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Old 31-08-2010, 21:29   #1 (permalink)
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£50 essentials - What to buy?

Good evening all,

I have £50 left of a £200 windfall (I've already bought a lens) - so what do I spend the rest of the money on?

More SD cards?
External hard drive? (I back up onto CD at the moment, but it takes time)
New tripod?

What do you reckon?

Cheers all,

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Old 31-08-2010, 21:38   #2 (permalink)
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Re: £50 essentials - What to buy?

External hard drive gets my vote.
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Old 31-08-2010, 22:08   #3 (permalink)
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Re: £50 essentials - What to buy?

I would also go for the HD. £50 should get you at least 750 GB. I CDs or DVDs are not that reliable as a backup as they can degrade in time and they have very limited capacity.
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External HD or maybe some filters? UV, polarizer?
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Another vote for the external HD!
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Backup! An external HDD for backup is a sound investment, not to mention pretty much essential.
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A large canvas of your favourite shot
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Another for external hard drive i would be lost without mine.
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I got myself a 1tb external hard drive 2 months ago from pc world.
having taken more than 1500 photo's since,its well worth it.
so hard drive vote for me too
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Cheers all,
A new hard drive it is then - any preference where from?
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I find Maplins great and they nearly always have an offer on.
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Re: £50 essentials - What to buy?

Thanks guys, I've purchased a 1TB Seagate external drive from the big river.

Thanks once again for all your help,

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