Tips.how to convince wives 4 a 300F/2.8vr

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Well, you already convinced her you needed to buy a D3 ($5,000). Just tell her she can't expect you to put just any lens on that expensive camera body.
Thanks Mitch....I should have thought of that...just nervous, I guess:biggrin:
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Determine what images you can take that will make her happy and tell her they wouldn't have been possible with out the 300 f/2.8. This will work 2 or 3 times before she catches on if she is like my wife.

Leave a Porsche Cayman brochure lying around. When she asks you about it tell her you need a change in your life and you feel this car is calling to you. After that a 300mm will seem like chickenfeed and she won't even blink twice when you open the box from adorama, just make sure the receipt of the lens and the car ploy overlap time wise. Don't let her overcome the sticker shock of the Porsche before the lens arrives.

Good luck,
 
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Two suggestions for you:

1. Just tell her, in no uncertain terms, that YOU wear the pants in the family and if you want this lens, you are going to buy it, that is just the way it is.

Or ....

2. Hand her the new piece of Diamond Jewelry that you bought for her just before you open the box with your new Lens.

One guess as to which method I use .... :wink:
 
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On another forum I saw the following suggestion: give the lens to a friend you're going to visit soon with your wife (that can be arranged of course) and pack it in a brown paper bag.

Then while visiting you're "helping" your friend with a "problem". He then "remembers" having this old lens in his basement, "would you be interested in it?" and shows up with a paper bag. After some "no I can't, really..." you'll be walking home with your new lens.

Is that what you meant? :biggrin:
 
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Two suggestions for you:

1. Just tell her, in no uncertain terms, that YOU wear the pants in the family and if you want this lens, you are going to buy it, that is just the way it is.

Or ....

2. Hand her the new piece of Diamond Jewelry that you bought for her just before you open the box with your new Lens.

One guess as to which method I use .... :wink:


Better yet, give her a new piece of Diamond Jewelry in the Nikon box that your 300 came in!!!:biggrin::smile:
 
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2. Hand her the new piece of Diamond Jewelry that you bought for her just before you open the box with your new Lens.

Well if you can afford THAT the whole thing wouldn't be an issue in the first place, right?
 
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Better yet guys, talk to my wife,(not wives):biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
You win...
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Give her a list of several lenses and bodies you just have to have. When she goes ballistic, tell her you are willing to be reasonable. Agree to only buy one lens.
 

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