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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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    Day work a normal job.
    Night go sell backside.
    Weekend go moonlighting & sell more backside...

    K lah, jokes apart. I work hard and save hard + avoid MOF scolding to buy one lah.

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    I join this program to make money online:
    http://pamelap.stayhomemillionairesclub.com/
    The best photographer is one who is inspired by the innate nature of his subjects.

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    girlfriend

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    i finance my photography via getting parents to buy loads and loads of 4d. easy as taht. no win no new camera. win big tmr u will see me with a canon 5dmk2 and all the L lenses. pray hard for em k? i dun mind toto win also.

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    First I sold blood to buy 350D.

    Then I sold half of kidney for 5D.

    After that I sold half of liver to upgrade to 1DS MKII.

    I need some L lenses. But what's left to sell?

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    No need to save now
    USE CPF WHEN RETIRED (I am)
    just wait long long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sispecho View Post
    girlfriend
    Wah lao...Girlfriend's father tycoon...
    If only my future gf like that...(*thinks)
    anyway, i'm too young.
    indie

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    Quote Originally Posted by leowyien View Post
    Wah lao...Girlfriend's father tycoon...
    Find girlfriend's father is a camera shop owner better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    First I sold blood to buy 350D.

    Then I sold half of kidney for 5D.

    After that I sold half of liver to upgrade to 1DS MKII.

    I need some L lenses. But what's left to sell?
    i could think of something else

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treetrunk View Post
    i could think of something else
    You're not thinking of becoming a eunuch in Forbidden City?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    First I sold blood to buy 350D.

    Then I sold half of kidney for 5D.

    After that I sold half of liver to upgrade to 1DS MKII.

    I need some L lenses. But what's left to sell?
    Join the dark side lah. Just sell your soul to get a Nikon with all the lens you need No need blood, kidney, liver...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    You're not thinking of becoming a eunuch in Forbidden City?
    Got buyer for these 2nd hand products one meh?

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    the BBB syndrome is very tempting! but when i sit back and think....i realise i dun NEED those lenses or a 7D. sighs. anyway not worth sacrificing other things for photography also. theres more to life than that.

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    Wow, 4yr old thread and still not closed

    Camera gear is not that expensive for someone my age, if I want to buy I just buy
    I've probably only spent $4-5k in 1.5yrs, but I have colleagues who have spent over 50k and have 50 lens!
    ex-Nikon owner - now only iPhone :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyP View Post
    ... but I have colleagues who have spent over 50k and have 50 lens!
    Is their hobby photography or collecting lenses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    Is their hobby photography or collecting lenses?
    Just some crazy guy working in IT. I better not say much in case he's on CS
    ex-Nikon owner - now only iPhone :/

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    Black market in geylang....
    indie

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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.
    it is a blessing. my wife bought D90 3mths ahead of my birthday last year complete with cabinet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    My wife financed my last DSLR.
    mine was the opposite. it was the 1st DSLR after years of PnS & prosumer.


    BUT now,the BBB virus has shrouded my mind lately. after the kit lens, i started to buy other lens with my salary. and i spent quite a lot for such 'small sized lens' compared to my other previous hobbies (superbike,mountainbike,car,computer)

    she even joked,if the 28l dry cabinet is cramped with lenses, i can store the rest in her 22foot 2-tier 5-yr warranty KITCHEN cabinet
    Fun in photography is inFinity
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    i sell high, buy low.

    i low ball hapless sellers and high ball hapless buyers.

    i am the terror of clubsnap b&s.

    that is how i get my gear.












    just kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i sell high, buy low.

    i low ball hapless sellers and high ball hapless buyers.

    i am the terror of clubsnap b&s.

    that is how i get my gear.












    just kidding.
    I just rob this fellow for my gear
    I have expensive camera and big lenses but don't know how to use..... Sound familar???

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