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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Thread: How do you finance your own camera gear?

  1. #41
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    Default Re: How do you finance your own camera gear?

    by working.
    no work=no money
    sometimes selling off some lens also helps to cut down some losses before the next purchase...

  2. #42

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    The usual. Work, OT and more OTssssss
    (heng i can claim OT one. hohoho)

  3. #43

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    work smart

    eat grass

    save wisely

    you'll get there...............eventually wahahah its a slow and painful process

  4. #44

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    TARP Monies.....
    Blacklisted List......Underdog and 82511722

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    Default Re: How do you finance your own camera gear?

    Just thought about this joke....

    Go B&S, pose as student to bargain as low price... then sell at high price... then when make enough... BBB....


  6. #46

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan View Post
    Hee hee

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

    What a blessing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    My wife financed my last DSLR.
    Woah pretty good wives here in CS hor! Care to share go where and find one "brand new" one(dun wanna be third party)?? Tried to find high & low but none in sight....

    So got no choice lor, go rob lor. Eh, my next target is.....

  7. #47

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    Nice information about finance thanks for this post

  8. #48

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    Through my pathetic NS allowance and some savings from PT work before i enlist

    Nxt month start working for real. It's time to give in to the BBB virus
    Playing with M43.

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    Default Re: How do you finance your own camera gear?

    I have been into photography for more than 7 years. For this 7 years, I started off with my parents' money in purchasing a 300D DSLR, then using my own pocket money to buy the 420 EX for event shoots. As the days passed by, I slowly owned a 550EX. So in the passed were mostly on save-and-hunger.

    Now, I have been a photographer for an arts school in Singapore for more than 2 years plus, while working full time, I am still freelancing. My gears are now financed through my full time pay.

    Last edited by hanqiang1011; 18th May 2009 at 03:46 PM.

  10. #50

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    I rob a bank -




    My own account - haha.

  11. #51

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    mine is a bit boring

    i use my salary to pay it off

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    Default Re: How do you finance your own camera gear?

    work then spend la. every month spend all my salary to buy cam gear! haha
    Life is like Photography, to improve, you have to keep shooting!

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    Nothing beats owning sth which u earned it through ur own means
    I turned PRO in diaper chg!
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  14. #54

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numnumball View Post
    Nothing beats owning sth which u earned it through ur own means
    Nothing beats having a rich dad

  15. #55

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeiPiGu View Post
    Nothing beats having a rich dad
    Nothing beats being a rich dad

  16. #56

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-tune View Post
    work smart

    eat grass

    save wisely

    you'll get there...............eventually wahahah its a slow and painful process

    I told myself a few years back that if i went into photography I would be eating grass.
    True enough.Scrimping on food,but my photography group outings always go higher end places like burger king to eat one :S

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  17. #57

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    I finance with money of course.

  18. #58
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    Default Re: How do you finance your own camera gear?

    work my arse off.. the equipments are not cheap.. hehe

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    I work more that 60 hours a week Just to finance up my DSLR and shoot in the weekend!
    Under ©onstruction!

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    Save allowance for 10 months + angbao money, then spend all that 1.6k in one day on DSLR and 2nd hand lenses.
    Nikon.
    Nuff said.

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