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What can I get with $30???

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by thomastaesu, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. thomastaesu

    thomastaesu Mu-43 Regular

    169
    Nov 16, 2012
    ATL, GA
    Thomas
    Well, after a few weeks, I will have BH reward credit of whopping $27 (from purchasing O75).

    Getting another expensive gear is out of question if I want to keep my old... well, wife.

    What can I get with $30 + not too much money from a camera store? Body cap lens? Cheap ND filter?

    Any suggestion would be appreciated.
     
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  2. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Body cap lens is about $50.

    Don't ever buy a really cheap filter if you shoot wide. Flares can get obnoxious, lol.

    How about some kind of improved strap? Sling strap? (where the camera slides along the strap?)

    Remote release?

    I usually just go to the store and look around until I'm inspired to pull out the reward card, lol.

    It's so hard to say what you might need!
     
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  3. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    LOL!
    I have no answer to your question, but you did give me a good belly laugh. Thanks!
     
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  4. shizlefonizle

    shizlefonizle Mu-43 Veteran

    372
    Apr 21, 2012
    A Multicoated UV filter to protect your beautiful lens?
     
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  5. blinkbg

    blinkbg Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Nov 19, 2012
    Columbus, Ohio
    well, aside from the body cap and ND filters, you can look for 3rd party lens hoods. There's lens cleaners like the awesome pen-style cleaner, camera strap, camera case or leather holder, camera bag inserts. If you are looking to add to your photography repertoire maybe books on creative lighting, street photography, portrait, wedding, photographing children, landscapes. Or inspirational books from any of your favorite photographers past and present. How about a Gary Fong lumisphere, Peter Gregg bounce card?... LOL!!! hope any of this helps or at least generate ideas...

    Now get out there and take some great photos!!! :smile:
     
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  6. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    762
    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    Do you have a shutter release?
     
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  7. nublar

    nublar Mu-43 Regular

    159
    Jan 22, 2013
    SOCAL
    I would get a 25mm F1.4
     
  8. thomastaesu

    thomastaesu Mu-43 Regular

    169
    Nov 16, 2012
    ATL, GA
    Thomas
    I looked at my em5, but could not find where shutter release plugs in. ??? Usb av out??
     
  9. thomastaesu

    thomastaesu Mu-43 Regular

    169
    Nov 16, 2012
    ATL, GA
    Thomas
    Sure for a few cents more. But I already have it. :smile:
     
  10. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Exactly. The USB. I have wireless releases but that would blow your budget.
     
  11. curveshooter

    curveshooter Mu-43 Regular

    57
    Nov 29, 2012
    North Carolina
    Thanks for asking the question.

    I have $20 of reward credit at B&H.

    I was thinking:
    - additional UV filters
    - wired shutter release
    - another lens adapter (already have them for Nikon F mount and Canon FD)
     
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  12. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
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  13. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

    940
    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    battery?
     
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  14. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

    940
    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    Lens pen...
     
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  15. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    762
    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    Or maybe a air Rocket Blaster. It's been really useful for me (and also just fun, haha).
     
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  16. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
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  17. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
    SD card? One can never have too many Class 10 cards.
     
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  18. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    A WhiBal card. Very handy, come in several sizes.

    --
    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
     
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  19. thomastaesu

    thomastaesu Mu-43 Regular

    169
    Nov 16, 2012
    ATL, GA
    Thomas
    They say 50mm legacy lens should be with every m43 body because they can be had for very cheap! This guy was selling one 50f1.4 for 700 bucks just cuz it says CZ on it! :wink:
     
  20. battleaxe

    battleaxe Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I would suggest a diffuser/puffer, but since it looks like you have an OMD, that's not really going to work. So, maybe a cheap refurb bounce flash?
     
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