Is photography your most expensive hobby?

8 months 2 days ago #645402 by Matt Nguyen
Ordered another $2300 lens today and started to consider my investment into photography and this really  takes the lead as the most expensive hobby I've had. 

I'm curious if you have a hobby that taxes your wallet more? 


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8 months 2 days ago #645408 by Nikon Shooter
I have two more hobbies that aren't cheap either:
biking and guitars.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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8 months 2 days ago #645412 by mariablassingame
Begun? Certain, I began my hobby with a $27 electronic camera, and also functioned that difficult enough to really get a paying job as a photographer. You can have a pastime with almost any kind of equipment you can obtain your hands on. According to the Internal Revenue Service, it's just a leisure activity if your income does not surpass your expenses. For me, for many years, that implied whenever I made money to do a shoot, I just invested it in much better equipment. 


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8 months 2 days ago #645429 by Matt Nguyen

Nikon Shooter wrote: I have two more hobbies that aren't cheap either:
biking and guitars.



Road or mountain?


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8 months 2 days ago #645453 by Troponin
Race cars


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8 months 2 days ago #645454 by Dana Beasley
1/4 scale gas RC cars is my priciest hobby


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8 months 2 days ago #645472 by Nikon Shooter
The guitars?  :rofl:

Being an older biker, I am only cruising…
having safety — for me and my gear as ultimate priority.
The years of rage are very, very small in my mirrors! :P

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8 months 1 day ago #645565 by Alfonso Camil
Yes, by a large margin.


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8 months 1 day ago #645616 by KCook
These days photography is my only hobby, so automatically my most expensive hobby at the moment.

In my distant past I found that boating and racing sports cars were not cheap either.

The deepest money pit I know of is show horses, which a friend of mine fell into.

ohwell

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
kellycook.zenfolio.com/

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8 months 1 day ago #645617 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Matt

Being a bit tongue-in-cheek ... my most expensive hobby is my lover! [who's also my wife]. However, being the question it is, then 'yes' photography has been a life-long hobby, and like all persons with a serious hobby, it has had heaps of money devoted to it

Back in film days, there were extra camera bodies dedicated to different film types, or same film / different lenses when shooting weddings or events- it also acquired a darkroom with those associated expenses and enjoyments

These days, now retired and also motorhome travelling for much of each year, it comes down to retirement income about 1/3 of previous salary, and storage space - so a new camera comes along every 3-5 years and it has to do the job for those years. As I have mentioned in other posts, I now use fixed-lens superzoom cameras rather than dSLR + a bevy of lenses and the locked cupboard in the vehicle is about the size of a double shoe box, so a full kit of stuff as was years ago just would not travel with us

Phil from the great land Downunder
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8 months 18 hours ago #645642 by Ira Weber
Well it  was till  I started getting into car restoration.   Now restoring classics takes the lions share of my $$! 


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8 months 1 hour ago #645703 by Ozzie_Traveller

Ira Weber wrote: Well it  was till  I started getting into car restoration.   Now restoring classics takes the lions share of my $$! 


Beaut response - love it !!
Phil from Downunder


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7 months 4 weeks ago #645813 by Scott Klubeck
LOL I wish!  I’m into off road trucking and off shore fishing. Both trump what I spend on photography any day of the week!  


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7 months 4 weeks ago #645854 by donmammoser
In addition to photography, my most expensive hobby is online shopping and I spend between $2000-$4000/year on this hobby. 


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7 months 4 weeks ago #646041 by Camera Diva
Ask my husband, photography takes the cake and trophy in my house.   Then again, these days it's not so bad.  However I just don't spend money on things other than photography.   

At the beginning of time there was absolutely nothing. And then it exploded! - Terry Pratchett
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