A&P What should i buy?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by pl_silverado, Aug 31, 2008.

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What should i buy? Can only buy one.

Poll closed Sep 30, 2008.
  1. MacBook Pro

    11 vote(s)
    30.6%
  2. iMac

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. Nikon D90

    19 vote(s)
    52.8%
  4. Other (Post details)

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. pl_silverado

    pl_silverado OT Supporter

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    So heres the deal, i can't afford everything at once, seeing as how i am a student at the moment and funds are tight for the most part :hsd:

    I have a 1.67ghz Powerbook G4 with 1.5gigs of ram,
    and a Canon Powershot G9, with underwater housing and whatnot.

    I want to get a D90 when it comes out, and a new computer with a little more processing power for running Lightroom and Aperture, along with CS3.
    The G4 is lacking a little bit.


    So,

    New Computer vs. New Camera

    I'd end up buying whatever i dont buy now next year during the summer. Trying to keep the purchase < $2000.

    MBP or iMac or D90 ?


    I have 2 Film SLR's so im not going through complete withdrawl with the G9
    Canon Rebel T2 & Minolta Maxxum 7xi
     
  2. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    well considering the first two are full gay and the third is only half gay..
     
  3. 1992 240SX

    1992 240SX New Member

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  4. Bloke

    Bloke Banned

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    fix the old computer
     
  5. ThexToddster

    ThexToddster New Member

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    If you don't have a dslr, I'd get that.

    with a budget of 2K, you could get a used body, and some nice glass.

    I don't see why you'd want a new laptop over a camera.
     
  6. pl_silverado

    pl_silverado OT Supporter

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    the G4 is getting slow and dated... was thinking about gettin a C2D MBP
     
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    ThexToddster New Member

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    Then get that. It already sounds like you want the laptop so why bother asking us photographers if you should get a dslr over a laptop? :dunno:
     
  8. pl_silverado

    pl_silverado OT Supporter

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    Cause i want both :dunno:
     
  9. ThexToddster

    ThexToddster New Member

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    Then spend the money for both.
     
  10. pl_silverado

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    lol, can i borrow some :cool:
     
  11. jared_IRL

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    you're not going to be able to take advantage of the raw files on the d90 with your current computer.
     
  12. GlobeGuy

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    How about on a Core 2Duo 2.13Ghz with whopping 1gig of ram?:mamoru:
     
  13. pl_silverado

    pl_silverado OT Supporter

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    Well the poll is up for 30 days, when it closes, i'll make my decision.

    Another option is a MacBook & Rebel XSi.... both of them should be about $ 2000ish.
     
  14. xenon supra

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    MBP > iMac

    Then for me I'd go with the D90
     
  15. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    buy a macbook, sell your current mac and buy a used dslr and some decent glass.
     
  16. Jbrown

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  17. xenon supra

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    not a bad idea, sell your current camera too.
     
  18. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    the film cameras won't bring much, and if he's using a g9 with an underwater housing, he's not going to be able to afford to replace the underwater housing with one for a dslr.
     
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    D300 (body only) and a Ranchero Chicken Soft Taco from Taco Bell...


    :mamoru:
     
  20. pl_silverado

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    I wanna keep the G9 for underwater use, mainly because i don't want to use an expensive dslr underwater. I won't lose too much sleep if i flood the g9 :rofl:
     
  21. Gvidon

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    Fail
    Fail
    Fail
    Hookers and blow
     
  22. aCab

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    Finance the MBP and buy a D90 and glass
     
  23. iDrive

    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    Meh. Buy the camera and some nice glass.

    While you are learning the camera, save up for the MBP.
     
  24. xenon supra

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  25. aCab

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    I got my MB from work. :mamoru: And I get to keep it. :bigthumb:
     

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