Dreaming…My Lens/Body Wish-List if Money was no Object

Aside from being challenging, and something I’ve always dreamt of doing, engineering tends to make people money. And while people say that money can’t buy happiness… Well – that’s probably true. On the other hand, it can buy camera equipment, bicycles, and car parts. For today, let’s stick with the more relevant (for this blog anyways) camera equipment.

So, if money was no object, here is my photography wish list (just camera bodies and lenses, we’ll leave strobes and accessories for a later date). *Please note that these prices are the brand-new prices per manufacturers’ websites as of today, or are the going-for used prices on eBay.


Two x Nikon D4s ($6,499.95 x 2)

Nikon D810 ($3,299.95)

Nikon D5200 ($499.95)

Sony A7 ($1,299.99)

Lenses (Assume the latest model unless specified otherwise – I’m too lazy to type out the bazillion-letter long names…):

Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8 VR ($11,999.95)

Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8 VRII ($5,899.95)

Nikon 300mm f/2.0 ED-IF ($15,000+)

Sigma HSM 120-300mm f/2.8 ($3,599)

Nikon AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 ($800)

Nikon AF 135mm f/2.0 DC (1,394.95)

Nikon AI-S 105mm f/1.8 ($450)

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 ($1,699.95)

Lomography Petzval (85mm f/2.2) ($599)

Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 ($1,899.95)

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4 ($484.95)

Nikon AI-S 50mm f/1.2 ($724.95)

Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8 DX ($199.95)

Nikon AF-S 14-24 f/2.8 ($1,999.95)

Total price of kit as of today with no tax?


AAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDD I best get to studying if I want to ever be able to afford all of that!

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