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    Default how much have u spend on photography?

    i guess most hobbyists after 3-4 years should have spend at least 5k on gears, plus the shoots and maintenance etc..

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    If my wife knew how much I actually spent, she would have killed me

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    If my wife knew how much I actually spent, she would have killed me
    may I have your wife's contact number?
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    From Dec 2012 till date

    650d with kit lens plus extended warranty bells and whistles 1400+
    50mm f1.8 120
    Tamron 24-70 with Kenko zeta protection filter 1700
    Lenspen, additional filters,bags etc $150

    Total about $3400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    i guess most hobbyists after 3-4 years should have spend at least 5k on gears, plus the shoots and maintenance etc..
    Ask the Leica guys. Their camera already cost more than 5k.....

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    i'm not too sure....

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    Definitely below 5k.

    Thanks to my finance minister who asks tough questions before approving budget for camera.
    A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
    ~Ansel Adams

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    Dare not count....

    My setup for Underwater Photography along comes to $4k+ without any camera or lens... and that is mostly made out of 2nd hand gears... if need to guess... all my gears will be closer to $12k-$13k... from 2007 till now

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    If my wife knew how much I actually spent, she would have killed me
    Must bluff bluff eg "Oh THIS 1Ds Mk III ? I paid $400 for the body... expensive hor ?"

    I also spent more on my cameras and travelling (for shooting) than on my wife ..... she also will kill me if she found out

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    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: how much have u spend on photography?

    about 20k~25k. Closer to the higher number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    about 20k~25k. Closer to the higher number.
    same around there, but I recover more than half when I switched to smaller system.

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    Wow.. I can open a blackmailing business and fund my gear collecting hobby

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Lucky 20 years ago, 1-carat diamond ring very cheap and bought peace n happiness for many many many years
    Could have kept a few women in China with 1-carat diamond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post
    same around there, but I recover more than half when I switched to smaller system.

    can u share what smaller system?
    i may consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    how much have u spend on photography?
    I sold half of my kidney to keep my hobby in photography.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I sold half of my kidney to keep my hobby in photography.

    photography or pronography

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    photography or pronography
    It's iphongraphy.

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    I don't dare to count. It will give me nightmares!

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    It's not how much you spend on it, it's whether they worth for you to spend or not.

    For me, it's worth, even it's heavy and my weight went down recently due to them, heh heh!
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    All so rich. I got 2 cameras and 4 lenses at under $3k, after factoring a loss when I upgraded body...
    hi

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