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Soon be my birthday! What can I get?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mart61, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Mart61


    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    It'll be my birthday in a couple of weeks and I'll be very old then! :biggrin:

    I'm not sure what to ask for my presents tho. My budget's not high - we have never gone crazy on birthday presents - we save the big spend until Christmas.

    So, with a budget of around $200, what would you get?

    I'm considering asking for some lights for my macro tent and light box. Perhaps a grey card (do I need one? I always shoot RAW). I did consider buying a single strobe and a stand and brolly.

    Alternatively I could buy a better processor for my PC and perhaps a better graphics card but again, not sure I need that (my current dual core is overclocked to 2.8ghz and I have a GEforce 7300GS card).

    Any suggestions?
  2. atrawick

    atrawick Guest

    Happy Birthday!! Mine is on Friday!
  3. LindaZ


    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    If you're old...how old are your parents!?


    $200? A pair of good hiking shoes for your escapades. Assuming you actually get out to use that gear.
  4. rotxlk82


    Jul 20, 2007
    A whole army of Jelly Babies for you to torment...
    *insert evil laugh here*
  5. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Well I'm looking at your avatar and you don't look every old to me. I would say an expo disk...I love mine. Oh by the way...Happy Birthday.
  6. martin...
    lights for your macro "stage"
    because.... i want to see more of your creativity, please
  7. LRogers


    Sep 3, 2008
    Delaware, US
    Circular polarizer? Lightroom 2 Upgrade? Maybe even a little CoolPix Camera :)  Happy Birthday
  8. Cleo68


    Jul 7, 2008
    Bedford, MA
    You're not that old! I'm assuming 47? I just turned 40 this year. I'm going to say buy yourself a gift card to your favorite camera store if you have one. That way, you know that money will be set aside for something you really need in the future. I know that sounds very boring. But once when I was spending on gear, someone at another forum told me to do that and if I had, I'd likely already have my lenses by now. Good luck with your decision and Happy Birthday!
  9. $200 would make a very nice deposit on an SB900 - you really need to work hard to "blow highlights" with this flash.

    BTW - I see the high side of 60 next Wednesday!
  10. Mart61


    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    :eek:  Right on the money! You been reading my mail? :biggrin:
  11. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    Well one thing you'll be sure to get is older :biggrin:

    ( sorry I couldn't resist )
  12. Cleo68


    Jul 7, 2008
    Bedford, MA
    Nope - just know I was born in 68 and saw your user name is 61! :wink:
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