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AaronNegro
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I have been diagnosed 5th gear "CUS" by my GP (Gear Practician). So far I have started my photoshock treatment deprivation, the only access to photography I have is this forum and the little gear I have left since BF* (Black Friday).

As you can see it is pretty bad so I'm going to ask everyone in this board to share his saving habits with me.

Why? CUS I want more gear.

So, what's your method? Simple savings? Trade in plus money? Second hand fishing? I'm rich I don't care?

Happy EOS Xmas
Aaron



Dec 13, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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Good luck with this Aaron.

Merry ChrEOStmas.



Dec 13, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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AaronNegro wrote:
I have been diagnosed 5th gear "CUS" by my GP (Gear Practician). So far I have started my photoshock treatment deprivation, the only access to photography I have is this forum and the little gear I have left since BF* (Black Friday).

As you can see it is pretty bad so I'm going to ask everyone in this board to share his saving habits with me.

Why? CUS I want more gear.

So, what's your method? Simple savings? Trade in plus money? Second hand fishing? I'm rich I don't care?

Happy EOS Xmas
Aaron


I try not to spend mroe than I make.
I put posts where they belong (made me at least $50.00).
I try to rationalize each purchase, but some (the stupid 144 55-250EF-S that I have no use for) are some that Id on't, or I buy on a whim.

I make sure that what I'm buying (with the exception of the stupid $144 dollar 55-250) fills a need.

I pick a price I'm going to pay, and stick to it. May take longer to buy what I want, but it works.



Dec 13, 2011 at 11:46 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Saving Skills, Bankroll Management and Canon Upgrade Syndrome


I sold my car and got a bus pass.
I figure I can't shoot and drive at the same time anyway, so it was the only sensible thing to do.




Dec 13, 2011 at 11:47 PM
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The other thing I'd suggest, and it's what I'mg oing to do here shortly, is spend less time on the forum, once I sell my 70-200.

I figure, I've not been posting images lately, and all of the questions I ask cost me money.

Hell, I've got a decent outfit of lights between AB's and 580EX's, and I'm still buying 4 manual flashes after the new year.



Dec 13, 2011 at 11:50 PM
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i worked my tail off this year. 60 weddings. next year my team will be doing close to 90. i've worked hard, so i am going to enjoy it, and owning this stuff makes me smile. being able to get out and use it is priceless.


Dec 14, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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We don't spend money on clothes, eating out, entertaining, etc. Just money for travel, 'puter gear, and photo stuff…works out…friends can drop $100's on a meal without blinking…I'm thinking it's 1/10th of the lens I want! Priorities…especially since we're in our retirement years, but photography has always been a passion of mine…handed down by my grandfather who was an outstanding photographer…I still have his slides.


Dec 14, 2011 at 12:51 AM
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I would suggest renting the next thing you are lusting for. I have tried that for several lenses, and after playing for a week my CUS settles down, and I send them back without regret. It doesn't always work though, with the 500 f4 I bought right after renting.


Dec 14, 2011 at 12:55 AM
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I'm trying my hardest not to press the "buy it now" button on a 17 TS-E. Don't ask me!


Dec 14, 2011 at 01:42 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Saving Skills, Bankroll Management and Canon Upgrade Syndrome


I used to spend 10-15% of my yearly bonus on camera gear, and not worry or have any guilt. Now that I have my own business things will be tight for awhile.

The up side is that I have more free time to use the gear I already own.



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http://www.wikihow.com/Save-Money


Dec 14, 2011 at 07:03 AM
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Geert Koning wrote:
http://www.wikihow.com/Save-Money


I always get to point 6 on this, do the whole check and try to convince the boss (wife).

No joy.

Rob, do you likt your EF-s 55-250 at least? (lol)



Dec 14, 2011 at 09:15 PM
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Ask yourself if the gear you want to purchase will really make your photography better. Using this simple maxim, I've been able to avoid equipment purchases for about 2 years, and have no real desire to acquire more (unless I see a high MP D800).

Also, if you are going to buy something, make sure that at least 50% is paid for with something you can sell.

Arka C.



Dec 14, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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lordarka wrote:
Ask yourself if the gear you want to purchase will really make your photography better. Using this simple maxim, I've been able to avoid equipment purchases for about 2 years...

Arka C.


Good advice. I've managed to avoid buying any Canon EF L-series lenses for at least 20 hours.



Dec 14, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Saving Skills, Bankroll Management and Canon Upgrade Syndrome


Spend less time online.
More time shooting.

Live within your means.
Tear up your credit cards (except 1 for emergencies).
Don't spend more than you make.
Get rid of your tv and any associated services.

Switch jobs to industry with better pay.



Dec 14, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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Two incomes, no mortgage, no kids, don't smoke or gamble, understanding wife = plenty of money for life's pleasure


Dec 14, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Saving Skills, Bankroll Management and Canon Upgrade Syndrome


I was going to say, give the kids away....


Dec 14, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Saving Skills, Bankroll Management and Canon Upgrade Syndrome


h00ligan wrote:
I was going to say, give the kids away....



Better yet, sell the kids (if you can get anything for them).



Dec 15, 2011 at 12:14 AM
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Kids are perfectly good waste of DNA!


Dec 15, 2011 at 12:23 AM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
Kids are perfectly good waste of DNA!


Qft!



Dec 15, 2011 at 01:50 AM
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