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Post Options Post Options   Quote tmoreau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2006 at 03:52
Wont help with camera batteries, but works great for a spare set of AA's for my flash. I actually cut one down to just (4) aa's to make it smaller.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote cigar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2006 at 05:06
I've had a LensPen since 1989 and it seems to be still working fine, they say it won't dry out and I believe them!
This 2-in-one lens cleaning system features a high-quality, soft, retractable lens brush and self-replenishing flexible tip that won't scratch or damage lenses. The remarkable cleaning compound removes fingerprints, smudges and grease marks with no spilling and it won't dry out. Safe for all lenses, including multi-coated surfaces. Use with camera lenses, binoculars, camcorders, etc. Environmentally friendly, non-toxic.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tt688688 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 July 2006 at 15:58
I have three free items in my bag:
1. bath cap from hotel to cover my camera and lens in case of raining
2. cotton bud used to clear CMOS
3. toothpick to change to focusing screen

of course, I like lens pen too. I will bring at lease two, one for filter one for lens glass.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 August 2006 at 21:48
- blower, the bulb

- pentax lens cloth ... I have four of them, one at work, one in my glasses case, two for my camera (one for lenses, the other for 'dirt' on lenses)

- flannel (wash cloth) ... easy fit in back pocket, good for wiping the sweat off your head in this heat.

- plastic bag ... great for sitting or kneeing in the wet or rain
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Swiss Army Multi-Tool

http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/default.htm?category=multitools&

Edited by Jacob - 07 August 2006 at 04:03
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tt688688 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2006 at 06:51
This tool is too expensive, should not be considered as little accessories ^_^
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2006 at 12:44
Originally posted by Jacob Jacob wrote:


Swiss Army Multi-Tool
http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/default.htm?category=multitools&

LOL .. to be honest i have one of those in my bag as can bee seen in this image from my older thread


Edited by Kiklop - 16 April 2010 at 00:01
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2manycamera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2006 at 14:56
I have a "new" favorite accessory. For anyone using a tele with a tripod collar, look at "The Pod" im yellow. I've had the original red pod for several years and it works great on a camera body but just too large for a lens. the company added the yellow for p&s cameras, it's half the size and fits perfectly on the tripod cloor of my 300/4. I can grip it in my hand for hand held shots, or balance the lens on a convenient fence post for a VERY stable stand. $15 US!

There is also a blue version, same price and size as the yellow, but with an off-set connector for those whose tripod collars are real close to the camera body. Check it out at: www.thepod.ca
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2006 at 16:12
Originally posted by 2manycamera 2manycamera wrote:

...For anyone using a tele with a tripod collar, look at "The Pod"...


Thanks so much 2manycamera! Never in a hundred years would I have thought of that myself!

I have both the pod (red) AND a suitable lens!

I got so excited I had to go find them both and take a picture of the combo! I've never been further than the back garden with this lens, I will go take it out later, maybe I will use it a lot more now.



I agree the red pod is perhaps a little large (and the 5D looks comically small) but never mind...


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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2manycamera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2006 at 04:04
Jimbo, you're welcome! It's always a nice feeling when you can suggest something that clicks with someone else.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cope Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 March 2007 at 16:18
Originally posted by Jacob Jacob wrote:


Swiss Army Multi-Tool

http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/default.htm?category=multitools&


Ever since 9/11, knives and tools are not allowed in many public auditoriums in the USA, and certainly not on airlines. I used to keep a small Swiss Army knife in my camera bag, but now it goes in my pocket (until they start strip searches at auditoriums).
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Originally posted by BobJanesSE2 BobJanesSE2 wrote:

Tell you what I'd like to find - a plastic case for spare batteries - I don't know what I did with the keeper that came with my original battery, but both the other batteries I have (Uniross and 7-day shop generic) came without one.

Until I find something, I've ended up buying a medium size pill box from Muji - this is about the right size but too shallow - however if you cut the lid off you can secure a battery into it with an elastic band and it keeps the battery contacts away from anything else.

Bob


I put my batteries in plastic coin bags that banks hand out. Then I can carry them in my bag or pockets without worries about the contacts touching anything. On cold days they go in an inside pocket to keep them warm.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 March 2007 at 23:47
artists brush, soft one:
cleaning the camera body, it can remove dust speckles from anywhere.. the most awkward corners like buttons, dials, hot shoe etc.. it simply turns your camera into new:) dont forget to clean the camera body with a cloth beforehand though, or your brush will become dirty too soon.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tindrum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 March 2007 at 23:59
Microfibre towel - for me and the camera!
Blower brush
Foil cover from powdered milk (macro reflector!)
2 pentax slave flashes (guess the exposure).
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