Can you afford ... everything?
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Originally Posted by dr4gon
Look ... I like first hand knowledge, when I can get it. Like I said, I seen many of these favorable reviews and for a mere $250 ... what the heck? Maybe I can test it and provide some insight to another photographer concerning making the decision.
Advice: "Excuse me ... I recommend we all buy the SONY CZ 85mm f/1.4, because for $1498 we are going to get the best darn image you can purchase. It will only be $14.98 a shot, for the first 100 shots, then ... it'll progressively drop."
Guys ... this is a hobby. I do NOT make a flipping dime off it ... and I have been giving things away to try and promote it. How many of you can say the same thing? C'mon ... line up and take a number! This is supposed to be fun ... and THIS is how I make fun, for me. I also spend money for other fun things, too, like RVs, hot tubs, toys of all kinds, trips ... you name it.
If I drop all the loot buying overpriced glass ...
well, there won't be any of the other things.
No more toys! :eek: and that's a real bad thing!
I was weighing the price of Zeiss optics when I was walking through one of those Home Development stores, the other day ... you can get a whole bunch of really nice tools for $1500-2000. So, I would say that you would have to be fiercely dedicated to your hobby to justify all high-end glass. Professionals are a whole different argument.
Of course, then there are all those model RC aircraft hobbyists ... who face the ultimate rush: the eventual and absolute destruction of their hobby's object. Because it is not "Will it crash?", but ... "WHEN?" and "How spectacular it will be?"
And that "bottomless wallet" feeling that ensues ...
If I find myself NEEDING the CZ ... it'll come. Just not right now. I'll have to limp along with perfection in my CZ 135mm f/1.8. "Sorry" <- Note: apology made. :rolleyes:
Now, back to exploring ... and 'Rooz", go shoot your 300 and come up with something outrageous!