What would you get?

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  1. Antithesis

    Antithesis No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree with Overread. If you want a camera for pure street cred, get one of the limited edition Leica's and some high end Leica glass. A Noctilux 50mm costs almost as much as Canon's most exotic glass in their current line-up.

    If he wants to go professional, the latest pro bodies from Nikon or Canon, the trinity of zooms and all the high end primes and a 200-400 F4--and maybe an exotic 500mm to go with it. You're looking at $40-50k per brand, easily.


     
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  2. sashbar

    sashbar Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I would have probably got what I have today if I were filthy rich: X-T1 with 5-6 lenses and a Ricoh GR. Because you do not need to be "ridiculously crazy filthy rich" to buy a camera that you want. It is not sports cars or hi-fi where you would need tons of money to fulfil your dream.

    On a second thought I would probably have bought a photographer. A smashing sexy blonde pro with a sharp eye, X-T1, perfect ass and Ricoh GR. Some modest $100,000 a month would buy it methinks. Problem is with all my billions I would have hardly had any time for this hobby.
     
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    Best Mamiya IMO is the Mamiya Rz67 pro ii. You can get it dirt cheap on Ebay for like 300 bucks now. Of course they have those over priced digitals, but the RZ never disapointed for me
     
  4. chuasam

    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    He doesn't want to go pro. He just wants to impress his friends.
    Leica then
     
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    The part that confuses me is how he will impress his friends.

    An expensive car? Anyone can drive it.
    An expensive house? Anyone can live in it.
    Expensive camera gear? Embarrassing if you can't use it.
     
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    Why the 200-500? Get telephoto primes. Or the 200-400 at a minimum.
     
  7. chuasam

    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Because the 200-500 f/4 is a special order item and he's not seen one yet.
     
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    Wait, Nikon? I'm aware of the 200-500 f/5.6 (which is what I was talking about), and the 200-400 f/4, but didn't know there was a 200-500 f/4. Is there? Or is there just some number confusion in here somewhere?
     
  9. chuasam

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    Typo. 200-400 f/4
    Nikon and canon both have it. The canon has a built in teleconverter.
    The Canon is horrendously expensive even by these standards.
     
  10. gckless

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    Ah ok. The Nikon isn't cheap either! And I actually think Nikon includes a 1.4x TC with the 200-400, but that might have been a special during a certain time. Depending on what he's shooting of course, but you know most primes offer a sharper image, if he's got the cash and don't mind switching lenses more go that route IMO. Don't have the adjustability, but man is that 400mm f/2.8 just a beautiful lens.
     
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    I can't speak for the Nikon, but the Canon sure is.
     
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    I guess I find the thought of purchasing camera gear solely to impress other people as being such a foreign concept I'm completely at a loss.
     

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