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    Question Do You Hide Your Camera Purchases from Your Spouse?

    I recently bought a 5D as a back-up to my 7D. Of course I did not tell my wife. She would have flipped. But I justify the purchase by thinking that it is my money and I should be able to spend it the way I like.

    Anybody else in the same boat? Do I need help?
    Last edited by AboutToSnap; 28th November 2010 at 08:01 AM.
    Put a Canon to your head and shoot.

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    No, but then I don't have a spouse.... :P But I do have my mum and yes sometimes I do hide it. My mum did not know I bought the old DSLR D70 till it was 1 year later!

    Not sure why I did not do that when I bought D7k, bought it right in front of her... hahahaha...

    Justification - my present for myself lor, and to take photos in the next "big" trip in coming May!!

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    We dont call our replacement as upgrade, the lens and body will somehow grow bigger and longer..

    350D to 1Dmk2 to 1Dmk3....

    70-300 to 100-400 to 400 to 500...

    And along the way, they have babies...

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    Actually I Am the ngeow one, always don't want to upgrade. Its my wife who encourages me to upgrade and get all the good lenses.... If not I'd not have gotten the Nikkor 24/1.4 and still use the really old and tattered Sigma 30/1.4. LOL! Last time same story, spend 3k on the D200 first day when its launched, all the SB-900s.......

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    Not really, I just hide the price....haha a 5d2 with 24-105 was know as $2k. Hope she don't find out

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    Default Re: Do You Hide Your Camera Purchases from Your Spouse?

    Quote Originally Posted by kentju View Post
    Not really, I just hide the price....haha a 5d2 with 24-105 was know as $2k. Hope she don't find out
    I'll never tell.

    By the way, what's your wife's name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2100 View Post
    Its my wife who encourages me to upgrade and get all the good lenses.
    Me and 882 others would like to meet your wife!
    Put a Canon to your head and shoot.

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    I'm guilty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by expro View Post
    I'm guilty!
    You're in good company! Join the group... but it's starting to get crowded in here!
    Last edited by raydio; 28th November 2010 at 10:34 AM.

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    Didn't bother to hide. Eventually it will be found out after looking into the dry cabinet.
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    camflourage the dry cabinet???
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    Quote Originally Posted by shark78 View Post
    camflourage the dry cabinet???
    What's the point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoh View Post
    What's the point?
    i was thinking covering the cabinet with a cloths. or sticker. so it don't look so obvious to the CFO...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shark78 View Post
    i was thinking covering the cabinet with a cloths. or sticker. so it don't look so obvious to the CFO...
    My CFO will check it once in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoh View Post
    My CFO will check it once in a while.
    You will have to build a secret compartment inside your dry cabinet! Perhaps a false rear wall or a false bottom row?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raydio View Post
    You will have to build a secret compartment inside your dry cabinet! Perhaps a false rear wall or a false bottom row?
    Too many to hide. Or rather hiding 'em in such a manner would make it even more obvious due to the size of the equipments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoh View Post
    Too many to hide. Or rather hiding 'em in such a manner would make it even more obvious due to the size of the equipments.
    Yoh: You've got issues.
    Put a Canon to your head and shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AboutToSnap View Post
    Yoh: You've got issues.
    Not exactly. She's fine with my purchases till date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoh View Post
    Not exactly. She's fine with my purchases till date.
    That's good! Hope it stays that way!
    Put a Canon to your head and shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AboutToSnap View Post
    I recently bought a 5D as a back-up to my 7D. Of course I did not tell my wife. She would have flipped. But I justify the purchase by thinking that it is my money and I should be able to spend it the way I like.

    Anybody else in the same boat? Do I need help?

    Am in the same boat as you. But as I delve in HiFi too that's impossible to hide
    them floor standing speakers and just wait for the 'tsunami' to come
    5D/5D3/Zeiss/28-85/100 F2/200 F4/50 F1.4/70-200/24-85/85 F1.4
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeisser/

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