Must have DSLR accessories?

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  1. SuzukiGS750EZ

    SuzukiGS750EZ No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just wondering what your must haves are. I recently bought a canon 80d and with it bought the canon battery grip. I also have a camera backpack, canon wired shutter release and two canon branded batteries. You?


     
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    Batteries, spare memory cards, a tripod, more lenses, external flash & TTL flash cable. The shutter release is nice but a 2s delay works OK most of the time.
     
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    Batteries, more batteries, a solar charger, and I like using an LCD veiwfinder with magnification for video.

    This might or might not be helpful if it is a new camera for you...32 Steps to the Perfect Canon EOS 80D Setup
    It can also be used as a guide to tweak your settings as you like.
     
  4. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    Didn't even think about accessories until I had the lenses I wanted.

    But to answer your question it depends on what you shoot. Do you run 10lb lenses? Maybe a tripod. Do you shoot a lot of low light, maybe a flash.

    I have some accessories but I usually only leave the house with one body and one lens.
     
  5. SuzukiGS750EZ

    SuzukiGS750EZ No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I bought a mefoto road trip when I bought my camera as well, forgot to mention that.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hot-shoe mounted external mounted flash that can also be remotely triggered.
    White/Silver reflector
    Wireless or corded remote shutter release

    Most important...... a keen eye and sense of timing
     
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    petrochemist No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do you have a link for that last one ? It would be useful for so many threads! :band:
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Must Haves? depends upon the type of shooting that you do
    Sports has "must haves" which also depends upon the type of sports that you do
    Macro, Nature, Portraiture, etc etc etc etc and then the type of specifics of that genre.

    But it all comes down to the photographer and the quality, technical abilities etc of the outcome they are willing to achieve.
     
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  9. SuzukiGS750EZ

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    Any recommendations on straps? Black rapid, etc
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    I've owned a couple of black rapids, it's a nice strap particularly for heavy lenses like a 70-200mm 2.8. The problem with the black rapid or any strap that attaches to the tripod mount though is that the camera has a tendency to swing while you walk, and with a heavy lens that gets old after a half a day or so of lugging it around.

    I tried the optech sling system, since it mounts at two points the camera swings less - however the strap lacks anything close to adequate padding so it really doesn't work all that well for a heavy lens.

    The solution I finally settled on was a vest - yes, I do look like a reject from a SWAT team so this wouldn't be the best idea for those who like staying under the radar. However for me it works well. I ordered a custom vest from The Vest Guy - it's their traveler vest with extra padding in the shoulders. The vest comes with it's own carrying straps that I can attach to the camera, I can carry one camera on either shoulder or I can change it so I carry a single camera in the middle, which is what I normally do since I only have the one body.

    Works well, if I get tired of carrying the camera in the middle I can easily switch it to either shoulder. The vest does a good job of redistributing the weight, has lots of pocket space for accessories or even additional lenses, and is MOLLE capable so I can add additional storage pouches as needed. I've gotten two molle pouches, one I use to store spare batteries and the odd filter I might want to carry along, the other for my cell phone.

    I do stand out a bit at the zoo, but then again being a 6'2" redneck carrying a DSLR with a 70-200mm 2.8 I already stood out a bit anyway, so I don't mind. Lol
     
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    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The must haves for me are the ones I need.
     
  12. SuzukiGS750EZ

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    Just the visual I got from this was worth your time sharing lol. I don't think I'd go this route and as of right now the biggest lens I have is a 75-300. I wish they made camera holsters out of kydex!
     

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