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Aug 02, 2010 12:44 |  #16

watt100 wrote in post #10647911 (external link)
gift certificate from adorama or B&H

^^ This, and then steer him towards the refurbished 55-250 IS lens for $199.


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Aug 02, 2010 12:47 |  #17

Good circular polarizing filter. That'd be Hoya S-HMC or HD, B+W MRC or Heliopan SH-PMC. The kit lens takes 58 mm filters; the 50 f/1.8 takes 52 mm ones.


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Aug 02, 2010 12:50 as a reply to  @ post 10647671 |  #18

Maybe a 58mm circular polarizer filter for the kit lens (and possible a step down ring for the 50mm f/1.8 ). If he does any sort of outdoor shooting at all, a CP will go a long way in producing nicer colours.


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Aug 02, 2010 12:57 |  #19

kendon wrote in post #10647907 (external link)
i probably wouldn't be completely happy with something i didn't choose myself...

I can relate :cool:




  
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Aug 02, 2010 13:07 as a reply to  @ ampleforth's post |  #20

Class 10 SDHC memory cards class 6 will work but class 10 are currently the quickest downloading available. the buffer in the camera is the bottleneck in moving from the sensor to the card.


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Aug 02, 2010 13:11 as a reply to  @ post 10647671 |  #21

memory cards?

lightroom?

pay for him to go to a local photography workshop?


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Aug 02, 2010 13:28 as a reply to  @ banpreso's post |  #22

I would vote for gift card as well. If not then memory cards, some filters and other small accessories that make life easier. :D


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Aug 02, 2010 13:48 as a reply to  @ banpreso's post |  #23

A cool bag such as a Crumpler 4MDH or nice Canon bag. If they are just starting out, perhaps a copy of Photoshop Elements, books, circular polarizer, remote trigger release, etc.

Skip the gift card. It's just a way of saying you wanted to get them something cool, but could not put enough thought into it to actually figure out what that is.


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Aug 02, 2010 13:50 |  #24

ct1co2 wrote in post #10648275 (external link)
Skip the gift card. It's just a way of saying you wanted to get them something cool, but could not put enough thought into it to actually figure out what that is.

Exactly this.


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Aug 02, 2010 13:57 as a reply to  @ ct1co2's post |  #25

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Aug 02, 2010 13:59 as a reply to  @ Syntaxxor's post |  #26

My vote would be for a decent camera bag and a copy of Understanding Exposure (assuming he's a new photographer). If there's any change left over, add in a Rocket Blower.


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Aug 02, 2010 14:36 as a reply to  @ post 10647671 |  #27

Either the book, or a cheap but good YN Flash (check the lighting forum). That flash will open a whole new world of shooting for him




  
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Aug 02, 2010 16:19 |  #28

mpix345 wrote in post #10647687 (external link)
grip

flash

filters

camera bag

Yep. +1

If they're a total newbie to DSLRs then a good book on how to use the camera (ie. beyond what's stated in the Canon manual).

Amazon - $20 bucks.
David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

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Aug 02, 2010 16:32 |  #29

Photography book and some memory cards




  
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