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    guys, would you mind sharing your stupidest cam gear purchase or regret buying it that made you say "if only i could turn back time".

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    when i purchased 400D (nothing to do with performance). i knew that it has not so good ergonomics but im eager to buy my 1st dslr at that time.

    but cant wait any longer to save more for 40D. so i ended up loosing some cash value upgrading to 40D.

    i could have waited for another 3 weeks.

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    For me, 7 years ago a Vitacon teleconverter that I bought for one of my early cameras. No clue why I bought it.

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    A Seagull 1x/2.5x Right Angle Finder ..... thought of using it for Macro. But only used it once

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    buying 40D in a 'package' complete with and ugly bag, silly tripod and other things that I didnt really use.. it cost me much more tsk...

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    switching from Pentax Ist DL->Canon 20D->NikonD70s->Canon30D->Pentaxk100D->Canon1DMk II
    imagine all the $ i could have saved

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    somehow i think this thread is more at home at kopitam...

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    I guess we can learning from the mistakes of others. And how to better spend our bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    switching from Pentax Ist DL->Canon 20D->NikonD70s->Canon30D->Pentaxk100D->Canon1DMk II
    imagine all the $ i could have saved
    wow ... change system 5 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    switching from Pentax Ist DL->Canon 20D->NikonD70s->Canon30D->Pentaxk100D->Canon1DMk II
    imagine all the $ i could have saved
    so which system for you is the best? =)

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    hoho... Buying my D80 in the silly package during the Nikon sale. MAde it more expensive than it would be otherwise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    switching from Pentax Ist DL->Canon 20D->NikonD70s->Canon30D->Pentaxk100D->Canon1DMk II
    imagine all the $ i could have saved

    Wow.... and I thought I had it Bad....

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    My stupidest cam gear purchase is the EF300mm f2.8

    18 months i managed to use only 4 times and only at the zoo
    always the Light, .... always.

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    my stupid mistake was, bought a grey set d40 kit instead of a local set because i was desperate to pick up a 2nd hand d40.
    now i know...gd things are worth the wait.
    the seller on the spot then tell me is grey set, should have just walk away instead.
    anyway is my bad that i did not ask him via sms before the deal whether it was a local set.
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    Tokina 20-35 for me.... tot I needed a wide, but used it so rarely...

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    Bought a $50 Hoya soft filter.

    Only used once.

    Because aunties complained I made them look younger than their daughters.

    Boh Pian.

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    i've got a list of items which can be classified under the stupidest camera things ever bought. here goes...

    1. Seagull angle-finder
    2. Hoya +4 Close-up filter
    3. Nikon adapters for reverse macro

    all used less than three times and now sitting in some dark corner of my dry cabinet.
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    EF 75-300mm.

    Used it less than 5 times because the IQ was so lousy. Ended up buying an L. Wasted $300

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    heres another one...

    Sigma 18-200 OS. i already knew that super zooms are abit poor on IQ but still want a super zoom lens so i bought it.

    i was right, unsharp images are obvious even on 2" lcd's. i sold it after a week.


    still abit lucky coz i only lose very small amout. its just like renting the lens for 1week for the price of 1day.

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    70-300 f4-5.6 G

    bought wrong in japan..

    now trying to sell it off .

    image quality

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    dry cabi

    as my bring my camera with me all the time
    so it is just sitting there consuming electricity

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