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Am I Abnormal?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by hunyuan7, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. hunyuan7

    hunyuan7 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 31, 2011
    I have spent about 1000 times more time on researching a camera system than I did on a car that costs 10 times more. Am I abnormal?
  2. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA

    I hope you get through the "paralysis of analysis" phase and are back out taking pictures soon!
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
  4. Aniseedvan

    Aniseedvan Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 25, 2011
    Well if you are, then so am I... I'm used to the husband giving me funny looks over camera gear prices, and no one at work gets it, but it keeps me happy :) 
  5. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    I also put more time reading about prime lenses and researching than I did for my house.. which was wayyyy more expensive!

    But.. thankfully.. homes have a longer useful life.
  6. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    photography is your hobby and I'm assuming that your car isn't.
  7. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Great point!
  8. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia

    I was actually thinking about this the other day. A mate of mine just sold his ute (pickup truck) for 20k and upgraded to a better one for 34k. Essentially the same just a little more glossy...regardless, in about 3 months it's going to be just as filthy as his previous ute. No gain really in terms of usefulness or productivity, he got it because he had some spare cash !!!

    It got me thinking....if I had 14k to blow what would I get....I was kinda taken aback when without prompt or consideration.....my minds voice pronounced clearly "Leica M9 and the 50mm f1.0 noctilux!!!!

    Sick b@sterd !!!

    So I went out and first thing I did was get myself a lottery ticket, which ended up a winner....woohoo....only about $14980 left to go.
  9. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    i let the SO pick out the new car, i just wanted a panoramic moonroof, adaptive cruise control, and a/c booty seats! :D 
  10. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    You guys don't know how to calculate cost. My car weighs around 1200 kg and cost around $25000 Australian. That amounts to around $20 a kg. My 12 mm lens weighs 130g and cost a bit under $1000 Australian. That's around $7500 a kg. Which do you think is the most expensive?

    Is it any wonder we take our time considering these expenditures?

  11. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA

    Wait, did you include the weight of the Nokton m/43? :biggrin:
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