Winner Announced: What would you buy with US$5,000 of B&H photography gear?

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Leigh Diprose has referred his way to US$5,000 of B&H photography gear. What will he get with it?  We’ll keep you updated.

Earlier this month, we rolled out our new referral program by offering up a US$5,000 B&H credit to help you grab some of those items from your gear wish list. That next lens, a new Mark III, XT1 or perhaps simply replacing the Profoto Flash that your first assistant accidentally left out in the rain last week (bless him).

What would you do with a US$5,000 gift card to B&H?  Here are my picks:

Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only)

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I’m a Canon shooter and always have been. I still haven’t made the upgrade from my Mark II up to the III but you know I’m DYING to!

Canon EF 50MM f/1.8 II Camera Lens

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I currently have 4 lenses in my kit. The 24-70L 2.8, 85mm 1.8, 100mm USM Macro, and the 70-200 2.8L.  If I had to get a 5th lens, this would be the one. I find the lenses I currently have tend to cover my focal needs, however, a 50MM lens would be a nice bonus, plus it’s compact!

Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

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I’ve been eyeing this camera for a while now, especially since I was looking for a replacement for my Canon s100.  The s100 was a great camera but I found the image quality a bit inconsistent and focusing to be really poor in low-light situations.  As a photographer, if I want to have a carry-around compact camera, shouldn’t the image quality be top notch?  Enter the X-T1, everything about this camera screams top-notch.  Not only is the image quality stellar, throw in a wi-fi share function, electronic viewfinder, interchangeable lens and you’ve got yourself a party!  It’s slightly bigger than a normal compact but it also just looks cool.  For the first time I have complete manual/creative control of my images with a camera that fits in my side bag.  Exciting!

Nikon D800 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

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I’m not a Nikon shooter but all my friends that are say this is their body of choice!

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro- Nikkor Lens

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Everyone should have a macro lens in their kit! This one looks pretty spiffy!

Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Medium)image

I’ve had my old Wacom tablet for almost 6 years now, it’s still kicking and I love it, however, I do think it’s time for an upgrade soon.  I do all my own retouching and have found Wacom tablets are an absolute necessity, especially when it comes to retouching skin and hair.  This tablet, in particular, is drool-worthy due to its size and all of the amazing functions that come with it.

Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core)

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Who wouldn’t want more power when it comes to editing and processing your images?  This is about as powerful as they make ‘em, giving you everything you need to turbo charge your workflow. Dreamy!

SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader

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I threw this in because every other memory card reader I’ve ever owned has fallen apart.  I literally have some that are just the innards and only work if you wiggle the connection around a certain way.  Since I have CF/SD cards now, it would be amazing to have an all-in-one. This pick would do the trick nicely!

PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver – Black

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I’ve been a huge fan of PocketWizards for years. They are durable and work with any type of flash unit. These are super fancy, as they are a Transmitter/Receiver all-in-one, and have a whopping 32 channels to choose from!

To win the US$5,000 credit, all you have to do is refer photographers to ImageBrief using your unique referral link. You’ll find it under your referral page once you’re signed in. The photographer with the most approved referrals at midnight on the 31st of May 2014 will win the lot. If you’re new to ImageBrief sign up here to get started.

What’s on your wish list? Tell us in the comments.

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Ken Pao is ImageBrief’s in-house photo editor and a freelance commercial photographer. View Ken’s site.

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