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Nikon and Sony to show Medium Format Cameras at Expo

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Alan Brown
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Re: ????
In reply to ragspix, Oct 5, 2013

ragspix wrote:

Alan Brown wrote:

ragspix wrote:

Not if they're a photographer, the average income is down...


If you run a professional business you calculate in all of your running costs, building, equipment needs etc before ypu take a wage..

Equipment like this.. if this is your market segment, is a business expense and deductible and usually VAT is reclaimable.

Hobbyists who have the cash don't care either.. take Leica and Hassy. Maybe jewellery to wear for those who can afford it.

Not your usual suspects..

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There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness.' :'!':

Thanks for the business lecture... my guess is I've started & run more business's than you...

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Business expenses are deductible against income... don't you get it?

there are not many businesses that can purchase high ticket price equipment solely from income.. hence many need loans. especially for expansion or replacement of plant. if you have personal worth you can, obviously; then it is usually a hobby disguised as a business. I know many of such. Most startups do not get into the black for some time, so, no income..

I agree with you that 'soccer moms' have invaded the photographers 'pay for it' domain; it has here. I see a change recently, though, with my business (perhaps there is some coincidence with a slight up-turm) where clients are seeking quality over quantity..(from camera owning relatives/friends)

Our experiences may be different: we might both be right.


Photographers are making less because there are fewer printed pages and soccer moms have dslrs

I agree about hobbyists vs mental illness... however a lot of the broad based "wealth effect" has been diminished because of the stock market /housing dive.


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There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness.' :'!':

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