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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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Any of you guys had a closer look at this ?
Is it real/good ?

New-Battery-Grip-for-SONY-Alpha-A77-A77V-Camera-as-VG-C77AM
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For carrying three (3) Sony InfoLITHIUM NP-FM500H battery packs, I employ a small, watertight, transparent plastic box which is normally intended to carry and to protect a cell phone in wet, outdoor environments.

This box measures approximately 15,2cm x 4,1cm x 7,4cm. It has a gasketed, hinged top which can be "latched" closed against water leakage. The box is equipped with a small lanyard. This box easily fits into a pocket or a photo bag.

It is the "WATERTIGHT CELLPHONE DRY BOX",

It is available via   www.outdoorproducts.com


Outdoor Products, 1919 Vineburn Avenue, Los Angelec, CA 90032

The price is less than, or approximately $5,00 US





Edited by Jocelynne - 08 February 2013 at 03:44
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PHCorrigan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2013 at 02:12
I have found that metal filter stack caps are indispensable for carrying filters.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mike77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2013 at 03:52
Originally posted by Shelldrake Shelldrake wrote:


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


By what nickname do you go on Ebay? I want to make sure I don't buy a lens from you ;-)
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A proper contoured eye cup - extended variety if possible.
Nothing is as it first appears.
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AA and AAA battery holders, pack of 8 for... wait for it, $1.60. And then 90c postage on top of that. Score!!

Good for keeping the batteries for the various devices together (flashes mostly) so the batteries don't get mixed up. I only load them up when I am about to use them so this provides a neat way to store them on the shelf and in the camera bag.

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Originally posted by keith_h keith_h wrote:

320566894921

AA and AAA battery holders, pack of 8 for... wait for it, $1.60. And then 90c postage on top of that. Score!!

Good for keeping the batteries for the various devices together (flashes mostly) so the batteries don't get mixed up. I only load them up when I am about to use them so this provides a neat way to store them on the shelf and in the camera bag.

Since my flashes use batteries four at a time I find these a little more useful for me:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHO-4-x-Hard-Plastic-Case-Holder-Storage-Box-AA-AAA-Battery-/251214205565?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7d88927d
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