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12/25/2008 01:21:33 AM · #1
It's still the Eve here, but it's family tradition to do one gift on Eve and the rest on Christmas. But of my one gift, I got a Nikon MC-36 remote shutter release, and I'm pumped!

No longer do I have tie a USB cord around my shutter release and jam the end into the shutter to keep it held down during Bulb mode, like I did for 10 minutes for this image:

Flickr link!

Now I can just dial it in to the MC-36, press a button, and walk away knowing the cord won't accidentally slip out of the shutter and cancel the whole thing 45 seconds into a 10 minute exposure! Woo! My mom thinks it'll be great for taking family photos, but luckily for me the cord's not long enough for that >:]

It's been suggested there may be more camera gear tomorrow, too, so I'm excited to see what (if anything) it is!

Message edited by author 2008-12-25 01:25:26.
12/25/2008 01:34:24 AM · #2
i got a set of strobes and a backpack. of course those were early xmas gifts:D oh, and my mom left my bill for the 70-200 i got this year on my desk and wrote merry christmas with a big X through the amount i owed. thanks mom!
12/25/2008 01:38:01 AM · #3
I got a Circ Polariser!
12/25/2008 01:40:55 AM · #4
I got chocolate cookies and milk!!! It's good to be the Dad!
12/25/2008 01:41:45 AM · #5
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

I got chocolate cookies and milk!!! It's good to be the Dad!


gasp, you stole Santas cookies??? lol
12/25/2008 02:02:40 AM · #6
Originally posted by JDubsgirl:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

I got chocolate cookies and milk!!! It's good to be the Dad!


gasp, you stole Santas cookies??? lol


Howdja get the little hat? Looks good on ya :-)
12/25/2008 02:14:43 AM · #7
I got a canon 450d along with the kit lens and a tamron 70-300!
12/25/2008 02:17:49 AM · #8
i dont have it yet but i get to open a nikon d90 in the morning WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
12/25/2008 02:19:45 AM · #9
I got an 85mm 1.4 coming Friday

Wowie!!!

Message edited by author 2008-12-25 12:53:50.
12/25/2008 03:05:47 AM · #10
I got a battery grip and two extra batteries, which is nice since I've been wanting a grip for the longest time :)
12/25/2008 03:35:16 AM · #11
Let's see....

Alien Bee 800
47" Octabox
Battery Grip
16 GB compact flash card
Topaz Adjust
Portrait Professional 8
Light Stand

I think that's it
12/25/2008 03:36:56 AM · #12
Sniff... Christmas morn here and no sign that Santa came by at all. No Lensbaby under my non-existant existent tree. Think that was the problem? No tree?

Sniff.... (And is it existent or existant, or are they two different things? I think I need coffee...)

Message edited by author 2008-12-25 04:23:27.
12/25/2008 03:42:12 AM · #13
I bought myself a tripod. :-) Does that count?
12/25/2008 03:44:32 AM · #14
And I'm pretty sure it's existent --- although coffee is always a good plan.

12/25/2008 03:58:27 AM · #15
<-- fifty dee ( a week early ) - now hoping for some bigger CF cards for the hungry ba$tard! :)

eta: have a pastry on me with your coffee, Deb. *hugs*

Message edited by author 2008-12-25 03:59:23.
12/25/2008 03:59:55 AM · #16
No gear coming this year. No company either. Family in MI either cannot afford to fly here, or those who can won't. :( Mom mailed me a pair of slipper socks and some cash (not enough for any gear though). My Aunt sent a small check too. Nothing from my daughter (she's broke), and my sis got me a years subscription to Reader's Digest (sure wish it were a Photoshop mag subscription instead....but the thought was nice)

Just me and the doggies today
12/25/2008 04:23:00 AM · #17
Me and the cats here, Linda. And my Dad is bummed because the box he sent didn't arrive yet - says it's pointless for it to come after Christmas, that I'll just have to save it for next year. Mom sent some Starbucks Christmas blend (bless her heart!), a warm down-kinda vest thingie, and a scented oil/stick thing that smells cinnamony. It'll be a nice quiet kinda day here. I'm good with that.

Nice new toy, Ken! And I made cinnamon rolls to go with my coffee. :-)

Update - my neighbors just came by with cookies and a German teddy bear! Too cool! (I bought them an inexpensive digital camera they're having fun learning to use.)

Message edited by author 2008-12-25 05:58:43.
12/25/2008 05:49:17 AM · #18
Had a very quiet day spent mostly with sister-in-law. No camera gear, we don't really do presents ...... just get gifts for the animals. So, Bailey's got a plentiful supply of treats which she's very very very happy about. I met up with Casey, new puppy of a friend of ours. He got her last Thursday. She was a bit intimidated at first, then once she'd realised they were ok she had fun!!!
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12/25/2008 06:17:16 AM · #19
It is 3 a.m. here, not sure why I can't sleep... :( To my knowledge, no camera gear under the tree but there will be two hyper boys in about 3 hours. And one tired mom and dad!

I'll take a virtual cinnamon roll please! ;)
12/25/2008 06:24:34 AM · #20
Originally posted by mpeters:

It is 3 a.m. here, not sure why I can't sleep...

As my wife tells me when I have the same problem "It might help if you turn the laptop off and close your eyes!" :)
But seriously - I feel for you man... have to small guys myself and lack of sleep is a terrible thing since you just don't have a choice to sleep inn when they wake up early in the a.m.
12/25/2008 06:30:18 AM · #21
No camera gear for me BUT.... I did get to do all the cooking, cleaning and drink all the wine.

I got an iPod touch that will help with my photography a lot, I can now spy on DPC anywhere.

MERRY HAPPY XMAS TO YOU ALL.

xxx

Message edited by author 2008-12-25 06:30:39.
12/25/2008 06:30:44 AM · #22
Originally posted by TrollMan:

Originally posted by mpeters:

It is 3 a.m. here, not sure why I can't sleep...

As my wife tells me when I have the same problem "It might help if you turn the laptop off and close your eyes!" :)
But seriously - I feel for you man... have to small guys myself and lack of sleep is a terrible thing since you just don't have a choice to sleep inn when they wake up early in the a.m.


haha. She's the light sleeper in our house but I think she is sound asleep. I'll definitely need the cucumber eye treatment to chase the dark circles away!
12/25/2008 06:40:10 AM · #23
Originally posted by mpeters:

I'll definitely need the cucumber eye treatment to chase the dark circles away!

Pictures, please. :-)
12/25/2008 06:41:08 AM · #24
I'll need to save them for the December Free Study. guaranteed winner!
12/25/2008 07:29:58 AM · #25
Got myself the Pentax DA 55-300 for Christmas. Don't know what's under the tree yet...suspense!

Message edited by author 2008-12-26 05:12:26.
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