Best Canon Christmas presents for less than $100
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Hrow
Registered: Oct 19, 2004
Total Posts: 5332
Country: United States

The scenario... You have someone you like for whom you want to buy a camera related Christmas present but you don't like them enough to buy them a 500L. They shoot Canon DSLR(s) and you want to keep the cost to $100 or less. What clever gift would you buy them? Doesn't have to be a Canon product or even directly attached to the camera but it should be photography related.



PetKal
Registered: Sep 06, 2007
Total Posts: 24273
Country: Canada

Give them a book.



rongoe
Registered: Apr 25, 2006
Total Posts: 403
Country: United States

here are a few options:

off-camera flash cord
remote shutter trigger
nifty fifty (50mm f1.8 lens)
camera bag
lighting gear
monopod
tripod (though spending $130-150 opens up higher quality options)
memory cards
credit/gift card for favorite print shop (shutterfly, etc)
cash



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
Total Posts: 4706
Country: United States

X-rite passport.

^ Rongoe I agree with most of your items, but a $100 tripod is something I'd give to my enemy.



Binh Ly
Registered: Feb 24, 2007
Total Posts: 3234
Country: United States

$100 B&H gift card



unclechuck
Registered: Mar 12, 2010
Total Posts: 824
Country: United States

High performance memory card --- easy to wrap / ship too



Hrow
Registered: Oct 19, 2004
Total Posts: 5332
Country: United States

OK, let's add this caveat... the present has to be something you would like to get as well.



vilimo
Registered: Sep 26, 2005
Total Posts: 911
Country: United States

Camera bag, memory cards for video, gift cards



canon3133
Registered: Apr 15, 2008
Total Posts: 66
Country: United States

Get a Canon lens coffee mug



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
Total Posts: 22636
Country: United States

unclechuck wrote:
High performance memory card --- easy to wrap / ship too


That is always a good choice.

EBH



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
Total Posts: 22636
Country: United States

I'm not sure about the $100 camera bag unless it is a satellite one. Even so, bags are such a matter of taste.

EBH



Richard Nye
Registered: May 30, 2007
Total Posts: 2422
Country: United States

If they don't already have one like it, the Canon camera bag is a great deal for $35. It's my most used backpack



Jeff Nolten
Registered: Sep 06, 2006
Total Posts: 1622
Country: United States

Hrow wrote:
OK, let's add this caveat... the present has to be something you would like to get as well.


If you add $1000 to it I might have some ideas for you



chez
Registered: Nov 26, 2003
Total Posts: 7935
Country: Canada

PetKal wrote:
Give them a book.

Petkal, I take it you read it cover to cover.



BluesWest
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 782
Country: United States

$100 B&H gift card

Best approach - it's usually not a good idea to try to read someone's mind regarding what they really want (or need). Let them make the decision.

John



Fred Relaix
Registered: Jan 09, 2007
Total Posts: 1032
Country: France

If they do not have it, 50/1.8



B2FiNiTY
Registered: Nov 28, 2005
Total Posts: 80
Country: United States

Battery , wireless remote, memory card



mfreardon
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 573
Country: United States

Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
Total Posts: 22636
Country: United States

PetKal wrote:
Give them a book.








Wow, that reminds me of the good old days when P/S cameras had viewfinders.

EBH


safcraft
Registered: Nov 30, 2010
Total Posts: 530
Country: Portugal

EB-1 wrote:
PetKal wrote:
Give them a book.



Wow, that reminds me of the good old days when P/S cameras had viewfinders.

EBH


True. People take worse pictures now, as they seem to get a tendency to stretch their arms while taking photographs instead of holding the camera close to body.



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