A&P Question: How do I afford a pro lens? How did you guys do it?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    I'm completely happy with the Tokina 11-16 and Tamron 17-50. However, I am lacking in the long end.

    I'm thinking maybe start an ING account and dump like $200/mo in it and buy myself a nice 70-200 2.8 for Christmas? :x:
     
  2. havelegs

    havelegs Active Member

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    Just take out a loan bro.
     
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    If you charge it on a CC, you can have it NOW :eek:

    ...Just make sure you make regular payments on it :mamoru:
     
  4. Cesium

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    I don't spend my money on other shit I don't want or need. Put a little aside for a few months and then buy whatever you want.
     
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    wait until you are old enough to get a job?
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    :hsugh:
     
  7. Wobistdu

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    oh?
     
  8. mojito

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    sell photos
    buy lens
     
  9. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I sold my SOUL to Nikon :eek5:
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    good idea. now if only i didnt suck terribly :x:
     
  11. Cesium

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    I'll stick to my day job. :cool:
     
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    ^^^ what he said.
     
  13. mikmit

    mikmit :o? OT Supporter

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    :rofl:

    i just budget my finances and see what i can afford, then charge to 5x that to my CC and let it trash my credit scores :rofl: no but yeah i just charge it to my CC and pay it off so i can rack up points and get it right away. i get a lot of money to play with each month just to do whatever with. right now im spending everything on my equiptment (cam, lenses, computer) and then later i will be spending it on travelling around europe giving my equiptment exercise.
     
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    but seriously what do you want someone to suggest? sperm donations? pyramid schemes? selling a kidney?
     
  15. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Take into account capital gains tax.
     
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    it all comes down to working for it or being fortunate to have a rich family/winning the lotto haha
     
  17. Chicle

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    what are you looking to use it for? The 70-200 f/4.0 is a great lens and only about $600
     
  18. Wobistdu

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    how is it at f/4?
     
  19. Chicle

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    Great. Quick random image from last year at f/4

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  20. Wobistdu

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    i know he's moving, but that looks soft to me :dunno:
     
  21. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    word, my 70-200 f/4 is my fav lens.
     
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    What are you going to be shooting that requires a 2.8 aperture?
     
  23. Wobistdu

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    low light, moving shit with fast shutter.
     
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    Such as.....?
     
  25. Wobistdu

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    i would like the ability to shoot at a show, such as friends who do dancing performances.

    i'd also like to be able to shoot sports at 1/1000+. sure f/4 would get this done at a high iso, but 1 stop would be better

    plus my wide and mid are 2.8.
     

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