What If......

sambru

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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.
 
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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:
 
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"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.
 
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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!
 
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  • 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.
 
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