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    Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    I travel a lot for work and Santa bought me a Tenba D15C camera bag capable of hauling both my gear and my computer. Now I don't have to worry about jamming my DSLR and a couple of lenses into my briefcase...

    What photo gear did you get?

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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    I got my 300D, Tamron 28-300 lense and a 512 card

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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    Just the SB800 and a reflector (it's coming ---I'm not supposed to know about it) ;)
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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuna
    Tenba D15C camera bag capable of hauling both my gear and my computer
    Bags like that are really handy - they don't look like camera bags, and instead of a laptop you can carry a small portfolio and/or prints. Works well for PhotographyReview gatherings!

    I got a hard drive which everyone here is probably tired of hearing about (myself included ). Also got a B&H gift card - those things are dangerous!

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    Talking Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    Also got a B&H gift card - those things are dangerous!

    Yes, and they are soooooooo much fun to use!

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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    I didn't get any photo gear.........yet!

    Each year I look forward to February/March when I can spend my tax return for photo gear. ;)

    It's a great way to start the new year!

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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    "Also got a B&H gift card -"

    Wow, now that's going on my next year's Christmas List
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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    I got my Digital Rebel with a Sigma 28-90, Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6, including bag, and also a 1 gig Lexar CF card. Now if I can ever get off duty (pulling a little OT at the firehouse to help pay for Santa's gift ) I will put it through it's paces. Still very exciting. Look out critique board, here I come......

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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    my main squeeze bought me a bunch of Hoya filters: Cir-polarizing, Clear ND06, multivision, star six, diffuser, skylight 1b, +1 and +2, CS (not sure what that one is for yet), and another UV because mine cracked. Oh, also a Canon Speedlite 300EZ but it doesn't work on my digital rebel!
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    shucks

    no car rims this year...you must be all frustrated...just kidding
    "I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer.
    I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time.
    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro & hood is on the way for me!!! The Santa's Helpers at B&H should have it here on Monday!
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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    I got a Holga Pinhole camera, from my mom in law.
    Can't wait to use it!
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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    I bought myself a Christmas present, a 85mm-205mm vivtar lens for my minolta. And found out about a place in Toronto that sells used equipment...so I'm going to check it out for a 28mm wide angle lens
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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    Hey Janie

    I think your CS means "Cross Screen." If it's a Quantaray, it's definitely cross screen (I used to sell them) That's a star filter. It should say 4x or 6x on it, which is the number of tines your stars will have when you shoot a pin light source like candles or headlights with it.

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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    Hey Janie

    I think your CS means "Cross Screen." If it's a Quantaray, it's definitely cross screen (I used to sell them) That's a star filter. It should say 4x or 6x on it, which is the number of tines your stars will have when you shoot a pin light source like candles or headlights with it.

    Rick

    Hmm, it only says HOY 52MM CS Japan - I did realize there is a square grid on the lens.
    I'm so mad that the Z300E isn't compatible with the digital rebel! Anyone know of a way to make it work?
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    Sort of

    For a digital photographer, I guess I did get photographic equipment of sorts for Christmas
    My wife gave me a new laptop for Christmas/birthday, a Panasonic CF-W2 ToughBook with 1.1 GHz Centrino, and 768 Mb of memory, and a DVD rom/CDR burner. I was surprised how much faster and efficient it was compared to my old P4 2.8 GHz Compaq with 1 Gb of RAM. It's really small too, and weighs 2.6 lbs with battery. And the battery life is incredible. I went almost 8 hours running a GPS on this laptop while driving down to southern California for Christmas, and still had 35% battery left when we got there. The 12 inch screen is small, but twice as bright as my old laptop, and much more color accurate, so I will definitely be doing my photo editing on this machine. Big drawback is the 40 Gb drive, and the biggest laptop drive out there is only 100 Gb, so I'll have to add an external HD to my equipment. On the plus side, this laptop and an external drive is still lighter than my old laptop
    Can you tell I just love my new laptop
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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    ( SANTA )gave me a CANON Extender EF 1.4 II , It was the most selfless, thoughtful gift I have recieved since the REAL SANTA bought me a bike when I was 7 ;)

    Thanks (SANTA) , I will try to find good light to use it under SOON....I promise
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    Hi Nat, I just checked your website-AWESOME

    You have got a seriously good eye for composition!!! I've bookmarked your site in favorite photographer's folder. Thanks for the inspiration-I'll be going out and shooting some pics now
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    Well kind of, sorta.......

    Actually I've spent the past few months buying my own goodies in anticipation of the cash I would get at Christmas. The goodies included:

    1) Crumpler Shrinkle backpack - I love my Crumpler Harry Palmer Device, but it was getting crowded and heavy and since I have a bad neck I decided to go with a backpack.

    2) Lensbaby! - I love this little thing so much, and some day when I have time I'll actually take some pictures to post.

    3) Intuos2 6x8 tablet


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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    "I did realize there is a square grid on the lens."

    Yup, that's a star filter. Try putting it on and holding it up to a lightbulb to see the effect it has. It should have a star pattern through the light
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    awwww

    WOW...Thanks.... your words are extremely encouraging to me...I appreciate the moral boost.
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    I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important.
    I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live."
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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    I think its kinda late to post on this, but i got loaded with camera gear, i got a sb800
    70-300 ed, 105mm 2.8 and a bag and a 1giger
    i think its to much but its what i needed
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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    I got a Canon 50mm F1.8 from my fiance.

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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctirus
    I got a Canon 50mm F1.8 from my fiance.
    That is a really nice lens. It's one of my favorites, although I don't use it as much as I used to. I use it more often than my f1.4 (expensive, over rated, cheap build). I've had both the 1.8 and 1.4 in both EF and FD, and both cases, I liked the 1.8 version better.
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    Re: Did you get photo gear for Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionheart
    I liked the 1.8 version better.
    That's good to hear! It will be nice to have a least one really fast lens. The rest of my lenses only start at F4. I didn't get it yet but will be getting it any day now.

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