what was your latest (photographic) purchase

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by BillN, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    I have just bought a Zeiss Biogon ZM 28mm f2.8 to go with my non existent M9

    I keep telling my wife that the only way that I can recover the "investment" that I have in the Leica M fitting, (and screw), lens is to buy an M9, (or M8), but she does not seem to understand my logic

    That's the trouble with wives, (women), they are not logical!!!

    Oh well -
     
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  2. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
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    Hi Bill, me again mate, maybe I should talk to your wife, in most cases wifes do listen to a stranger like myself.

    Mmm....M9....M9... would be fine...would be fine
     
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  3. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
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    Latest photographic purchases:

    Panasonic Lumix G2 body
    2 Gordy's wrist straps (ordered, but not received yet)
    Ctein's book on digital restoration of photographs

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I guess the LX5 is the new kid on the block.
    My wife is talking to Bill's wife cause she doesn't understand the M9 either.
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    My LX5 and a Leica D-Lux 4 case to keep it in the style to which it was really accustomed to. Fortunately I don't have a wife to consult with and my husband isn't on a need to know basis.

    I'm not discussing the M9. :wink:
     
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  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Well, there goes the neighborhood.
    We doin' need no wimmin folks sneaking around buying camera stuff 'round here.
    This is a mans sport and we practice it all the time with care!
     
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  7. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2010
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    Hoya ND8 and ND4 filters. These are the HMC labled filters. Worked really well to get long shutter speeds when I went hiking in the smoking a few weekends ago.
     
  8. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Here's my logic "The M9 isn't going to make me a better photographer............................is it??? Apart from that, my husband is an accountant :(
     
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  9. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Box Brownie??

    I am (was) an Accountant by qualification - maybe that's my problem and not my wife!
     
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  10. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Well..... my husband's a reasonable man :smile: but I have to say that when it comes to buying cameras, my accounting is by far the more creative!!!!!
     
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  11. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Christina

    The M9 purchase

    I'll capitalise the initial cost of £5,000 plus £2,000 for a lens - then write it off over 10 years - so that's a cost of £700 a year - then revalue it every 5 years back to the original cost - therefore making a profit of £3,500 every 5 years - so the cost is really £0 per year

    I'm just discussing this with my wife as we are in London for a few days - but she keeps raising her voice and interrupting me before I have finished explaining my "business proposition"

    what would your advice be?
     
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  12. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 26, 2010
    I suppose technically it was the Leica hands-on workshop. :)
     
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  13. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  14. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Bill, if this "model" works for you, can I use it too? I probably could have bought the wretched thing with change if only He'd said yes in the first place! Just thinking of all the money I've spent over the years looking for the perfect camera :)
     
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  15. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 13, 2010
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    I didn't have to buy my new LX5. My husband did it for me. Now if the weather would clear up so I could use it, I'd be happy.
     
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  16. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Ahh, what a sweetie. Lucky you :smile:
     
  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Hmmm.....:popcorm2:
     
  18. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Yes, Kathy, that is an extremely thoughtful gift...and he was just going out on an errand?
     
  19. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    That's one of my points - being an "accountant" I have a computer inventory for all my stuff - the cost is 2 x what a Leica combo would cost - but hind sight is not something that I'm great at
     
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  20. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    how could he chose between the LX5 and the S95 - I'm having problems - so in the end I opt for another lens