I'm Going to Hawaii! What should I buy??

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  1. bbaker35

    bbaker35 TPF Noob!

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    For my college graduation I'm going with a few friends to Hawaii! I know the oportunity for photos is going to be unbelievable! I think for this special occasion I should buy something to take with me under about $150.

    This is what I have:
    Canon 350D
    Speedlight 420EX
    Cannon 50mm 1.8
    Cannon crap kit lens
    Cannon 75-300 4-5.6 (I think)
    Plenty of Memory

    I was thinking about a wide angle lens? Or Maybe a flash diffuser? Filters?

    I'm completley open to suggestions...

    It can be 1 or 2 items...

    Thanks
    B
     
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    Polarizer?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a fun trip. I went with a bunch of buddies for the 99/00 new year's party.

    Yes, a Polarizer. It's the only filter you really need with digital.

    A good bag, if you don't already have one.

    A wide angle would be good but you are not going to get anything wider or better than your kit lens, for less than $500.

    When I was in Hawaii, I got some great shots with a few water-proof disposables. They are great for when you are swimming/diving, splashing around or just messing around on the beach. Or any other place you wouldn't take your 350D.
     
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    Another zoom to cover the lower end from your 75mm down. Makes group and close wide angle easier.
     
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    I would buy a polarizing filter. Have fun!
     
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    Tripod?
     
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    I'll take a t-shirt and one of those ukuleles I keep seeing on TV....erm... OooOooh... You wanted to know what you should get for you. :oops:

    A polarizing filter like the others have already mentioned as well as maybe an ND filter too would be the ones I'd get.
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Lots of sunblock :p
     
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    Make sure you have an adequate case for carrying it in. Oh, check the weight restrictions too. You might end up just bringing your camera gear and a bathing suit if I don't watch too closely ;)
     
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    bbaker35 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks everyone. I figured a polarizer would be a good choice. One question, when do you use one? (Yeah Yeah I'm new) Also I don't think that I'm gonna take a tripod. I'm not really good enough to need one yet. I will go handheld for most shots. Plus I really don't want to drag it all the way from the east coast.

    Oh yeah, someone suggested that I get a lower end zoom range lens. Would someone offer an idea as to what range would be good? Probably one about the same as the kit lens?

    Thanks Yall

    B
     
  11. bbaker35

    bbaker35 TPF Noob!

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    BTW DigitalMatt-

    I haven't been on TPF very long, but I will have to say that IMO your work is by far the best I've seen here. I don't know if you are amazing at photog or photoshop or a little of both, but I would love to turn out shots that are half as nice as your regular stuff.

    Just Amazing.

    B
     
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    A polarizer and maybe a red filter for really cool end of the world landscape shots :thumbup:

    Congratulations on your graduation, have a good time :thumbup:
     

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