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Old September 27th, 2004, 12:17 PM   #1
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What's the most expensive bit of kit you've ever bought?

Just out of curiosity.

What's the most expensive bit of kit you've ever bought?
Time to show off your disposable income.....

(Has to be a single item or a system)

E.g. MY CAMCORDER XM2

Not. MY CAMCORDER XM2 + SENNHEISER MKE300D MIC + MA300

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Old September 27th, 2004, 02:44 PM   #2
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My car. After that my XL1S.
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Old September 27th, 2004, 04:51 PM   #3
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Usually most people are shocked by the $19,000 USD Fujinon lens or the $6500 USD Sachtler tripod. When I tell people I used to own $50,000 USD cameras most aren't even surprised.
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Old September 27th, 2004, 10:52 PM   #4
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Old September 27th, 2004, 10:55 PM   #5
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Old September 27th, 2004, 11:00 PM   #6
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Like Rob, my house, but yeah my lowly XM2.....I feel so inadequate compared to Jeff...<g>

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Old September 28th, 2004, 12:03 PM   #7
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Mines my GL2.............(not bad for a student.)
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Old September 28th, 2004, 02:29 PM   #8
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I'm sure you wanted to hear about more outrageous buys, but so far My Vaio PC at $2,200 is the highest, after that my Panny PV-DV851, which Ig ot for far under its usual price.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 04:11 PM   #9
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G5 based NLE bay.

You don't want to know...

See I took up video production as a hobby because my other hobby, sailing, wasn't using up enough of my available (and not so available) resources.

Did I mention I'm divorced?

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Old September 28th, 2004, 09:11 PM   #10
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Oh boy...!

Well, taken as a system, my Steadicam cost over $100,000, but the biggest single check written for that was $42K for the sled.

Then there was the Hot Gears at $30K...

The SL Cine (hotrodded Arri 2C) and Steadicam mags, another $30K...

Thankfully, all have paid themselves off. Wish the house and the car would do the same!
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Old September 29th, 2004, 08:21 AM   #11
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I'm still wondering how a lens could cost $19,000!!
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Old September 29th, 2004, 10:36 AM   #12
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I was waiting for Charles to blow us all away.....somehow those $3000 DV cams don't seem such a big deal.
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Old September 29th, 2004, 05:03 PM   #13
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Hey Charles, mind forwarding that to my Ex?

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