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

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
mgd43 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,322
Re: The solution

I don't know of any rue of thumb. It's whatever you are comfortable with. Just don't use the rent money to buy a camera.

I think that if anything good came out of this Depression it's that a lot of people have become more responsible with how they spend their money. Before this Depression the US had several years of zero or negative spending, ie they spent more money than they made. That has changed and the US has a positive savings rate (I don't remember what it is).

A good general rule is don't spend money you don't have to impress people you don't know.

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