Friday, August 01, 2008

well it seems that my little photo set is more or less complete after 2.5 years and I'm only missing a 300mm prime, like the nikon 300mm F/4 to take wildlife pictures (which won't happen this year)

after my trading frenzy last month I ended with the nearly perfect set which is more or less future proof, since there will be a FX camera for under 1000$ in the next 4 years.

  • 1 x Nikon D80
  • 2 x SB-600 flashes
  • 1 x Nikon 50mm F/1.8
  • 1 x Nikon 35mm F/2
  • 1 x Tamron 90mm F/2.8
  • 1 x Tamron 80-200mm F/2.8
  • 1 x Tamron 1.4 TC
  • 1 x Sigma 10-20
  • 2 x lighstand + umbrella + swivel
  • 1 x Bogen Tripod with head
  • 1 x Bogen Monopod with head
several bags, filters and other stuff

Stuff which I had, sold, traded
  • Nikon 80-200mm F/2.8 push pull
  • Nikon 17-55mm F/2.8
  • Nikon 70-300mm VR
  • Nikon D50
  • Nikon 70-300mm NON VR
  • Nikon 28-80mm
  • Tamron 200-400
  • Tokina 19-35mm (still for sale)
  • 1 x Nikon MB-D80 battery grip (still up for sale, just barley use it)
Money spend after all this trading and shifting of stuff, 900$ which was 300$ more than I planned too. Yes I really wanted to have the 35m F/2 for my upcoming berlin trip...

Another interesting thing is how many pictures I took with all this stuff and actualy kept
  • Nikon D50, 15000 pictures taken
  • Nikon D80, 9000 pictures taken
Of these 24000 pictures I kept 2000 pictures on my harddrive, without a backup which I really have to change and uploaded 360 pictures.

If I would have taken these pictures with classical analog film and had it developed (no prints!) it would had been 11000$ developement cost for the negatives.

Now my photo equipment cost roughly 3000$ and has a resale value of ca 2500$ (better than my car!), which translates into 16c per picture, which is not to bad.

why do I do this calculation? To convince myself to stop spending money on camera gear and actually travel more. I'm also really bored right now and sleep deprived.

...but hey I spend 1800$ on beds so far, which have a resale value of maybe 100 - 200$...

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