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Chico
03-27-2006, 01:28
If you had $500 to waste on a new camera and lens, which ones, or would you spend it on something else?

varjag
03-27-2006, 01:41
At the moment, it'd be either R2C or contax-mount CV 28/3.5.

pvdhaar
03-27-2006, 03:08
I'd buy a digital point and shoot with a slow zoom lens and hang around pnet asking "whether it's any good". Only if I'm still welcome there of course..

jaapv
03-27-2006, 03:23
If you had $500 to waste on a new camera and lens, which ones, or would you spend it on something else?


Waste???? :p

FrankS
03-27-2006, 04:17
A man has nothing in this world except his honour.

KoNickon
03-27-2006, 04:40
I wouldn't consider a Nikon FM3a (my preference, if a new camera is what you mean) a waste.

nihraguk
03-27-2006, 04:40
In my present frame of mind, I'd spring for a Canon P/7 and a Canon or Nikkor LTM 50mm.

tkluck
03-27-2006, 07:06
I wanna Leica,
I wanna Leica,
I wanna Leica!
$500=Leica tee shirt.

amateriat
03-27-2006, 07:54
A) Get my Ricoh GR1 and most-recently-wounded Konica Auto S3 sent off for repairs (hopefully soon, and hopefully for well under $500);

B) Buy an Olympus C8080...because digicams do come in handy sometimes;

C) 50-roll box each of XP2, HP5, Portra 160NC;

D) Boxes of HP ink carts and paper to Feed The Printer

E) Finally buy that 1.2gHz dual-processor upgrade for my G4 tower

Oy...time for that first cup of tea...


- Barrett

tetrisattack
03-27-2006, 08:20
A man has nothing in this world except his honour.

George S.
03-27-2006, 08:34
FRANKly, These "Which is better?" "How long did you dream about a Leica?" and "If you had $500 to waste.." questions all have a familiar sound to them.... and from a brand new member too....

OK, I'll bite- I'd buy anything as long as it says LEICA on it, because we all know those German engineered LEICAS can't be beat. What do YOU think, Chico? ;)

flipflop
03-27-2006, 08:42
Hmm...I just took the plunge...$450.00 to be exact.
Canon P + 50mm 1.8

I also have a summitar 50mm that im dying to try out. Whatever lens like better I will keep the, the other will have a sign on it reading "SE VENDE" ...

Now im just waiting for the P coming for Europe

Im going to have some gear for sale shortly
Nikon F3
Nikon 55mm macro 2.8 ais
A bag or two
Contax G 35mm Lens in box w.bag and front/rear caps
Bogen 3221 and 3265 head
Probably some other stuff as well..if you see something you want PM me with an offer

lynn
03-27-2006, 08:55
I have a gorgeous working camera for every mood and every season: nothing top-of-the-line, mind, but all totally loved.
I'd buy a scanner for my MF stuff. The Epson 4990 should be plummeting in price soon - newer model and all - or would $500 be enough *for* the newer model? :-)

macnorfin
03-27-2006, 09:31
I just bought a CV 28/1.9 and a CV 28/35 minifinder last week from Photo Village. Oh wait, that brings me over budget already! Dang. I guess I'll just have to spring for $500 worth of additional gear.

yossarian
03-27-2006, 13:13
A man has nothing in this world except his honour.

Or, perhaps, his sense of humo(u)r.

Chico
03-27-2006, 14:10
It would be nice if a life would be included with a camera set. $500 should buy both. :)

Stephanie Brim
03-27-2006, 14:21
35mm Ultron + hood or 35mm Skopar and the Graphic I want.

BrianShaw
03-27-2006, 15:34
It would be nice if a life would be included with a camera set. $500 should buy both. :)

I need to get a life, too... I just wasted 2 minutes reading this stuff.

:eek:
:o

Ergo
03-27-2006, 15:43
Buy a pristine CL

kshapero
03-27-2006, 19:29
I would buy more stuff, like used lenses or even more used lenses.

Chico
03-27-2006, 21:43
I seem to bring out the best in people, and with honour. :)

ClaremontPhoto
03-27-2006, 21:52
Fuji Natura camera (the 24mm lens) and Natura film.

35mmdelux
03-28-2006, 14:36
film. I'd fill my other refrigerator vegetable draw w/ more film!

egpj
03-28-2006, 14:47
Spend it all on wine, women, and song. Take pictures during the festivities and decide to burn the evidence. Priceless!

emotepix
04-17-2006, 09:30
Just picked up an old but great Rollei 2.8F Planar off ebay for $300... hehehe!

sf
04-17-2006, 10:33
I'd buy film and developer and a bigger tank and some filters

titrisol
04-17-2006, 10:36
A bessaflex