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Post Options Post Options   Quote Shelldrake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 January 2013 at 17:46
Originally posted by ithinko ithinko wrote:

But i'll be getting a lenspen as one of my lenses has some stubborn muck on it that does not want to come off.


Hi Justin,

Try dabbing a bit of spit on and cleaning it off with the micro cloth.

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote ithinkso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 January 2013 at 16:52
I'd worry about the effect the Rizzla paper's glue might have on the lens coating. I always carry a microfibre cloth. But i'll be getting a lenspen as one of my lenses has some stubborn muck on it that does not want to come off.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 November 2012 at 18:00
Originally posted by bieomax bieomax wrote:

Originally posted by Hotdog Hotdog wrote:

Rizla cigarette papers....(I don't smoke)....for quick lens cleaning....and they only take up a teensie bit of room.)


you could also lick and stick them to the flash to make it soft


Excellant idea

But I don't think the Zig Zag 1.25's I prefer will be big enough...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bieomax Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 November 2012 at 15:34
Originally posted by Hotdog Hotdog wrote:

Rizla cigarette papers....(I don't smoke)....for quick lens cleaning....and they only take up a teensie bit of room.)


you could also lick and stick them to the flash to make it soft
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hotdog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 November 2012 at 15:06
Rizla cigarette papers....(I don't smoke)....for quick lens cleaning....and they only take up a teensie bit of room.)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cucco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 November 2012 at 14:44
I carry a microfiber cloth with me for many reasons.
First, it quickly cleans off a lens without scratching it. Second, it misty conditions, it can be enough to keep the body/lens dry. Third, I cover the body with it when I'm walking around the streets so people can't tell the kind/size/quality of the camera and purse zippers/buckles don't scratch it. I get my cloths from Advance Auto Parts. They sell 6 high quality cloths for $10.

Also, I like to wear polarizing sunglasses so I can quickly, without having to mess with the camera, tell how a nature shot is going to work with a polarizer. A quick tilt of the head will tell me if I'm at the right angle to the sun or if the water will become transparent/reflective.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MediaArchivist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2012 at 17:37
Indispensable?
  • LensPen (the "Pro Kit" is worth it for the different sizes)
  • Giotto Rocket blower
  • Remote shutter release (any brand-- they are all the same)
  • Gorillapod
  • Extra 32G UHCI SD card
  • BlackRapid strap (I think there are other brands that are just as useful)
  • Lightroom
  • PhotomatixPro
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Post Options Post Options   Quote thomcher144 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2012 at 17:01
Originally posted by Basil Basil wrote:

I stick a couple of these in my bag. They come in handy for pulling back stray branches from the frame or stabilizing flowers on windy days.
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/mens-workshop/shop-supplies/22274.aspx

Basil,
here is direct link
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KeithW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2012 at 08:34
I cut the handle off a 25mm (1 inch) cheap paintbrush leaving about 25mm stub,, drilled a hole in it, sanded down all the rough edges, put a split ring through the hole and clip it to a carabiner on my camera bag. I use it to brush any sand or dust etc off the camera body. I previously used a soft toothbrush but that was really too small, the paintbrush is fine. Then the Lenspen , a blower and a microfibre cloth for the lenses

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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2012 at 00:28
Hehe, I like that! "I shoot RAW. Excuse me while I process"
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hemisfear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2012 at 00:08
...and my A77 shirt as well!
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^^ Liking that shirt    Goes well with my 'I Shoot RAW' hat
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2012 at 12:33
How about a T-shirt? I think I'll get one just for the conversation starter

http://www.zazzle.com/sunny_16_rule_t_shirt-235785421302444831
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Basil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2012 at 14:17
I stick a couple of these in my bag. They come in handy for pulling back stray branches from the frame or stabilizing flowers on windy days.
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/mens-workshop/shop-supplies/22274.aspx
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