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neens87
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May 09, 2012 22:20 |  #1

I'm new here and I just bought a Canon Rebel T3i off of this site. I was wondering if anyone could help me out with what must need accessories I should buy? I know a tripod is very important and extra batteries, but anything else? Any help would be much appreciated! :D


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May 10, 2012 00:36 |  #2

neens87 wrote in post #14408169 (external link)
I'm new here and I just bought a Canon Rebel T3i off of this site. I was wondering if anyone could help me out with what must need accessories I should buy? I know a tripod is very important and extra batteries, but anything else? Any help would be much appreciated! :D

Assuming you have a limited budget, I'd probably hold off on the tripod until later. Invest in a good camera bag, a flash, an extra battery and sd card, rocket blower, and lens pen. This is assuming you have lenses as well.




  
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May 10, 2012 02:28 |  #3

neens87 wrote in post #14408169 (external link)
I'm new here and I just bought a Canon Rebel T3i off of this site. I was wondering if anyone could help me out with what must need accessories I should buy? I know a tripod is very important and extra batteries, but anything else? Any help would be much appreciated! :D

What do you plan on shooting?

I could tell you to get a couple flashes, some soft boxes, and a backdrop but if you plan on shooting landscapes none of that stuff will be useful. So really need to know what you're shooting to be helpful.

As for general accessories; batteries, SD cards, a rocket blower, and some micro fibers.




  
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May 10, 2012 06:58 |  #4

Another vote for rocket blower. I use it all the time.


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May 10, 2012 08:29 as a reply to  @ flexbs's post |  #5

If you are going to be shooting outside, I found a CPL is a must have :D




  
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May 10, 2012 08:40 as a reply to  @ Littlejon Dsgn's post |  #6

Also a comfortable neck or hand strap also helps...


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May 10, 2012 11:00 |  #7

I vote for a good camera bag, blower and lens pen. If you shoot often without unloading pics and charging your battery then an extra battery and sd card might help. If you find the t3i a bit small in your hands or like portrait shots, a grip would help.

I picked up an optech strap when I got a 70-200 because the extra weight was a bit much for the stock strap, I had no issues with the kit lens and stock strap, also didn't pick up a tripod till I started wanting to try some night photography :)


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May 10, 2012 12:43 |  #8

well, the list can be endless.. you need to specify what you already have and what is your budget..

assuming lower budget and that you already have lens...
- tripod
- Filters (CPL, grad)
- sensor cleaning kit (copper hill)... can skip this if you have only one lens..
- Grip if you can afford and really need it..

cheapies, under $10:
- extra battery
- remote for shutter lock ( i find it useful )
- hand strap
- diffuser for in built flash
- Lens hood
- sd card as you already mentioned but that is last on the list


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May 10, 2012 12:47 |  #9

Thank you all so much! I'm going to look into everything you all suggested.

I don't have a lens yet. I was looking at 28-135mm & 70-200mm lenses.

& I wanted to try a bit of everything. Nature, my pets, my niece.. I really like macro lenses.


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May 11, 2012 00:40 |  #10

BufordFZ1 wrote in post #14409872 (external link)
Also a comfortable neck or hand strap also helps...

Agree... when your gears start getting heavy... you'll need it


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May 11, 2012 11:17 as a reply to  @ tomcat7886's post |  #11

Suggestion on the camera bag, make sure you buy something that is a little bigger than you need. Something that can care an extra lens or two that you might not have yet. With this hobby it always starts out with just a camera and a lens, then snowballs into multiples of everything.




  
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May 11, 2012 11:27 as a reply to  @ titanaircraft's post |  #12

I picked up a Canon bag here for next to nothing ... keep an eye on the sale section it was brand new (think it came in a package deal and the guy did not need it) its big enough to hold EVERYTHING and then some but small enough to take on a trip (I hiked Diamond Head on Oahu with it).

Granted I am now in the market for something a bit smaller for day trips that will hold body w/ lens plus one extra. I see why people have so many bags now, also need a belt type system for this summers air show :lol: be carefull very addictive hobby.




  
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May 11, 2012 22:02 |  #13

neens87 wrote in post #14411130 (external link)
Thank you all so much! I'm going to look into everything you all suggested.

I don't have a lens yet. I was looking at 28-135mm & 70-200mm lenses.

& I wanted to try a bit of everything. Nature, my pets, my niece.. I really like macro lenses.

Macro lenses, huh? I love my 60mm Canon macro lens. Since the weather has warmed up here it has barely come off my camera. I got mine for about $415 brand new, and it's worth every penny!! (it acts as a nice prime, portrait lens too)


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Aug 28, 2012 15:57 |  #14

Thank you all so much!!


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Aug 28, 2012 18:21 |  #15

neens87 wrote in post #14411130 (external link)
Thank you all so much! I'm going to look into everything you all suggested.

I don't have a lens yet. I was looking at 28-135mm & 70-200mm lenses.

& I wanted to try a bit of everything. Nature, my pets, my niece.. I really like macro lenses.

If you don't have a lens yet, I suggest that you start with something wider than 28mm, as that is more like 45mm (equivalent field of view) with your crop sensor. If you are okay with used (which you must be, given the body purchase), the kit 18-55 is readily available, dirt cheap and will complement a 70-200.

Bags, bags, bags . . . the choice (and advice) is endless! For mine, the most useful day to day bag to have is a small holster bag with a shoulder/sling strap that fits your body and one lens - great for grabbing quick shots and protecting your camera, and at the cheaper end of the range. Combine that with a larger bag that can carry multiple lenses (don't buy this until you have multiple lenses) for those times when you want to take more gear. By the time that you buy this larger bag, you will probably have a much better idea of the type of bag (i.e. shoulder, backpack, sling etc.) that you want.


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