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Sold my Porsche today to step up my stock photography game

Mudplucker
and my newest lens, which will be featured in my first ever outdoor group photo shoot to be shot in September at my upcoming garden center photo shoot is....... (drum roll please) a really long white lens with a red ring at the end, and it zooms from 70mm all the way to 200mm and has, MOST IMPORTANTLY, Image stabilizer...

I'm gonna miss the Porsche, but I'm making some investments to step up my game in this business :)
Canon T2i and 5D classic, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, Canon 70-200 F2.8 L IS...
Posted: 08/17/2013, 23:33:27 PM
Luissantos84
is that all you got after selling a Porsche? :D
Nikon D800, D90, 50, 24-70, 80-200, 18-135 (all Nikkor lenses...
Posted: 08/18/2013, 11:03:19 AM
Mudplucker
No it was a 944 turbo, so i got quite a bit more than that but I start flight training next month for my pilots license and the rest is going to help pay for my flight lessons.. otherwise I'd get a new full frame camera too :)
Canon T2i and 5D classic, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, Canon 70-200 F2.8 L IS...
Posted: 08/18/2013, 11:22:17 AM
Luissantos84
ah I see! so you are going to be a microstock superstar and also a pilot? you have too much time in your hands :D
Nikon D800, D90, 50, 24-70, 80-200, 18-135 (all Nikkor lenses...
Posted: 08/18/2013, 11:25:42 AM
Komar
If only the words could be, "I stepped up my game in this business and now I can buy a Porsche."
Posted: 08/18/2013, 11:27:44 AM
Pulsar124
Just don't mix plane steering and photo snapping - a dangerous combination!
10-20mm f4-5.6, home photo studio...
Posted: 08/18/2013, 13:52:29 PM
Mudplucker
If only i had too much money on my hands.. I have a friend that is an USAF fighter pilot and he got me started flying... it's fun but expensive for just a hobby. The microstock is also a hobby but I want to keep going until I'm uploading world class photography... and i don't think it's too far ahead in the future..
Canon T2i and 5D classic, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, Canon 70-200 F2.8 L IS...
Posted: 08/18/2013, 14:42:16 PM
Luissantos84

Originally posted by Mudplucker:
Quoted Message: The microstock is also a hobby but I want to keep going until I`m uploading world class photography... and i don`t think it`s too far ahead in the future..


don't forget to teach us after :D
Nikon D800, D90, 50, 24-70, 80-200, 18-135 (all Nikkor lenses...
Posted: 08/18/2013, 15:01:03 PM
Clearvista
I love you enthusiasm
IS, Cannon 70-200, Canon 100-400 IS. Giotto tripod....
Posted: 08/18/2013, 15:07:07 PM
Mudplucker
thanks you all ! I'm going to Florida with my wife and our 2 god daughters next week and we'll be there for 2 weeks, but once I'm back i'm gonna start doing some real shoots and submitting them. couldn't see paying models and using what i had before. it was okay but not really the tools that i could be totally happy (and satisfied) with.
Canon T2i and 5D classic, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, Canon 70-200 F2.8 L IS...
Posted: 08/18/2013, 21:19:04 PM
Miraclemoments
Why wait....having those kids together will surely make for some good shots. Take the camera with and the new lens.
f3.5-5.6 Sigma 17-50 f2.8 Canon 24-70L f2.8 Canon 70-200L f4 43...
Posted: 08/19/2013, 12:02:27 PM
Lisafx
Nice lens, but not sure if I would have sold a Porsche to get it!

Good luck with your upcoming shoot, and also with your flying lessons. Great to see how you are pursuing your dreams!
etc. Favorite lens - Canon 24-70 F2.8L....
Posted: 08/19/2013, 14:07:59 PM
Nikon4004
Cant drive your camera though
2.8, Sigma 24-135. Nikon SB800 SB600 Dell Studio17 Laptop...
Posted: 08/19/2013, 15:56:24 PM
Gmargittai
Why have a Porsche? It is noisy, expensive and uncomfortable. It is not even cool. What is cool is a Tesla. Good thing you got rid of the old clunker.
Posted: 08/19/2013, 19:51:21 PM
Leakeem
Wow. Good luck with your new equipment! Hope you'd get a new car with the earnings you will make!
Canon EOS 550D and a Mutant Calculator
Posted: 08/20/2013, 00:53:40 AM
Mudplucker
After 11 years of driving the Porsche, the Kia SUV my wife owns was way more cozy at my age ! I also used some of the money to buy a big camera bag with "Yuri Killer" embroidered on the side. He is leaving us soon but he won't be needed here anymore anyway :) Some of the funds i have left have to also go to hiring some models that at least look like a magazine might have an interest in using them. More likely than not i will spend more than i make in this venture but at this point all that matters is that i reach the level that makes people think i must have had some help or been super rich... neither ones really applies, the only help i got i paid for...
Canon T2i and 5D classic, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, Canon 70-200 F2.8 L IS...
Posted: 08/20/2013, 15:30:51 PM
Mudplucker
while I'm at it here is a tribute to my old friend of 11 years http://www.eurotuner.com/readers_rides/eurp_0901_2002_mini_cooper_s/photo_06.html
Canon T2i and 5D classic, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, Canon 70-200 F2.8 L IS...
Posted: 08/20/2013, 15:35:20 PM
Lauriey
My favorite lens (well, the Nikon version). Enjoy it!
D700, 14-24mm, 24-70mm 2.8, 70-200mm VRII, 50mm 1.4, 105mm Macro
Posted: 08/21/2013, 09:37:15 AM