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Oct 06, 2012 17:42 |  #1
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is there a favorite accessory or something i should get for my new 5d2?

I have already thought about batteries, cf cards, extra lenses, flashes, bags,

Now im thinking screen protector.

But what else is a good addition?



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Oct 06, 2012 17:46 |  #2

You could get a battery grip




  
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Oct 06, 2012 17:58 |  #3
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jkru617 wrote in post #15088194 (external link)
You could get a battery grip

haha... yea i have that on my list too. i have a few wishlists of what i want and thats on the can't afford it yet list.

I have looked into the 3rd party nes but some of the posts about cheap grip failures are making me rethink getting one right now.



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Oct 06, 2012 18:00 |  #4

I'd worry less about accessorizing and more about photographing. ;) I swear that some people buy things just so they can buy more things for those things haha.

That said, check out this thread: https://photography-on-the.net …42579&highlight​=accessory

I'd consider looking at a rocket blower or lenspen - both are always handy.


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Oct 06, 2012 18:03 |  #5
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man... thats a good point. will you be my therapist?

Im just too excited about getting the camera that i cant focus. which reminds me, I should probably get to my school work.



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Oct 06, 2012 18:21 |  #6
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Bottom line...go out and take photos and the little nick nacks will become obvious. Don't forget it is on accessories where the stores make a killing and they love people coming in with their wallets wide open. They'll take you to the cleaners with all the assessory garbage that is out there these days.




  
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Oct 07, 2012 07:50 |  #7

You've got a tripod, right?

Yeah. Not really an "accessory".


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Oct 15, 2012 07:11 |  #8

https://photography-on-the.net …light=coolest+a​ccessories


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Oct 15, 2012 07:19 |  #9

Hogloff wrote in post #15088311 (external link)
Bottom line...go out and take photos and the little nick nacks will become obvious. ...

Good advice. If you keep hanging out here you will generate a more or less infinite list of accessories that you can't possibly live without.

If you go out and shoot with what you have you may come back in a little while with a couple of items on your list that would really be useful.


  
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Oct 15, 2012 08:01 as a reply to  @ mpix345's post |  #10

As mentioned earlier here, Lenspen and Rocket Blower are two must-haves.

I would also get a CF card.. the pictures last so much longer if you have a place to write them to when you take them. Although the shutter sound in itself is pretty sweet without a card as the buffer never gets full if I'm not mistaken.

A card reader, and a bag(good luck finding one!) are also must haves in my opinion.


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Oct 15, 2012 10:02 |  #11

i like my RRS L brackets




  
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Oct 15, 2012 11:51 |  #12

v35skyline wrote in post #15088234 (external link)
I'd consider looking at a rocket blower

I bought one three weeks ago, it looks odd, but it blew away all the dust flecks I had on my mirror. Just make sure to angle the camera towards when using it, that way any dust coming loose will fall away from the camera and not deeper inside.

My favorite accessory is my handstrap, no more neck pain, and it makes the camera feel like an extension of my hand, a great buy.


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Oct 15, 2012 15:30 |  #13

RRS L bracket!


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Oct 15, 2012 18:08 as a reply to  @ plumgoo's post |  #14
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I have a rocketblower... but i should invest in some of the lenspens



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Oct 19, 2012 09:14 |  #15

I've had a quick release plate on every camera I've owned for decades. Quick Release Plate Systems


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