I was recently browsing through a B&H catalog and one thing struck me quite a bit, namely this:
Okay, it’s Broncolor, one of the best lighting brands, but… It is a reflector! $7000? Come on guys, maybe it goes 0 to 60 mph in 2 seconds? Or what?
Anyway, I thought it would be a nice idea to make a Christmas wishlist from top priced photo stuff. You can show it to your husband/wife/mom/dad if they think that you spend too much on photo gear ;)
So, what do we need? A decent camera with a couple of decent lenses, and a couple of power packs with three flash heads for studio and outdoor lighting.
Now, the lighting:
And an extra set for faster and more remote shooting:
Total: Over $115,000
And I did not mention all the tripods, reflectors, softboxes, cables, and tons of other accessories that would easily bring it to $150 000.
Of course, this list is a bit weird, because it is soo unlikely to see a fashion photographer with a 500 mm Sigma, or a wildlife shooter with Broncolor or Profoto lights around an elephant (which is slightly more possible). But who knows, who knows…
What seems unbelieveable for hobbyists, will seem okay for world-recognized photographers – so let’s just strive to be among them.
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