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Re: An expensive “Hobby”

Looking after your kids finances tops the list I guess, Bank of Mum and Dad can't see how Photography tops the list, its cost me Zero this year...who makes these lists up !!

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Re: An expensive “Hobby”

Well, I've probably spent well over £4,596.16 on photography in the last 40 years. I also have most of my equipment as I rarely throw anything away. I could sell it all tomorrow and raise barely a fraction of that but still come in at under £200 per year. I've also spent far more than that on holidays which probably count as a hobby to those people who like (and can afford) multiple trips abroad per year.
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Is that a hobby or a penance?
Hmm. A penance usually involves a few Hail Mary's and an absolution, after which you are free of your sins, but marriage? No; that is on an entirely different scale.
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No mention of football....I reckon the cost of a Premier League club season ticket plus travel to away matches would put it right at the top of the list and then there are all the International matches.....
That's not a hobby, it's a religion.

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Re: An expensive “Hobby”

lol I spent more than that Yesterday on a new camera and lens if I go back 10/15 years then that is close to my average although I did sell gear to buy new so it's not too bad .


In the last 2 years iv sold cost £25,000 and got around £13,000 back and that well covered my new set up so im up to the latest tech again-well for now
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Re: An expensive “Hobby”

I was recently looking at the current cost of 100 rounds of 0.22 target ammunition, I used to buy at 8 shillings and six pence in the late 60s. It's now £23.50!

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I was recently looking at the current cost of 100 rounds of 0.22 target ammunition, I used to buy at 8 shillings and six pence in the late 60s. It's now £23.50!

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You'll need a bigger calibre to sort out our present shambles, if you know what I mean.

Is 22 ammunition still made of lead?
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I was recently looking at the current cost of 100 rounds of 0.22 target ammunition, I used to buy at 8 shillings and six pence in the late 60s. It's now £23.50!

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I shot for the Royal Arsenal Pistol team and 100 rounds of “Tenex” 22LR was around a £5. But we bought in bulk and it paid for all the targets and range costs.
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I shot for the Royal Arsenal Pistol team and 100 rounds of “Tenex” 22LR was around a £5. But we bought in bulk and it paid for all the targets and range costs.
Did you work for the Royal Arsenal Graham.

I used to visit the labs at Woolwich fairly regularly back in the 1970's.
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Is 22 ammunition still made of lead?
I would think so. You wouldn't get good external ballistics with any metal less dense.

I used to reload 9mm Parabellum and cast the bullets. Pure lead is too soft and causes feed problems, so tin and antimony was added to harden the alloy. It was very satisfying to turn scrap lead into bright shiny bullets.

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Did you work for the Royal Arsenal Graham.

I used to visit the labs at Woolwich fairly regularly back in the 1970's.
I started at the Arsenal in 1974. When QAD(ORD) Closed down, I was the one that turned off the lights and handed in the keys.

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This whole thread is out of my league
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That qualifies it a bit! As for football, that's not a hobby, it's a religion
Premier league football is nothing of the sort but just a badly run and awful business.
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Re: An expensive “Hobby”

Excuse me, Pro is not a hobby. Even if we own the top of the line equipment from any one brand won't be that much..unless the cost of the printer, framing, subscription to SW and upgrading the moment a new camera is announced, replacement lenses, photo trips around the globe.
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