How to Drop $725K on Gear: The Priciest Items Sold by B&H
When it’s time to buy new gear, we usually need to seek out options that offer the best bang for the buck. In the process of doing so, we’re forced to suppress our deep desire for the gear that provides the loudest bang. We’ve rounded up of some highest-ticket items sold at B&H, so we could fantasize about clicking the Checkout button with the confidence of a newly-minted billionaire.
Hasselblad H5D-200MS: $42,995.00
A Hassleblad is the perfect appetizer for your shopping spree. You’ll really appreciate having it, once you see the 480 x 120″ prints.
Hassleblad 35-90mm f/4-5.6: $7,950.00
The Hassleblad HD5 doesn’t come with a lens, so be sure to accessorize with the 35-90mm f/4-5.6.
Mamiya Leaf Credo with 80mm f/2.8 Lens: $37,995.00
Life’s too short to use only one large-format digital camera. Embrace variety by also buying the Mamiya Leaf Credo, which comes with a digital back and an 80mm lens.
Leica S: $21,950.00
It’s important to have a more compact camera to use when you’re shooting in the street, so you should definitely grab a Leica S.
Leica 30-90mm f/3.5-5.6: $10,900.00
Your new Leica S doesn’t come with a lens either, so order a 30-90mm f/3.5-5.6.
Linhof 4×5 Kardan Master: $11,049.95
Digital is wonderful, but there are certain situations where film reigns supreme, which is why you now own a Linhof 4×5 Kardan Master.
Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8: $25,999.00
The Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 is indispensable on your wilderness excursions; you just need to hire a dedicated donkey to carry it. Oh yeah, the 1D X is a required accessory.
Chimera F2X Light Bank: $12,143.95
You won’t struggle to get nice shots of your exotic sports cars with the Chimera F2X 10 x 30′ Light Bank hanging above.
HP Designjet Z6200: $14,663.50
When you’re too impatient to wait for large-scale prints to arrive from your favorite lab, you can make smaller mockups with the HP Designjet Z6200.
Sony SRW-9000: $132,684.95
HD video recording on HDSLR cameras is cute, but when you want real moving images, your family camcorder of choice is the Sony SRW-9000.
Canon 9.3-930mm XJ100X9.3B: $222,109.95
You appreciate a nice, fast zoom. That’s why there’s a 9.3-930mm f/1.7 Canon XJ100X9.3B in your cart.
Samsung 85″ Class UHD S9 TV: $39,997.99
When it’s time to unwind and watch the tube, your new Samsung 85″ Class UHD S9 TV will serve you well.
NEC Ultra-Narrow TileMatrix: $76,999.00
This NEC Ultra-Narrow TileMatrix digital video wall will liven up that drab hallway in your Tribeca townhouse.
Music Hall mmf-11: $3,995.00
It’s nice to play tunes during a photo shoot to create atmosphere, and the Music Hall mmf-11 is your new playback device.
Genelec 1038B: $8,460.00 (each)
You should have sets of Genelec 1038B Three-Way Active Monitors in all of your studios. They sound awesome.
Ultrasone Edition 10 Headphones: $2,749.00
Some albums were made for headphones, which is why you have a set of Ultrasone Edition 10’s on your (RED) Desk.
P.S. To speed up your shopping experience, all of these items are included in this wishlist.
About the author: Sam Mallery is a photographer and content strategist at B&H. This article originally appeared at B&H Insights.