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

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
happysnapper64 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,417
Re: How much is reasonable for a hobbyist to spend on camera gear?

BobSC wrote:

Photography is expensive, but cheap compared to sports cars, and more durable than single malt scotch.


When I was single I used whatever didn't go into tires and scotch for lenses. Eventually sold all that after getting married. Not the scotch, but it's long gone too.

Now I can politically afford about one lens a year. But now that I have six or so of them I probably need to slow down. Maybe take this year off and go for one more next spring. I'm planning on buying a d600 in 8 to 10 years, when they're under $500. My wife just doesn't see the value in it, and it's not worth the effort (since I have some gear that works for me).

Ask her how many pairs of shoes she's got!! lol

-- hide signature --

lee uk.
There are old pilots, & there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots.

 happysnapper64's gear list:happysnapper64's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 7D Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS Macro HSM Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM +6 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow