December 25, 2010 at 2:15 pm #2189SilverStagParticipant
I got 2 lenses, a 35mm f1.8 Nikkor and an Opteka 500mm Tele. I’ve always wanted to see what one of those Optekas could do.
That was pretty much the long and the short of it.December 25, 2010 at 2:44 pm #36828
I got a 24″ Speedlight softbox from my Secret Santa, then Zeke got me another one, plus a gel holder and a Canon 100mm macro lens. Got other book and music type stuff, but those were my big photography gifts. Merry Christmas!December 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm #36829SilverStagParticipant
I’m holding out for the Nikkor 105mm macro. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you guys, too.December 25, 2010 at 3:04 pm #36830caradocParticipant
That was pretty much the long and the short of it.
(groan)December 25, 2010 at 3:13 pm #36831
d’oh! I forgot to mention what my Evil Photography Twin gave me–a Kodak Duaflex I (which is hoodless for great TtV justice), and a Canon 24-105mm L….coffee mug 😉December 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm #36832nobigdealParticipant
Money was tight this year so we decided to forgo gifts for each other and just focus on the grandkids. So no new photo toys this year.December 25, 2010 at 5:37 pm #36833
In this photo: Donut Shop Coffee, Silk metallic green paisley tie, Survival guide for the impending garden gnome apocalypse, Steelers beer koozie, Steelers freezable pilsner glass, Gift box (technically to both of us) with reisling, cheese, chocolates, and nuts, White Chocolate Coconut bar, Jack Lambert jersey, Beer puzzle, MOOSE!, Gnome cross stitch, Magic Cards from the newest set, Caramel hershey’s kisses, bottle opener, Tie clips, Fishing ornament, Deck Box, Troy Polamalu autographed photo, Steelers 2011 desk calenderDecember 25, 2010 at 5:40 pm #36834KestranaParticipant
orionid gave me a 1950s Polaroid Landcam in amazing condition that he’s going to convert to 35mm like his, and also a 1910s-1920s era Kodak predecessor to the Brownie that takes 120 size film, so can be used as is. I’m really excited to see what kind of pictures come out of that one!December 25, 2010 at 5:41 pm #36835December 25, 2010 at 6:12 pm #36836
Ooo that 1910/1920 era camera sounds awesome, as does that lens!December 25, 2010 at 7:26 pm #36837chupathingieParticipant
That was pretty much the long and the short of it.
😆 That was my first reaction as well!
You guys made out like bandits!
This is my 3rd year of Christmas away from family, but I got to talk to everyone on the phone for a good long time at least.
I got a bunch of gift certs, one for B&H Photo… I’m thinking a set of polarizers…
Loads of fun toys, y’all. Orionid, I bought that same lens earlier this year (except the Canon variant). It’s a fun piece of glass. It was labelled EF-S, but it fits EF mounts too. I hacked the shroud off to take advantage of the FOV on a full-frame… 180 degrees! 360×180 panos in 3 shots. If someone’s standing beside you, they’re likely in frame. Stopped down and focused for about 5 feet, it’s got a practically infinite depth of field. It’s a neat toy.
Merry Christmas, all! 🙂December 25, 2010 at 11:32 pm #36838CuriousParticipant
no camera gear but nice gifts anyway. due to other expenses we (gift givers/receivers) were a bit tight this year.December 26, 2010 at 12:00 am #36839chupathingieParticipant
That’s been my familial scene, too. As much as I hate to give a “Little Thought” gift like a bit of plastic stamped with a monetary value, it’s appropriate when locales don’t allow for cruising to the folks’ house for the evening on a whim and in general seeing the family often…
…and we’ve always been “cheap”, in a way. The big thing for us was having an excuse to stage opening a can of smiles on everyone.
My wife is working, both last night and Christmas day. She decided she wanted to set a bunch of cookies out for the customers (store-bought, but still I thought she was making a nice gesture). Safety regs make a dish full of food that the public’s hands are in out of the question (and rightly so), so we actually sat around for part of the evening with our frequently washed hands wrapping sugar cookies in cellophane. It was s small thing, but it made me smile this Christmas.December 26, 2010 at 12:12 am #36840olavfParticipant
That’s cool Chupa!
It’s 4PM and we’re still waiting for the girls to get here so we can open presents. I know Kat got some camera stuff, but I’ll have to report back later…December 26, 2010 at 1:21 am #36841
Orionid, I bought that same lens earlier this year (except the Canon variant). It’s a fun piece of glass. It was labelled EF-S, but it fits EF mounts too. I hacked the shroud off to take advantage of the FOV on a full-frame… 180 degrees! 360×180 panos in 3 shots. If someone’s standing beside you, they’re likely in frame. Stopped down and focused for about 5 feet, it’s got a practically infinite depth of field. It’s a neat toy.
Yeah, I read a lot of really good reviews on this lens, including two favorable side-by-side comparisons with the Nikkor 10.5. Everything indicated a little soft wide open, but tack sharp from f/4.5 and above, and near infinite-DOF above 11. And two of the reviews I read also mentioned hacking the shroud off for full-frame 180 circular goodness. So, yeah. I’m drooling/excited.
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