How to spend 500 bucks

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  1. skywalkerbeth

    skywalkerbeth TPF Noob!

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    I won the Circle of Excellence at work! And in addition to the honor they gave me a 500 dollar Amex gift card.

    I've already got 3 spiffy lenses (35mm, 24-105, 100mm), a nice tripod, a new computer... no lighting, no training, etc.

    What would you spend it on? I'm not sure if I can use it online (maybe?) and I may as well spend it all in one place - if that means several small items, so be it.
     
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    How about a weekend trip to go someplace cool and shoot?

    Brian
     
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    skywalkerbeth TPF Noob!

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    Oooh, I like that idea.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You have a 30D and your shortest/widest focal length is 24mm?

    Get a wide angle lens. Maybe the Canon 10-22mm, the Sigma 10-20mm, the Tokina 12-24mm or the new Tamron 10-24mm.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    or how about a flash head for that macro lens?
    Really helps at macro work having proper flash
     
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    A call girl, a pair of handcuffs, and a roll of Tri-X.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:


    Im about to spend 550ish on 3 pw's
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Personally, if I had it I would add a few bucks of my own money and get

    http://www.mpex.com/page.htm?PG=STROBIST PW1 KIT

    The Strobist kit from Midwest Photo Exchange I already have flashes so I would get the PW2 kit that has 2PW's umbrellas a stand and all the extras. I pretty much have mt eye on this one right now but have ran into other priorities. Hey I got an idea you could give that $500 to me and I can buy the kit for myself.
     
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    If it were me, I'd get a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
     

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