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 Post subject: If you had £1000
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:36 pm 
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This kind of doesn't work with Dollars or Euros...sorry.

My mum asked me the question to day..."If you had £1000 what would you get?"

Now as much as I would love to think I had £1000 for my Christmas, I somewhat doubt this.

In previous years I would have said a new computer, which I have gotten every single year - Custom built by myself of course! - but this year I might treat myself to a bit of a change in hobbies!

I was thinking along the lines of - selling my 350D w/ Grip and 18-55 lens - then getting (I assume thats part of where the £1000 is from)

Canon EOS 40D
Sigma 10-20mm (Canon Fit)
Canon Speedlite 430EX


40D is £700, 10-20 is £300 and the Flashgun is £200

£1200 - the £400 i'll get for the camera = £800

I still doubt I am going to get £800 spent on me...




Anyway, if you had £1000 / $2000 / €1650(ish) - What camera equitment would you get (if you could sell any of your current equitment too)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:52 pm 
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Great idea! Well, since we're dreaming, how about the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM (best UK price £999) reviewed here. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:52 pm 
Well, I'm still trying to scrape together enough for a D80 and 18-200mm VR but I have a digital piano on the list first, so I wont be getting the D80 for while. :(

Anyway - that's me - D80 (or possible successor) + 18-200mmVR and maybe if I got a good deal a 50mm f1.8.

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I'd put it towards a hot tub for the digs in Spain (did I mention that? lol).

If I was Daniel however, I'd buy an Inter-Rail ticket for a month, allowing myself completely free travel on all of Europe's railways, with more than enough left over to live on. I know because my (now) wife and I did it 17 years ago. Changed our lives.

Just a thought.

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 Post subject: Re: If you had £1000
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:49 pm 
DD_nVidia wrote:
This kind of doesn't work with Dollars or Euros...sorry.

My mum asked me the question to day..."If you had £1000 what would you get?"

Now as much as I would love to think I had £1000 for my Christmas, I somewhat doubt this.

In previous years I would have said a new computer, which I have gotten every single year - Custom built by myself of course! - but this year I might treat myself to a bit of a change in hobbies!

I was thinking along the lines of - selling my 350D w/ Grip and 18-55 lens - then getting (I assume thats part of where the £1000 is from)

Canon EOS 40D
Sigma 10-20mm (Canon Fit)
Canon Speedlite 430EX


40D is £700, 10-20 is £300 and the Flashgun is £200

£1200 - the £400 i'll get for the camera = £800

I still doubt I am going to get £800 spent on me...




Anyway, if you had £1000 / $2000 / €1650(ish) - What camera equitment would you get (if you could sell any of your current equitment too)


vidia i see you based in scotland and if you dont mind having a 2sc-hand camera look at this like http://www.gumtree.com/london/digital-c ... _93_1.html i hope you find something that you like.
PS: dont get any think from the ones that dont have a phone no. be carefull.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:11 pm 
I'd get the F2.8 ED 70-200mm VR Nikkor lens from the states.


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Hey you guys: Look at Zorro's answer!
He is thinking "out of the box" - and it changed his life.
New photo-gear will never change your life :idea:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:20 pm 
i suppose. In that case I'll have the money to go travelling around asia as a backpacker.


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Asia would be nice. Never been there. Thanks Thomas, you get it. Life is so much more than the acquisition of possessions. Or at least, it should be.

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I did however intend this to be about photo equitment but very interesting none the less :D

I'm probably far to used to my high speed Internet, fast computer, sky+ and high pressure shower/steam room for a trip around Europe for ages...

...on the other hand, get me a macbook, a 40D, some lenses an iPhone and noise canceling headphones - A trip around Europe sounds like a plan!


lol, in all seriousness I would love to do something like that with some close mates, would be a good laugh and a chance to explore the world a bit, not to mention taking some outstanding photographs!

Don't think my mum would let me loose on my own in Glasgow never mind Europe!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:15 am 
I have $700 right now.
I get about $500 in about 2 weeks when I sell my D40 kit.
I would sell my SB-600 and 50mm f/1.8 - $250
I am sending my Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 back when I get it for $220
I some how get that $2000
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Total = $3670

Nikon D200 + MB-200 - $1400
Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 - $1250
Nikon SB-800 x2 - $650
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 - $350


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Canon EOS 1D MKII N - $2800
Canon 50mm f/1.8 - $70
Canon 17-40mm f/4 -$630
I would keep the rest - $170


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Well having spent most of my money in the past 10 years on travel, I'd say that first! But if we're strictly talking equipment, then I think I'm with Bob and would splurge on a more expensive lens than I'd normally be able to buy.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:19 am 
Or I would just save up a bit more and pick up a D2Xs.


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At the moment it would be a Bugaboo Chameleon push chair and a good quality ISOfix car seat since my wife and I are expecting are first child in May.

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A bugaboo Phil? You know the Phil and Ted Sport is a far superior model!

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