That's it, I'm done. I'm completely finished...

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  1. Slaphead

    Slaphead TPF Noob!

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    ...with buying kit this year. I dread to think how much I've spent this year and quite frankly it's got to stop.

    Oh and the new member of the family is Mr "AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED" - quite a snappy name for a Nikon lens.

    With spring coming up I can see some good opportunities to use this lens.

    Really I don't see what else I need now. Well perhaps another SB600, 35mm prime, bigger kit bag, reflector, diffuser - s**t this hobby is just a money pit.
     
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    nice
     
  3. LuckySo-n-So

    LuckySo-n-So TPF Noob!

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    I started this hobby on February 2 of THIS YEAR. My initial purchase was $600 for the D40 with two lenses and a memory card.

    $1000 later (3 lenses, SB-600, tripod, bag, filters, battery grip, and 4 books) ...
     
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    I hear ya. This is an expensive hobby. I started last August. Started with just a D40 + 18-55 kit lens. The aresonal grows and the wallet shrinks. I got to figure out a way to start making some money out of this hobby, otherwise the wife may put the axe down on buying more.
     
  5. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    see there is no end to it!
    once you think your there - BANG - some new bit of kit or area of interest appears and away the monies go again ;)

    Each time I think that I have the right setup I see another variation or a situation where I could use something different and away goes the monies.
    Still I try to keep a list of things that I want and stick to it - often I find it easier to plany a longer way ahead - that way there is always something big that your saving for to help you limit your lower level spending. (ps big things can be anything not just photogrpahy gear - though it seems to be my case at the moment)
     
  6. EhJsNe

    EhJsNe TPF Noob!

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    Thank god i dont have very much money!

    I get birthday money and christmas money....heaven forbid I get a good paying job...a 14 year old kid with lots of money, and access to 3 camera stores within 30 miles....and the internet.....
    I would have my money planned out for the first 6 years before I even thought about vars or houses or college. :D
     
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    elemental TPF Noob!

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    Last Sunday I saw a great sale on a D200 body. $800 later I have a new DSLR body and a new lens, and sadly I know it's only beginning. Should I buy a 20mm f/2.8 Ai-S or the 35mm f/1.8 DX next? What about some strobes? Sunpak 444Ds aren't that expensive, but then they need triggers . . . What about a macro?

    At least be thankful that you spent your money on one of the best micro lenses out there rather than a brand new four-year-old camera body (at least it was sort of cheap).
     
  8. Phranquey

    Phranquey TPF Noob!

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    Sure you are.... [​IMG]



    The year's just getting started.






    [​IMG]
     
  9. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Okay.



    And I've got this bridge I was thinking of unloading............





    Interested?


    :lmao:
     
  10. fwellers

    fwellers TPF Noob!

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    Here's a tip.
    Stay off the forums !! And just go out and shoot with what you have.
    These forums are the devil. Heck if I were an equipment manafacturer I would use my advertising budget to subsidize every forum related to my product, because they steal our souls and turn us into monstersumers.

    I am on special pills to ward off the evil of forums. It's been 2 months since my last purchase.;)
     
  11. AlexColeman

    AlexColeman TPF Noob!

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    I know how you feel. Just go enjoy the lens, I am waiting for the 70-200s replacement, which I am saving for.
     
  12. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm sure with almost 9 months left in the year you'll find something else you 'need', lol.

    I dare you to go 9 months without buying something!
    ...I don't think it's possible...
     

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