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How much have you invested in Camera Gear?
0-$1000 7%  7%  [ 4 ]
$1000-$2000 16%  16%  [ 9 ]
$5000-$10000 33%  33%  [ 18 ]
$10000-$15000 7%  7%  [ 4 ]
$15000+ 11%  11%  [ 6 ]
$2000-$5000 25%  25%  [ 14 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:49 am 
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How much have you invested in Camera Gear?
To keep it simple roughly in US $$$
Not interested in who spends how much, more to get an idea of how much this hobby has cost you. Its not meant to be a contest.

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Ok... that's scary now I put a total on it. It doesn't feel that bad when you get something now and then, even if each one might not be small. As a rough estimate, if I had to buy everything again new today (fair used price if not available new) then I think I'm looking at US$17k :shock: It's too complicated to work out what I spent, particularly as the US$ exchange rate has fluctuated significantly in recent years.

I have been partially concerned that even my "walkaround" kit bag contents are probably worth more than my car now, although my car isn't worth much.

Ooh, I just realised I didn't include my compact, mirrorless or scope in the above total... that could roughly add another 1k on.

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About 7500. I've never had the guts to add the numbers until now
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:35 am 
~2000$.


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Did you forget a $2000-$5000 range?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:00 pm 
Only just started, so buying stuff all the time, I don't know the exchange rate so about £650 = $1000?


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Did you forget a $2000-$5000 range?

i'm asking a same question :lol:

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Over 15 is all I'm gonna say... but... I break quite a bit

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too bad there isn't $2k - $5k

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The missing 2-5k seems to be an omission and I'm sure a mod can edit it in.

And for those too lazy to look it up, at the moment £1 = US$1.54.

@Wolfsong, is that your lifetime spend or an estimated current value?

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3k in 9 months :shock:

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My missus says I've had all my b/day & Xmas presents for the next 10 years! :roll:
Spent around 8k this past 12 months. (is there a cure to this addiction/hobby? :? )

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I have about $1,600. Looking to do another $600.00 soon. I wish I could do more - :lol: "L's" :lol:

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and how much of it did return back (as a payment for a photo)??

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Rorschach wrote:
Did you forget a $2000-$5000 range?

That's really a missing range but I went for 5000-10000 - it will come.

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