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11-26-2014, 01:08 PM   #1
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I need gift ideas for camera gear!

My fiance was asking me for gift ideas, so......what camera gear should I ask for? The budget is about $100, so lenses are out. What else should I think about? Filters? Software? Other gadgets? Any good books? Advise me!

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I would recommend Lightroom 5 standalone software which is $79.99 right now. I am just learning to use it but it not only brings out the best in your photos but i feel it gives you a better understanding of the different parameters that made your shot turn out the way it did.
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Lightroom is great.

I always suggest sling straps for the camera, they're comfortable and secure. Joby makes good ones, I have a Lensloop. Get one with a sliding mount bracket so the camera slides along the strap, but the strap stays in place - that can even be placed beneath an open jacket if you want more security.
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+1 about Lightroom but I would consider the idea of some books and needed accessories (if you need them) as a spare battery, a memory card, a bag...

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A Tripod!

Always overlooked by lot of people until they get serious about their pictures. It helps you in self portrait, close up, low light, time lapse, landscape . . .
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Lightroom and a tripod are....such good ideas that I have them already! But keep the great ideas coming!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Outis Quote
Lightroom and a tripod are....such good ideas that I have them already! But keep the great ideas coming!


Do you use and need a flash?
How many photography books you already have?

Without knowing you it is a little difficult...
11-26-2014, 03:17 PM   #8
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> Yongnuo YN560 or the transmitter (560TX), if you already have the flash.
> A 720nm filter to do IR!
> A set of gels for your flash (CTBs, CTOs, color effect gels)
> A macro rail!
> A pano head for your tripod

Most of the above will allow you to do photography in a different way.

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I see from your profile you don't have a macro lens. What about a Raynox 150? It would work really well with your 55-300, and add another dimension to your 31 and 77. Light weight, versatile, useful.
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Giotto Rocket Blower
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You have some nice equipment. Do you have a good camera bag, sling bag, back pack?
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My fiance was asking me for gift ideas, so......what camera gear should I ask for? The budget is about $100, so lenses are out. What else should I think about? Filters? Software? Other gadgets? Any good books? Advise me!
Curious if you ever narrowed it down to anything?
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Books. Youngnuo 560iii flash. Film cameras. Film. Tripod! These are all good ideas
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A nice bag
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Heavy ND filters are popular right now. They allow you to cut down the light to a point where you can use much slower shutter speeds in fairly bright light in order to blur motion.
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