah. Ok one more philosophy to reduce the poison:

    7. Keep it simple, streamline your gear.

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    8-15
    16-35
    24-70
    70-200
    Rumour 200-400

    14, 24, 35, 50, 85, 100, 135, 180, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 800

    Got to catch them all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    than next thing to do zhong more post counts to get a senior member status...
    Senior Member status is a curse lor.

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    Default Re: philosophy of camera gear acquisition

    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Senior Member status is a curse lor.
    waah.... you got Senior Member status for your this nick liao har?.... lol
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    Default Re: philosophy of camera gear acquisition

    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Ha ha, sorry lah. Ok one more philosophy to reduce the poison:

    7. Keep it simple, streamline your gear.

    agreed, keep it simple,
    all the camera must only have one digit, all the lenses must be smaller aperture value.
    the best is spend 20k can only buy one camera and one lens.... kekekekke
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    Feel like buying, BUY
    Don't feel like buying, also must BUY becos everyone else is buying
    Every new upgraded equipment that comes out, BUY
    Collect paycheck, BUY
    Collect angpow, BUY
    Kena poisoned in CS, BUY
    once another brand comes up with a new cam, SELL EVERYTHING and switch systems
    Repeat all the above steps until you are bankrupt or your significant other boots you out.
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Default Re: philosophy of camera gear acquisition

    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Senior Member status is a curse lor.
    His reputation in CS should have got him Senior Member Status after his first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoth View Post
    CS oso respects senior citizen ya? Kool...
    CS Senior Citizen Members enjoy 50% discount for XMMs photoshoots.

    Even got assistance from models to steady their shaking hands.

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    Senior Member status is a curse lor.
    there is always Emeritus Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma

    there is always Emeritus Senior Member
    Who is d member mentor??
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