do you just buy a new digital camera

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Marli, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. Marli

    Marli Guest

    For the ones I like, I need to grovel. :)
     
    Marli, Sep 1, 2003
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  2. Marli

    someone Guest

    do you just walk into the shop, plonk down the money and walk out grinning
    like a madman? or do you have to justify it to
    yourself/wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend/parents before doing so?
     
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  3. Marli

    Mike Graham Guest

    I have to justify it to *myself*, and that is by far the hard part. On
    one hand I *could* drop $x on a snazzy new camera, but on the other hand I
    *could* put that same money against the car loan or I could buy a new
    computer or whatever. That's where it gets tough - when you compare the
    cost of the camera against other things that it could buy. If I just look
    at it as dollars then it's no biggie, but if I look at it in terms of what
    *else* I could buy with that same money... harsh.

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    Lousy photographer with a really nice camera - Olympus C3020Zoom.
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    Mike Graham, Sep 1, 2003
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  4. Welll, I had to justify it to myself first! It took me half a year... ;-)
    "Processing" my wife was easy... and done meanwhile :)
    Regards,
     
    Jaroslaw Banachowicz, Sep 1, 2003
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  5. Marli

    stan Guest

    Considering that I am single and how I spend my money is none of my
    is no one else's business, no.
     
    stan, Sep 1, 2003
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  6. Marli

    Mark B. Guest

    Neither. I did a lot of research and reading reviews before getting the D30
    over 18 months ago. I had the money set aside, so there was no need to
    'justify' it to anyone but me.

    Mark
     
    Mark B., Sep 1, 2003
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  7. Marli

    Nod Guest

    I realised that I "had" to get a D10 so I took my motorbike to the dealers
    in June to sell on my behalf. . Trouble is, I bought the camera that day and
    he still hasn't sold the motorbike!
    Never mind, it was the best decision ever!
    Andrew.
     
    Nod, Sep 1, 2003
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  8. Marli

    Mike Graham Guest

    Yeah, we don't need to eat! Or pay our rents. Or drive our cars. Or...

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    <http://www.metalmangler.com>| Caledon, Ontario, Canada

    Lousy photographer with a really nice camera - Olympus C3020Zoom.
    <http://www.metalmangler.com/photos/photos.htm>
     
    Mike Graham, Sep 1, 2003
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  9. Marli

    JohnO Guest

    I've never had to justify to my wife when I buy something. She does question
    my 'need' to buy something on occasion but I always feed her one of 'HER'
    own lines ... "Because I wanted it!"

    When she found out I bought my Canon 10D she laughed and went out and bought
    herself a new shotgun. We made a deal ... I won't shoot her if she doesn't
    shoot me :)

    And for the record ... one of my hobbies is photography, one of hers is
    training, instructing and judging, hunt and field work for our Labrador
    Retrievers and others interested in the sport. She also shows, instructs and
    judges in obedience with a little agility thrown in.

    http://members.cox.net/gerrie

    Seeing I have a new camera and they were looking for a photographer I was
    asked to be the photographer for one of her hunting club trials next
    weekend. Lots of action as well as posed and portrait shots ... should be a
    lot of fun!
     
    JohnO, Sep 1, 2003
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  10. Marli

    Ms. Jaime Guest

    I don't have to jusify it to *anyone* although my oldest son (nearly
    19 years old) had a fit
    when he heard how much my 750 UZ was until I gave him some of my money
    to go with his friend's parents to TO this weekend so they could hang
    out at the CNE today.

    Ms.Jaime

    'If at first you don't succeed, piss on it and go on
    to something else. Life is too short to waste your time.'
     
    Ms. Jaime, Sep 1, 2003
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  11. Marli

    Mike Graham Guest

    And ever so valiant... dying for one's art and all that...

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    Lousy photographer with a really nice camera - Olympus C3020Zoom.
    <http://www.metalmangler.com/photos/photos.htm>
     
    Mike Graham, Sep 1, 2003
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  12. Marli

    Ms. Jaime Guest

     
    Ms. Jaime, Sep 1, 2003
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  13. Marli

    JD Guest

    do you just walk into the shop, plonk down the money and walk out grinning
    Neither. I first visit a few shops to see what is out there, then take
    notes and go home and do some research for a week or two. Then I check to
    see which store has the better price, customer service and management and go
    get the camera I researched to be the best.
     
    JD, Sep 1, 2003
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  14. You could take a two step approach.

    1. Buy a handgun and let wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend/parents know about
    it.
    2. Buy the camera.


    Jeff
     
    Jeff the Dentist, Sep 1, 2003
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  15. Marli

    JD Guest

    As long as I can afford it, I buy what I want and when I want. If I had
    Same here!
    Exactly. With us it is always the other pushing the other to get what we know
    the other person wants but doesn't want to spend the money on. We have to
    actually push each other to go ahead and get what we want because neither of us
    wants to spend the money on ourselves for things.

    When I hear the horrors of how it is just the opposite with so many people I
    just can't believe it. I don't understand why they ever got married to begin
    with. But after much research on this, I found that those people rush into
    marriage too quickly and most of the time never lived with each other before
    getting married and are unable to read people as well as we are. They think
    the people they are marrying are the people they are dating, then the real
    people come out after the marriage.

    After 30 years of living together, me and "the wife" don't need to get married
    and have a legal contract to keep us together or to please other people. We
    have enough trust to know we will be staying together and don't need a piece of
    paper that will only take away more of our money with the marriage penalty tax
    each year.

    I think "marriage" itself shows that the two people don't trust or know each
    other enough that they feel they need to do that in order to keep them together.

    And now when I see homosexuals actually fighting the government to have the same
    rights to marriage I laugh. As soon as that becomes a reality, so will
    homosexual divorces. Why would anyone fight for the right to marriage?
    Then again, they fought for the right to join, kill and die in the military
    too. During the draft, many tried to get out of being in the military, and
    then you have those that are fighting to get in and are not allowed.

    I say let everyone fighting to get in and is not allowed, to join, and all those
    that don't want any part of it to be excused from joining. Yet that would
    make too much sense, we have to do it the way we are doing it now, backwards.

    Just read that about 40,000 or 400,000 (forget which number) of US troops in
    Iraq are not even US citizens. Bush struck a deal with thousands of illegal
    aliens that if they fight in this war, he will give them quick citizenship
    afterwards. But most of them are dying over there.

    Then again, I don't feel sorry for anyone that volunteers for that sort of
    thing. During a draft I do, but not to anyone who volunteers for it.
     
    JD, Sep 2, 2003
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  16. Marli

    Charlie Guest

    Because marriage is the only acceptable way a man and woman can live
    together (and have sexual relations) in the eyes of God. Like it or
    not...you and "the wife" are debased fornicators and will burn in hell along
    side your heathen homo friends...
    Have a nice burn..............
     
    Charlie, Sep 2, 2003
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  17. Marli

    Pedro Guest

    Get a G5 and record for posterity, so that you can remember when you get
    old, and cant.
    Pedro
     
    Pedro, Sep 4, 2003
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  18. Marli

    Pedro Guest

    Get a G5 and record for posterity, so that you can remember when you get
    old, and cant.
    Pedro
     
    Pedro, Sep 4, 2003
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