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Old Apr 10, 2012, 7:57 PM   #1
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Im a budding newbie photog that is having a birthday in just over a month. Over the past few months, I've added the following:
Sony A580
Tamron 17-50 2.8
Tamron 17-250
B&W Circular Polarizers for each lens
Sony 43 Flash
Slik Sprint Pro II tripod
Remote shutter release
Several memory cards and a card reader

My family is pushing me for gift ideas. What other accessories should I suggest?
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 3:11 AM   #2
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Waw, that's a really nice kit!

I would suggest you buy more lenses, especially primes!

Oh, and happy birthday in advance...
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 3:43 AM   #3
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what do you shoot
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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What kind of budget are we talking about? New lenses tend to be a bit pricey. Bags and spare batteries, a bit more moderate. The type of photography you are interested in will have to be taken into account. Folding reflectors are handy outdoors for portrait work but probably won't help much for landscapes or wildlife.

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Old Apr 11, 2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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I love taking landscape photos and photos of my grandkids. Wife and I are about to take a cruise up from LA to Vancouver during my birthday. Any additional filters? Neutral Density? I have put a Black Rapid strap on my list and I failed to list that I have a new Kata backpack bag. I have also pondered adding a small holster for when I want to take just my camera and one lens. I also have a spare battery plus a 3rd party book on my Camera which is WAY better than the small one Sony provided.

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Old Apr 11, 2012, 2:22 PM   #6
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Graduated ND filters are often useful for landscapes. I don't use plain ND filters, myself, not being a big fan of 'cotton candy' waterfalls, which is about all they are good for. (OK, there are other uses) For the grandkids' portraits, a fast prime around 85mm would be a nice addition. (they will need senior portraits, among others)

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Old Apr 11, 2012, 4:42 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions. I am at the age where when I want something, I normally just get it and then family gets mad because they don't know what to give me at birthday's and such.
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ND grads are very useful- or coloured grads even. Maybe a macro ring flash..?
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 10:36 PM   #9
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Does a telecomverter make any sense?
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seems you have a really nice 17-50 what about a nice prime lens
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