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Your Most Expensive Body / Lens

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Spacedeck, 30 Jul 2015.

  1. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,149

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    Bought my 30D new in 2006 I recall from Jessops for £680.

    Then my most expensive is the 5D3, which I got on release so was like £2800 I think and my 85L, about £1500.
  2. Urbanfreestyle


    Joined: 11 May 2015

    Posts: 456

    Location: Exeter, Devon

    2x 1D Mark III
    24-70 f2.8 L
    70-200 f2.8 L
    soon to have a 50 f1.4
  3. SDK^


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,206

    I bought it on day of launch from Park Cameras in September 2004 so will have paid the RRP. It was probably under £1k after Xmas.
    Early digital SLR's were expensive though - the Canon D60 (2002)was nearly £2k and the D30 @ 3mp (2000) close to £3K
    Last edited: 1 Aug 2015
  4. Rojin


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,990

    Location: Gloucester UK

    Canon 1DmkIV and Canon 70-200 f2.8 mkII.
  5. kitfit1


    Joined: 24 Feb 2003

    Posts: 3,949

    Location: Stourport-On-Severn

    Got a Cannon 5D MKii which is the most expensive body i have ever bought. I will say though that in the very early 1980's i bought a brand new Zenza Bronica Etrsi, which i am sure in real terms, was a lot more than the 5D MKii.
    The most expensive lens i own is a 300mm f2.8, i do use a 400mm f2.8 regularly, but it actually belongs to a very good friend.
  6. the_director

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Apr 2011

    Posts: 1,069

    Location: South Wales

    Sony A6000 and I only shoot vintage manual focus lenses, most expensive is my Tamron Adaptall SP 400mm f4, which is very rare and not often seen for sale. Paid around £600 to import it from America.
  7. And


    Joined: 7 Dec 2002

    Posts: 984

    Body: 1DX
    Lens: EF 600mm F4 L IS II
  8. Terminal_Boy


    Joined: 13 Apr 2013

    Posts: 9,592

    Location: La France

    Body: Panasonic GM5
    Lens: 15mm f1.7 PanaLeica
  9. mid_gen


    Joined: 20 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,784

    Leica M6 TTL - about 1000 GBP
    Leica 50mm Summilux - 1600 GBP ish
  10. Vertigo1


    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

    Posts: 15,451

    Body - 5D3
    Lens - 70-200 II
  11. aj_4176


    Joined: 23 Oct 2004

    Posts: 422

    Nikon D3s with my 14/24/70/200 all 2.8's (mk II in some case) are my most expensive purchase.
  12. lolage

    fiveub's Slave

    Joined: 1 Sep 2007

    Posts: 1,460

    Location: OcUK HQ

    5d3 & Sigma 35mm 1.4
  13. mattyg


    Joined: 17 Jun 2007

    Posts: 8,316

    Nikon D810

    And then the Nikon Trinity @£1000+

    All the gear but no idea. Thats me
  14. GTRacer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jul 2007

    Posts: 1,675

    D800E + 35/1.4G

    Although if we're going by original RRP I'm sure it'd go to one of my medium format film cameras (Pentax 67/Rolleiflex 2.8F) or my Leica M4.
  15. D.P.


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 31,691

    Nikon D800 and a toss up between a Nikon 70-200mm /f.28 VR and 24-70mm f/2.8.
  16. Russinating


    Joined: 27 Dec 2005

    Posts: 16,567

    Location: Bristol

    5D3 and 70-200 2.8 I think.
  17. traveyb

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jul 2012

    Posts: 1,265

    A7II and Nikon 70-200mm VRII (since been sold)
  18. ricky1981


    Joined: 10 Jun 2003

    Posts: 4,615

    Location: New Zealand

    Currently my most expensive single item is my Sony RX1, will be a Leica Q soon :)

    On the interchangeable side, I use an E-M1 and a variety of Panaleica lenses but none come close to my compact/s in price!
  19. kona786


    Joined: 25 Jun 2007

    Posts: 18,335

    Location: Downtown

    SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8


    Build quality is lovely. Shoots almost as good as my old 35mm prime.