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Photography presents any ideas?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Blurred Image, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera Well-Known Member

    Never had a photography present in my life, its only me that knows what I want so I have never received anything, now I think the best thing to buy a photographer is a external hard drive or memory cards.......
     
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  2. Blurred Image

    Blurred Image Active Member

    Are gorillapods any good for a dslr?
     
  3. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Not if it's a big one.
     
  4. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera Well-Known Member

    Gorillapods...Yes they are but that's depending what DSLR you have, if its a D5 no they are not!
     
  5. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    What about an instant camera and film pack(s)? Something different and pretty much any photographer can have fun experimenting with instant film.
     
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  6. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    This is true!
     
  7. Blurred Image

    Blurred Image Active Member

    It's a decent Nikon but what model I can't say. I think it's a D7 something, i think it replaced a D7000 or at least D5400. It was a step up from an already decent camera. Say midrange to enthusiast level. Tbh is be more than pleased with his old one secondhand. Think it's out of my price range even used price.

    Not seen it, dropped enough hints to you and have a look at it /try it out. It's the same with all his other toys, but I can understand where he's coming from.
     
  8. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    a coffee mug shaped lens?
     
  9. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    No. They're marginal even with old, small film SLRs.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  10. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    I have a box somewhere, with FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING gold-blocked on the outside. Inside is a lapel badge that says, I'VE GOT EVERYTHING.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  11. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    But not necessarily for long, especially when they find out what the film costs.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  12. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

  13. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Amazon.
    Vouchers.

    (I'll take any spare you have off your hands if you feel they're boring)
     
  14. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    Buy him a Canon?
     
  15. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Shhh!
     
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  16. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    For the man who has everything? Penicillin.

    S
     
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  17. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Why? What has he ever done to you?

    I must have had half a dozen Canons over the years. Still have two. One non-functional, one partially functional...

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  18. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Obviously the functioning ones had resale value, unlike the ones you kept... No axe to grind - I've had a Canon and it was fine, nothing more. Used several others with varying degrees of enjoyment from awful to rather nice.
     
  19. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    You can never have too many swiss-army penknives. I keep one in my camera bag mainly for the screwdriver to fasten tripod quick release plates. An alternative is a 2p piece, drill a hole in it and add a bit of string for the personal touch.
     
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  20. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Sure. I was just responding to Bazarchie's suggestion that one should buy a Nikon user a Canon -- in the same spirit as Bazarchie made the original suggestion. Canon SLRs are perfectly competent cameras, though not as reliable as Nikon Fs (almost nothing is) and Canon RFs are OK if you can't afford a Leica M. In fact I've just remembered that I am currently giving house-room not to two Canons but three: an F1 with unreliable slow speeds, a jammed FTb, and a VT with (once again) unreliable slow speeds. The FTb belonged to my late father-in-law, and the F1 and the VT both belonged to my late chum Senggye. I've only ever bought RF Canons, on one occasion just for the lens (which I still have).

    Cheers,

    R.
     

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