Some advice please

Discussion in 'Photography' started by poiromaniax, 26 Apr 2013.

  1. poiromaniax

    poiromaniax MASA Contributor

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    Hey guys,

    I would like some help if you can,

    It's my girlfriends birthday coming up and she is into photography as a hobby. She has a pretty decent camera (d3100 I think) a tripod, and one or two lenses.

    I would love to buy her something that she would find very useful as she is a student so doesn't always have cash to buy things that would benefit her.

    So I'm asking if you guys can recommend anything? I'm prepared to spend about 1200 max ( I know photography is expensive and that amount probably amounts to like a memory card and a lens cover :p )

    Thanking in advance :)
     
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  3. Evo R

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    Extra batteries and large memory cards are always n good idea.
     
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    Get her a new fish to photograph:thumbup:
     
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    What type of photography does she do? Portraits, landscape etc. does she have a flash?
     
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    poiromaniax Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Extra battery is a good plan :) she has like 5 8gb memory cards so i think thats plenty :p

    Haha, you made me smile - have a :peroni:

    She does alot of portraits and some landscapes. Shes thinking of doing small jobs like kids parties etc so something that would benefit that kinda work.

    She doesnt have an external flash AFAIK, only the standard built in one.....That could be a good plan?

    I know lenses are expensive so im staying away from that :p
     
  7. WarrenElvis

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    I Have a D3100. You could look at getting her some UV filters for her lenses. I use them more to protect the actual lens, You also get a variety of other filters to add special affects but i guess software can do that as well. I also bought for myself a portable photo studio from an online shop in sa. Which is great if you want to take closeup of small objects and has a blank infinity backround. Cost is about R699 and they have plenty other items to buy and are in Craighall Park.
    Another item would be for a Nikon backpack rather than those shoulder side carrying bags, not my favourite. I was lucky enough to get mine when i bought the camera, but am sure you can find something similar. And then when budget is no problem, you can always go with an underwater housing unit, this is on my wishlist :lol:
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys! Now gotta do some research :D
     
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    A good idea is also a lens cleaner? Available at kodac shops.
     
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    Buy Lightroom if she does not yet have it.
     
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