what are some things that I need to pick up?

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  1. nomav6

    nomav6 TPF Noob!

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    looking to buy some extras for my camera soon (lenses, filters ect....), and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions, I've been taking a lot of nitetime shots lately but not limited to them, right now all I have is my canon with a 35-80 mm lens, a pocket sized tripod, Nikon Macro lens(don't have the adapter yet, but will soon) I'm guess the things that I need most right now are some filters and a nice flash, can anyone think of anything else that would be useful.
     
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    What model Canon are you using? Depends alot for the flash as well as some lenses considerations.
     
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    EOS GII
     
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    I good tripod would be high on my list. You can get way with using a pocket sized one but it may be limiting and inconvenient.

    A remote shutter release.

    A 50mm F1.8 lens. They are sharp, fast & inexpensive. No EOS user should be without one.

    Filters are not really necessary. Sure they have their uses but until you discover the limits of your current gear...there is little need for them. However...If you like night shots, maybe a star filter would be helpful. It makes any point lights into stars.
     
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    I do plan on getting a full sized Tripod but I've been taking most of my shots downtown thats the reason for the pocket sized one, and I'll look into that lens.
    Thanks for the help so far.
     
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    Next to a tripod the most important accessory is a good lens hood for each lens - unless you have one built in (some teles do). This goes for digital too. Lens flare can be a real b*gg*r especially at night.
    As for anything else - it depends on what sort of pictures you want to take.
     
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    I would suggest a good bag to house all your equipment safely.
     
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    50mm f/1.8 Really nice lens.

    What do you shoot?
    How much do you wanna spend? :twisted:
     
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    50mm f1.4
     

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