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24th of February 2003 (Mon), 08:17
Hi there - I need some help. My birthday is coming up and I have a G2 with a Lensmate adapter and a baby coming. I've been asked by family members what I want for my Birthday and would love to hear what others have purchased and are happy with. I'm particularly interested in any lenses that might be fun (I live in the country and enjoy taking shots of nature).
Any suggestions are much appreciated!!!
24th of February 2003 (Mon), 13:26
I can't really tell you what lens to get (maybe someone else has some input for that). What I can REALLY recommend, is get a decent external flash. The reason...with you baby on the way, you'll want to take pictures of your newest treasure. With an extrenal flash, you will reduce the occurance of REDEYE. 20 years from now, you won't have to explain all those shots of your son/daughter with red eye.
Just some advise.
24th of February 2003 (Mon), 14:54
24th of February 2003 (Mon), 17:23
I second the motion for the 420EX flash. Get a LumiQuest ProMax System kit as well (for bouncing and diffusing the light from the flash).
24th of February 2003 (Mon), 19:18
I was thinking the same thing.
Best accesory I can think of.
2nd of March 2003 (Sun), 16:33
I agree with the flash but if you can't stretch to the 420EX then a second hand 380EX is a good alternative. A PC & credit card comes in handy as well ;-)
2nd of March 2003 (Sun), 19:33
I like my monopod and then my external flash with a cord so it can come off the camera.
3rd of March 2003 (Mon), 23:47
Ideas for the smaller budget:
Photo paper, extra media card[s]; a miniature tri-pod for tossing in the diaper bag; a set of macro filters; lens cleaning supplies; a new camera bag [can you have too many?...I think not]; a good photography book--for either technical tips or inspiration; gift certificate for a class or membership to a photo club [get mommy out of the house once in a while]; photo-editing software; the lens of your dreams.
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4th of March 2003 (Tue), 09:46
In place of colored filters. Get paint chips from the paint store. Use them for your auto white sample. They will give a hue to the picture. Blues give an orange-red hue.
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