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    Batteries....ENOUGH batteries......

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    For Landscape photographers
    I would put Tripod as #1

    For Event photographers
    Flash as number #1

    For everything without exception
    Photographer's skill as number #1
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    Thanks guys for your candid, enlightening view.

    I should qualify the question again..." if you have that extra $$ to spend" which gear would you upgrade first? Again this is a very open question and the response can be very different from different photographer.

    For me, I would get a Epson P5000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoned View Post
    For Landscape photographers
    I would put Tripod as #1

    For Event photographers
    Flash as number #1

    For everything without exception
    Photographer's skill as number #1
    Yes tripod is very useful for lanscape photographer and a good one can last almost of lifetime.

    Photograopher's skill... not withstanding attending a photographic diploma, no need much $$ to improve, just practice and shoot,

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    Cool down guys, actually this question is somewhat valid to me (at least).
    I come from the old film days and only got into DSLR just 2 years back.
    When previously asked which is more important between the lens and body I always tell people that no doubt it is the lens and I am also willing to invest more on the lens than the body.
    In the good old days it was always the lens because the medium aka film are all the same and you use what ever you want, the body was considered only a black box to house it.
    With the difference in sensor size, technology and the processing power build into the body it seems like the body plays a very important part now as it is the "film" that you are going to be stuck with as long as you are using the body. So you now have to choose the body as carefully as the lens. My order of importance would now be :-
    1) Body & Lens (of equal importance)
    Body includes metering and functionality that comes with it
    The rest are secondary.

    Just my 2c worth

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    1. you.. your skill/creativity
    2. lens
    3. body
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    For my needs i would need a wide-mid or mid-tele (24-70L *drool*) 2.8 zoom for my indoor work I can survive with my single lens-body-flash seup for now.
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    Top priority gear - "Lots of lots of CASH"
    With cash u can get any gear u want..

    1.) Cash
    2.) Operator (you)
    3.) Camera Body
    4.) Batteries
    5.) Recording media (film/memory cards)
    6.) Lens (Standard zoom)
    7.) Camera Bag
    8.) External Flash Lights
    9.) Tripod
    10.) Lens (Tele Zoom)
    10.) Lens (Macro)
    10.) Lens (Ultra Wide)
    11.) x
    12.) x
    13.) x
    14.) x
    15.) x
    :
    :
    :
    infinity.) Time to buy Nikon/Canon shares

    No. 1 is still needed for all of the above..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Cool down guys, actually this question is somewhat valid to me (at least).
    I come from the old film days and only got into DSLR just 2 years back.
    When previously asked which is more important between the lens and body I always tell people that no doubt it is the lens and I am also willing to invest more on the lens than the body.
    In the good old days it was always the lens because the medium aka film are all the same and you use what ever you want, the body was considered only a black box to house it.
    With the difference in sensor size, technology and the processing power build into the body it seems like the body plays a very important part now as it is the "film" that you are going to be stuck with as long as you are using the body. So you now have to choose the body as carefully as the lens. My order of importance would now be :-
    1) Body & Lens (of equal importance)
    Body includes metering and functionality that comes with it
    The rest are secondary.

    Just my 2c worth
    Very true. Look at all the lagendary photographers. What gear do they use? Are their gear any more advanced than what we are using these days?

    So suffice to say, if I have a little budget left, I might consider improving myself by attending a photograhy workshop or seminar, buy a few good books to read up etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by theITguy View Post
    Do not waste your time please, pointless discussion. You do not even know what you are talking.

    What are equal now? Your brain? Your eyes? Your legs? Your instinct? What do you have now?

    Your question is so open that there is no way to answer. Because there is simply no answer.

    For goodness sake ask intelligent questions that can be answered. Your question is so general, it means to me "what gear should I buy in order to take good pictures?"
    Pardon me for my comments here ....
    Though the question may sound brainless, I believe there are enough ppl to participate in this "pointless" discussion as can be seen in the posted replies. That's why they have this section, the Kopitiam - or some ppl call it the place to talk C O C K. I am sure thru this "pointless" discussion, there will be bound to have some ppl who believe they have learn something, becoz not everyone is created equal.
    For eg, there are bound to have some photographers who will always believe that besides a cam and a lens, the next most important gear is an expensive bag (a Billingham?) ... so there goes ....
    This type of question will always pop out every now and then in our life .... if u cant stand it, juz walk away...
    always the Light, .... always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    Top priority gear - "Lots of lots of CASH"
    With cash u can get any gear u want..

