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10 Gifts for the Photography Pro

#1 - Nikon D4S 16.2 MP CMOS FX Digital SLR with Full 1080p HD Video (Body Only) - $6,496.95 This camera features a 30% faster EXPEED 4 image processing engine, 16.2 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, 51-point AF system and 3D Color Matrix metering III with a 91,000-pixel RGB sensor, as well as noise-free shooting from ISO 100 to 25,600. This camera has all of the professional video and audio capabilities that you could want out of a camera. It weighs around 3 pounds and has received 5 star ratings.

#2 - Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera (Body) - $3,199.00 after $200 Rebate This Canon camera has received a DPReview Gold Award and 4.5 out of 5 star reviews on Amazon. †It features a 22MP full frame CMOS sensor, 6 frames per second continuous shooting, 61-point AF system, ISO 100-25600 range with 50-102,800 expansions, and can film 1080p HD video. It is a very capable camera, and also fun and exciting to shoot with. The only downside, per the DPReview Committee, is the slightly soft and over-processed out-of-camera JPEGs. It is suggested for photographers who want a versatile camera, and is not recommended for JPEG only shooters.

#3 - Nikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera with AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens (Silver) - $2,996.95 On the outside, you get Nikon's thinnest, lightest FX-format body with an elegant mechanical operation system. On the inside, you get an advanced 16.2 MP FX-format image sensor and EXPEED 3 processing engine from the D4, and an ultrafast 39-point AF system. This camera received an 81% DPReview Rating, stating that it will appeal to anyone who wants to feel like they have a nostalgic camera. It is suggested for photographers who prefer traditional control dials, and is not recommended for users of autofocus who work in low light.

#4 - Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite Flash (Black) - $499 (Reg. $880) Canon's Speedlite 600EX-RT is engineered to provide a new level of performance and reliability for professional flash photography with today's most advanced DSLRs. With wireless two-way radio communication, the Speedlite 600 EX-RT allows photographers to expand their creativity using wireless speedlites with the reliability of radio triggering. It also features 18 Custom Functions for creative flexibility, full swivel, 180 degrees in either direction, color filter holder for attaching Canon and third-party color gelatin filters.

#5 - Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) - $1,796.95 (Reg. $1,999.95) This camera is a winne rof the DPReview Gold Aware and received an overall score of 87%. It features outstanding high ISO performance in JPEG and raw files, weather-sealing comparable to a higher priced D800, a built-in flash that can act as Commander for multi-flash setups, and a ton of customization options. It is not suggested for sports shooters or travel shooters who need something ultra lightweight, but is excellent for full frame shooters or enthusiasts who often shoot at high ISOs.

#6 - Nikon D800 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (2012 Model) - $2,899.99 + $39.89 Shipping This camera is the recipient of a DPReview Gold Award, scoring an overall 82%. It features a 36.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor, ISO 100-6400 expandable to 25,600, and a 3.2 inch LCD with 921,000 dots. It combines swift operation and well-designed controls with excellent image quality. It is not recommended for professional sports or action photographers, but is outstanding for photographers who regularly shoot low-light settings that demand high ISO performance, or those who need very high resolution images to make large prints.

#7 - Canon EOS-1D X 18.1MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera - $6,799 This Canon features all-new Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors that deliver high quality image capturing at up to 12 fps. It has a powerful ISO range of 100-51200, up to 204800 in H2 mode, and has a full-frame 18.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Taken all together, the EOS-1D Xís improved HD video capture, numerous connectivity options, combination of processing power and durable construction, including shutter durability tested to 400,000 cycles, make it the ultimate EOS.

#8 - Manfrotto 504HD,546BK Video Tripod Kit with 504HD Head and 546 Tripod - Black - $624.95 after $125 Rebate (Reg. $749.95)† This tripod has classic twin legs designs and a 4-step counterbalance system, ensuring a quick set-up with optimal balance. It has ergonomic controls for easy use in all conditions. It is a 5-star rated tripod, and offers a perfect balance of design and performance. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Maximum height 59"; Maximum Load 44lbs; 75mm bowl attachment; mid level spreader.

#9 - Benro A48TBS4 Video Monopod with Twist Lock Legs, S4 Head and 3 Leg Base (Black) - $199 + Free Shipping For the run and gun type who needs mobility when shooting a wedding, live event, news coverage or documentary the Benro video monopod series provides solid support, flexibility and portability. Each monopod features a 3 leg base with pan cartridge for smooth and stable shots along with reverse folding legs for compact travel. It includes a five year warranty and a monopod, video head, video QR plate, and case with shoulder strap.

#10 - Lastolite LR3696 TriFlip 8 in 1 30-Inch Grip Reflector Kit - $119.99 (Reg. $150) Aptly known as TriFlip's, the new reflector kit offers photographers an unprecedented 8-in-1 solution, allowing them to be ready for any lighting scenario. With reversible sleeves that feature a different reflective surface on each side, TriFlip's take advantage of the award winning TriGrip reflector. The velcro strips centered at the wide side of this reflector helps to keep the Tri Flips securly in place. This lighting kit has received 4.5 out of 5 star reviews.


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