Profile Reflections #6

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
With time still left to order gifts for that special photographer or Photoshop user, here’s a list of ideas from profiled members of the blogroll… I’m not hinting at anything, just reporting on what they had to say – *wink-wink*

  • “A Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L lens.” – Kathleen Connally
  • “17-inch Intel Core Duo MacBook Pro.” – Aaron Johnson
  • “A 600mm lens hooked to a cropped frame sensor SLR with a 1.4x extender on a Wimberley head and a massive tripod. I just finished spending a week shooting at Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico and I sure would have liked to have a longer lens.” – Ben Willmore
  • “I’d love to get a larger (wider) printer, but I can’t find a place to put it.” – Dave Beckerman
  • “A top-notch telephoto lens.” – Andy Smith
  • “SB-800 Speedlight” – Jason D. Moore
  • “When I got back into photography, I struggled with the Nikon vs. Canon issue. I chose Nikon, but I’ve had Canon envy since. I love my Nikons, but I would like a camera that performs better in low-light, high ISO situations. Hopefully the new D3 and D300 will solve that.” – Doug Stremel
  • “That changes pretty frequently but for now I’d like to experiment with IR photography which would require the purchase of an inexpensive SLR body and paying to get it converted to a dedicated IR camera.” – Stephen Waterfall
  • “D300, but that will be soon remedied.  Bigger printer would be nice also– Epson 3800.” – Michael Palmer
  • “The radio transmitter for the Canon 40D – it’s a great teaching aid – it really ramps up the learning curve for seminar attendees.  I’m also looking at the fisheye lens for my Canon 5D.” – David Ziser
  • “Lots of really long lenses” – Jennifer Farley
  • “I would absolutely love to have the new Canon 1Ds Mark III, but I don’t see one in my near future. Anyone out there have a spare body they can lend me?” – Derrick Story
  • “Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR Zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8D G-AFS ED-IF Autofocus Lens (Vibration Reduction) – Black” – Terry White
  • “Well, the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is a real beauty. I think the 5D would be great for indoor low-light shooting, and the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens would be a step forward there as well. I’d also like to start experimenting with polarizers and graduated neutral density filters.” – John Nack
  • “Medium format digital. I love landscapes with oodles of detail, and the latest round of medium format digital backs would look great in my bag.” – Andy Biggs
  • “Equipment is cool but I’d rather be like Picasso… “If they took away my paints I’d use pastels. If they took away my pastels I’d use crayons. If they took away my crayons I’d use pencils. If they stripped me naked and threw me in prison I’d spit on my finger and paint on the walls.”” – Chris Orwig
  • “A set of four Pocket Wizard Multi Max’s.” – Tom Moore
  • “I would love, love, love to have an Epson 3800 printer.” – Jeff Revell
  • “A Fully-loaded MacPro” – Justin Seeley
  • “A tilt shift lense. I made one out of an old film lense, a body cap and some duct tape though. It works pretty well but I doubt it will survive the wear-and-tear I put my equipment through. That includes hopping fences, strolling through politically unstable countries and that urge I get to always light stuff on fire in the background of commercial work.” – Joey Lawrence
  • “A telephoto lens.” – Lynda Walldez
  • “Nothing, really. I have a core bag of glass and small flashes that I have shot with for a long time. No reason to change, other than to upgrade bodies.” – David Hobby
  • “It’s a lens. The Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8. Wow… what I would give for that thing. I’ll post my B&H wish list should anyone like to purchase it for me : )” – Matt Kloskowski
  • “Macro Lens.” – Mike McHugh
  • “One of those cool softboxes they use to light up car shots with – about as big as a garage and they cost twice as much! Of course then I’d have to have a studio big enough to hang it…” – Clayton Spangler
  • “17? MacBook Pro” – Amy Archer
  • “A Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens… and a Holga.” – Mike Holley
  • “A great big studio soft box or beauty dish. Or a ring flash. Or a macro lens….” – Dave Cross
  • “A smoke machine.” – Eduardo Angel and Timothy Campbell
  • “An upgraded camera and a wide format printer” – Jim Larimer
  • “A sub-compact Mac laptop for on the road… but, sadly, they don’t make one. Until then, maybe an Epson P-5000? Or two.” – Michael Snell
  • “Currently I really need new computer ” – Richard Vanek
  • “I would love a Nikon 200mm F/2 lens. It’s glorious!!!!!” – Scott Kelby
  • “Canon EF 200mm f1.8” – Bruce L. Snell
  • “I’d love to have a 16 megapixel camera, but I also want to keep my house. ” – Paul Politis

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