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camaro1
14th of November 2009 (Sat), 18:46
Hey guy's I need your help.
I want to get my girlfriend something for Christmas but not to sure what to get her. I was thinking maybee a flash and a camara bag?

She has a Canaon Rebel Xti, 75-300 mm lens, 28-80 mm lens, Efs 60mm f/2.8 macro lens, some kenko extension tubes and a tripod.

What should her next item be without breaking the bank? A flash? Which one?
p.s she is pretty new to all this.

Thanks
John

Maureen Souza
14th of November 2009 (Sat), 18:53
What is your budget? A 580EX (flash) and a crumpler bag could set you back $600!

camaro1
14th of November 2009 (Sat), 19:01
Maureen thanks for the reply.

I was thinking of spending around $400. I think the 580EX flash will take all of that. Is that the flash you recommend? Or should she be getting something else like a lens or something?

I'm new at this stuff too.
p.s. my last name is Souza thats too funny!

Thanks again
John

halitime
14th of November 2009 (Sat), 20:51
Looks like she likes Macro so a flash would be good.Maybe a 430 II and a flash trigger.If the 75-300 isn't the IS version maybe a 55-250 IS.

camaro1
14th of November 2009 (Sat), 21:10
halitime,
Her 77-300mm is a EF 1:4-5.6

Do you think the 430 and a trigger over the 580EX? What would be the benifit of the 55-250 IS over her other lenses. Sorry we are both new to this .

Thanks again
John

Maureen Souza
14th of November 2009 (Sat), 21:19
You could buy the 430 flash and get her a 6 Million Dollar bag...I think mine was around $85.

ThomGascoigne
14th of November 2009 (Sat), 21:43
Does she have a B&H etc wishlist?

halitime
14th of November 2009 (Sat), 22:35
A flash trigger would allow off camera flash for macro and portraits.Her 75-300mm is a marginal lens and the 55-250mm is reguarded as a very good value as it is sharper and has Image Stabilization.I have a 75-300 USM and didn't bother to list it as part of my gear,they're aren't very good.

ThomGascoigne
14th of November 2009 (Sat), 23:06
What about a ring flash? They are sexy!

suecassidy
20th of November 2009 (Fri), 15:52
The 580 flash is a good choice, especially if the only flash she has is the evil on camera flash. She has suitable lenses, arguably, we could debate that all day, but most serious photographers would agree that if all you have is on camera flash, you ain't got nothin'.... She will love you even more when she opens that on christmas day....

Conaway 55
24th of November 2009 (Tue), 12:31
As far as bogs go, i always thought this was a neat website:
http://www.wickedstitchdesigns.com/

camaro1
29th of November 2009 (Sun), 20:12
Thanks for all your help.

I ended up getting her a 430 ex II flash and a canon backpack bag.

I hope she likes them.

Thanks again
John