FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Indispensable little accessories

Page  <1 45678 11>
Author
TheRuttmeister View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 09 February 2010
Location: San Francisco
Status: Offline
Posts: 231
Post Options Post Options   Quote TheRuttmeister Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 September 2010 at 16:35
Originally posted by emopunk emopunk wrote:

What kind of Swiss Army Knife do you people take with you in order to not have troubles with police etc.? Victorinox has a very broad catalogue and I find it quite confusing to choose one to carry with us in our photographic activities.


You need to check you local laws.

In the UK anything with a blade over 3.5cm or of a locking type is in the offensive weapons category. Only way you can get away with that is if its a work tool and you are traveling to or from work.

Do you need the blade? Because Leatherman do bladeless multi-tools!
A300, Some Lenses. Some broken some not... Anyone got a broken Sig 24mm superwide II?
 



Back to Top
emopunk View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 14 November 2009
Country: Italy
Location: Lodi
Status: Offline
Posts: 422
Post Options Post Options   Quote emopunk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 September 2010 at 16:50
Originally posted by TheRuttmeister TheRuttmeister wrote:

Originally posted by emopunk emopunk wrote:

What kind of Swiss Army Knife do you people take with you in order to not have troubles with police etc.? Victorinox has a very broad catalogue and I find it quite confusing to choose one to carry with us in our photographic activities.


You need to check you local laws.

In the UK anything with a blade over 3.5cm or of a locking type is in the offensive weapons category. Only way you can get away with that is if its a work tool and you are traveling to or from work.

Do you need the blade? Because Leatherman do bladeless multi-tools!


Well, I can't say I do need a blade but I can imagine that in some situations it may come handy.
Sony A99 - Sony A200 - Minolta Dynax 505si - Sony 35mm f1.8 - M 50mm f1.7 RS - Tamron SP AF 28-75 F2.8 - Tamron 90mm F2.8 - Sigma 70-200 F2.8 II Macro HSM - Sony HVL-F42AM
Back to Top
PHCorrigan View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 18 March 2010
Country: United States
Location: Portland,Oregon
Status: Offline
Posts: 311
Post Options Post Options   Quote PHCorrigan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 September 2010 at 17:42
Originally posted by emopunk emopunk wrote:

What kind of Swiss Army Knife do you people take with you in order to not have troubles with police etc.? Victorinox has a very broad catalogue and I find it quite confusing to choose one to carry with us in our photographic activities.


I would assume this depends on what country you are in. Here in the U.S. the only times I've ever been concerned about carrying a pocket knife are when I'm flying or going into a high-security building, such as a court house. Oh, and going into a school.

I think we have gone a bit overboard on this. When I was a kid I always carried a pocket knife, even to school. In those days switch-blades were considered weapons, normal pocket knives were not. I fact, in the eighties, I always had a pocket knife in my brief case, which I carried on to airplanes.

Edited by PHCorrigan - 08 September 2010 at 17:46
Patrick

A77, A77ii, So50_1.4, So18-200, M35-105, M50 2.8 RS Macro, M100_2.8 macro, So30 2.8 macro, Beercan, M75-300 new, Rokinon 85 1.4, Tamron 16-300, Sigma 10-20, HVL-F42AM, 5600 HSd, Sekonic L-358
Back to Top
emopunk View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 14 November 2009
Country: Italy
Location: Lodi
Status: Offline
Posts: 422
Post Options Post Options   Quote emopunk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 September 2010 at 18:06
Originally posted by PHCorrigan PHCorrigan wrote:

Originally posted by emopunk emopunk wrote:

What kind of Swiss Army Knife do you people take with you in order to not have troubles with police etc.? Victorinox has a very broad catalogue and I find it quite confusing to choose one to carry with us in our photographic activities.


I would assume this depends on what country you are in. Here in the U.S. the only times I've ever been concerned about carrying a pocket knife are when I'm flying or going into a high-security building, such as a court house. Oh, and going into a school.

I think we have gone a bit overboard on this. When I was a kid I always carried a pocket knife, even to school. In those days switch-blades were considered weapons, normal pocket knives were not. I fact, in the eighties, I always had a pocket knife in my brief case, which I carried on to airplanes.


I agree with you that it's a bit overkill when we need to worry about a pocket knife and where we take it too. But I guess that's one other result of the hard times we are living in.. Things are not that easy as they used to be..
Anyway, I was looking for example at the Victorinox Cybertool 34, which carries mainly screwdrivers and tools for ITers. But I am afraid that in countries like UK this could be identified as weapon (!!!) because of the small blade they carry.

Sony A99 - Sony A200 - Minolta Dynax 505si - Sony 35mm f1.8 - M 50mm f1.7 RS - Tamron SP AF 28-75 F2.8 - Tamron 90mm F2.8 - Sigma 70-200 F2.8 II Macro HSM - Sony HVL-F42AM
Back to Top
TheRuttmeister View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 09 February 2010
Location: San Francisco
Status: Offline
Posts: 231
Post Options Post Options   Quote TheRuttmeister Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 September 2010 at 18:10
And I got my numbers wrong, its 8cm in the UK. Most swiss army knives are under that limit though!
A300, Some Lenses. Some broken some not... Anyone got a broken Sig 24mm superwide II?
Back to Top
emopunk View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 14 November 2009
Country: Italy
Location: Lodi
Status: Offline
Posts: 422
Post Options Post Options   Quote emopunk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 September 2010 at 18:30
Originally posted by TheRuttmeister TheRuttmeister wrote:

And I got my numbers wrong, its 8cm in the UK. Most swiss army knives are under that limit though!


