Purchase suggestions for my T2i?

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  1. seekcreative

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    Had a couple ebay items sell better than I thought. I have about $150 in paypal and am wondering what I just HAVE to have for my set up!

    I have everything listed under "my stuff." I have an extra batter and all, lens hoods for my lenses...but what am I missing? I am leaning towards a macro set up but whats your 2 cents?
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    idk much about canons speedlights, but i would grab one. They always seem to come in handy.
     
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    I will keep that in mind. I was also thinking about a ND filter set...
     
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    A polarizer, tripod, angle-adjust flash, remote shutter release. Buy secondhand.
     
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    I would say a tripod, if your looking for macro, look for a close up filter set, my 50mm 1.8 with a close up filter set looks pretty nice, for $10 on ebay you can get a IR remote you'll find it handy. As far as filters, I think every photographer should have an ND and a CP filter, A flash is very valuable but you are a little short for the 430ex II which IMO is what you should look at.
     
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    Guess I didn't include EVERYTHING I already have...

    polarizer filter - check
    tripod - check
    remote shutter release - check

    just don't have the angle adjust flash...will look into it!
     
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    Have a tripod. I will look for a close up set and would love to add that to my 50mm. I have the remote already and have a CP filter as well, but definitely want a ND filter.

    So right now, my options are:
    macro set
    ND Filter
    and flash

    I wonder if ebay would be kind to me and get all three for $100?!
     
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    Really into macro work? Ring flash would be good, but it's very specific to macro work, so it wouldn't be much use for other work. Some portrait and fashion photgraphers utilize them as well, some people like them and some hate them.
     
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    Yeah, I have looked into them but don't have a use for them enough to rationalize getting one. I Will be doing some portrait work, but just your basic youth sports stuff.
     
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    now THAT is cool...
     
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    Yeah, stick with a speedlite 430exII then
     

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