Advertisement You're not understanding what I'm saying. He was already willing to spend that kind of money! The fact is, he could have gotten better equipment for the same amount of money. Did he say, "How can I improve my photos with the camera I already have?" NO! He flat out said, I need a new camera, my school is covering the cost. Then later he said, I spent a little over $1500 on all this gear. So, he already spent the money. Do you understand now? I wasn't telling him to go out and buy that gear, he already did!