Cool Photo Gifts?

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  1. zenrhino

    zenrhino Member

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    I got a Rondinax 35U and a bottle of Rodinal for Xmas.

    How about you guys? Any other cool photo stuff in the stocking?
     
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    Congrats on the Rondinax! But be carefull, they breed just like russian rangefinders... I know a fella who got one.... another... now he has six of them in the shelf, one of each variation, still hunting for the kind with the "special manual" - showing a family in front of a tent, surrounding the father using the Rondinax on a camping table.

    I own just a 1958 35U and a 60, both are cute and a charm to use. :smile:

    What did I get? A cheap Hauck/Kaiser Trialux lightmeter, the promise of some camera compatible gloves, a street photo book on Paris (Gautrand: Paris Mon Amour, Taschen).

    And I just ordered Les´ book as a gift to myself.
     
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    I got a tie...

    Actually, my stocking contained a Wein peanut :smile:
     
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    I got 3 books
    Creative Black and White Photography by Les McLean
    The Photographer's Toning Book by Tim Rudman
    Coming into Focus: A step by step guid to Alternativr Photographic Printing Processes edited by John Barnier :cool: :D
    Guess i was better than I thought this year!
     
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    I have the world's best girlfriend...

    A Logan 40" matt cutter, and an absolutely pristine Schneider SA 90mm f/8 that looks like it's never even been mounted on a camera. It looks like my Schneider/Linhof 90mm f6.8 will be going on the block soon. :smile:
     
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    I got a lensbaby for my Nikon cameras... waaaay cool toy!
     
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    My very own "Photo Geek" vest and Ansel Adams' "Examples - The Making of 40 Photographs" book. Cool!
     
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    Aside from other books, one that stood out to me is Bernd and Hilla Becher's Basic Forms I had never heard of these photographers before, but their stuff is great. It's all industrial landscape photos, my personal favorite.
    -Grant
     
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    so far I have received a nice book by Elliot Porter and Ellen Auerbach entitled "Mexican Churches". It is a nice color book as Elliot was a noted color photographer. Very through and nice printing from Hong Kong.

    lee\c
     
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    Grant,

    a fella at de.rec.fotografie once called what the Bechers shoot "forensic photography". ;-)
     
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    I didn't receive anything photo-related for Christmas this year, but I did buy my girlfriend a 5x7 camera :smile:
     
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    My family has given up on normal gifts for me as I always tell them I want something photography related. Now they give me cash :smile: (the best gift ever). All I have to do now is decide what to get for the darkroom. I'm open to suggestions.

    Mike
     
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    Bruce Barnbaum's Art of Photography and a Shen-Hao 4X5. The weather here in the "sunshine state" has been so crappy that I'll probably finish the book before I get a chance to try the new camera.
     
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    BTZS by Phil Davis, I have my work cut out for me now.
     
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    Tim Rudman's Toning Book. Guess I'll be playing around more with toners this year! My kids got some really cool remote control cars!!
     
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    Well, you better make sure you marry her then.....or that camera will be gone.. :smile:
     
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    I'm planning to, but we already have the agreement that if she doesn't like using it then the camera becomes my birthday present :wink:
     
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    It's better to give than receive. =)
     
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    I got a 19-35mm lens for my Nikon.
     
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    I can see now the racing of those cars all through your house! Good luck. :D

    gene
     
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    We should plan another get together at the Worcester Art Museum, and race the remote controlled cars across that byzantine mosiac floor!! Hell of a lot more room than my house! HEE HEE HEE!!!!!! :D
     
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    i got a cool photo delivered on xmas-day, and a day or 2 before i was paid for a job i did back in november. now we can pay for all the presents we gave to everyone else :smile:
     
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    I got a Hasselblad 501CM kit last year so its pretty hard to top this gift.
    I have been *very discreetly* hinting for a new Hasselblad lens but I realised
    that would be too much to ask for. So I got some money in the end, which is
    not the most spirited gift but I knew my parents couldn't afford a lens or didn't
    know what other photo stuff they could get.
     
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    Actually, the main photo gift I've gotten this xmas has been the chance to make portraits of all my original immediate family in their own homes. All done now but Mom....

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    (temp exposure test of my Dad in his basement with his garden,
    "rescued" each Minnesota winter from the yard —
    "actual" final shots on 6x6 TXPro)
     
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    My sister got me a Rolleiflex TLR for Christmas.