My neighbor sold all his camera gear 11 years ago...

3 months 2 weeks ago #736366 by Photo Junky
Yesterday he just ordered nearly $8,000 worth of new camera gear!  He's back because we went out on a hike and I let him use my Nikon Z6 and he was hooked!  

What was that old 'A-Team' motto?  I like when a plan comes together?  LOL


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3 months 2 weeks ago #736380 by Finn
Why did he sell his gear to start with?  


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3 months 2 weeks ago #736432 by Sandy Smith Photos
How exciting!  I can semi'ish relate to this.  My dad who has been out of photography since the film days, jumped back into photography because I was so into photography.  This was 2 years ago, but he was out of photography nearly 30 years.  He's hooked again, every other Saturday we go on a hike together with our cameras.  


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3 months 2 weeks ago #736493 by Esseff

Photo Junky wrote: Yesterday he just ordered nearly $8,000 worth of new camera gear!  He's back because we went out on a hike and I let him use my Nikon Z6 and he was hooked!  

What was that old 'A-Team' motto?  I like when a plan comes together?  LOL


8G worth of gear... dude, what did he get? We need to know...


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3 months 2 weeks ago #736498 by Happy Snapper
Way to go!  Welcome back to taking photos!  

Gripped Nikon D810 --- Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 --- Sigma 10-20mm f/4 --- Nikon 50mm f/1.4 --- SB600
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3 months 2 weeks ago #736531 by Richard Taylor
I know a couple people who over the pandemic returned to photography.  Photography can be a zen experience and distract you from everything else that is going.  You create the world you want with your lens.   


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3 months 2 weeks ago #736622 by No Show
$8000 really isn't much these days.  Let me take that back, $8000 can go quick these days on camera gear.  

Sony A7r IV and a couple lenses.  R5 or R3 and couple lenses, heck Nikon Z9 or Z7 and a couple of lenses.  $$ goes quick when you need everything.  

D300| Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8 | Nikkor 70-200mm VR 2.8 | Nikkor 50mm 1.8 | Nikon 2x Teleconverter | Sigma 105mm 2.8 | Tokina 12-24
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3 months 1 week ago #736759 by CanonKid
$8000 isn't a lot?  I don't know about that.  Average body will set back $2500 or so.  $5500 could get 2-3 lenses from there.  $8000 grand is $8000 grand.  

Canon 7D, 15-85mm, 18-55mm, 70-200mm, 100mm Macro, Sigma 120-300mm, Speedlite 430EX II

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3 months 1 week ago #736878 by Happy Hour
I'm excited to come back to photography after a 3 week break because I was sick with Covid.  I can't image what that is like coming back 11 years later!  


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