stupidest cam gear purchase


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engrmariano

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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.:cry:

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.:)
 

diver-hloc

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

xxpmrong

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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...
 

Redsun

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

~Arcanic~

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

giantcanopy

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

Ryan
 

xxpmrong

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switching from Pentax Ist DL->Canon 20D->NikonD70s->Canon30D->Pentaxk100D->Canon1DMk II :cry:
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
 

Canonised

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My stupidest cam gear purchase is the EF300mm f2.8

18 months i managed to use only 4 times :cry: and only at the zoo :bsmilie::bsmilie:
 

Simon_84

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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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zac08

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Tokina 20-35 for me.... tot I needed a wide, but used it so rarely...

haiz
 

mohgui

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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.
 

zj2000

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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
 

engrmariano

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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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