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    How do you fund your equipment?

    Just wondering... how do you pay for your equipment and upgrades?


    I very much welcome and appreciate your feedback and constructive criticism!

    If you would like to edit any image I post here, please feel free to do so! I would love to see what you can come up with and learn your method.

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    through profits from clients and sales

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    I tried offering the salesman some beans, but that didn't really work, so I stuck to using money thereafter.

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    I had to go to the good old credit and full time job
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    put it this way.,..

    my wife is very busy of a night

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    I collect empty coke bottles and take them to the corner shop and get 5 cents each for them.... well I did when I was a youngster.
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    i am of work and for rehab and to keep the brain ticking over
    i go to 4 op shops everyday and buy about 30 bucks of gear
    mainly old plates
    and resell
    i have made enough this month for a 10-20 siggy 24-70 siggyand i have enough for a 70 -200 siggy
    but tossing up whether to get that or new tripod or 580ex11 flash
    cheers macca
    ps any one want to buy a plate

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    this one time, after band camp - I walked into the casino with a 100 dollar note aiming to win a Canon full frame camera. I walked out 10 mins later looking forlorn and 100 dollars poorer, so I bought a Pentax

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    i pay for my gear by getting other people to pay for it as payment for doing shoots for them
    Canon 6d, 7d , 40d, 100-400L, 24-105Lmm, 50mm 1.8, 28-135 and a sigma 18-200
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    I paid for my gear by living 1/2 my life over the past few years down a very deep, dark, hot, sweaty hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    I paid for my gear by living 1/2 my life over the past few years down a very deep, dark, hot, sweaty hole.
    NSW ?
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    I have a good job Monday to Friday and an understanding wife who agrees my camera equipment is cheaper than a boat or a Porsche

    These days it's self funding though I haven't bought anything much for a couple of years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenedis View Post
    I tried offering the salesman some beans, but that didn't really work, so I stuck to using money thereafter.
    Hmmm, you should've tried bananas... I got my 70-200 vrii for 1.6kg
    Living the dream...

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    A combination of savings, credit and selling stuff. I sold alot of my kids baby stuff and that bought me 2 lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasevk View Post
    Hmmm, you should've tried bananas... I got my 70-200 vrii for 1.6kg
    If I wanted a 600/4 I might offer a bunch of bananas.

    Actually, maybe not; the 600/4 costs less.

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    Being on the pension there is not much left there, so I collect cans, bottles etc from the local pub and take them to the local collection depot (SA) for the 10c each. I also save money running my Ute on bio-diesel made from the old cooking oil collected from the local pubs and take aways. I am currently saving for a 70-200 2.8L, it's going to take a while, especially when things like fridges die on you.
    Keith.
    PS I refuse to buy bananas while a few are profiteering from the shortage.

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    I hate to admit it But I got my 7d through Hardly Normal with the 24months interest free deal, trouble is im going to have to give it back when the payments are due
    Canon 7d efs 15-85mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Nicon coolpix 5400


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    Talking about bananas 1.99 a kilo in NZ today

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    Talking about bananas 1.99 a kilo in NZ today
    Are you saying that Bananas are worth $1.99 a kilo in NZ Daren, if so WOW

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    In my job as a cleaner, i get extra work during school holidays, and either use it to buy camera stuff or save it for a holiday or something for the house,
    or to pay the taxman

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