That is already sounding better. Do they make some rule if the blade, altough shorter, is lockable?
Sony A99 - Sony A200 - Minolta Dynax 505si - Sony 35mm f1.8 - M 50mm f1.7 RS - Tamron SP AF 28-75 F2.8 - Tamron 90mm F2.8 - Sigma 70-200 F2.8 II Macro HSM - Sony HVL-F42AM
 



Back to Top
funnybeep View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie

Joined: 30 September 2006
Location: Norway
Status: Offline
Posts: 131
Post Options Post Options   Quote funnybeep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2010 at 21:29
Does anyone know if it is possible to find a remote control that can calculate and exercise exposures in bulb mode (more than 30 sec.)?
Until now I have done the calculation manually and used a stop watch to do this, but a specialized remote control would make everything easier...
BTW, I use a850 and a700.
Back to Top
Tue Romanow View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 12 September 2006
Country: Denmark
Location: Middelfart, Fyn
Status: Offline
Posts: 961
Post Options Post Options   Quote Tue Romanow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2010 at 21:43
I've never seen a remote that'll do the calculation of the exposure. I think you need a light meter for that. For the timing i use an Aputure timer remote. It keeps track of the time on long exposures, too and is absolutely indispensable for time lapse work...
There's no such thing as too many lenses.
Back to Top
neilvan View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie

Joined: 23 September 2009
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Posts: 93
Post Options Post Options   Quote neilvan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2011 at 04:19
I think I have every accessory known to man but the one thing I find most useful (for a number of purposes) is simple...gaffer tape!

Here is the stuff I prefer:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/354356-REG/Permacel_Shurtape_Gaffer_Tape_Professional.html



Edited by neilvan - 03 January 2011 at 04:20
Back to Top
hopelessOne View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie

Joined: 06 March 2006
Location: Cork, Ireland
Status: Offline
Posts: 118
Post Options Post Options   Quote hopelessOne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2011 at 19:29
Originally posted by funnybeep funnybeep wrote:

Does anyone know if it is possible to find a remote control that can calculate and exercise exposures in bulb mode (more than 30 sec.)?
Until now I have done the calculation manually and used a stop watch to do this, but a specialized remote control would make everything easier...
BTW, I use a850 and a700.


My Hahnel Wireless T Pro will do timed bulb exposures though obviously it won't calculate the correct exposure time. I use an app for my iPhone called PhotoBuddy and get the camera to do a basic exposure at e.g. f/2.8, ISO6400 and then use the app to calculate the correct shutter speed when I change it to f/8 and ISO400. It's usually a good starting point and can be refined with experimentation.
Back to Top
adamwoody View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: 21 June 2010
Location: NewYork
Status: Offline
Posts: 10
Post Options Post Options   Quote adamwoody Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2011 at 08:40
Originally posted by funnybeep funnybeep wrote:

Does anyone know if it is possible to find a remote control that can calculate and exercise exposures in bulb mode (more than 30 sec.)?

Until now I have done the calculation manually and used a stop watch to do this, but a specialized remote control would make everything easier...

BTW, I use a850 and a700.


maybe you can try LCD Timer Remote ,but it just for a700

http://www.linkdelight.com/R8E9-LCD-Timer-Remote-for-Sony-A900-A500-A700-A350.html
Back to Top
dagrahph View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 13 June 2009
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Swansea
Status: Offline
Posts: 195
Post Options Post Options   Quote dagrahph Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2011 at 08:47
When I saw how much the Sony remote cord costs(40+GBP),I trawled ebay and got a Minolta RC1000L for 5GBP.

A good result It`s surprising how many are for sale too.
Blues is a Healer-John Lee Hooker.

If it wasn`t for bad luck I wouldn`t have no luck at all-Albert King

Cheers Dave A350,Dynax40,50/1.7,50mm 2.8 macro,18-70,28-100,35-70 70-210,Olympus XA,Ricoh CX1
Back to Top
PHCorrigan View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 18 March 2010
Country: United States
Location: Portland,Oregon
Status: Offline
Posts: 311
Post Options Post Options   Quote PHCorrigan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2011 at 03:49
Here is something I find indispensable on cold days-a pair of framer's gloves. They keep your hands warm but leave your thumb and two fingers free to operate your camera:

http://www.amazon.com/Custom-LeatherCraft-140L-Framer-Glove/dp/B0000DYVHL
Patrick

A77, A77ii, So50_1.4, So18-200, M35-105, M50 2.8 RS Macro, M100_2.8 macro, So30 2.8 macro, Beercan, M75-300 new, Rokinon 85 1.4, Tamron 16-300, Sigma 10-20, HVL-F42AM, 5600 HSd, Sekonic L-358
Back to Top
KeithW View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: 09 December 2009
Country: United Kingdom
Location: New Zealand
Status: Offline
Posts: 27
Post Options Post Options   Quote KeithW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2011 at 23:54
I carry a survival blanket which doubles asa reflector, a notebook and pencil (pens always dry out when you need them) a pair of filter wrenches, an LED torch a small pocket calculator and microfibre cloths
Back to Top
Dyxum main page >  Forum Home > Equipment forums > Other photographic topics Page  <1 45678 11>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.141 seconds.

Monitor calibration strip

Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer

In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania

Feel free to contact us if needed.