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hwy 49gold

near Yosemite, US
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hwy 49gold Basic Member
Mon 06-Mar-06 01:22 AM

I am so curious about how many of you choose not to reveal to your spouses what you have been spending on your D200 gears and accessories. Independently wealthy members and professional “must haves” photographers need not reply

The other day when I asked my husband to look it up on B&H's web site if the Lexar 2GB CompactFlash was back in stock , I suddenly realized that he might wander into the camera field and see the price of my new D200. I had to laugh at my “deception”. However, I certainly do not think I have been cheating or lying, but simply choose not to discuss with him the prices as each main equipment and accessories were delivered by UPS, FedEx or USPS. No that he is not happy for me of my revived energy into photography--therefore the purchases, especially after so many years of hibernating from photography, but rather, I am uncertain he will embrace my decision on top notch brands, with the high end prices attached—knowing that he is unable to tell a Gitzo tripod from a Slik, or to recognize the differences between a Nikon and a Pentax.

Don’t get me wrong, I have never been a compulsive or impulsive shopper (at least I don’t think so), though recently with D200’s debut, I started to wonder........One good thing that I feel somewhat less guilty about this “no discussion on prices zone” with my husband, is the fact that I paid the bill out of my own income. But should I explain to him that I deserve a BMW rather than a Toyota (great cars no doubt)? Is he going to come back to me that even though I have tremendous potential to become a great photographer (Ha!), must I insist on a Steinway rather than a Yamaha?

This non-technical question might be inappropriate or too personal here in the forum, but I am so curious!!

Enjoy the Oscars








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