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View Poll Results: My Photographic Gear is worth (replacement value)
Between $500 - $1,000 3512.07%
Between $1,001 - $5,000 15954.83%
Between $5,001 - $10,000 7124.48%
Let's leave it at it is outside the catagories above 258.62%
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10-20-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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OMG I spent how much ?

I was reviewing my current camera gear (not counting the two lenses donated to my daughter and the K10D) and to be truthfull was taken by surprise. I initally started this as to get a quote on insurance (which will only cover the standard lost or stolen kinda thing).

I only started the DSLR world a little more than 3 years ago and well I was very surpised when I totaled it up wow.

I am not sure there was already a poll for this at one time but if so you can delelte this thread. I won't post names of the innocent or quilty just be curious what others have spent,

Don't include hard dirves or computers this is meant soley for glass and camera's , flashes and if you want accesscories (Tripods, filters, batteries, lightening gear, etc).


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Well, I only started a couple months ago (bit after registration date) and I am happily in the first category.. for now.
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Dave, you didn't say what category you fell into. I figure I'm just over the $1000, but probably not much higher. Joys of buying used cameras and glass.
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I am in the $5,001 - $10,000 catagory and would not have guessed that if you had asked me but if I stop and think about it yeah it's pretty easy to see when the bodies and some lenses are $1k each .... and I have bought used ones as well There are more lenses I want which could bump me into the last catagory but I may sell some to kinda keep even (or maybe not who knows ).

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Dave, your a maniac.
10-20-2009, 12:23 PM   #6
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I'm easily in the $5001 - $10000 bracket. If I include all my computer gears as well it's more again.
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1 year and "Let's leave it at it is outside the categories above " .....
10-20-2009, 12:35 PM   #8
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1 year and "Let's leave it at it is outside the categories above " .....
Not hard at all

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Not hard at all
And don't start a a thread where people are asked to list the gear
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I could answer this a few different ways.
1) $0.00 as I've made far more with my gear than it cost me.
2) the plus $10,000 catagory if I needed to replace it all.
3) just under $10,000 for what I spent (subtracting the money or selling gear that didn't suit my needs) a lot of the gear is used and good bargains*.

*Remember the days when you could find the lens you wanted in a mixed lot, break up the stuff you bought in that auction and sell the stuff you didn't need to nearly cover your costs? Sadly those deals are long gone. I 'ticked' this one in the poll.
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Getting the gear for good prices means that the replacement value is considerably more than what I spent also... but it has been an expensive venture no doubt...

The DA* and FA ltd lenses certainly boost the figure up very quickly...
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Hmm...category 1 I believe, without actually going back through all the receipts (I might barely edge into category 2 but I doubt it). Of course, other than the K100D body and kit lens, everything I have is used (and almost all manual) from the cheap bins at Goodwill and KEH, so I've got that going for me.
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Dave, you forgot one catagory.

The Jim King, Frank and Marc Langille club.
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Dave, you forgot one catagory.

The Jim King, Frank and Marc Langille club.
Indeed I should have made another catagory - can't edit a poll dern !
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I could answer this a few different ways.
1) $0.00 as I've made far more with my gear than it cost me.
2) the plus $10,000 catagory if I needed to replace it all.
3) just under $10,000 for what I spent (subtracting the money or selling gear that didn't suit my needs) a lot of the gear is used and good bargains*.

*Remember the days when you could find the lens you wanted in a mixed lot, break up the stuff you bought in that auction and sell the stuff you didn't need to nearly cover your costs? Sadly those deals are long gone. I 'ticked' this one in the poll.

No doubt - but making money does not count (would be another poll though)....you are in the last catagory Peter as this was replacement cost (even indicated in the poll) - I am not far from just entering that catagory ...on the upper edge of the catagory 3 for sure....
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