What did everYone get for Christmas?

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by dennisgg, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. I bought some vintage lenses Soligor 24-45mmm, Vivitar Series 1 Tokina 90mm f2.5 macro, Vivitar 200mm f3 Series 1, Bushnelll 400mm, Vivitar 28mm f2.5 Tokina TX,, Soligor 85-300mm f5, Vivitar 75-
    260mm TX, Canon 18-55mm IS (not vintage), battery pack 8 aa for my 550ex flash, viewfinder magnifier for manual focusing, lens
    adapters, more batteries, 380ex flash that was used by LA Times used for my son, harness strap for my wife, sling backpack bag for my
    wife, new generic battery grip for my 7d, Gary Fong Lightsphere for my wife, and a side waist bag so I can have lenses for easy access
    while walking/hiking, copactflash cards for my son, and a 56 led light for video/macro.
     
  2. stp

    stp

    Photographs! I'm spending the holidays (and beyond) on the road in the SW U.S. taking pictures every day; spent Christmas Day at Bosque del Apache wildlife refuge in New Mexico. Did get a Canon 5DIII for my son and a Canon 85mm f/1.8 for his girlfriend.
     
  3. Steve, do you want to adopt me so I can get a 5DIII for Next Christmas! Spending time in SW photographing sounds
    great for vacation!
     
  4. I got family! The rest is unimportant.
     
  5. Amen, Sarah.

    I got a shiny old Koni-Omega Rapid 100 which will soon be making great big negatives of life's mundane things. I'm not a Canonite, so can't really participate much with you folks, but Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all.
     
  6. +1 Sarah Fox. Materialistic and show pony answers from the OP.
     
  7. I got two weeks off work to spend at home with my loving wife and two young children.
     
  8. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    I got some time with my son. We cooked together Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This is Christmas Day, quail with andouille cornbread stuffing and brussel sprouts with bacon. A lot more important to spend the time together than to get any presents, which we didn't do.
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  9. I got a nice pair of hiking socks, the wife got a one hour Swedish massage at the spa. We thought we would mostly exchange hugs.
    Jeff, tasty looking dish.
     
  10. I was given an LED ring flash, a lens mug and an Ansel Adams calendar.
    I also bought an eye-fi 4G SD card with built in wi-fi so that I can show images on an iPad as I shoot them. Potentially useful for portraits.
     
  11. I got up in the morning - everything else is a bonus...
     
  12. I am sorry I wasn't trying to be a show pony. I was just curious if other people got equipment or photo related gifts. I too
    took timeoff to be with my family. The items I got we'ren't expensive ( not 1 was over $100). I was just trying to start a
    conversation and now I wish I hadn't posted it.
     
  13. Dennis, it's a perfectly reasonable subject - seems like some of the "contributors" to the thread have forgotten that this is a gear forum...
    I got a nice, light Toshiba Win 7/64 bit laptop - 6 gb of RAM (which will be 8 gb by the weekend) and 1 tb HDD will make photographic trips away much more manageable than they were with my clunky old, heavy, inch-thick, 2 gb RAM/Vista 32 bit/160 gb HDD lappy.
     
  14. Jeff, that meal looks awesome!
     
  15. Well, this was not exactly a suprise: found just before Christmas in a very interesting and reasonably priced second hand store, complete with case, all in very nice shape. The B+W UV filter is added. I've also put the strap from another Pentax on it, looks good.
    Replaced the battery, and seems to meter fairly reliably (comparing with a Canon 5D), if I set the ISO about double.
    Anyway, it got wrapped and went under the tree.
    I'm struggling a little with what film to put in it. Leaning towards Tri-X and home processing, but open to suggestions ;)
     
  16. Well, this was not exactly a suprise: found just before Christmas in a very interesting and reasonably priced second hand store, complete with case, all in very nice shape. The B+W UV filter is added. I've also put the strap from another Pentax on it, looks good.
    Replaced the battery, and seems to meter fairly reliably (comparing with a Canon 5D), if I set the ISO about double.
    Anyway, it got wrapped and went under the tree.
    I'm struggling a little with what film to put in it. Leaning towards Tri-X and home processing, but open to suggestions ;)
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  17. "Gateway timeout..." strikes again, grhh.
     
  18. I was just trying to start a conversation and now I wish I hadn't posted it.​
    Ah, gee... I'm sorry! I didn't mean it that way! I guess I should explain that Christmas had been a time for me that I've lost family (on various occasions and for various reasons), so it was a very sad holiday season for me. But one Christmas, now long past, a wonderful family took me in as one of their own. It was the best gift I have ever received, and I reflect on it each and every joyous Christmas season. I am a very lucky person, and no material gift could hold a candle to what I've received. Every Christmas, I don't have to unwrap any presents. I wake up with a smile on my face, knowing I already got what I most wanted. :)
     
  19. Hi Sarah,
    it's OK, i understand. I am very sorry to hear that. I definitely understand that family is more important, I have a wife of 20+ years
    and 3 kids age 7, 10 and 14. I took a bunch of left over PTO time to be with them this Christmas season. A friend of
    mine that I graduated high school with just lost her husband on Cristmas just before noon. He had just 2 weeks earlier
    had his 48th birthday.
     
  20. No photo related presents here. In fact, I am yet one more person who has pretty much gone off the whole X-mas present hullabaloo. That said, I am not totally beyond a certain photo gear obsession, and a vintage Soligor 24-45mm lens sounds like something I might have picked up myself - especially in the <$100 price range. Any further info on it, or photos taken of or with the lens?
     
  21. Hi Frank, I am waiting for the shipment from eBay, so nothing yet.
     
  22. I got what my family assumed, by its appearance, was an L zoom lens. What I got ofcourse was a 28-135mm coffee mug. Great fun really. My youngest son couldn't wait for me to actually pour coffee in it.
     
  23. No photo related stuff for Christmas from here either.
    I did get to spend a wonderful Christmas with my 16 y.o. Son, Eldest Daughter, her husband and two children and both my Parents. (In their mid 80's)
    So it was indeed a wonderful Christmas!
    I will however get to do something photo related on New Years day! A day off to spend out shooting. That's my Christmas present to myself!
     
  24. @ Jeff Spirer, +1 on the bacon and brusselsprouts...and +1 on Sarah's response
    re Christmas presents, post on Farcebook, so I won't read it there, either...
     
  25. re Christmas presents, post on Farcebook, so I won't read it there, either...​
    I didn't get the memo explaining that you'd appointed yourself chief of the forum content police, WT.
    Here's a better idea: you don't like a subject, don't feel obliged to look at it, much less post.
    My God! At Christmas, on a gear forum, I can't imagine a more on-topic subject for a thread than one asking what gear people got for Christmas.
     

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