$1k to $2k
$2k to $3k
$3k to $5k
$5k to $10k
$10k to $15k
i have been infected by the BBB virus...now just thinking of spending spending spending! arghhh! somebody kidnap my wallet!
Well, if you can earn back whatever you've spend for your equipments. That's OK...
I think the amount spent of photography must be proportional to one's income. It's alright to BBB as long as you can afford it! Just don't go borrow from "Ah Long" can already!
I started by telling myself I can do it, then i go on to recording the gears I have, I continue on to writing how much each gear cost.
In the end I just deleted away notepad file... I CANNOT TAKE IT!!! ITS TOOOOOO MUCH!!!!! If this goes on, I might not be even able to afford rat poison
Last edited by wootsk; 6th November 2008 at 07:55 PM.
Well, I'm glad I took out some money to buy equipment while the market was still ok last year... The equipment I've bought and sold over the last year broke me even whilst those in the stock market gave me a negative return...
This thread is way overdue. Those that voted earlier (2002) would have spent a lot more into the hobby.
better get more rat poison or detergent...
somemore SITEX '08 coming at the end of the months...
sure thing BBB virus spread like hell..
it is your hobby.
at one time, your passion.
for some of us, cool already.
look at it this way, if you did not spend the time on this hobby, maybe you will go into other hobbies....
like going to Genting casino often, Kranji turf club, or other expensive hobbies
the worst one is the so called addiction to harmful substances aka party drugs...
these will destroy you.
photography is harmless.
it is not that expensive.
what about people who change cars often.
Lastly, don't anyhow "invest" in dubious financial instruments
Last edited by ricohflex; 10th November 2008 at 12:05 AM.
Hmm.. seeing all the list of equipment that the fellow CSers... have purchased... always make me ponder if I have make the right choice to start with a prosumer camera (Panasonic DMC-FZ50) instead of a dslr....
its expensive.. esp for the start where probably u have a kit lens.. then u might want a fast lens... then UWA and other assortment of lens.... tripod.. bag... controller.. cards... suddenly the dry cabinet need to change also as the inventory grows... i'm only doing it as a hobby... but i guess it helps me to have something to look forward to everytime when i step out with camera... it takes my mind off things and probably as a healthy past time... i feel that its worth it... when someone came to u to say, 'hey thats a nice shot!'... probably u will think.. thats like yah... 1 out of 500 shots probably.. but still its worth it.. some people say its not the equipment that makes a person skilled... but for me.. unfortunately i am not a born photographer with a great eye for composition... so no choice have to need some assortments of stuff in order to know which type of photography i can do best... hopefully one day i will only need 1 lens and 1 body to do the style i like... haha.. (think 'tang ku ku')
I suppose at the end of every year when the bonuses start coming, there is the urge to reward ourselves with something we like. And if photography is our hobby, it becomes natural that some of that money will be spent each year buying new gear.
Its like never enough. I thought I would be happy once I have that do-all "zoom" lens, or that flash light. But I go on realising that there are better stufff that can have better image quality, range, feel etc... If I ask myself, there would be at least 6-7 more gears that I would like to have (not need, like to have). Each will cost a few $k. And if i still stick on to buying one piece per year with each bonus, in less than 10 years i will join the $15k rank
May this never happen
this year maybe no bonus leh T_T
IF, supposing I have a set amount of funds of up to $150,000.00
will I be able to pucrhase as follows:
Based on Canon
> 2 pcs EOS 1Ds MkIII bodies
> 2 high end canon speedlights
> entire canon lens range
> comprehensive studio lightings & accesories with backdrops
> large dry cabinet for all bodies and lenses
Based on Nikon
>> as above but which highest body? <<
any advice on the above much appeciated.
Anyway, have fun & cheers.