Please Help with a Christmas List

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  1. ffd796

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    Ok, so here is the back story. I picked out the Nikon D60 2 lens kit as a christmas gift for my self and picked it up so that my wife could wrap it but now i need to give her a list for the rest of the family. This needs to be a list of gift ideas in the price range of $1 to about $100 and i am thinking of stuff for the new camera.

    1.) Eye-Fi Share 2GB Card 99.00

    2.) Tripod --- ??? Help here, what would be good?

    3.) Filters ---- Help here also, i am new to cameras and just wanting to get into this.

    anything else you think I should have (P.S. Nikon bag came with the Kit)?
     
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    Filters- I have UV filters on all my lenses, and I have a Circular Polarizer as well as a Neutral Density filter... check this out to see what the various filters do
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-lens-filters.htm

    Also- do you think you'll be shooting outdoors a lot? Some people like lens hoods as well.

    The last option is to have your family buy gift cards for a place like B&H www.bhphotovideo.com and you can use them to purchase things after you start using the camera and decide on what you want/need next.

    Finally, get the book understanding exposure. Everyone recommends it here and I've started to read it and learned alot.

    HTH.
     
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    For the memory card, go for a Sandisk Extreme III or IV, in like a 4GB.

    Bogen tripods are great, I love mine.
     
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    Thanks, I love the gift card idea and i am not sure why i did not think of that! I am sure that i will pick up some filters and maybe i can put a gift card towards a good tripod. As for the Sandisk card, that is a great idea; however, i am in Tech sales and can get anything Sandisk at cost so it will be better for me to pick that up on my own.
     
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    Since you are in tech sales, see if you can get the "Promaster Profesional" They are comparable in cost to the Sandisk, but are way faster.
    I use the Promaster CF - Profesional - High Speed Memory Card, UDMA
     
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    we only cary Sandisk, we do Printers as a mainstay, but thank you, i will look into that card
     
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    Just make sure that the memory card you get is bigger than 2gb, because shooting RAW images will take up ALOT of space on your card.
     

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