I am still playing Oprah this week with some of my favorites. Now let’s move onto the list for the more serious photographer.
This is gift # 1 this year for me….. a Nikon tele-converter.
This is a portable gateway to extend telephoto reach at an affordable price.
I feel like I am always missing a hundred feet of action even with a $2500.00 lens, yet I can’t justify spending $8999,00 on a new dreamy Nikon 400 mm lens. I know a few who read this blog who can and should!
I dream of shooting a buffalo in Yellowstone park, an eagle in the sky or the Eiffel Tower without leaving my hotel room…… On my wish list!
I did shoot with this lens below in Florence, Italy this fall, when a tourist next to me was using this Sigma 150-500. I was a tad bit curious and begged him to let me try it.
Even though I am a Nikon girl, and this lens is for Canon, I was shocked at how much I loved it and at a price tag of $1049.00, you might want to pick one up, even if your bag is full and your are just looking for goodies to add to it
Looking out for my Canon friends today!
I just picked up this Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod and Manfrotto 701 HDV Pro Fluid Video Video Head for a project that I am working on and I love it. This set up is on the consumer end and is a little heavy, but perfect for my lazy photography lifestyle. I might recommend shelling out a few more bucks and going carbon if you can swing it, definitely more of a commitment.
I am still trying to figure out all of the in’s and out’s of using a tripod, but having fun doing so while shooting video on my d800. which is my next recommendation. I absolutely love my camera and it has come with a little learning curve especially in the video department.
Definitely this year’s recommendation for those who are ready to step it up a bit.
Now for a couple of stocking stuffers.
How about this Folio App for your iPad
Now you can carry around your portfolio online and boast about your work to your friends over lunch.
How about picking up a photography trip to somewhere dreamy in Europe. Now that is a perfect stocking stuffer!
I travelled to Italy with a bunch of people who had all gone on one together and their skills really improved shooting in a new destination and concentrating on it.
Tomorrow my list for editing and post production…..
I could go on and on….but it is time to get back to reality and make school lunch!