Some Accessories That a DSLR Owner Should Always Have
Are you looking forward to get yourself a DSLR soon? If so, you might need to buy some add-ons along with it. Starting with memory cards and kit, you will need a whole set of accessories to serve as a backup to the camera. This is applicable to both the new and soon-to-be DSLR owners and one would require these accessories sooner or later.
Check out the following list of add-ons that are handy especially when you are on a photography expedition.
You might think this is obvious, but people who are new to photography, often tend to forget the need of a set of extra batteries. Nothing would spoil your mood more than you not being able to take a snap merely due to low battery.
Getting a set of batteries is pretty easy nowadays. You can get non-branded batteries from certain online stores. All you need to do is enter the model number of your camera in Google and read the reviews of the different batteries that are compatible with it. This way, you can get the battery that is best suited for your DSLR.
This is one accessory which is popular among professional photographers. Initially made for driving off ultraviolet light, these days UV filters are used for protecting the lenses. It prevents the lens from attracting dust, getting an impact and for preventing scratches. These filters are prices from $5 to $100 and can be found at online stores. As a word of advice, the higher the quality of your lens, the better should be the quality of the filter.
New photographers are advised to always keep three things at their disposal - microfiber cloth, dust blower and a cleaning pen. While the Microfiber cloth is required for scrubbing off fingerprints and smears, the dust blower is useful when it comes to clearing off stains of dirt and dust. Additionally, if you get a cleaning pen along with a brush, you can use it particularly for clearing off fingerprints from the lens.
External hard drive
Amateur photographers who are used to low resolution snaps produced by point-and-shoot cameras, the DSLR experience will be entirely different. DSLR file sizes are on the higher side particularly if you choose to tweak the settings for shooting in HD, raw or super high resolution modes.
An external drive would be required for storing these large file types. The capacity of the hard drive would depend upon your frequency and the type of usage. However, when it comes to storage space, it is always, the bigger the better.
The 'Nifty Fifty' lens
If you want to apply a tint of artistry in your photography, you are recommended to get the ''Nifty Fifty' lens. This hugely popular 50mm f1.8 lens has earned its alias name due to its hugely popular use. You can use this lens while shooting for portraits, food and beverage, life as well as indoor photography and close-ups. The lens is light, swift and comes at a reasonable price. You can get this from online as well as retail stores at an approximate price of $100.
Although this depends on your usage, mounting the camera on a tripod can give you lively snaps in an outdoor setting. Tripods are also useful for long exposure, self-portraits and mild-light photography. However, choosing a tripod could be a tough task for those who are trying their hands on DSLRs for the first time. It will again depend on your requirement and usage. Whether you are shooting at a party or setting up a photo booth the tripod is a multipurpose equipment for all the occasions.
Photo enthusiasts are required to be well equipped during vacations and other occasions. The accessories discussed in this article will help you in your overall approach towards photography. If you are planning to buy a new DSLR shortly, you are advised to get these add-ons as well.