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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:13 PM
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$50 to spend...

Ok. I know this is forum says non-related photography conversation...but I didn't see where else I should put this question...really just a recommendation is needed.

I have a $50 coupon for ritzcamera.com. I just bought a Nikon D40, 18-55 and 55-200, with a bag too. So I wanted to know if anyone had any recommendations on what I should get...? I was thinking a filter, but I don't know anything about filters, or what kind or anything.

So...if you had $50 to spend at ritz...what would you get?
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:21 PM
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Re: $50 to spend...

Put it towards the largest capacity SDHC card you can.

BTW, will Ritz still honor that coupon? All of them are being closed due to bankruptcy.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:24 PM
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Re: $50 to spend...

I was thinking the card or some filters. There is a three filter set for $26. I haven't looked at the cards yet. I have some small cards, but I know I want to get a 2 or 4 GB too.
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Re: $50 to spend...

They may honor the coupons as the stores will likely be running going out of business sales - you may be able to get some really great bargains!

I would check first...
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:31 PM
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Re: $50 to spend...

I got the coupon from the online store a couple of days ago. They screwed me over pretty big with a banking issue; so this $50 online is part of the resititution.

Ok, so I was looking at the cards. Is there really a difference between the name brand of the cards? There are all kinds of cards for 4GB, but all different prices. I hate making decisions...LOL.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:36 PM
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Re: $50 to spend...

I have heard of lower quality for off-name brands. But, I have heard of people having problems with good name brands, too.

I typically stick with Kingston, SanDisk, and PNY. I just got a Ritz-branded SD card for my daughter's camera, though.

What filter set are you looking at for $26? Sounds cheap (quality-wise).
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:38 PM
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Re: $50 to spend...

And - if you get an SDHC card you do have a card reader that supports it for your computer?
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:38 PM
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Re: $50 to spend...

http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/241663863msk.htm

That is for the filter set. By Quantary...something like that.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:42 PM
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Re: $50 to spend...

Define SDHC card as opposed to a regular card? Forgive me for sounding dense and all. The camera came with a USB plugin, so typically I will use that. That is what I always used with my little point and shoot, which I am going to give to my daughter and son to play with. You wouldn't believe how busy a camera keeps a 3 year old...LOL.
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Re: $50 to spend...

Skip close-up "filters" - they can be optically bad when coupled to a lens. Save money for a better macro-type lens later.

SD: Cards can have a storage capacity up to 4 GB
SDHC: Cards can have a storage capacity up to 32 GB.

For a given 4 GB SD or SDHC card the difference will probably be in the write speed of the card and/or the transfer speed.

I would suggest a card reader - it might make your transfers a lot faster. With the D40 having a larger sensor than you did before means larger file sizes. And, with a larger capacity card - more data to download.
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