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    What gear did Santa bring for you?

    Do share!

    I got a nifty Director's Viewfinder that makes it easy to choose a focal length I want on my Leica. Just look through and push-pull, then read the focal length.

    (not my hands LOL)
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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    I can't complain. Santa brought me a C/Y 21/2.8 Zeiss Distagon. (Big sucker ... barely fit in my stocking!)

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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    Sweaters. Yup, sweaters....nice ones, but even so.

    Decided I'll have to treat myself to the Epson 3880 or 4880 I had asked Santa for this year.

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    I treated myself to a GF1/ 20mm kit, a 45mm Macro-Elmarit, a Blu-Ray player, Surround sound, and a 40" LCD HDTV for the bedroom... Santa will be coming a little later though.
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    "The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying" by Sogyal Rinpoche. I guess it will do more for my photography than any new piece of gear would do

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    Mint copy of Eliot Porter's "The Place That No One Knew: Glen Canyon on the Colorado"

    I'm a sucker for great photography & photographers but sometimes the subjects make me sad & mad ...

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    My daughter tried out by GF1/20 kit and won't let go.
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    I got given a backdrop for my portrait work.

    And bought myself a Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 lens.

    So excited!

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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    Well a little early but a Phase One DF body and P40+ back. Way too much

    Sweater, Pajama's ,Scarf, Leather Sport Jacket but returning it. I think
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    I realized that I can not buy any of the lighting related stuff I need unless I custom order, pay a lot of cash and wait forever.

    I built a couple of powerful UV flashlights. They can not get any smaller.

    I am almost done with one of my fiber optic flash projects. Just needs cosmetic covering.

    So, a lot of work was brought and being endured.

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    Ill let the cat out of the bag. I decided on getting a M9 along with a 50 and 75mm.; should be here by summer. Sandy got a new 24-70 to replace the one that was dropped at the Grand Cannon (please dont ask ).
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    Better late than never: Upgrading to Phase 645DF; Schneider 110mm LS; Panasonic GF1 with 20mm, 14-45mm, and EVF.

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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    Lumipro 5-section lightstand and a Westcott 43" shoot-through umbrella, both very compact. We were trying to keep our gifts to each other under $100 this year. I have been eyeballing those nifty director's viewfinders, but I've made it this far without one...
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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    not a christmas per se ... but happened to be in new york and a refurb 5d mkll plus 35/2 and 85/1.8 happened to fall out of my credit card... thank god for the strong euro :-)

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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    Do share!

    I got a nifty Director's Viewfinder that makes it easy to choose a focal length I want on my Leica. Just look through and push-pull, then read the focal length.

    (not my hands LOL)
    Where can one get that Director's Viewfinder?


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    Where can one get that Director's Viewfinder?

    I thought that was cool too. I think this is it:

    http://www.alangordon.com/sales_cama...iewfinder.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    Where can one get that Director's Viewfinder?

    Take a look here

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=dir...or&_osacat=625

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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    he one i had in Bandon was perhaps brad's inspiration.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...iewfinder.html

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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    I got nothing

    But I bought my wife a Holga panoramic pinhole 120 camera and she bought herself an Epson 4880 printer and told me I might be able to use either of them.

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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    he one i had in Bandon was perhaps brad's inspiration.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...iewfinder.html
    indeed. i bought the alan gordon version.

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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    Well,
    A gift certificate for Apple which will either go towards a new tablet or a MacPro. I guess we will know more at the end of January.....

    .....photo gear? Well I wasn't exactly shy about buying what I wanted this year. On a whim I decided to try out the new Arca Swiss P0 ball head...


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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    I don't normally expect the Old Elf to haul camera gear around for me, but if he wants to loan me a reindeer or two I'd be much obliged. That Rudolph could be a good fill light, if I get the white balance correct.

    I picked up the 20mm lens. And a few bits of other stuff I've needed. It's a good lens, I like it.

    Three cheers for the year to come! Enjoy your equipment however it came to you, make great photographs with it!

    Happy New Year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    indeed. i bought the alan gordon version.
    I’ve got a Cavision VDL-11X Large Rotating Director’s Viewfinder from B&H. I use this with my Cambo WRS and 24,35,72,120 lenses and found it’s a neat little tool. I had been using the mini but found it too small for my taste.

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    WOW, Santa brought a ThinkTank Urban Disguise 70 pro and
    Olympus Zuiko 50-200 SWD....
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    Re: What gear did Santa bring for you?

    I don't believe in Santa, but I do believe in Son: he brought me a 47mm Digitar lens.

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    I got an iPhone. The camera sux in low light.


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    Sold off most of my DSLR gear over the holidays. Placed an order for a X1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielvalentephotography View Post
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    I'll be interested to hear what you think of the Magic Ball in use. I've always thought the design intriguing with a great deal of positioning flexibility, but it seemed a bit awkward when I tried using one.

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    There really is nothing quite like the Novoflex Magic Ball---really love mine and it's ability to get into just about any position quickly. Don't use it much since I have the Cube, and should try harder to sell it, but I still get twinges of regret....

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