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How much have you spent on your kit?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by dino1891, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. dino1891

    dino1891 Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Jan 8, 2013
    Just for kicks, I was wondering how much you have spent on your kit.

    I initially only wanted to spend $2000 max on the system. That was until I saw what people were doing with the Oly 75mm. That lens alone threw off my budget. I had to really compromise on the rest of my kit. But I'm thinking of going all out and getting the lenses that I want...

    The OM-D and Oly 75mm was my gateway "drug'. What was yours?
     
  2. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    It's hard to tell, since I reguarly sell stuff in order to pay for lenses. Independent of the cash I've got from selling stuff...probably around $4000. Including the money I've made from selling...probably around $1500?
     
  3. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    What my kit would cost to replace and what I paid for it are two totally different things! I bought some refurbished items, some used and the couple that were brand new I got on sale. It does add up fast however.
     
  4. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Nothing anywhere near what I have spent on my Nikons!
     
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  5. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    OMD- $829 refurb
    20mm-$300
    12-35- $975
    Tokina 90mm 2.5 macro- $290
    Rokkor 50 1.4- $75
    Oly 40-150- $125
    Oly 200 f4 w/ad.- $110
    various acutrements- $150
    equals
    my wife should not know this info.
     
  6. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Too much!
     
  7. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    926
    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    Sometimes you see a good deal you just can't refuse.

    About $3000 all in, sold my Nikon kit to fund the beginning then went on a rampage.
     
  8. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    Just tell your wife how much you saved by being a smart shopper. Looks like over $400 on just the first three items. Nicely done!
     
  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Cameras Moi:
    OM-D (2) w/grips

    Cameras Others:
    EP3 w/EVF (Mary Lou)
    GF1 w/EVF (Amy)

    Lenses Moi:
    P7-14
    O12-50
    P35-100
    P100-300
    O12
    O15
    PL25
    O45
    O60
    O75
    Micro-Nikkor 55mm Macro w/ adapter

    Lenses Others:
    P14-45
    O14-42
    P45-200
    P14
    P20
    O15 (2)
     
  10. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Mu-43 Veteran

    241
    Oct 24, 2012
    Melbourne, OZ
    Adam
    E-M5 w HLD-6, FL600, μZD12-50, μZD12/2, PL25/1.4, μZD45/1.8, μZD60 macro, μZD75/1.8, MD135/2.8, OM200/4, PK200/4, OM300/4.5.

    All the μ43 equipment purchased at Australian retail prices (ouch!!).

    I have a record of what it all cost, but the short answer is a broken window and an insurance policy. I still have enough credit at my camera shop for another body (E-P5? E-M6?) or a couple of lenses.
     
  11. dino1891

    dino1891 Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Jan 8, 2013
    Wow you guys are crazier than me. For me, $2000 was the threshold between sane and crazy for a hobby. I have well passed that. GAS is contagious and I probably shouldn't come to this site haha.
     
  12. dino1891

    dino1891 Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Jan 8, 2013
    But I really want the Olympus 17mm and fl-600r. That is going to set me back another $500 +$300. And its another 3 years until I start making some money too.....
     
  13. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    I doubt she would share your perspective, but, thank you. I think so!
     
  14. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Mu-43 Veteran

    241
    Oct 24, 2012
    Melbourne, OZ
    Adam
    FWIW dino, I would not have spent so much so quickly if the $ had to come from my wallet. In my case it was an insurance settlement for $$$ at a specific camera shop. It's not like I had to choose between buying photo equipment or paying the school fees. It was just a question of which photo equipment.:cool:
     
  15. dino1891

    dino1891 Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Jan 8, 2013
    I have a sugar momma. My fiance supports the gearhead side of me which does NOT help. She pitches in for half of whatever lens I want but I feel like this will change once we're a couple years into marriage :rolleyes:. She says that she'll make it all back once I graduate from dental school.
     
  16. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Apparently not enough because I still items in my B&H wish/think-about list. And, there are more lenses/bodies coming out this year. :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  17. dino1891

    dino1891 Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Jan 8, 2013
    I initially had $1300 from selling my old gear (which I bought while I was out of school). I was considering my options. First went with the Fuji X-E1 kit. Then my fiance bought me the Fuji 35mm f1.4 for Christmas. AF was too slow. Returned the lens, sold the kit for a loss of $50. So i have $1950.

    THen the Olympus rebates happened. Decided to go with the Olympus 75mm (because I used to have the 45mm and found it too short for my street portrait needs), panasonic 25mm, and panasonic 14mm.

    So I guess the Fuji was the gateway. In reality I spent $400 of my loan money (your tax dollars at work) well knowing that for every dollar loaned, it takes 2 dollars to pay it back :eek:
     
  18. dino1891

    dino1891 Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Jan 8, 2013
    *Correction: $200 of my loan money since fiance subsidized half of that.
     
  19. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    926
    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    I'm still working on eventually replacing my 45 and 14-150 with a fast telephoto zoom. Just shut up and take my money.
     
  20. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

    535
    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    Well I'll put it this way, I've spent far less than I would like, and far far more than my wife would like :p (keeps eyeing the 75mm f/1.8)