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  • If You Won The Lottery Tomorrow, What Photo Equioment Would You Buy?

    I thought this would be an interesting idea for a thread. Believe it or not this thought crosses my mind quite often. Even if you have a very low chance, what Photography Equipment would you go out and buy if you won the lottery? Say 1 Million or more. The sky's the limit.

    I'll start off:

    -Nikon D7000
    -Nikon D4
    -Nikon 12-24mm f/4
    -Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
    -Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6
    -Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
    -Nikon 35mm f/1.8
    -Nikon 50mm f/1.4
    -Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
    -Nikon 80mm f/3.5
    -Nikon 300mm f/2.8
    -Nikon 400mm f/2.8
    -Nikon 600mm f/4
    -Nikon TC-14E
    -Nikon TC-17E
    -Nikon TC-20E

    Maybe some day...

    Lets see everyone else's lists!


  • #2
    Canon 1DX + 5DIII + 7DII (when/if it comes out)
    Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II
    Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II
    Canon 24-105 f/4L IS
    Canon 70-200f/2.8L IS II

    Canon TS-E 24 f/3.5L II
    Canon 35 f/1.4L
    Canon 50 f/1.2L
    Canon 85 f/1.2L
    Canon 100 f/2.8L IS
    Canon 200 f/2L IS
    Canon 300 f/2.8L IS II
    Canon 600 f/4L IS

    I'd keep my
    Canon 70-200f/4L IS (for something lighter)
    Canon 180 f/3.5L (Cause its awesome)
    Canon 135 f/2L (Cause it's F'ing awesome)
    Canon 50 f/1.4 (Panoramic stitches)

    Plus some flash equipment.

    Also a killer computer!
    Last edited by Simpleboy; 2012-04-11, 07:15.
    Sam Rudge
    A 5D3, some Canon lenses, the Sigma L and a flash


    • #3
      I'm fairly easy to please.

      Three Canon EOS 1D-Xs, each with its own lens.

      EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
      EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
      EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

      And just for the heck of it.

      Hasselblad H4D-200MS


      • #4
        And no lenses for it? Or do you just have them sitting around?
        Sam Rudge
        A 5D3, some Canon lenses, the Sigma L and a flash


        • #5
          Problem is I don't think I would remember photography for at least a few months if I won the lottery! Houses in every city and Ferrai and Lamborghini exotic car collections...travelling everywhere in a new private jet.

          And then comes photography. Well the 1D for sure, and oh all the L white lenses of course!


          • #6
            First of all I would rent a caddie to carry my photogear . And THEN:
            - Canon 5D MkIII (actually, I ordered it ... but won't get it until June ... more or less!!)
            - L prime lenses 400mm, 600mm
            - L lenses galore

            Just for the heck of it: A Leica M9 with some assorted lens as travel-camera.

            And I'm somewhat with Kevin: If I won the lottery, I'd get a '65 or '66 Mustang V8 convertible and I'd travel the world ... with the Leica
            My photos on Flickr


            • #7

              Hasselblad H4D for portrait work.

              Four Nikon D3X bodies, one with a MF Nikkor Super telephoto Zoom lense 1200-1700mm f/5.6~8.0s P ED IF for Paparazzi money earning work (after all, I couldn't just retire, I'd get bored !!) and pure posing value !!!


              One with a 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S NIKKOR,
              Another with a 50mm f1.4 AF-S
              And finally another with a good old reliable 70-300 f4/5.6 VR

              Those three for aviation work.

              Other lenses for "as required" work...
              135mm f2 DC
              400mm f2.8 VR II


              To carry all that around ?
              In the UK ?
              A Vauxhall VXR8. A V8 brute but comfortable, with all the necessary bells and whistles...and fast enough to get away from angry celebrity bodyguards !
              If I don't feel like driving then an account with PremiAir helicopter charters.

              In Europe ?
              An account with Netjets Europe for private jet travel together with an Avis or Hertz car rental account.

              Worldwide ?
              I dunno, a Gulfstream G550 gets you most places in a day or two.

              Combine all that with houses in Florida USA, Queensland Australia, somewhere as yet undecided in the Caribbean...with a boat at each one....


              I would be a decidedly happy bunny !!
              Last edited by brianw999; 2012-04-11, 09:22.
              If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !


              • #8
                A house overlooking the runway of TFN. With a barbecue place to take photos from in the evening.

                A Nikon D800 + AF-S 400 2.8 for lazy spotting.

                For the rest I would keep my current equipment. (Maybe replace my D300/300s combo earlier with a D400)

                Maybe add a VW Amarok for driving down to TFS for some more spotting and have a nice place to sit on the cab.
                My photo editing guide - updated and improved Feb. 2010
                My Nikon D100,D200,D300, D800, D7200 basic spotting settings guide
                ACIG - the best resource for military aviation information


                • #9
                  Since we're now all listing cars, I'd prolly get a Audi RS-6 Estate for carting crap around and a Nissan GT-R for rocketing around town or the country.

                  Then maybe a trip to Europe.
                  Sam Rudge
                  A 5D3, some Canon lenses, the Sigma L and a flash


                  • #10
                    I would buy:
                    Canon 7D Mark III
                    Canon 5D Mark III (as backup to 7D)
                    an telescope
                    a high quality fish-eye
                    and the rest would go to a 1969 Boss 429 Mustang!


                    • #11
                      My first purchases would probably be the photography stuff. Since cars have been brought up, my choice would be the new Audi R8 Spyder.


                      • #12
                        Hmm cars.

                        Zonda Cinque
                        Porsche Carrera GT
                        Ferrari F40
                        Ferrari F50
                        Ferrari Enzo
                        Ferrari 458
                        Lamborghini Miura
                        Aston Martin DBS
                        Lamborghini Aventador
                        BMW E30 M3