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    Quote Originally Posted by david b
    Buy some photographs. Something that inspires you and will increase in value.

    For me, I might buy a Friedlander or a Kenna or a ....
    I agree. You could use a portion or all of it and buy 2 or 3 prints from photographers you enjoy or prints from a gallery. Equipment comes and goes. Art on the walls is good for a lifetime.
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    My suggestion - spend at least some of the money taking a trip which will give you plenty of opportunity to use the cameras you already have. The most valuable commodity today is time - if you can buy some, I recommend you do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David H. Bebbington
    My suggestion - spend at least some of the money taking a trip which will give you plenty of opportunity to use the cameras you already have. The most valuable commodity today is time - if you can buy some, I recommend you do it!

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    Thats a great idea. Come to Naestved and give me whats left of the money
    I promise to use it wisely.
    85mm PC Micro nikkor and 200mm Micro nikkor=4362$
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    No Emil, take a trip somewhere. Down under, China, South America or where ever you really want to go. just remember to post the resulting pics here.
    Søren

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandolfi
    what to do??
    A trip sounds the best idea to me. With the right one, you'd return with both photographs and memories (and perhaps even an expanded waistline if the food was good!!)

    Enjoy it, however you spend it.

    Steve

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    I think a trip and something very permanent - something that you can pass on to someone dear to you (children, other loved ones). Perhaps the idea of a fine print is a great one - just make sure you buy it through the eyes of a human being not an investor.
    Do you have a camera related purchase that has always been way too expensive to justify? Something that you always thought was great but thought "It is - but NOT $XXXX.XX great!" That may be another way to go - those things tend to last many lifetimes.
    Sorry to hear about your loss by the way.

    Peter

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    I would get some great lenses (20 mm, 28 mm, 35 mm, 85 mm and a macro lens) for my Canon EOS cameras and then I would order 1000 rolls of film.

    Otherwise...a double bass and go play some JAZZ!!!!!!

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    good suggestions.

    I don't want to travel - for the travel's sake, BUT if I wanted to travel, it would be for the reason to get to someone that could teach me something.
    ex. Kerik... I'd LOOOVE to learn about the wet process...

    Buying a print.. yes. I might do that. I know one who has Josef Sudek's for sale...
    (or a Sally mann... Irvin penn... so many choises, but I think they are too expensive..)

    I'm thinking..

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    A Sudek print seems like a good idea to me!

    Or a Gandolfi tripod, if you don't have one already?
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    You should buy some great prints by a danish photographer who tortures his negs and prints. His name is Emil Schildt...oh...eureka! Hi, Emil

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    How about attending a workshop and learn the basics ?
    Oh........ no wait....... wrong forum
    Does it have to photografic things ?
    How about repainting your car ?
    Some nice furniture ?
    Some ULF stuff......Whoops
    A new stereo for your darkroom ?
    Booze ?
    Something nice for your girlfriend ?
    How dare you ask such difficult questions, Emil
    Søren

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