HELP! Christmas... (Photographers..)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mjstew33, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I love music. Love it love love it! I also love photography. :) Love it, too. Equally.

    My parents want to know what I want for Christmas, I've narrowed it down to these 2 things:
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    lens = f/2.8 60mm Macro lens.

    Which one?

    iPod Hifi = $350
    Lens = $425

    They're giving me choices.

    BTW, I say photographers, because the average person on here who is a photographer knows what I'm talking about with lens, and since there on a Mac board, they know what a HiFi is.

    Comments please!
     
  2. bursty macrumors 6502a

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  3. darrengreer macrumors regular

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    Easy choice for me... Lens!!

    But, then, I'm not audiophile ;)
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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  5. sepu macrumors regular

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    I will also go for the Lens ....
    I photographer here ....
     
  6. Deputy-Dawg macrumors member

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    A difficult choice indeed. I to love music and an ardent photographer!

    With the lens you will be a an active creative hopefully artistic participant in life. With the iPod you will be able to passively enjoy and appreciate the artistic creation of another.

    In the end I would choose creativity over passivity. Go for the lens
     
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    nicely put! :)
     
  8. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Argh...

    And how do you suppose I trick my mom into that? She's now saying, I don't think you'll use it (she's kinda right, I've been REALLY busy, hence I'm rarely active here now :)().. I just haven't been able to go out in the fields for some photo shoots). She's also saying, it's really expensive, and I don't wanna throw that money away... you'll use the HiFi more, it'll be during the winter, you'll be inside more, not outside (aka not using the lens - I'm mostly a nature photographer) and be able to use the Hifi.
     
  9. Rickay726 macrumors 6502

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    the lens! definitly the music thing you dont really need just plug your iPod into some old computer speakers!
     
  10. bob5820 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe in the short term, but you could likely still be using the lens 10 years from now. I doubt the hi-fi will last that long.
     
  11. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

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    This might help, too.

    I have 2 lens, currently.

    I have a f/3.5-5.6 18-55mm Nikkor lens & a f/4-5.6 75-300 Tamron lens.

    Hmmm.
     
  12. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    You can always try Still Life. I think you can have fun with the macro mode, too.
     
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  14. tuartboy macrumors 6502a

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    Neither of those are very fast though.

    I say get a good 50mm prime or something before anything else. Does nikon make anything like the Canon 50mm 1.8? That is an amazing lens and is only about $70 :eek: . Might be able to get a similar steal.

    Even if you don't care what I just said, I suggest the lens.
     
  15. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    But you can still use the lens/camera during the winter. You know how many great things in nature you can capture during the winter? :)

    With that said, I would say the lens does sound nice. I'm sure the iPod HiFi is nice, but the lens just seems like a better choice.
     
  16. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Without a doubt, the lens! The iPod Hi-Fi will get old over time. With the lens, however, you can continue to use and get new photos out of it.
     
  17. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    If your parents want to know which of two several-hundred dollar gifts to get you, I think you already have the best Christmas present of all! (very nice parents)
     
  18. Pili macrumors regular

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    Another vote for the lens. You will get much more use out of that over time than you will the HiFi
     
  19. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Agreed...:rolleyes:
     
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  22. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Personally, I would say the lens. The iPod HiFi isn't the best speaker system for the iPod at all and is actually a bit overpriced.

    However, at the end of the day, what would you like most?

    Thats what matters.

    David
     
  23. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Lens definitely. You can get something much better than the iPod HiFi for the same price anyways. It's cool, but not that cool...
     
  24. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    Go for the lens. If you're going to get a nice speaker system (which you can for 350) don't get something like the hifi.
     

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