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himurak wrote:
Completely serious question. How do people afford cameras that cost this much?


Same as anything else really, either make a lot of money or save it over time.



Sep 17, 2023 at 08:33 AM
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himurak wrote:
Completely serious question. How do people afford cameras that cost this much?


It is business equipment for a working photographer. It needs to pay for itself. I'm not quite at that level but hoping to be there before too long.



Sep 17, 2023 at 08:38 AM
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You should see the boats and trucks the absolute rednecks around me buy. You “afford” what you prioritize. There’s a reason they live in doublewides.

himurak wrote:
Completely serious question. How do people afford cameras that cost this much?




Sep 17, 2023 at 02:25 PM
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RoamingScott wrote:
You should see the boats and trucks the absolute rednecks around me buy. You “afford” what you prioritize. There’s a reason they live in doublewides.






Sep 17, 2023 at 07:05 PM
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himurak wrote:
Completely serious question. How do people afford cameras that cost this much?


Photography is a relatively cheap hobby comparing to almost everything out there. You can also think about purchase as a rent. Let's say this camera will lose 50% value by the time you sell it. Can you afford $3750 spend over, let's say, 3 years? If yes, then you can afford this camera. But of course in order to spend this money you have to make them first somehow. The regular money saving advice apply here - make money, let money work to make more money, spend frugally on things that do not matter...




Sep 18, 2023 at 07:53 AM
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Let's not forget that the internet is global. Someone in Bangladesh is probably less likely to be able to afford a camera than someone in Switzerland. A lot of people in this world can't even afford food.


Sep 18, 2023 at 09:36 AM
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I'm changing my two gfx100s for these gfx100IIs I just hope the file quality doesn't make everything else worse and just a plus


Sep 18, 2023 at 09:56 AM
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Post moved here and updated.

Edited on Sep 22, 2023 at 03:22 PM · View previous versions



Sep 18, 2023 at 10:16 AM
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himurak wrote:
Completely serious question. How do people afford cameras that cost this much?


For amateur use justification, when you consider people buy boats/jetskis, motorcycles etc - all of which cost far more than a gfx you can see how some people just direct their money on different things.

For pro use, honestly the gfx is cheap. I shoot weddings and shoot a lot of weddings each year. The cost of camera gear spread out over a few years across those weddings is really quite small, although the sticker price does look nasty when you actually buy it.

If you think the gfx gear is expensive compared to leica & phase it's quite cheap, as crazy as that sounds.

Personally I have a 100s and will likely get the new model, I'm just waiting to try one out.




Sep 19, 2023 at 04:58 PM
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Got a heads up today, looks like shipments are set to go out Monday at a number of retailers for those who pre-ordered. Don't know about B&H and the holiday.. hopefully they can pre-label and get those to their shipping partners..


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I just realized that I left out part of a recent post. I'm deleting the original and updating here:

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BrandonSi wrote:
Same as anything else really, either make a lot of money or save it over time.


In my experience, two broad categories of photographers buy such camera. (OK, maybe more than two...)

1. Professional (as in full-time or making significant partial income from photography) who are persuaded that their specific sort of photorgrahy will benefit from the gear and who do some level of cost/benefit analysis before buying. A friend who uses a camera in this range moved to it as an economy move when his Phase One back died (the new Fujifilm was less expensive than replacing the Phase One back), and because his comparative tests showed that the quality of prints from the Fujifilm files at sizes he often prints would be very good.

Most folks in this category that I know don't rush out and buy every new camera or lens, and they tend to keep and use the same gear through more than one upgrade cycle. Switching sooner than that simply doesn't make photographic or budget sense.

2. Photographers with rather deep pockets seem more prone to upgrading to the newest thing regardless of the actual cost/beneft relationship. In my part of the world there are a whole bunch of folks who made a lot of money in the tech world and/or via investments who have the wealth to buy photographic toys without much concern. (To be honest, some of them have turned into pretty good photographers and a small number have actually made photography a career.) But the bottom line is that purchase decisions for these folks don't have to be entirely rational or cost/benefit based at all.

