Did you get or gift anything photography related for Christmas?

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  1. RowdyRay

    RowdyRay No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Even if you bought it for yourself. Lol.

    Got the usual stuff. Can't wait to try out the 6 pack of hot sauces from the adult exchange. My boys gave me a Corsair Strafe RGB gaming keyboard. Really awesome. Already have the Corsair M65 mouse.

    I hinted about the photography stuff. No go. Got a small Christmas bonus, so I bought myself a Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT. Being a cheapskate doesn't mean buying cheap things. Prefer to buy quality items at a good price. Did a lot of research. Got it for 66.00 on Ebay. Came today. This thing is a tank. Didn't buy a ball head for a reason. Want to see how stable this is. Then go from there. May have some questions.

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    webestang64 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I got one of those camera lens mugs.....it says Caniam on it....LOL
     
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    I bought my self a new home thermostat. The one I have now is broke so my home furnace won't turn on. :D. Nothing fancy but it should get the job done.

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    RowdyRay No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ha! Have one of those. Thought I found the thrift store bargain of the century. Had it behind the counter with the good stuff. My heart did a little pitter patter. Looks real from a distance. Nope, just a mug. Had to buy it for 1.95. Lol.
     
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    My fiance gave my this funny little thing. It looks like a lot of fun. Need some decent weather to properly play with it.
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    No :aufsmaul:
     
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    I got a book from my wife and daughter with week-for-week creative photo projects and tasks. It's a very interesting read and I'm looking forward to putting it into practice.
     
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    Gifted myself two lenses: Fuji 23mm f2 and Fuji 35mm f2. Thank you self Santa!

    Photography related... my sister-in-law made one of those photo calendars for my mom and 11 of the family photos of the grandchildren that she used were mine. Had she asked me, I would have sent her the full res versions. Instead she pulled them from Facebook and the quality is terrible!
     
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    I bought myself two (2) new (old) lenses; a Nikon 200mm f/4 (excellent condition), and a Nikon 135 f/3.5 in junk condition, but it looks useable. Other than a quick couple of shots to verify function, I haven't actually used them. I've got several new (old) lenses that I need to put through their paces when I get time.

    My dear sweet wife bought me a pair of walking sticks that I plan to use as a make-shift bipod when out walking. Haven't used them yet.

    I bought and gifted a (used) Nikon D5000 to my son and DIL. She squealed with delight when she opened it. Mission accomplished.
     
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    Wow. That's a no-win situation, eh? I don't guess there's any way to get those points across without making her feel badly about it. Likely she thought you'd be flattered.
     
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    I bought myself a bunch a few months ago and called it an early Christmas gift.

    Just ordered a couple new wired shutter releases since I dropped my last one in a puddle of salt water at Acadia.. you could call that a Christmas gift.

    No actual photography related gifts for Christmas, but lots of stuff I’ll use while on adventures taking photos: Casio G Shock watch, Oakley Sunglasses, some new flannel shirts, north face sweaters, etc. Between my sister, parents, and girlfriend I had an excellent Christmas.
     
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    What the heck is it?
     

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