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The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:03 pm

Hi all,

I was just having a browse on the net and put together the Ultimate Photography kit just to make you all start uncontrolably drueling so the thing I thought I would do is make you guess the price I managed to come up with and if anyone can find a cheaper price elsewhere will be claimed the winner (sorry no prize) just for a bit of fun so anyway here it is:

The Ultimate Photography Kit

*1x Canon EOS-1 Ds MARK II
*1x Canon EOS-1 D MARK II
*1x Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
*1x Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
*1x Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
*1x Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
*1x Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
*1x Canon EF Extender 2x II
*1x Canon EF Extender 1.4x II
*1x Canon EF Extension Tube 25
*1x Canon EF Extension Tube 12
*1x Canon 58mm UV-1 Filter
*1x Canon 58mm PL-C Filter
*4x Canon 77mm UV-1 Filter
*4x Canon 77mm PL-C Filter
*2x Canon EW-83F Lens Hood
*1x Canon ES-71 II Lens Hood
*1x Canon ET-83 II Lens Hood
*1x Canon ET-83-C Lens Hood
*1x Canon 580EX Flash
*1x Lexar 80x 4Gb CF II
*1x Lexar 80x 1Gb CF II
*1x Manfrotto 242cm 161MK2B B:3258 Tripod
*1x Manfrotto 229 B:3039 Super Pro Head
*1x Manfrotto 681B Professional Monopod
*1x Lowepro Super Trekker Back Pack
*1x Lowepro Extreme Trekker Hard Case Bag
*2x Lowepro Filter Pockets
*1x Nixvue Digital Album II 60Gb
*1x Nixvue MX01 Battery

Mmmmm....

How much?

Thanks,
Aaron J Nicoli
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:58 pm

Whoa! That's some kit you have listed there. Do you have a guesstimate as to how much that would run? I am sure that it's well out of my price range.  Nuts

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:06 pm

I know how much it is but i will tell everyone at the end of the week.

Ok
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:29 pm

I'm going to stick with $20,000 give or take $500. If you won't take the give or take then I'm going to stick with 20K.

Thanks again.

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:43 pm

$20,000 ??????

Look again!!!

I reckon its about $32,000 Big grin

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:59 pm

may I also remind you all it is in US dollars
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:04 pm

Thats what I took it as!!  Big thumbs up

The 1DS on its own is $8000

Fergul Big grin
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:21 pm

Did a small reseach, too ( I'm ill at the moment, so normally I have a life, yes  Big grin )

2 Camera bodies, all lenses and the flash is close to 18,000, so I'd guess about 22k in total?

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:07 pm

Fergul,

I don't mean to put you down so don't "snap" Jokes...

But need 2 give everyone a even chance so they don't get confused

Aaron J Nicoli

PS: INNflight's Signature is a great remark for this conversation....lol
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:11 pm

is there a point to this thread? it's not like we're millionaires and can afford to go and by this kit, i don't really care how much it is, i'm happy with my own 20D and lens kit.

just for the heck of it, without even looking at prices i'd say it'd be close to $45000.

[Edited 2005-01-20 10:12:37]
 
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:15 pm

Aaron!

Sorry, I wasn't snaping at all, apologies if you thought so. I think I need more maths lessons, this coming from a mechanical engineer  Nuts

But having said that I looked at the B&H site and I'm getting $17000 just for the lenses and bodies.

Maybe I'm shopping in the wrong place, please tell me where to get those cheap lenses as I'll be in NY next thursday getting my 70-200mm LIS and that on its own is $1600.

No hard feelings Aaron!

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:15 pm

Qantas077 It is just for the heck of it...

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:42 pm

Fergul not bad but I found it $50 bucks cheaper.

Thats right I just gave away a price try looking at "digital foto club"

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:46 pm

How can this be the Ultimate photography kit? there isn't one Nikon item in there!!!!!!

Oh alright, I'm biased, but hey. If you can afford to spend that sort of cash, buy the best!  Big thumbs up

Have fun

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:18 pm

Firs of all, I think "ultimate" is relative.

> Every photographer has his own needs... I'd not buy all this stuff ( let alone the cost ) but some things I just don't need in general.

> Every location has other needs ( talking about aviation photog. only now ) If you do not travel a lot and stay around your home airport most of the time you better buy 1 high-end lens that fits you needs perfectly.

> Personal things. Some like push/pull zoom, others don't. Some like TC's others don't, some like filters, others don't... You get the idea.

