So, I lurk alot. I also post alot. I make little posts. I'm sure alot of peopel think I'm annoying, but that's not what gets me. The thing I think I regret the most about being here is the way we talk about money, 500$ is devalued now to me.
I mean, what can I buy with 500$? A tripod? with a complimentry bag?
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04-06-2006 12:40 PM
04-06-2006 12:41 PM
Yeah... if you want a crappy tripod.
EDIT: Okay, okay. I agree with you, but it can't be helped. This stuff is expensive. What really hit it home for me was that I recently bought a bunch of SCUBA gear, and it cost less than my DVX alone. Think about that, something that can sustain life hundreds of feet underwater is less expensive than the camera that most of us own. But that's the life, love it or get out. (Not directed at you.)
PS: I don't think anyone finds you annoying.
04-06-2006 12:49 PM
- Join Date
- Dec 2004
I unfortunately get reality checks everytime I tell my fiance I wanna buy something.
YOU MEAN A PIECE OF STICK COSTS 200 DOLLARS? USE A BROOM HANDLE!No sigs bigger than 569 Wide and X 70 High and I MEAN IT!!!!!
04-06-2006 01:22 PMOriginally Posted by lucidz
GOOD THINGS COST MONEY!!
04-06-2006 01:29 PM
- Join Date
- Dec 2004
Thatd go over like a fart in church!No sigs bigger than 569 Wide and X 70 High and I MEAN IT!!!!!
04-06-2006 04:57 PMOriginally Posted by TC
My rationale for film/video purchases is that they are investments that could ultimately pay a nice return. In the meantime, digital filmmaking is the ultimate hobby, educational and creative. And compared to car stuff, everything's reasonably priced! A DVX costs about the same as a nice set of magnesium track wheels. An HVX is the price of two carbon fiber racing seats, plus a rollbar...
04-06-2006 05:53 PMOriginally Posted by directinglegend
wholy poo that's a lot.
- Mikko ... will be eating only bread and water for the next 3 years.
04-06-2006 06:25 PM
I guess I'm lucky. My wife is really great about me buying gear. Partly because she knows I don't get anything I don't really need. She also knows I make ALOT of my own stuff, so if there's something I can't make (like a mic, or headphones), she tells me to go for it.
She actually bought me my camera for an anniversary present. And before you get the wrong idea about our financila state. She supports a me, 2 kids and herself on 35K a year.
My 503 head and sticks cost me less than 500...but made my tripd legs out of popsicle sticks and bondo.
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