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  1. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I just got word today I'm in for a $500 windfall..... a cash-only performance bond I posted 13 years ago is being refunded to me as it is no longer needed. NAS is a terrible disease that must attended to.

    My first thought was to pick up a used Nikon PB-6 bellows. Then perhaps a 24 or 28mm lens I can put on it in reverse. But I'm open to suggestions!
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Sorry i have no idea what prices are over there
     
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    Kerbouchard TPF Noob!

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    How about an SB800 or even an AB800, light stand, and softbox?
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I've already got two 300ws monolights, with 3 umbrellas and one softbox.

    [​IMG]

    I have an SB600 that works just fine for field work.
     
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    Kerbouchard TPF Noob!

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    500 bucks could get you an Arc Flash Suit so you don't end up like the guy in your avatar. :wink:

    Do you have teleconverters? Light tent? CS6? Lightroom 4? 35-70 2.8?

    Personally, if somebody handed me $500, I would probably buy a really nice ball head or a thinktank bag.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    $500 don't go far when it comes to arc-flash suits. [​IMG]

    TC won't work on my 70-300, and I have both a 500 and 600. (I'd love to get a Sigmonster, but that's well above $500!) I can make a light tent out of white cloth. GIMP and Capture NX2 do what I need. 35-70.... have an 18-105.

    Already have a couple basic ball heads & thinktank backpack.
     
  7. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I would spend it on film before Fuji prices go up in August.

    :lol:

    Buy film and send it to me.
     
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    chuasam No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have a PB-6 bellows. I don't think it is that much money but you're welcome to pay that much.
     
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    GeorgieGirl TPF Noob!

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    What is NAS....? Not Anuf Stuff???
     
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    Kerbouchard TPF Noob!

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    Might as well be. Nikon Acquisition Syndrome...The only known cure that I am aware of is sampling some of Sigma's premier stuff. It then becomes displaced by the Sigma and Nikon Acqusition Syndrome, or SNAS. Still no known cure, but the treatment is a bit cheaper.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Where did I say I was spending it all on a PB-6?
     
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    Champagne Room
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Pocket Wizards?

    Photography Vest :)

    Toys from Cognisys:
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    Waterdrop kit - regular laser kit - for $25 more a motorized focusing rail kit
    (those would be seriously fun toys!)
     
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    sell off the 70-300 and put the new $$ towards a 70-200 2.8?used vr1 can go as little as $1500 you can have a bit more than half if u get rid of the 70-300 and add $500 to it.

    Or maybe a 50 1.4? or new 85 1.8?
     
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    You could take a vacation and go shoot somewhere exotic.
     
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