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The Cost of Photographic Equipment

Discussion in 'Philosophy of Photography' started by soundimageplus, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Top Veteran

    Jul 6, 2010
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    It must not be too early somewhere for me to offer you :drinks:!
  3. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Wow, the irony in this thread. There was almost an identical one on an astronomy forum. Just enter "Telescope" where there is the word "camera".

    I have the mindset that if you only own one camera, its the best camera you can use. If you own more than one camera, the best camera is the one you use most often.

    In my own experience, quality(or performance) vs value is extremely logirithmic. Paying much much more for very little increases in quality.

    If someone owns a leica and enjoys shooting with it, I say fantastic. If someone owns a 100 dollar point and shoot and is willing to work hard to get quality images, also fantastic.
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 3, 2010
    I was reminded of a post by Ken Rockwell: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/how-to-afford-anything.htm

    Some folks don't like Ken. Some of what he writes is silly, but I like his blog - there's some good info there, and his writing style isn't bad.

    He's also a genius at getting highly ranked in Google. I don't know how he does it, but he ought to write a book about that!
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  5. Ray52

    Ray52 New Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    Couldn't agree more, especially with point 15, but sometimes, just sometimes the secondhand Samsung might be the best tool for the job. No, no, that can't be right.
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  6. aznick

    aznick Rookie

    Jul 11, 2010
    Arizona, USA
    I think I need a Leica.
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
  8. sonomichele

    sonomichele Regular

    Jul 6, 2010
    I think I need a red ferrari...
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  9. Living in a city, I would prefer the Leica :) 
  10. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Top Veteran

    Jul 6, 2010
    Why not the Leica and the Ferrari?

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