5DIII - I feel taken

Started Oct 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
thinkfat
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Re: Actually, it's all quite simple.
In reply to Fog Maker, Nov 7, 2012

Fog Maker wrote:

thinkfat wrote:

Fog Maker wrote:

thinkfat wrote:

First, if you're not a professional and a substantial part of your income comes through that, then you didn't need this camera.

Now, if you're a professional and got the camera because you needed it, and if you're worth anything as a professional, you had 5 months time to make money of it. 5 months more time than the competitor who camped out on old gear till now. If you couldn't make use of this advantage because you couldn't ask higher rates than the competition because of the camera, again you didn't need it. Just think of it: Just one gig you got because you had the better gear would have payed the difference.

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lol

You really don't have a clue, do you ha, ha...

So, in your opinion, what's the reason to buy a new camera on release day, knowing the price will come down considerably in a few months? If you can't make money from the advantage of having it early? It's just stupid.

If it's just a hobby to you and you can afford it, by all means, burn that cash.

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I was laughing at the whole idea that buying a 5D III would give an advantage

in relation to competition

Oh, I get it. A misunderstanding, then. I didn't mean to imply buying the 5D3 would give a competitive advantage automatically. I was implying that, if one bought the camera, one had made up their mind before and knew the benefit it would bring, and how to make money from that.

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