Of course, hell I would like to have all that stuff... but 18k... oh well  Insane

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:33 pm

To tell you the truth andy I am probably more of a nikon man but hey you've got to be creative!

And INNflight who said it was 18k worth stop assuming you will just have to wait...

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:49 pm

Cool thread  Big grin but this would'nt be my ultimate kit! There are no primes featured in your list! Where are the 300 2.8 L IS, 400 2.8 L IS, 500 L IS and 600 L IS? Those are the things that make life worthwile  Big grin

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:26 pm

And INNflight who said it was 18k worth stop assuming

You said you found lenses and bodies for 16.950 USD. Assuming I'd not get everything THAT cheap I said about 18k... so there's nothing wrong with it, you tend to react a bit sensible, don't you?

Also I have to agree with Wietse, all the real goodies are missing.
Especially a 200mm f1.8L!!!

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:49 pm

This thread seems very pointless to me.

I mean that is no where near the "ultimate" kit as you put it. Everyone has different needs in their photography and everyone will need different kit.

I mean that is hardly the "ultimate" kit for a macro shooter? Or a product photographer? Or what about film shooters or even the dreaded Nikon shooter?  Laugh out loud

I know exactly how much this kit will cost from one place but it varies country to country and place to place. Oh and seriously canon filters??? You must of not used them if you are suggesting them as the ultimate kit! Try BW or Hoya SMC Pro's. Much nicer. Why 5 different polarizers? Just buy one and swap it with step down rings. You can only use one at a time.

I have recently realised that less is more when it come to photo equipment. I have a fair few lenses and i find i am so much more productive when i go out with my 10D or my film body with a 50mm lens on it and thats it. No zooms, no flashes, no filters, no extra memory cards. I really reccomend to try it. When you are in the situation with one body, one fixed lens and nothing else you have to be creative and really does the world of good for your photography!

Cheers, Chris
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:54 pm

Sorry Florian didn't mean to offend sorry if i sounded off I was joking and I know your right about the others but I just forgot them .

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:02 pm

No worries Aaron.
I think Chris has nailed it pretty much. Try to travel with all that equipment...

1) Heavy, heavy, HEAVY
2) Changing lenses, TC's and filters all the time. You may miss lots of shooting opportuneties cause you have to switch that much.

Would be better to get a 16-35L and a 35-350L with 2 bodies and you don't have to worry.

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:08 pm

Chris Chris Chris... Its just a bit of fun its not serious I wouldn't go out and by this kit anytime soon Ill tell you that but its just a bit of fun guessing game

And by the way Chris keep up the great work you are a great photographer

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:19 am

Cheers Aaron!

I wasn't trying to bash you or the thread at all btw! On other forums i have used there have been threads like this where people have taken advice and bought thousands of dollars of equipment only to find they dont need it and cant afford it! I just wanted to point out to any impresionable newbie that you don't need it! Big grin

Cheers,

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:15 pm

That's right Chris thanks for pointing that out

So anyone considering 2 go out and buy this its not recomended

Thanks,
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:30 pm

I have just brought some more equipment more my NIKON D100 and it cost me £4,500, it a mix of 4 lenses and converters a couple of tripods and two new bags various other bits and a pieces and it suits me down to the ground oh and my best purchase was my 80-400mm lens
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:38 pm

Good on you jason hope to see the pics come rollin' in
Good luck!

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:14 am

Aaron if you are ever in Kent look me up yeah will take you to my local airport
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:42 am

Don't know if I will be there soon but if so I will get on to ya eh

Thanks for the invitation. And if your in CBR I will take u to my local Airport

Thanks Again and Good Luck,
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:00 pm

this thread has become more pointless and you've still not managed to even tell us how much it is worth, stop pissing around and just give the price so i can be done with this thread.  Big grin
 
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:30 am

Montague

I think you have to wait until the end of the week. Patience, man, patience.  Smile

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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:18 pm

Hi Guys,
Its the end of the week and heres the price:

$21,386.10USD

So I believe Florian (INNflight) is the winner Congrats with his winning guess of $22,000USD

Thanks,
Gave me something to do so to hell with it
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:31 am

So if I go this right, he wins all that, courtesy of your kindself as the winner?????  Wow!

Well done mate, and very generous of the competition starter too Big grin
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RE: The Ultimate Photography Kit

Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:09 am

Damn! I was pretty close. I guess Fergul was a bit off.

Thanks again.

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