View Poll Results: How do you finance your own camera gear?

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  • Thru my own means (i.e work/savings)

    353 88.03%
  • Sponsored by own family member(s) (parents, siblings, spouse etc)

    34 8.48%
  • Got it as a gift/prize (Lucky!)

    1 0.25%
  • Equipment is sponsored (by company, individuals, etc.)

    2 0.50%
  • Other Means (pls state)

    11 2.74%
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    Question How do you finance your own camera gear?

    As above, where do you guys get the money to buy your camera gear?

    For me, mostly from my savings earned from my own job (non-photography related). Save save save and then buy, usually one item at a time and stretch it out so that its not so painful on the wallet.

    A word of advice: do not be tempted by the "Buy buy buy" syndrome here, though the urge is very strong, and set your options to "hide" the Buy and Sell forums whenever you login, to reduce temptation. (can it be done in CS? lol )

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    For me?? Eat air lor... beg... borrow...

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    I lie, i cheat, i steal......viva la raza!

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    Target, Plan & Save.

    Scrimp whatever means necessary.

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    I get good steals

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    All blokes need a hobby and we work hard to earn all the gear.

    And always insure your gear....whenever possible.
    What's most missed isn't what that's gone but its what that will never become.....

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    I have a pretty neat arrangement. I have an equipment pool with my dad, I contribute 50%, he contributes 50%. Right now, he owns the digital body, while I own about 80% of the lenses. Guess it pays off to have more than one person in your family interested in photog.
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    not really, I do recall sehsuan had a very bad experience with his dad.

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    Garage sale! Sell your pants to fund. Or find a toilet with internet access so that you could surf CS while cleaning the toilet
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    not really, I do recall sehsuan had a very bad experience with his dad.

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    still on instalments .. coming to a yr
    and still taking crapping pics

    the next time i buy anything expensive.. it can only be 10% of my net worth
    if not .. don buy

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    I go where no man has gone before.............become a duck to purchase my equipments

    Seriously speaking......save my hard earn money to purchase lor. What other faster means can there be beside having rich parents. Next would be an income of 8-10K per month lor....

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    Slave to work, Freedom through photography...
    I lup SG, but SG don't love me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjourn
    Slave to work, Freedom through photography...
    Sorry but for a moment I thought I saw pornography

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    Hee hee

    For me, my wife bought the camera body as gift. The rest, I save up and buy....

    What a blessing.

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    I only buy when I need the equipment, so far, I did not buy much, cause most of my spending is on travelling...

    Regarding your views on BBB, as had been said before, resistance is furtile. It may take months, it may take years, but sooner or later, you will join the dark side....

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    My wife financed my last DSLR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Sorry but for a moment I thought I saw pornography

    the only thing besides BBB in your mind...
    I lup SG, but SG don't love me...

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    SSS then BBB then eat roti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro Image
    I go where no man has gone before.............become a duck to purchase my equipments

    Seriously speaking......save my hard earn money to purchase lor. What other faster means can there be beside having rich parents. Next would be an income of 8-10K per month lor....
    Get a sugardaddy or mommy..
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