$7500, what would you you buy?

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  1. brendanryder macrumors 6502a

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    Picture this; your house gets broken into and ALL of your camera gear gets stolen and you have no coverage, no insurance no nothing. the next day you win $7500. so you have $7500 to buy a whole new setup. what would you get?
    what type of camera, which lens, what bag etc. anything you want to have a "complete" setup under $7500.
     
  2. Soma 115 macrumors regular

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    Did this happen to you?!?!? if so...that's enough proof of Karma for me :p

    if i was you i would get a D300 with all the fixins' :D
     
  3. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Well it depends on a couple things.
    1. Is this for amateur or professional use?
    2. Are you a Canon person or a Nikon person?
    3. Does it all have to be spent on camera gear?
    4. Can money left over be used for Apple gear?

    But for me, I'd say:
    -Canon 5D
    -Canon 30D/40D for back-up
    -everyday EF-S lens, like 28-135
    -L long range zoom lens
    -L wide-angle lens, 17-40
    -3x2GB CF cards
    -nice Crumpler bag
    -UV and Polarizing filters for each lens
    -Firewire CF reader
     
  4. pooky macrumors 6502

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    I'd buy some sweet gear for my best buddy Pooky....
     
  5. brendanryder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no it didnt, i just thought it was to plain to ask "what would you get with 7500." haha

    amateur use with al the moeny spent on canon camera gear
     
  6. marclapierre13 macrumors 6502a

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    Damn, im a bargain hunter, so with $7500 I could buy my dream set up with money to spare, also i am still an amateur.

    K10D
    50mm pentax lens
    a lens that goes up to 500mm
    1.4x sigma teleconverter
    sweet bag
    extended warranty from futureshop, since it offers free yearly cleanings, and if i had $7500, why not right lol?
    probably a couple in between lenses, and a wide lens.

    ohhh, also, i have been dreaming about good flashes and lighting equiptment for a while now, so Id spend a good chunk on that as well.

    psh, canon, why spend money on that :p

    Seriously though, my preference goes Pentax>Nikon>Canon>Olypmus
     
  7. maceleven macrumors 6502

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    Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 21.1MP Digital SLR Camera

    Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 21.1MP Digital SLR Camera
     
  8. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    I won't limit it to Canon since all my stuff just got stolen and I can start fresh with any system I want.

    I won't limit it to amateur stuff either, since I am me and will relate it to myself. And since my lappy stays with me I won't include and Apple gear.

    Nikon 17-55 = $900 used
    Nikon D300 w/Grip = $2100 new
    EN-EL4a and charger = $200 used
    Nikon 70-200 = $1300 used
    LowePro stealth reporter D400 = $250
    3x SB-800s = $900
    SU-800 = $250

    Tokina 11-18 = $600

    Take the change and buy various memory cards.

    Because I am bored: Amateur Kit

    Nikon D80 or D90 when available ~900
    Nikon 18-200 = $650 used
    Nikon SB 800 = $300
    Tokina 16-50 = $600
    Tokina 11-18 = $600
    Canon G9 = $400
    Nice bag = $300
    Various Lexar cards = $350

    Home security system = $"the rest"
     
  9. Soma 115 macrumors regular

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    haha never hurts to spice things up i suppose :p
     
  10. casher macrumors newbie

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    Canon 40D $999
    Battery grip $199.99
    580 EX II $439.99
    17-40 f/4 L $699.99
    24-70 f/2.8 L $1,239.99
    70- 200 f/2.8 L IS $1,654.99
    100-400 f/4 L IS $1,429.99
    100 f/2.8 L macro $504.99
    Total $7168.99
    Use the rest for a camera bag, filters and flash cards.
     
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    Canon 40D
    Battery grip
    580 EX II
    EFS 17-55/2.8
    85/1.8
    50/1.4
    EFS 10-22
    70-200/2.8 L IS
    Sigma 30/1.4
     
  13. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Canon 5D ($1900)
    Canon 40D ($1000)
    vertical grips ($300)
    70-200 f/2.8L IS ($1800)
    extra batteries and 2GB cards ($200)
    580EX flash ($400)
    430EX flash ($250)
    24-105 f/4 IS ($1000)
    17-40 f/4 L ($600)
    50mm f/1.8 ($75)

    I'm not sure those prices are right though.
     
  14. jpfisher macrumors regular

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    Hrm. Thankfully in real life my gear is insured... but I guess I'd replace my M8 & 35mm Summilux.... have to do some eBay hunting to get it under $7500, though.
     
  15. netdog macrumors 603

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    At that price, I wouldn't by anything that didn't have a full frame sensor.

    Personally, I'd wait for the Leice M9 and make do with something in the interim but that's just because a rangefinder suits me much better. I'd get a D3 or a 1D if I wanted a DSLR.
     
  16. jpfisher macrumors regular

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    To each their own... Currently there is nothing with a 35mm sensor that has the form factor and functionality of an M8... last I checked the D3 was a bit bigger and heavier.

    I'll go with the camera that's available now, not one that exists in a schematic or prototype lab somewhere in Germany. :)
     
  17. brendanryder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    for drive by shooting ;)

    ya thats what i thought
    :D


    i gotta find out what i would get
    /goes to create a B&H wishlist
     
  18. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    I sure wouldn't spend it all at once. Maybe start with a 5D and a grip, but then my Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 wouldn't work.

    Oh, that's right starting from scratch......
     
  19. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

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    Probably some really nice Nikon lenses... Or perhaps save it and wait for the mythical D700 ;).
     
  20. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    I'd get another S5, another film camera, probably an F3. A small digital, the oly 420 and 25mm pancake for carrying.

    A bunch of nikon primes, because they're cool, because I like the way they look and feel. A couple of tokina zooms, some film. I haven't thought about how much $7500 actually is, prices are different over here.

    Assuming $7500 is about £4k ish:

    S5 Pro £500
    Nikon Primes £500 (ebay money!) probably a 180mm f/2.8, 50mm 1.8, 28mm AIS f/2.8, a short tele of some kind ≈ 100mm.
    Tokina AT-X 16-50mm f2.8 PRO DX £500
    Tokina AT-X 11-16mm f2.8 PRO DX £500
    F3 ≈ £130.
    Olympus and 25mm - £450

    That's around £2600. By 'eck this is hard to spend.

    Hell, throw in a D300 and an SB-800
     
  21. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    That would be like buying a sports car, and not being able to afford the gas...........

    But I could see the temptation.
     
  22. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

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    I would buy two or three Canon L lenses
    EF-85mm f/1.2L ($1,689.00)
    EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS ($1,664.00)
    EF 135mm f/2L ($875.00)
    EF-S 10-22mm ($684.00)
    EF 300mm f/2.8L IS ($3,899.00)
    A Canon flash
    A Sigma 150mm macro lens
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    I already have a 40D, and a kenko 1.4x extender. I don't see the need for an expensive camera body that becomes obsolete, depending on how you look at it, within a couple of years. The Nikon D3 will certainly be topped by a Canon's version any time now, just like the D3 topped some of the Canon top of the line cameras this year.
     
  23. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

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    Just stick a 16-55 kit lens on it :)
     

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