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Photography presents any ideas?

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

  1. Blurred Image

    Blurred Image Active Member

    Swiss army knives? Got a few of which the cyber tool is the best (there are two versions now but mine was the newly out original which has more tools than the Swiss champ).

    Although for pure knife I am taking a liking to Opine. Got three so far, two basic ones in two sizes and a gift set one with different wood and a sheath to hold it on your belt. Not a good idea in the UK I might add.
  2. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    It is OK when you can give the arresting officer a valid exuse such as "I am just going up a mountain to gralloch a deer". Actually I think that knives with single-edged blades of 3¼" or less are legal in public (don't quote me on that - I haven't checked the actual length). Also, if the Opinel models that you have are those with the rotating collar, I think they may be classed as lock-knives.
  3. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Aww, come on !:p It isn't that bad.

    Some of the newer Lens shaped cups even let one use the lens hood as a biscuit holder!:D Is there anything else a man could ask for?
    There are even some coasters which stack together to make a lens available.

    Ok, I'll go and take my pills:rolleyes::confused:
  4. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    A plamp. Sorry I don't have time to google it for you.

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  5. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Slightly serious suggestion here. How about a day out. Train ticket to some scenic destination - you could both go. Take pics while there and have lunch out. Arrange pint and a poring over images session for a week later.
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  6. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Gift voucher for a local framers so he can get his best pic framed?
  7. Blurred Image

    Blurred Image Active Member

    Opines are locking knives so size isn't a get out. It's 3.5" BTW but only if not locking
  8. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Before buying a photography related present may I recommend that you consider what you would prefer not to receive as a gift.

    Allow me to give a couple of examples; Camera batteries, I use only genuine OEM examples and they cost rather more than I would want anyone to spend on a gift. Memory cards, I have standardised on 16GB CF cards, larger examples causing some folder issues and smaller cards being of less utility. Gadgets of any sort, I have several Swiss Army knives and they remain in drawers and cupboards as I prefer a Leatherman. I am sure other readers will have their own tales of gifts that have remained in their original packaging.

    As it happens I have a Lens mug, I have even used it but, unfortunately, it tends to taint the content with a plastic taste.
  9. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    I've actually got 2 lens mugs; one has a metal liner and is very good, the other is plastic and isn't.
  10. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Its a sure bet that he hasn't go a D850 unless he is a Nikon ambassador:)
    He might need some top class FX lenses to go with it.
  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I have a Sony a900 USB stick. Had another, but it has taken a walk. Was rather stunned when my 8 year old great niece picked it up and just started using it without ever asking what it was. No idea where it came from, but I must have been given it,

  12. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    If your budget stretches to this sort of thing, then a Leatherman or Gerber multi tool would be good.
    Don't buy the Bear Grylls stuff if you can help it, it costs an extra £20 just for the branding.

    I have a Leatherman Skeletool which is good but basic, and a Gerber Suspension, which is Spring loaded for the pliers, but has a shorter blade.
    If I went for another, it would be a Leatherman OHT which is a one handed device (the pliers slide out)
  13. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Call me strange, but when I've been taking photos I've never wished I had a tool for removing boy scouts from horse's hooves.
  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I'd leave them there. They make the horse quieter on the road. :confused:
  15. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    How about removing a boy scout's tool from a girl guide? :D
  16. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    A serious suggestion for once. A photographic bag made by a specialist leather worker to the user's own specification. I have everything that I want except that. I think that what I want would be welcome to more than myself given a little leeway to accomodate various brands. I'd even buy my own if I knew whom to commission.
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  17. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

  18. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

  19. Blurred Image

    Blurred Image Active Member

    It might be a bit out of your field but there are some craftsmen who post on Bushcraft UK forum. One of them might be able to make you something as a special commission. Only might because a lot make things more suited for their outdoors activities. I'm certain someone there could point you to a leather and canvas maker of bags. It's the type of bag that's well liked on there.
  20. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Leather is much heavier than modern materials if weight is a problem.

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