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Author Topic: Flooded Camera Bag.....Help with replacement decision needed  (Read 3656 times)

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« on: July 23, 2009, 23:25 »
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Yup....enough to make me cry.  :'(

Not the best pics with my wife's old P&S, but trust me...it was flooded in saltwater for close to two days.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38565449@N05/?saved=1

I also flooded my Canon SD550 P&S that I am going to replace on eBay since I have the underwater housing for it.


Anyway since I lost everything I don't know if I should;

Switch to Canon

Get a D90 and a couple decent lenses

Get a D700 and one lens...both used

Or something I'm not seeing.


We have a baby on the way so I think the D90 is the way I'm leaning. I' will most likely only have about 2k to spend, still waiting to hear.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2009, 21:42 by Cprowler »


« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 23:40 »
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ouch, sorry to hear.

 I'd work on lesser camera with more / better lenses

« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 05:16 »
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ouch, sorry to hear.

 I'd work on lesser camera with more / better lenses

I would go with this suggestion too, maybe a used D300, but I think the first decision should be full frame or APSC.

« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 09:55 »
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I guess I have to look into the cost of the FX lenses but I would think that with a baby on the way my expensive lens purchases would be few and far between. Having said that I may not be buying anything at all for a while anyway, if I go full frame it would force me to buy good lenses.

Is full frame the way cameras are evolving anyway, will that be the norm down the road?

The baby is another reason I was thinking D90...video

I might have 3k or so to spend, I was a bit conservative on that.

« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 12:16 »
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I guess I have to look into the cost of the FX lenses but I would think that with a baby on the way my expensive lens purchases would be few and far between. Having said that I may not be buying anything at all for a while anyway, if I go full frame it would force me to buy good lenses.

Is full frame the way cameras are evolving anyway, will that be the norm down the road?

The baby is another reason I was thinking D90...video

I might have 3k or so to spend, I was a bit conservative on that.

The D90 may be a good choice for you. I have two boys and we have shot loads of small clips of them from when they were babies, it's great to look back over them from time to time, video captures more about them than stills ever can. Priceless.

I don't think $3000 is going to take you very far in the world of full frame, but it would get you the D90 and some great lenses.

« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 12:47 »
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Yeah, that's the way I have been leaning towards. I wasn't sure if it was worth going for a used full frame and one lens if I could squeak it in the budget or possibly Canon. I don't know anything about Canon but have had a D70 and a D80.

I guess I should look at what lenses I "must have" for the D90...

Moonb007

  • Architect, Photographer, Dreamer
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 14:14 »
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That sucks...well you will be in good hands with Canon.  I would recommend the D90 over the other as you will have more cash to build on all the stuff you lost.

« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2009, 14:46 »
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Sorry for the accident.  :'(

« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2009, 21:40 »
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Thanks you guys!!...It wasn't great stuff but it was all I had.

The good news is it will be replaced for me and instead of 6 crappy lenses I will have 2 or 3 good ones.


« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2009, 22:05 »
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I picked up a used Canon SD550 on eBay for $51 that I hope to have in a few days. I just wanted another used one since I have the underwater housing and use it diving. And for 50 bucks what ., I wanted a camera quick since I don't know I will have everything replaced.

I really love that little camera, this latest will be my third one....:o....I guess I'm hard on equipment. :D  I still want to upgrade to a G9 or something but I have some bigger issues at the moment.

« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 16:25 »
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OK....I just arrived home with my replacements.....

D90
8G card
24-70mm f 2.8G ED
77mm Hoya UV filter

and I'm only way over budget!  :o


Moonb007

  • Architect, Photographer, Dreamer
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009, 16:26 »
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Congrats on the new stuff...great to see you went with the D90.  Now start shooting to pay for the over budget part...hahahhaa

« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 22:27 »
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Congrats on the new gear and for going over budget .. that's awesome !!! It will pay itself off in no time :)


 

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