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    What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Hi everyone!

    It's been a long time since I last posted on this forum, but I was extremely busy with my work. Even my XTi had an extended vacation because of this.

    Anyway, I thought it would be great to find out what people are buying for their photo passion. This topic idea came after I purchased a 430EX flash yesterday and thought it would be a great idea to find out what others are buying. It's a good opportunity to share this info with others in doubt (about what to buy). Maybe some details like the price, the shop you bought the product would be nice to have here.

    I'm really impressed by this flash, it's like I change my lenses. It's all so different now. This was money well spent. It's used, but looks and works like new. All original accesories included. I payed 200$ for it here in Romania.

    All I have to do now is read the manual.

    So, if you agree with me, let's fill this topic. :thumbsup:


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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Just this week I ordered a small softbox for my flash, some cotton gloves and an anti static tiger cloth to use when framing prints. I also ordered a 12" collapsable reflector to carry in my camera bag.
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    Radio control

    Two weeks ago I bought a radio control so I can more easily do self-portraits on the D200. I realised that I now have quite a large number of sites (like this one) and I need an avatar for each one.

    This morning I bought the Manuel Alvarez Bravo book "Photopoesie". I like his stuff and the monologue is a good collection. It will go next to my Edward Weston and Ansel Adams books.
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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Hmm, well to start from the top:

    1933 Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2 - I had been looking at antique folding cameras on eBay, just for kicks, and wanted one I could shoot every once and a while. I found this baby for just $17 w/ shipping; even I couldn't pass that up. The body's a little banged up, but everything functions perfectly. The lens looks fairly clear, but the jury is out on that till I see the film. It shoots 6x9cm negatives on 120 film.

    Not the greatest photo in the world, but this is it.



    Quantaray DSZ PZ-1 Flash: I've been looking into off camera flash, and just about stole this unit on eBay. It's basically a 430EX minus E-TTL, but plus an optical flash trigger. So it's got all the fancy LCD rear panel controls, powered zoom head from 24-105mm, GN138' at 105mm ISO100. It will work in the hot shoe with the E-TTL contacts taped over, and the best part is the camera won't limit the sync, so I can get 1/250 without any curtain problems. Very nice little bonus that. Of course it's manual-only operation though. Anyway, its main purpose will be as an off camera optical slave.

    In use: there's no ambient in this room; completely dark. The flash lit the whole room at 1/4 power and 80mm zoom (camera: f/5, 1/200, ISO200).


    To accompany that, I've also gotten from eBay (but not yet received) a Sunpak 333D and D-8P radio transmitter/trigger. The radio transmitter will of course go on the camera hotshoe, the radio receiver will mount to the 333D and trigger it, which will in turn trigger the PZ-1 optically. Got all that? Haha, not sure I do! Anyway, that (should) be a pretty decent off camera setup, all for just a touch over $100. Gotta love eBay!
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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    That would be my Sigma 10-20mm lens. Before that was my D300.

    Next major purchase, I'm thinking studio strobes or a good fast telephoto lens.
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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Photo paper from Moab Paper. I love their Lasal matte.
    Rule books are paper they will not cushion a sudden meeting of stone and metal. --Ernie Gann--
    What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. --Oscar Wilde--

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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Nikon 70-200 2.8 (birthday:yesnod: )
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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Just picked up a Zone VI compensating enlarger timer and a Rolleiflash. Flash bulbs anyone?
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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Have a Nikon 50mm 1.4 on the way from Adorama as well as a couple Kingston 266X 2gb CF cards for use as backups (at $13ea I made the gamble to see if they're any good)

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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    77mm adaptor for cokin filter holder. Just need to get some new ND Grads now and the 17-40 will be on overtime
    Canon 1d MkII, Canon 17-40L f4, Sigma 28-70 f2.8, Canon nifty 50, Canon 70-200L f2.8

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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    That I purchased lately:

    #1. 2 GB Lexar professional 133x speed CF card.
    #2. Optex OR200 multi-card reader.
    #3. Bunches of rechargeable AA batteries and charger.
    #4. Lens caps and PENTAX-mount body cap.

