A&P how much have you spend on you equipment so far?

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  1. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    From your First amateur camera to right now, roughly how much have you spend/invested in your setup.

    Also if you started a business has the return been more than your investment?
     
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    oh god I don't want to know :o
     
  3. Girth

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    So far, about $6,000 :hs:

    about to dump another $4,500 in a month or two. :o
     
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    3-4 thousand, no idea exactly.
     
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    has to be pushing 20k though :wtc:
     
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    about 2900 of my own money and about 700 worth in gifts
     
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    I have somewhere around $6000 just into what I carry around in my camera bag right now.....

    I consider that to be on the cheap side...
     
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    damn....it was no joke when i first got curious about photography that i was told its an expensive hobby.

    i just hit the 1k mark few days ago and i'm already getting an itch to spend more as the income tax refund comes in next month.
     
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    Don't you also shoot professionally?
     
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    I apparently spent a min of 6k last year and didn't add anything but a 580II to the camera bag.
     
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    ~$600 for D40 with kit lens ($150 or so on a warranty / idiot proofing)
    ~$700 for 18-200vr
    ~$250 for SB600 flash
    ~$1800 for D300 (as of 2 hours ago :big grin:)
     
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    :hs:
     
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    A few grand, since I've been forced to shoot film (darkroom paper and other things) they added up.
     
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    has the money you get from shooting paid some of it off or how do you justify it to yourself spending that much...
     
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    added it up not long ago, $12,000 Au :wtc:
     
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    something like 10K :hs:

    There's so much more shit I Need/want :hsd:
     
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    hmm, for everything that i bought specifically for photographic use? probably around 7-8000. This however is keeping in mind that i bought my 10D back when digital rebels didn't exist and "pro-sumer" level DSLRs were still expensive, so some of that hasn't been stretched as far as it could have these days.
     
  19. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    in order of purchase

    Canon 30D $1300
    Tamron 28-75/2.8 $330
    UV filter $20
    Canon 50/1.4 $330
    UV filter $20
    Crumpler 7M Dollar Home $128
    pqi 2Gb CF $50
    Canon 580EX II $350
    rechargeable AAs $12

    Total $2540


    I'm using a super old tripod I got free.. several smaller, older CF cards I got free. I'm about to buy some more CF cards at a spectacular price. I haven't spent a whole lot yet cause I can't afford to get the lenses that I want
     
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    D70 w/ kit lens & ext. warranty, 70-300, 512mb CF and camera bag = $2300 (purchased in 2003)
    Nikon 50mm f/1.8 = $90
    Tokina 12-24 = $450
    Tamron 17-50 = $350
    Backpack bag = $60
    Lowepro bag = $60
    CF cards (1gb) = $40/each
    SB800 = $325
    D200 = $1200

    Not feeling like adding it up...priceless
     
  21. Tedrzz

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    d70 = 1300
    50 f/1.4 = 300
    12-24 f/4 = 500
    85 f/1.8 = 400
    70-200 = 1600
    17-35 f/2.8 = 950
    f100 = 400
    645 AF/150 f/3.5 = 1300
    canoscan 8800F= 200
    canon sd750 = 300
    sekonic L358 = 250
    AB800/brolly box = 400
    SB600 = 200
    macbook = 1100
    CF cards = 120
    d200 = 1500
    paper/film for photo class = 400

    total = 11,220 give or take

    now going to RIT, i'm sure my costs are gonna go WAYY up
     
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    If you're full time, MAC Group student discount FTW!
     
  23. ok_computer

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    kodak cx350 or something = 350
    nikon d50 w/ 18-55 = 1000
    sigma 70-300 = 300
    nikon 50/1.8 = 200
    sigma 10-20 = 650
    limited edition holga w/ fish eye, filters, etc = 200
    holga = 35
    holga = 35
    sb600 = 280
    nikon 70-200 = 1900
    minolta xg7 w/ minolta 50/1.7 = 100
    pentax k1000 w/ pentax 50/2 = 75
    nikon d2h = 450
    bronica etr w/ 75/2.8 = 400
    nikon d300 = 1850
    mbd10 grip = 275
    (2) AB1600 w/ umb/softbox/stands/bag = 1000
    various memory cards = 500
    3 ENEL3a batts = 150
    2 ENEL3e batts = 150
    omnibounce = 30
    (2) lowepro speedster straps = 60
    filters = 400
    macbookpro = 2700
    external HD = 250
    firewire card reader = 100
    USB 2.0 card reader = 45
    lowepro vertex 200 = 250
    lowepro mini trekker 200 = 100

    total: about $14k.. and I'm only 21 :noes:

    That's scary. and not counting film, developing, and im sure i forgot some shit
     
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    oh god no
    um does this include rolls of film?
    i dont keep tallly on this
    im going to go with $2800+ since its virtually all used equiptment, and never bought as impulse. i only bought one new lens, ever.
    i must have 5 camera bodys alone ugh
     
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    I'm quoting insurance companies 14K for everything photography related that I own.

    If I add up just lenses and bodies (welll, and battery grips)
    1400
    1400
    1800
    900
    900
    670
    420

    7490 for the basic goods. Add on flashes, CF cards, cases, location lighting (stuff sits in a box 99% of the time) tripod and head, monopod, laptop and it approaches 14K pretty quickly. Damn, maybe even more.

    Funny thing is that with the purchase of ONE mark III and a 300 2.8 I will roughly double the "meat" of my collection. Screw this job. TV videographers don't have to buy all their shit :mad: They just get to play with the $100,000 lenses.
     

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