(I'll keep the details vague, but here's one fun story. A person I knew many years ago was anything but wealthy – the opposite of that actually. We fell to of touch until some years later I ran it not his person again. My acquaintance had a very expensive and exotic camera system — way beyond anything that Fujifilm offers — and offered to loan it to me. This person had bought it somewhat casually, not really quite understanding what it was and wasn't good for, and wasn't quite sure even how to use it... but was a generous sort. How did this come about? At just the right moment my friend had invested a tiny sum of money in something that unexpectedly turned out to be unbelievably valuable, and had sold it to a Big Tech Company for more money than most of us can imagine. You might actually have heard of or even used this thing...)

OK, one more.

3. Folks who, for whatever not-all-that-photographic reason, are compelling to get the newest shiny thing no matter what it costs and whether or not its potential benefits are going to make any difference in their photography at all. In many cases, it can seem like the photographic benefits aren't really the thing — it is more about "having the best" or some kind of status signifier. They have (usually, I think...) enough money, large enough credit limits, and/or poor enough financial management skills that nothing will stop them. These are the kinds of folks who ask questions like: "I have the Sony A1 and $25k in lenses that I like to use for photographing my family vacations and kids soccer games. I hear that the New WhopperMatic XT 548 Mega Cam with its 300MP 6"-square sensor and the SuperIguanaDon 50mm f/1 lens will "blow the Sony out of the water. I'm thinking of getting one for my sports photography!"

;-)

Folks can, of course, spend their money in any way they wish.




Sep 22, 2023 at 03:21 PM
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4. Amateurs that are deeply interested in the technical side of photography. More so than getting the fanciest clothes or car, and therefore can afford a nice camera system without having "deep pockets". They often know exactly why they want a certain camera and they know how to use it.


Sep 23, 2023 at 02:14 AM
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BrandonSi wrote:
Got a heads up today, looks like shipments are set to go out Monday at a number of retailers for those who pre-ordered. Don't know about B&H and the holiday.. hopefully they can pre-label and get those to their shipping partners..


Did you order that 55mm f1.7? Looking for reviews.



Sep 23, 2023 at 09:54 AM
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bobby350z wrote:
Did you order that 55mm f1.7? Looking for reviews.


Yep, sure did. Planning on keeping my 80 1.7 for the time being as well.



Sep 23, 2023 at 10:23 AM
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My dealer already has the GFX 100II in hand and shipment of mine will go out this afternoon.


Sep 25, 2023 at 12:02 PM
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c5gowin wrote:
My dealer already has the GFX 100II in hand and shipment of mine will go out this afternoon.


Same here!



Sep 25, 2023 at 12:23 PM
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Makten wrote:
4. Amateurs that are deeply interested in the technical side of photography. More so than getting the fanciest clothes or car, and therefore can afford a nice camera system without having "deep pockets". They often know exactly why they want a certain camera and they know how to use it.


Exactly. Which unfortunately adds:

5. Some have an inexplicable compulsion to call out others for buying gear they themselves don't deign necessary, which include the usual veiled insults at such behavior.



Sep 25, 2023 at 12:38 PM
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snapsy wrote:
Exactly. Which unfortunately adds:

5. Some have an inexplicable compulsion to call out others for buying gear they themselves don't deign necessary, which include the usual veiled insults at such behavior.


I don't think it's really that inexplicable. It's who he is, and it's the reason he's at the bottom of my list of FM members who I think I'd enjoy shooting with.




Sep 25, 2023 at 04:39 PM
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Allright....let's see what this puppy can do!

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Sep 25, 2023 at 06:29 PM
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Ohhhh, I wonder how many weeks we in the non-prioritized countries will have to wait...


Sep 26, 2023 at 04:12 AM
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