Accessories you can't live without.

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  1. eric-holmes

    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Since I know nothing about accessories for my camera, I wanted to see what you guys use. What are some things that you have bought for your camera that you have to take with you all the time. Or, what are some things that you have bought in the past that you just have to buy again if you get a new camera. I have a Nikon D60 and I was looking to outfit it with some things that you guys would recomend.
     
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    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    Nikon SB-400
    Hand strap (I have the Opteka one)
    LensPen

    Something I think I'll enjoy (just ordered)
    Gary Fong Puffer
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Circular polarizer filer for outdoor shots.
    Tripod
    Accessory Flash
    Extra batteries/memory cards
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    +1 Pretty much need all of them
     
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    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

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    A film back-up camera..A copy of Photoshop or Photoshop elements, GIMP or another PP software program, whichever you prefer. Extra Batteries..

    J.:mrgreen:
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I guess accessories is all that is not the camera and lens?

    A better neckstrap
    Good tripod
    Polarizer filter
    Flash
    Camera bags
    Lightroom 2
    extra batteries (flash and camera)
    Battery / vertical grip
    Lens hoods (if your lens didnt come with them)
    A good pair of walking shoes
     
  7. Plato

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    Custom bean bag (I hate carrying a tripod).
     
  8. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    For someone just starting their wish list:
    extra camera battery
    a couple 4GB memory cards (with 10MP RAW files, that's ~200 images per card. I'd hate to loose more than that at one go.)
    comfortable strap (either standard neck or preferably sling shot style)
    *GOOD* CPL filter

    To expand your game:
    external flash that goes off camera (could involve synch cord or RF trigger)
    minimum two sets of flash batteries & charger
    tripod and/or monopod
    ND filter(s)

    To hone your skills:
    increase the depth of your epidermis
    train your olfactory nerves to smell the enevidable bull$hit
    post photos on photo forums for C&C from other photogs (the previous two are a prerequisite)




    EDIT: forgot to add, a set of brass balls would come in handy. :biggrin:
     
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    Samanax TPF Noob!

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    Battery Grip
    BlackRapid RS-4
    Tripod With A Good Ball Head
    Wired Remote Shutter Release
    Hot Shoe Speedlite
    Strobist Gear Including Light Modifiers
    Good Functional Camera Gadget Bag
    WhiBal Grey Card
    Copper Hill Sensor Cleaning Supplies
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I see a lot of people listing a battery grip. Maybe I will look into one of those. And I definitely want to get a better flash.
     
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    Be cautious. That's pretty much a personal thing. Many persons really like it but others disagree.
     
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    CS4
    Extra Memory/Battery
    R-Strap
    70-200 f/2.8/50D

    Thats pretty much it for me.
     

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