If you had a check for $100 to be spent at your local (or interneternised) camera store. What would you get?
I am looking for ideas to give the family for my birthday.
If I had $100 to spend and did not have them (which I do) I'd go with either a Black Rapid camera strap or an ND filter. Either can be had for that money and are handy items to have.
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A few books.
a tripod if they dont already have one
photo print vouchers
there are plenty of option there
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ND filters or similar. have nearly everything else I need (except for a FF body), and this is the only gap I have where there are useful gadgets I'll continue to use.
ND Filter here too.....or maybe some more memory....you never have too much!
Thanks guy I do have a Black Rapid strap on my list. I think that is the most important thing.
a cpl if you don`t already have one.
Personally i would be looking to start investing in some filters as the others have said. The images that i see and really like seem to have been achieved with one filter or another. I actually do not own any and was thinking of starting a thread asking for advice as the best place to get some.
$100 worth of stuff
Me? Sd card or 2.... Pocket size book for fast tips on ideal settings in various situations ( sometimes its hard to think of it all ) Remote....or put it towards my next lens
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I was going to suggest a nifty fifty, but see from a recent thread that you already have one. So I'll agree with what's been suggested, If you like taking landscapes then Graduated Neutral Density filters, might be the go, or a Circular Polarising filter. A wireless remote is also a handy little investment. Camera bag, tripod, any books by Scott Kelby.
Spare batteries come in handy
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You say for you, what do you need or feel you'd like?
Do you have enough memory space, spare batteries, Lloyd suggested a 'Black Rapid' strap, I for one can vote for them. Comes done to need over want for my liking.
What do you need ????
If you have the above, how about lunch and a nice bottle with the significant other, and take a snap of that and frame it.
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Thanks for all the input everyone. I think I will hint at a better quality CPL (than the dodgy ebay one I have now) or a lightbox. But I will be really pushing for the BR Strap. Or a book...
I like your Idea of the lunch too Roosta.
Last edited by mini696; 25-01-2012 at 6:04pm.
A local trip to go and take some nice new photographies