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Post Options Post Options   Quote balacau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2011 at 00:02
Some very interesting things posted on this thread, I will have to write some down and add them to my own kit list.

Barring lenses and the camera itself, I usually carry the following:

Spare SDHC card (8gb normally or both that & a 16gb if its an extended trip).
Spare batteries.
Rocket Blower - 2.50GBP on eBay, very good value indeed.
Small LED torch - keyring mounted but strong enough for what I need.
Allen keys - used to tighten monopod/tripod legs if required.
Mars Bar - chocolate is always handy!
Wired Remote commander - again 2.50GBP on eBay, I think the cable is about 2.5m in length. Its a very simple design with the button and a latch to hold the shutter release down for longer exposures.
Spare rear lens cap.

Always good to be prepared so before I go somewhere, I'll do a weather check first!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ratboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2011 at 00:44
Hotshoe spirit level.
Thinking about an electronic one that beeps. That way I can use a spirit level handheld while looking through the viewfinder. Any experiences ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Okapi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2011 at 01:09
Originally posted by ratboy ratboy wrote:

Hotshoe spirit level.
Thinking about an electronic one that beeps. That way I can use a spirit level handheld while looking through the viewfinder. Any experiences ?

I'm using the Kaiser electronic acoustic level since a year, very useful with my 700 or 900 when I'm in water for ducks photography, where you have always difficulties to stay horizontal.
Excuse my bad english please!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CharlesMorrison Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2011 at 02:39
I carry business cards with my name and email. In case I photograph something/someone who wants a copy.

For sunrise shoots I use an LED headlamp.

Lens cloth and solution.

I carry earplugs. For those noisy animals or loud engines.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote vidhyadharan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2011 at 03:39
Apart from camera, lenses, spare batteries and memory cards, I carry

- few tissue papers
- a nicely folded big plastic garbage bag
- few zeiss lens cleaning moist tissues
- rocket blower
- lens pen - i use only it's brush part after blowing the dust using rocket blower
- one or two coins to tighten quick release plates
- a small led flash light
- a spare quick release plate
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 December 2011 at 09:56
One thing I carry with me is various fasteners, so to speak. Ball bungee cords (x2), a wooden clothes pin and some long wire twist ties. I use the bungee cords for lashing things together like a flash to a branch or to keep the legs of the Gorilla Pod tight to the camera bag, and the clothes pin and wires to position foliage out of the way or hold it in place for example.
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Pepper spray
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Pepper spray is a very good idea!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote babya Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 March 2012 at 02:42
A Gorillapod and a Slik Mini II tripods are very handy to have and use.Both are small and lightweight mini tripods, which support my 2 DiMAGE super zoom cameras (a Z2 and a Z10) quite well.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Serdar A Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 March 2012 at 03:21
Originally posted by vidhyadharan vidhyadharan wrote:


- a nicely folded big plastic garbage bag

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remote release cable is probably my most used "cheap" accessory
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Originally posted by dcad10 dcad10 wrote:

remote release cable is probably my most used "cheap" accessory

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Post Options Post Options   Quote lafustera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2012 at 14:57
[QUOTE=balacau]

Mars Bar - chocolate is always handy!

It has to be Dairy milk for me
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Post Options Post Options   Quote babya Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 March 2012 at 22:02
I found that a 55mm UV filter for the A390's t 1-855mm SAM kit lens indispensable. Mine's a Optex brand that got for about $12 but other brands are worth a look as well.
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