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As things are quiet on the forum I thought I'd put this out to everyone. I've got £500 bonus from work. What shall I buy?
I'm torn between 50mm 1.4, a new camera bag, a nice landscape tripod head, an L bracket,a flashgun, an iPad, a new Lee IRND filter or two. Or some new bike wheels.
The 24-70 zooms that I really wanted are all out of my price range, even the second hand ones.
Warning! Sensible answers only😀

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Nikon D500,MB D17 Battery grip.
Nikon 18-105 mm,Nikon 35mm f1.8 G, Nikon 80-400 f4-5.6 G AFS, Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro. Nikon 12-24 mm f4. Nikon 17-55 f2. 8

Lee filters: Foundation kit. Super Stopper,Big Stopper,Little Stopper. Lee IRND 0.9, Lee ND 0.3,0.6,0.9 Hard & Soft grads.Lee landscape polariser.

Nissin Di700 .

Manfrotto 055 Pro 4 tripod, Induro Monopod. Kirk L bracket.
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Nikon 17-55 2.8. Second hand.
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Nikon 17-55 2.8. Second hand.


Yes Mark, I'd thought about that as well. My only concern is that in effect I'd only be using 25-55 focal lengths, (as I've got the 12-24,and I've got a 35mm fixed too.)So I wasn't sure if that was quite the right lens for me. Good suggestion though.
Mike

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Nikon D500,MB D17 Battery grip.
Nikon 18-105 mm,Nikon 35mm f1.8 G, Nikon 80-400 f4-5.6 G AFS, Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro. Nikon 12-24 mm f4. Nikon 17-55 f2. 8

Lee filters: Foundation kit. Super Stopper,Big Stopper,Little Stopper. Lee IRND 0.9, Lee ND 0.3,0.6,0.9 Hard & Soft grads.Lee landscape polariser.

Nissin Di700 .

Manfrotto 055 Pro 4 tripod, Induro Monopod. Kirk L bracket.
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My choice would be the 50mm 1.4.
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Didn`t you have a 50mm f1.4?
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I've still got it and love it. Are we at the pub tonight ?
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I've still got it and love it. Are we at the pub tonight ?


Not you!  Mike...

Yep

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Didn`t you have a 50mm f1.4?

Used in part px for the D500.

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Nikon D500,MB D17 Battery grip.
Nikon 18-105 mm,Nikon 35mm f1.8 G, Nikon 80-400 f4-5.6 G AFS, Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro. Nikon 12-24 mm f4. Nikon 17-55 f2. 8

Lee filters: Foundation kit. Super Stopper,Big Stopper,Little Stopper. Lee IRND 0.9, Lee ND 0.3,0.6,0.9 Hard & Soft grads.Lee landscape polariser.

Nissin Di700 .

Manfrotto 055 Pro 4 tripod, Induro Monopod. Kirk L bracket.
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I've still got it and love it. Are we at the pub tonight ?


I know you do! and yes we are!😀

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Nikon D500,MB D17 Battery grip.
Nikon 18-105 mm,Nikon 35mm f1.8 G, Nikon 80-400 f4-5.6 G AFS, Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro. Nikon 12-24 mm f4. Nikon 17-55 f2. 8

Lee filters: Foundation kit. Super Stopper,Big Stopper,Little Stopper. Lee IRND 0.9, Lee ND 0.3,0.6,0.9 Hard & Soft grads.Lee landscape polariser.

Nissin Di700 .

Manfrotto 055 Pro 4 tripod, Induro Monopod. Kirk L bracket.
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Depends if you will use the 50mm, they just seem just a bit odd nowadays, same with a flash unless it's something like a dedicated macro flash its just more of a pain than anything else.
You could always pick up a cheap flash with loads of modifiers for under £50 on amazon or ebay after you've got something you really want and will get the most out of.

My advice would be to ignore all advice and just buy what you really want [crazy]


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Hi Mike, just got an l bracket and tripod head , excellent also irnl filter excellent too.
The L bracket is the best piece of kit I have purchased in a long time

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As a dedicated Nikon user you could buy the centenary pewter ties £250, or put a deposit down on a centenary lens. 
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As a dedicated Nikon user you could buy the centenary pewter ties £250, or put a deposit down on a centenary lens. 


That's a damn fine suggestion Alan. Don't know why I didn't think of that!!! #moneytoburn

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Nikon D500,MB D17 Battery grip.
Nikon 18-105 mm,Nikon 35mm f1.8 G, Nikon 80-400 f4-5.6 G AFS, Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro. Nikon 12-24 mm f4. Nikon 17-55 f2. 8

Lee filters: Foundation kit. Super Stopper,Big Stopper,Little Stopper. Lee IRND 0.9, Lee ND 0.3,0.6,0.9 Hard & Soft grads.Lee landscape polariser.

Nissin Di700 .

Manfrotto 055 Pro 4 tripod, Induro Monopod. Kirk L bracket.
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How about a Nikon D 80 IR converted as per
Item in General forum post.I wish I shot Nikon I would be in Kirby Moorside tonight.
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