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  1. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    So it's now November and I want to get a list going for my family early because I always send them one late. I'd really like to get some photography stuff, although my family isn't very well off. My parents have 4 kids, so they don't have a huge amount of money. I'm thinking simple things like compact flash cards, maybe filters. Are there any relatively cheap accessories that are must haves for photography? I'm not looking for lenses, tripods, or grips. I will take care of those with my own money. I'm thinking maybe a large external hard drive for photo storage. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks a lot.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Extra battery.
    Extra rechargeable AA's for flash.
    Circular Polarizing filter.
    A nice camera bag.
    Maybe a new flash (I think you said you had an old version)
     
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    Sterlingtek batteries are on my list! 2 for 19.95. I love sterlingtek. Have an IR remote?
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I've got a Lowepro 200AW which I love right now, so maybe a new bag will be next year.
    I think the flash will wait because it'll be around $200-300 for that, and my parents dont have that money (they've got a lot of repairs around the house that they have to pay for).
    I'll look into the filter and batteries, though. Thanks!
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I've got an IR remote, but it's for a 300D, and it doesn't work with my 40D. I think I might ask for a wireless shutter release, though.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    holy shit, I didn't realize how expensive that filter was. What about it makes it so expensive?
     
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    AA's + Charger (eneloop or go home)
    lens cleaning kit
    sensor cleaning kit (artic butterfly > *)
    spare camera battery
    photography books
    ram for computer
    internal hdd
    external hd
     
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    Big flash drive (8-16gigs is pretty cheap)
    A nice neoprene strap
    Ultrapod II (really convenient to keep in my bag)
     
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    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Rocket blower if you don't already have one
    Sensor Swabs and E2
    Collapsible reflectors
    Lens Pen
    Sensor Lens Pen (forgot what they're called)
    Off camera shoe cord
    Speed straps
    Subscription to a photography magazine you like
    Monopod
    Ballhead
    Tripod legs
    Camera strap
    Bungie Ball straps
    Velcro
    Extension cords
    Umbrellas
    Bogen Super Clamp

    There are TONS of those little things that come in handy that are <$20-30 that you can put on your list.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    makes the sky blue, bro. :bowdown:
     
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    Darn tootin'! Although I'd also take Rayovak Hybrids. They're nearly as good as the eneloops.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    damn, this thread is giving me a lot of great ideas. thanks a lot
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    One other thing I want to get is some framed photography, but I haven't really found a specific photographer that I idolize or anything, nor have I found any photos that I have though "Wow, that would look awesome in my room" or anything
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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