Holiday Gifts for Photographers

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  1. ChrisOquist

    ChrisOquist TPF Noob!

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    OK, so I know it's a bit of a cheesy, cliche post - but hopefully someone you know might see this and pick you up some gear (maybe even that Hassie.. if that happens just break me off a piece :lol:)

    Let me know what you think, or post a comment with what YOU want for christmas!

    10 Great Holiday or Christmas Gift Ideas for Photographers

    Thanks!
     
  2. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I got my photography Christmas present a couple weeks ago with the D700, Nikkor 24-70 and accessories, but my girlfriend got me a Hong Kong EL4a battery, charger and integrated holder for $50... an extra battery that makes your camera go FPS is always cool!

    Other good ideas around $50 are:
    - a 6-point star filter
    - a neoprene neck strap
    - Understanding Exposure by Bryon Peterson
    - PhotoshopCafe's Perfect Exposure
    - PhotoshopCafe's Perfect Composition
    - Quality battery charger and good 2700mah AA batteries
    - lightstand and umbrella
    - Giotto Rocket blaster cleaner
    - a lens pencil
    - quality microfiber cloths

    ... and the list goes on. :)
     
  3. DemonAstroth

    DemonAstroth TPF Noob!

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    I think filters would be a nice idea too. They're not something I'm very happy about spending money on, yet they are usually not overly expensive.
     
  4. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, My girlfreind asked me what I wanted for christmas and I had a hard time thinking of something I wanted that was in a reasonable price range!

    I'm thinking a can of paint though, I have some rooms that need repainting.
     
  5. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    oooOOOoo... I'd love to get an Holga or a Seagull TLR.

    BH gift certificate is also nice to give me a reason to spend the day in NYC.
     
  6. bigtwinky

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    lol..better yet, you buy the cans of paint and have her repaint the rooms :)
     
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    Some cheaper ideas you can include reverse rings or the like. Graduated ND filter setup.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The TPF strap is a sweet item for less than $25. The is a link somewhere in the first two or three forums. I really like mine.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I just bought myself #1 on your list a week or two ago. :)


    Some other things I'd like:
    ND filter
    Books
    Film
    Camera (been considering a Holga. Or maybe that 35mm TLR (blackbird, fly), it just seems way overpriced for a plastic camera...still sounds fun though)
     
  10. RyanLilly

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    M42 adapter - $15
    -or-
    M42 adapter with AF confirmation- $45

    some old Pentax lenses(to use with the adapter above)

    Gadget infinity, Cactus flash triggers- $32
     
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    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    A 35mm FILM camera and some B&W film.
     
  12. viridari

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    That's a pretty good list.

    I can't use the software. So can I have a nice assortment of 120 and 35mm films instead? :)
     

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