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    Posted: 30 August 2017 at 08:42
Blackrapid backpack strap (or other manufacturer's equivalents). Really handy when hiking because you do not have to take off your backpack to access your camera. Especially important when you have a very heavy backpack.

I just love this thing.
 



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lenspen
black rapid strap (can't live without it)
velcro: I use it to attach color gel on strobes among other things.
To be more precise I use pieces of bicycle tubes as bands with velcro sewed on it that I wrap around the flash head.
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I was thinking that one of those plastic travel soap bar containers would work really sweet.
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Ahoy!

I bought 5x elasticated lens cap keepers from eBay (China) for USD $0.50c (delivered). Similar to what I bought, see eBay item: 271936844833 for GBP £0.99p (delivered) from HK.

A very handy accessory.
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Originally posted by Fuzzphoto Fuzzphoto wrote:

Haven't found a lens pen yet, but it's high on my list. Every bag and jacket should have one in a side pocket. Let's hope there aren't any bogus copies around.

Ahoy!

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A fur hair band. Fits around the 16-50 SEL kit lens, and reduces wind noise quite a bit. At least on the A6000, where the microphones are close to the lens.

Cost me all of 62 cents on Aliexpress. Seems to improve the sound for videos a lot.

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@stiuskr: Great idea.

With sincere "MOOOOOOO!"

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Was browsing a rental site, borrowlenses.com and came across this indispensable item. Guaranteed to take your photography to the next level, all the master's used this must-have item.

http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/Sony/more-cowbell
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Lens pen, blower, screen protector for LCD, extra batteries/cards for me
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A cap for EVF shooters
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I totally love my credit card sized white and grey cards I bought a while ago for very little money.
Due to their size, I always carry them with me and they have shown to be useful under odd light settings a couple of times in the past.
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For me, the Herringbone hand strap (type 1 - with the base plate included), has become the latest indispensable accessory. It is an all leather hand strap that mounts to a camera's corner strap ring and to a base plate which screws in to the tripod socket. It is a bit fiddly to attach first time around and took me 3 or 4 attempts before I got it just right (no fitting instructions were included). You can get other similar hand straps for less, usually made of nylon, rubber or faux leather (PU), but my confidence in them is not the same in that only leather gives you peace of mind by offering both the strength and the comfort in the material used.

Now, it just works a treat, being very comfortable to use and gives a strong reassurance that my hand grip on the camera is well supported and helps steady the camera reducing camera shake when shooting hand held. When fitted, it means I can dispense with the bothersome neck strap and just drop the camera in the shoulder bag when I don't need to hold it any more. Similarly, I have found that as useful as it is, I can dispense with the Black Rapid style of shoulder strap, only because I prefer the camera to be resting inside a camera bag/holster rather than swinging in the breeze at the end of shoulder strap. In any case, a great little and relatively inexpensive accessory that combines usability with security and comfort. Highly recommended.
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Originally posted by PHCorrigan PHCorrigan wrote:

Originally posted by SteveMRose SteveMRose wrote:

GGS has a screen protector specifically for the a77/a65 that attaches and does not hinder the screen from rotating and seating correctly. I have one on my a77 and it works great. Think I got it off ebay.

How does it differ from the Sony protector? Also, does it include a protector for the top LCD?


The screen protector I got from b&h which I take to be the Sony product allows me to park the screen as well. It also came with the top screen protector
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