Whats your favourite cheap camera accessory

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by Tankus, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    Every camera that I've ever owned ...I've had one of these 61KaZ9ObGsL._SL1000_.jpg
    None of your knobby sholder slings for me ......always hand carry ...or stright into a sling bag

    Helps stabilise the shot ..your not going to drop it ....and makes the camera feel safer from opportunist theft
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  2. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    try using that on a dslr
  3. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    Had an eos 450.....now got a 750d......primarys an 18~55 mm ..not a full frame ....but its well comfy
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  4. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    The rubber lens hoods I got for my 50 and 20mm lenses are pretty neat.
    I don't recall what I paid but it wasn't much.
  5. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Wireless trigger, like a Phottix one. Bizarrely on Nikon it's always been cheaper and easier to add this on low-end Nikons, as they have an IR receiver, but the pro-am/pro families don't.

    Anyway it lets you do night landscapes, astrophotography etc without having to touch the camera and thus introduce shake.

    Second to that is probably an infrared filter, which with the right camera gives you a whole different set of possibilities.
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Loads of people use similar leads for dSLRs.
  7. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    The problem with some of the Nikon leads is that they are something like 10 core cable and very stiff. It's quite easy to tug the cable slightly as you take a shot which can induce a bit of shake. The cordless ones are much better.
  8. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    My favourite cheap accessory is undoubtedly the lens hoods on my lenses. I put them all on backward, just to annoy that cunt Bungle.

    My second-favourite cheap accessory is undoubtedly the cheap metal thumb-grip I bought for my Panasonic GF-1, that goes on the hot-shoe, and is locked down with a grub screw. Makes holding the camera much easier than relying on the skimpy Panasonic finger-grip on the front of the camera.
  9. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Have to admit, I'm a fan of wireless/cordless kit, for exactly the reason you mention.
  10. smee22

    smee22 New Member

    I bought one of those super cheap (10 quid or less?) portable tripods from ebay ... it's definitely not built to professional standards by any stretch of the imagination, but for me just to mess around with, it did the job!
  11. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    One of these cheap flash battery packs is fast becoming my favourite cheap photo accessory ever:


    Cost less than fifteen quid and is thin/light enough to sling under your jacket on a lanyard over the shoulder or on your belt without being awkward/uncomfortable but still provides a healthy boost in recycle times for short bursts of fast/continual shooting.

    We have a much more expensive 300V pack kicking around somewhere that is amazing for really fast shooting but its a bulky/heavy thing that rapidly overheats flashguns and you can never strap it comfortably anywhere, so I avoid using it - citing the "perfect moment" doctrine, of course! :oops: :D
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2017

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