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post your best photographic gear for under 100 euro (100$)
« on: January 31, 2013, 11:47:19 AM »
i am always in need for photographic presents or gifts.

please post what you think is a great photographic tool or gimmick under 100 bucks.

 

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post your best photographic gear for under 100 euro (100$)
« on: January 31, 2013, 11:47:19 AM »

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Re: post your best photographic gear for under 100 euro (100$)
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 10:28:26 PM »
A rubber band  :P

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Re: post your best photographic gear for under 100 euro (100$)
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 10:36:52 PM »
Blackrapid  sport strap! :)
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Re: post your best photographic gear for under 100 euro (100$)
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 10:46:11 PM »
Nifty Fifty!

Kenko 1.4x T/C was the best €80 i spent.
So were the Extension Tubes.

RC-6 remote control was the best €20 i ever spent.

Softbox for my flash was the best $10 i ever spent (from China via ebay)

Arca-Swiss plates are always handy, especially for someone like me who keeps getting more lenses and needs mre tripod plates.

How about vintage glass? Takumar 50mm f/1.4 and an m42->EF adapter comes in at under $100, and beats the crap out of any native EF Fifty.

Bessa L comes in at $100, for the next present you can get them a nice L39 wideangle lens (I love my 21mm f/4 Skopar, best lightweight hiking landscape kit ever)
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Re: post your best photographic gear for under 100 euro (100$)
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 11:37:44 PM »
Yongnuo. YN-622C, YN-560, RF-602....
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Re: post your best photographic gear for under 100 euro (100$)
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 04:20:44 AM »
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0031AQ302/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_10?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATJ1HHEILSBYQ[/url]

forget that.. i had it.. i think it´s crap.

ps: he asked for the BEST not SOME stuff under 100 bucks.

the best for me are the arctic butterfly and the YN-622C.
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 07:28:26 AM »
+1 to yn622c

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Re: post your best photographic gear for under 100 euro (100$)
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 10:01:33 AM »
Old manual focus Canon FD 50 1.4  8)

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Re: post your best photographic gear for under 100 euro (100$)
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 10:12:14 AM »
All under 100 euro/dollars
- canon remote
- lots of compact flash cards
- rogue flash filter gels
- lastolite collapsible reflectors
- fabric backdrops
- eneloop batteries for speedlites
- 50 F1.8 lens
- lastolite grey card
- glass screen protector for camera

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Re: post your best photographic gear for under 100 euro (100$)
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 10:14:31 AM »
Blackrapid  sport strap! :)

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Easily the best piece of gear I've purchased for under $100.
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 10:24:18 AM »
Blackrapid strap

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Re: post your best photographic gear for under 100 euro (100$)
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2013, 10:43:07 AM »
Cullmann Nanomax 200T
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2013, 11:06:54 AM »
gossen digisx lightmeter for my manual lenses
(reduced exibition price 100€)

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Re: post your best photographic gear for under 100 euro (100$)
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2013, 11:34:18 AM »
Far and away, the absolute best photographic bargain for under $100 is...a styrofoam coffee cup.

No, I'm dead serious.

It is better than any white balance tool you can buy, with the exception of a Spectralon target (which will get you back as much as a 7D).

Put it in the scene, shoot it, and you can eyedropper sample the light from any direction. You can even crop the image in ACR, adjust the white balance until you've got as uniform a peak as you can, and you've got a white balance that's the average of what's in the scene.

Or, put it over your lens and use it like an ExpoDisc, only better.

Why is the cup actually better than all the other targets? Because styrofoam actually has a nearly perfectly flat spectral reflectivity. The paints and plastics and what-not the expensive doo-dads are made from don't, because they need to build something that has a bit of durability to them. The styrofoam is also at just the right amount of reflectivity, in the 80% range -- bright enough to be noise-free, not so bright that you're in danger of clipping if you're careless.

To be avoided: paper and fabric. With the exception of some expensive "fine art" papers, all paper is pale yellow tree cellulose fibers soaked with fluorescent blue dyes to trick the eye into thinking it's whiter than white. It's the worst possible white balance target. And not only do most white fabrics have at least a bit of the same types of fluorescent dyes in them, they're translucent. Take a white balance off of somebody's shirt, and you're also white balancing off the skin, in addition to the fluorescent dyes in the detergent, in addition to whatever color remained in the fibers after being bleached.

Cheers,

b&

P.S. If you want to do better than styrofoam, you can use a color profiling target (and the ColorChecker Passport is pretty good though far from ideal) along with some specialized software and a very funky workflow. It's actually guaranteed get you perfect white balance and exposure if you do it right, but it's very rarely worth it outside of carefully controlled color-critical environments...and, if you're in one of those, you hopefully already know what you're doing. b&

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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2013, 11:34:18 AM »