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What If......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sambru, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. sambru

    sambru In Memoriam 1957-2014

    A rich uncle left you $4000.00 to buy a camera or gear what would you buy and why?

    I would buy a D700 in would leave me 660.00 to put towards a 24-70.
     
  2. JakeEbersole

    JakeEbersole

    Mar 11, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Jake Ebersole
    D300 w/ grip and a 70-200. I would also buy another SB-600.
     
  3. If there is a stipulation that I HAVE to spend the $$ on camera equipment, then I would put it into glass, flashes, lights, bags, etc...

    On the other hand, if there isn't a set stipulation that the $$ HAS to be spent on something, then it would get dropped into an account with compounding interest. Then I would mark out a calendar goal date that relates to the date when the interest alone would buy the desired equipment.

    Just my HO. :smile:
     
  4. First i would get a D300 w/ grip, then some new glass, and if i have enough possibly a new flash
     
  5. I'd rather buy a used car to cruise around town.
     
  6. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    Missouri
    The 24-70 and studio lighting.
     
  7. D700 and a Tokina 50-135, 2.8. (or a second bigger Pelican case).
    Which uncle is that? :biggrin:
     
  8. bradNYC

    bradNYC

    Mar 28, 2008
    NYC
    I'd round out the trinity.
     
  9. Put towards a 300 f/2.8 VR AF-S. Or buy a WA zoom, then bank the rest...
     
  10. Jim_B

    Jim_B

    324
    Feb 25, 2009
    Independence, Mo.
    "On the other hand, if there isn't a set stipulation that the $$ HAS to be spent on something, then it would get dropped into an account with compounding interest. Then I would mark out a calendar goal date that relates to the date when the interest alone would buy the desired equipment"

    Have you checked out interest rates lately? My 1 year CDs are paying 1.88% and inflation is running at what. Not sure it's worth hanging on to.
     
  11. Koran

    Koran

    208
    Feb 9, 2009
    Indian Head, MD
    I would pay someone here to teach me a tenth of their photo knowledge paired with skills for post processing.....sorry dear old uncle. If there is any left I would buy by 105 mm micro!
     
  12. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01

    444
    Jan 30, 2009
    Madison, WI
    I'd sell my D60 and buy a D300, 70-200/2.8 and another SB900.
     
  13. D300, 70-200 VR, and a wideangle.
     
  14. I'd take a vacation and put my current gear to use.
     
  15. pgdsm

    pgdsm

    174
    Jan 30, 2009
    Edmonton ab
    D 300 grip couple used flashes and 17-55
     
  16. sparticat

    sparticat

    886
    May 29, 2008
    Illinois
    same here
     
  17. larryk

    larryk

    234
    Sep 6, 2005
    Edmonton
    A 300 f2.8 would round out my glass
     
  18. Jaytron

    Jaytron

    736
    Mar 22, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    70-200 2.8, 17-55 2.8, Put in some extra money and get a D300
     
  19. captaincarl777

    captaincarl777

    370
    Jan 19, 2009
    NJ
    • A Gitzo 2 series tripod (2542L?), because my current tripod isn't worth setting up, and my gear isn't heavy enough to warrant a 3 series (?).
    • Markins M10 ballhead, because I hear such nice things about the sweet spot.
    • Novoflex focusing rail, because I enjoy macro but my hands and current tripod aren't steady enough to do it well yet, and I've read that they are excellent.
    • A 70-200/2.8, because its reputation is amazing, I like shooting in lower light, and I tend to prefer longer focal lengths when I am not shooting macro.
    • Whatever plates/brackets I could squeeze into the budget to get all my old and new gear locking together, because everything needs to stick together tightly.
    • Finally, some spare lens caps with whatever change is left, because I tend to temporarily misplace them. :redface:

    I would have loved to throw a used D200 on there for some bracketing and mechanical AF loving, but it didn't seem to fit into the budget.
     
  20. iShoot

    iShoot

    687
    Feb 1, 2008
    Stockton,CA
    I would get a 24-70, and put the rest into my business.
     
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