How much is reasonable for a hobbyist to spend on camera gear?

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: How much is reasonable for a hobbyist to spend on camera gear?
In reply to Alex Notpro, Feb 7, 2013

I think this fits in with comparisons to other hobbies.

I knew one engineer who would add up all the expenses for hobbies like skiing, taking family to theme parks (including travel, hotel, food, tickets, equipment, special clothing, etc.)    He would divide the cost by the hours of actual activity (start to finish).  He determined that most activities consumed $60-$100 an hour.  I think photography should be a lot better than that.

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