    Oh, and also a ton of prints from the local lab...

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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Mine would be my 17-40 f/4L & a couple new books.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Canon 15mm F/2.8 EF Fisheye Lens
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    I bought a Hoya UV(0) 77mm Filter today after my junk clear filter broke when I sat my camera with lens attached on a table. Merry Christmas to me, and it helps to keep my insurance down (40 dollars = cheaper than a new 80-200mm f/2.8 lens).
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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    About 6 weeks ago I purchased the Panasonic LX3 which I consider still new since I've had little time to use it as of late. This is a busy season for me as for many of us, but I'm really looking forward to having fun with it at Christmas time.

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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    8x Memorex AA rechargeable batteries, 2700mAh. 4 go in my new purchased 480EX and the other 4 will go in my Canon A620. Payed 29$ for all. I'll see how good they are.

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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    FILM!
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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    oh man! this is a topic i love...buying stuff.haha

    Lately i have spoiled myself...

    A little home studio set up:


    Vertical grip:


    28mm wide angle lens:



    and then a few books as well.

    I think that will be the end of my purchasing until i can afford to pay it all off!
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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    My panny tz1 was starting to get fuzzy, i think it might have been that fall last year on the cement:cryin: So I got a Oly fe 370, which will be slimmer to take on my Alaska cruise next May.
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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Wow – that's a lot of buying!

    Don't forget to write user-reviews... you don't need to be any kind of expert to do so, it's a very simple, easy and fast process. :yesnod: :thumbsup:

    photon00b, are those "hotlinked" images your own? Because posting them without permission from the owner can be a copyright infringement.

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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by megan
    CS4. Ouch. Cost more than a month's rent....
    OUCH is right!
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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    CS4. Ouch. Cost more than a month's rent....

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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Hahnemuhle matte paper sample pack and a can of matte paper spray. I'm saving up for a Canon 180 mm macro lens and I will probably buy a flash diffuser after Christmas, if I don't get one at Christmas (was on the list). HTH.

    Cheers,

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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    For me it was Neat Image+ to finish out my post processing. My mother is actually buying it for me for Christmas, but I already have it up and running. She can give me an empty box Christmas day and I'll pretend to be surprised.
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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Here is what I got off of a guy on Craig's list for $ 120.00, he threw in a small canon bag to hold all of them.

    P series Holders (attaches to lense and holds 3 filters, I have 3) ($10 new each) $15 for all
    P series wide angle holder (holds 2 filters) ($12 new) $5
    P series lens caps (I have 2) ($4 new) $4 for both
    Adapter rings to fit holders to lenses: 52mm, 62mm, 67mm & 77mm ($7 new each) $10 for all
    Lens Hood ($11 new) $4

    P 060 Diffusing Center Spot filter ($20 new) $10

    P 121 Grad Neutral Density filter ($20 new) $10

    P 004 Color filter (green) ($12 new) $5

    P 003 Color filter (red) ($12 new) $5

    P 001 Color filter (yellow) ($12 new) $5

    P 005 Sepia filter ($15 new) $7

    P 153 Neutral Density filter ND4 ($15 new) $7

    P 024 82B Cooling filter ($18 new) $8

    P 840 Diffuser "2" filter ($22 new) $10

    P 027 81B Warming filter ($22 new) $10

    P 197 Graduated "sunset" filter ($29 new) $15

    P 071 Center Spot filter ($20 new) $8

    P 164 Circular Polarizing filter ($69 new) $30

    P 056 Star "8" filter ($22 new) $10

    P 305 Filter Cases holds 10 filters (I have 2 cases) ($13 new each) $12 for both
    Jimmy B

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    Re: What photo related products did you purchase lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by A.M.D.A.
    Wow that's a lot of buying!

    Don't forget to write user-reviews... you don't need to be any kind of expert to do so, it's a very simple, easy and fast process. :yesnod: :thumbsup:

    photon00b, are those "hotlinked" images your own? Because posting them without permission from the owner can be a copyright infringement.

    i did not know that would be an issue.

    if they should be removed, let me know and i will take them down immediately!
    i really didn't think it would be a problem though.
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