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  1. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm planning to upgrade my camera this year, but I wasn't going to do it this week. Now my client is pushing me to do it NOW. So, I have to buy a Canon D5 today or tomorrow. I would even consider a used one if in perfect operationg order.

    Does anyone have any thoughts beyond eBay?

    Thanks!

    Pete
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    How about renting one, if you are not in a rush to buy?
    Add the rental fee to the bill.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well.... it's a good thought. I'm not nuts about renting. I can't know what kind of abuse the gear was subjected to by previous renters.

    I'll look into though.

    Thanks!
    Pete
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I think if you are entering into a rental agreement, part of that agreement is that the equipment is in good working order when you receive it.
     
  5. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ahhhhh.... I just bought one. I REALY didn't want to do it this month, but... oh well.
     
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    Does he need the images super fast? It probably would have been cheaper just to shoot MF or something until next month if he could stand the processing wait. But I suppose that was probably out of the question. Anyway, enjoy the new camera...sorry you had to buy it so soon.
     
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    Congrats!! :)
     
  8. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's not so much that they need the images so quickly, but I have to shoot really soon. I did my first job with these people last year. They're builders. They had me shoot the "main" views on 4x5 chrome. Since that adds to their cost, they asked me for larger captures this year. I did tell them when I initially called on them that I would upgrade if they gave me a fair amount of work. They guaranteed me 10 projects for the year.

    So.... it pays for the camera, but I'll be working for free this season.

    Thanks for your thoughts. It really helps to bounce this off of someone else.

    Pete
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks! Now I have to pay for the damned thing!

    Pete
     
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    Well at least it will be paying for the equipment. Other than the initial investment out of pocket, you will get it back.

    Congrats?
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    OK. It came today. It's very nice. I'm mostly happy.

    Pete
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Mostly Happy? It there something that is not as you would have liked?

    I've been pondering the 5D once my business is well established...but I'll probably wait for the next model.
     

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