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    What would you like Santa to bring?

    In the spirit of the holidays and just for fun.....an informal poll of GetDPI members. What bit of photo gear would you like to find under the tree this year?

    It could be something that's actually on your holiday wish list or something so over the top, you can only admit it here on GetDPI. There are things many of us have been dreaming about, but wouldn't dare mention in the presence of our spouse. Remember....I'm talking about photo gear!

    I've been a good boy this year , but I didn't dare put this on my wish list for Santa. Sure would be a thrill to find it under the tree however!


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    Re: What would you like Santa to bring?

    Fuji X10 is on my wish list but perhaps not just yet, I hope Fuji can mitigate the white orb problem otherwise it seems like a neat little camera.
    A higher res Nikon body for my lenses would be nice (D800?).
    Finally for my LF outfit... nah, I have what I need.

    And then there's of course the mythical RED EPIC 617 Mysterium Monstro...
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    Re: What would you like Santa to bring?

    I already know what photo gear is coming as I had to specify it. A nice vintage lens and a new neck strap.

    I don't need anything, and am finding it hard to actually want more camera gear except for the bursts of magpie syndrome LSD that fire off in my head ("Ooooh! shiny object! pretty camera! gooood!").

    But my partner was going nuts trying to figure out what to buy for me. I suggested an EX condition Leitz Hektor 135mm f/4.5 (M mount) from KEH and a new Leica M leather neck strap for my M4-2. He ordered them the other day.

    I couldn't ask for the M9 body and CZ 25/2.8 ZM lens—I'd be met with a sullen glare. ;-)

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    Re: What would you like Santa to bring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    .....except for the bursts of magpie syndrome LSD that fire off in my head ("Ooooh! shiny object! pretty camera! gooood!").
    Nailed me!

    No, no really.....I'm sure there is some totally functional reason why the H4D-40 Stainless edition is worth the extra $$$$.

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    Re: What would you like Santa to bring?

    Endless supplies of Ilford Pan F Plus, the 24/50/85 f/1.8 trio for my F6 and a Kawasaki Versys 650 to carry the stuff around Southeast Asia for a few months. Or years?

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    Re: What would you like Santa to bring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    ...and a Kawasaki Versys 650 to carry the stuff around Southeast Asia for a few months. Or years?
    Great choice Jorgen!! I considered buying a Versys last year, test rode one and really enjoyed it. Ended up buying a used Suzuki V-Strom 650 from my neighbor (for my Lower 48 states bike, which I keep in Washington state, I also have a V-Strom 650 here in Alaska).

    My wife owns two Kawasaki Ninja 650s (same basic motor as the Versys, one bike here in Alaska and the second in Washington state) and they are a lot of fun to ride.

    If I don't get that H4D-40 Stainless edition for Christmas, maybe Santa could drop off one of these for me instead (cheaper than the H4D-40). Not as practical as a Versys or V-Strom.....but it has a certain WOW! factor which those bikes lack.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5frCO...ure=plpp_video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVKLl...ure=plpp_video

    Of course, the Germans have a good thing going now too.........in comparison, I feel like an old man when I'm out riding the 1996 BMW 1100RT.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XhjX...deo&playnext=1
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    Re: What would you like Santa to bring?

    As Godfrey says ooh shiny object. A Nikkor 105 DC lens, an 18mm Nikkor, a large truckload of ink and paper and two Turkish Van cats. Joe

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    Re: What would you like Santa to bring?

    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    Great choice Jorgen!! I considered buying a Versys last year, test rode one and really enjoyed it. Ended up buying a used Suzuki V-Strom 650 from my neighbor (for my Lower 48 states bike, which I keep in Washington state, I also have a V-Strom 650 here in Alaska).
    I only tried the Versys a couple of days ago and fell instantly in love. I'm exactly the right size for it, and it was like wearing a glove. My city bike the last years has been a CBR 150 R, and it's absurdly fast for such a small bike, but it encourages teenage style riding and I keep trying to find that 7th gear

    Time to consider a more sensible bike, and the Versys fits the bill very nicely. Still, my Christmas present to myself is box right next to me now; a MacBook Air 13/256

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    Re: What would you like Santa to bring?

    Canon 50L. Not that I can begin to afford it
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    Re: What would you like Santa to bring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I only tried the Versys a couple of days ago and fell instantly in love. I'm exactly the right size for it, and it was like wearing a glove. My city bike the last years has been a CBR 150 R, and it's absurdly fast for such a small bike, but it encourages teenage style riding and I keep trying to find that 7th gear

    Time to consider a more sensible bike, and the Versys fits the bill very nicely. Still, my Christmas present to myself is box right next to me now; a MacBook Air 13/256
    Hadn't even seen the Versys. I'm so out of the motorcycle scene.

    You will love your elf present. My office gave me an MBA13/128 - I like it so much I'm considering selling my less-than-a-year-old MacBook Pro 13 for one. Coupled with a 27" Thunderbolt display, the MBA13 does exactly what I need and the 4G RAM deficit from the MBP13 has not been a hindrance at all.

    hmm hmm hmm ... More magpie going on. ;-)

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    Re: What would you like Santa to bring?

    RZ67 180mm Short barrel lens and the tilt/shift adapter... and some better eyes for focussing.

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    Re: What would you like Santa to bring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby Lewis View Post
    ... and some better eyes for focussing.
    +1 to that Christmas wish!!!!

    Hmmm.....I've got the 180 short barrel lens, but a tilt shift adapter for the RZ?.....time to do a little research!

    Gary

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    Re: What would you like Santa to bring?

    Santa already came by after the Iranians hacked his GPS time signal to think it was Christmas... He dropped off a Sony CZ Planar 85/1.4, an Acratech GV2 ballhead and an Acratech leveling plate, a B+W Kaesemann polarizer, and an HVL-58 flash for Sony Alpha. And a few odds and ends. Maybe he won't be coming by you this year? Are you sure you've been good all year?

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