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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
    And next u r going to buy D700?

    Anyway for me,should not have bought my cam package at comex. So many useless n unused "freebies"

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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
    & I thought I was fickle minded & kept buying stuff!

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    85mm f1.8, less than a few month, i upgrade to 85mm f1.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    85mm f1.8, less than a few month, i upgrade to 85mm f1.4
    your 1.8 still around??

    darn... hands itchy liao
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    Quote Originally Posted by zj2000 View Post
    EF 75-300mm.

    Used it less than 5 times because the IQ was so lousy. Ended up buying an L. Wasted $300
    Bought a 2nd-hand old version of this lens from a CS-er. Was very very new that time so didn't know how to check for defects, until a few days later when I did a thorough cleaning, found that there was this 'speck of dust' which wouldn't come off no matter how I clean it. Came here as well as Google for answer and found out that it was actually fungus in the interior of the lens! Tried contacting the seller via PM & SMS but no replies (obviously trying to avoid me lah). Quickly posted in B/S forum and fortunately another CS-er who didn't mind the fungus bought it a month later.

    Still lost some $$$ selling it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    your 1.8 still around??

    darn... hands itchy liao
    Ya, still around, lazy to sell...............

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    My stupidest cam gear purchase would be the Nikon 70-200VR F2.8. I spent $2.4k on it, after buying I seldom use it coz very sianz to carry such a heavy lens around and I dun really much events or sports.. After using for 2 months, I sold it off at $2.2k.
    Life is like photography, we develop from the negatives.

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    It should be my camera bag. Don't like the strain on one shoulder. Should have purchase a backpack with 2 straps.

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    Should be this 360-degree-camera:


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    my sigma 70-200......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Should be this 360-degree-camera:

    chindogu ah...

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    its not cam gear related... i would really love to buy these 2.

    http://scribalterror.blogs.com/scrib...es/12oitgy.jpg


    http://image.linkinn.com/userfile/pi...nalazki_01.jpg

    really... while one lets u concentrate on work, the other lets u rest while standing knowing that i will never get a seat in the mrt.

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    Lotsa stupid things done before getting the current setup...

    Ricoh GX-100 -> Nikon D80 -> D200 -> D300
    18-200 + 50/1.4 -> 28-70 -> 20/2.8 + 50/1.4 + 85/1.4 -> 24-70
    Slingshot 200 -> CompuDayPack -> Crumpler KeyStone -> TTP Change Up -> Glass Taxi + Modulus Pouches -> Change Up -> Urban Disguise 40 -> Urban Disguise 50 -> Airport Antidote + more Modulus Pouches

    and all these gotten, sold and gotten again within a year...

    may be able to buy one more lens with the money lost
    RICOH GRD I / II / III / IV / GR / GXR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    Ya, still around, lazy to sell...............
    nevermind, dun sell... put on permanent loan to me lah...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeddy View Post
    It should be my camera bag. Don't like the strain on one shoulder. Should have purchase a backpack with 2 straps.
    Dun worry... I have 2 shoulder bags, 2 backpacks... and I think I will still get more along the way...

    PS : I bought a trolley for the shoulder bag too. Ease the load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkbee View Post
    Bought a 2nd-hand old version of this lens from a CS-er. Was very very new that time so didn't know how to check for defects, until a few days later when I did a thorough cleaning, found that there was this 'speck of dust' which wouldn't come off no matter how I clean it. Came here as well as Google for answer and found out that it was actually fungus in the interior of the lens! Tried contacting the seller via PM & SMS but no replies (obviously trying to avoid me lah). Quickly posted in B/S forum and fortunately another CS-er who didn't mind the fungus bought it a month later.

    Still lost some $$$ selling it...
    didn't the seller make it a point to tell you before the deal ?
    did you ask for 1 week personal warranty ?
    fungus in the lens sure have to lose a bit of money to sell away, no choice mah unless you go for internal cleaning at the service center.

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    Lowepro Rover II AW.

    concept of the bag was good. two separate compartment for camera & personal items. + it has tripod holder and rain cover... but never used for a single time.

    traded with Nova 3 AW + topup.

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    The stupidest cam gear I ever bought is the cam itself.

    I shouldn't have started photography in the first place. I should have saved all those money and buy a landed property somewhere in Bukit Timah, instead of staying in a 4-room HDB flat.

    After that, I may even have leftover cash to buy myself a BMW 7 Series, instead of taking public transport.

    Just like my wife always tell me: "Why you keep buying another stupid lens/camera?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    The stupidest cam gear I ever bought is the cam itself.

    I shouldn't have started photography in the first place. I should have saved all those money and buy a landed property somewhere in Bukit Timah, instead of staying in a 4-room HDB flat.

    After that, I may even have leftover cash to buy myself a BMW 7 Series, instead of taking public transport.

    Just like my wife always tell me: "Why you keep buying another stupid lens/camera?"
    WAH thats really alot of camera gear then.... haha
    It is such a quiet thing to fall,
    But far more terrible is to admit it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Should be this 360-degree-camera:
    Innovative... but how to advance the film after taking a shot? All with built in motordrive?

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