    1.) Cash
    2.) Operator (you)
    3.) Camera Body
    4.) Batteries
    5.) Recording media (film/memory cards)
    6.) Lens (Standard zoom)
    7.) Camera Bag
    8.) External Flash Lights
    9.) Tripod
    10.) Lens (Tele Zoom)
    10.) Lens (Macro)
    10.) Lens (Ultra Wide)
    11.) x
    12.) x
    13.) x
    14.) x
    15.) x
    :
    :
    :
    infinity.) Time to buy Nikon/Canon shares

    No. 1 is still needed for all of the above..
    Haha .... you forgot MODELS ... more Models...
    always the Light, .... always.

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    too much money?

    go for a photo trip and take more photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotzone View Post
    I cant be bothered to read into your last 2 sentences after reading your first two sentences. What the...


    Gosh. Grow up and look at things positively. Just some criticism you choose to avoid it, how to take great photos. If you look things at the surface, how you know if you can find treasure?


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    Sometimes, the seemingly "brainless" questions will trigger one to ponder; what about "who am I?", "what really matter to me in life?" .... So to a large extend, we can only have our own answers for ourselves as far as this thread title is concerned.

    There are bound to have people who think they are smarter and more intelligent than the others and it can't be helped. Quite typical of Singapore (or rather Singaporeans) who always think they are number 1 in many aspects including interlectual or thinking process , how brutally naive.

    I have much to learn from the folks in this forum, so I will heed the advice to just walk away from people who are crude hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotzone View Post
    Sometimes, the seemingly "brainless" questions will trigger one to ponder; what about "who am I?", "what really matter to me in life?" .... So to a large extend, we can only have our own answers for ourselves as far as this thread title is concerned.

    There are bound to have people who think they are smarter and more intelligent than the others and it can't be helped. Quite typical of Singapore (or rather Singaporeans) who always think they are number 1 in many aspects including interlectual or thinking process , how brutally naive.

    I have much to learn from the folks in this forum, so I will heed the advice to just walk away from people who are crude hahaha.

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    Given a limited budget, I say you can do without the "high end lens" for many, many years. I believe the kit lens will serve 80% of everybody's needs 80% of the time. People who say you MUST get high-end lens say so only because they're so used to it and would not settle for anything less. And rightly so. But as long as you're happy with YOUR gear, know their shortcomings and workarounds, everything can be pretty rosy. I know of people who have one cheap film SLR, one cheap 35-70mm, and they are plenty happy.

    Having said that, what's important to you really depends on your application. That's why with my cheapo slow lenses, when it comes to indoor runway fashion photography for example, I know I'll be limited by my eqpt. Cannot afford 70-200mm f/2.8, so how? Don't shoot fashion, shoot something else, lor!

    But to answer your question directly:

    (1) Flash (and only because I do indoor shots for money)
    (2) Tripod (which I really only rarely use)

    a distant (3) "High-end" lens.
    (4) Light-meter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotzone View Post
    Given a limited budget...which gear in terms of order of importance or "desired"...

    Tripod?
    Flash?
    Meter?
    high-edn lens?

    Whats your view?
    Your eye....

    with your eye + pns
    or
    with your eye + hp cam
    or
    with your eye + pinhole camera

    =very good picture hehehe

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    I believe with whatever limited free speech freedom we have, we can act on it still. Thus we don't have to walk away when we see something we feel that we want to make a statement about. True, that ITguy could have made a more polite way to help Hotzone prioritise his equipment purchase rather than criticise for his misinterpreted grammar. However, like in the real world, forums are visited by people dying to speak up and let themselves be heard where MOST of us are told to shut up and follow instructions at work or home by our bosses or spouses.

    I hope the lucky few who are not like most people, can help empathise and just.. let it go..

    Peace all.

    In Hotzone's perspective of question, ceteris paribus, with everybody's talent level equal, a basic body capable of RAW capture and the best glass you can afford, followed by heavy tripod. (most landscape, macro and night photos are marred by camera shake, thus go heavy, not carbon fibre if you can take it) The heavier, the better damping you get.

    Like all with an anus, I too have an opinion, I just hope it sounds good to you.
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