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11/09/2010 04:20:26 PM · #1
I am looking at buying some equipment for my camera this Christmas. I know some of you have lots of equipment, some things you use all the time and others that gather dust.

This is my question:

If you had to start all over again and only could afford to buy 3 things, other that a camera and its lens, what would they be and why?

Think of it this way: besides your camera and your favorite lens, what three things could you not do without?

11/09/2010 04:27:03 PM · #2
My camera bag, tripod, and remote release.
11/09/2010 04:29:34 PM · #3
a decent flash
tripod
remote release
11/09/2010 04:30:15 PM · #4
Tripod, Camera bag, and lens cloths.
11/09/2010 04:31:48 PM · #5
Tripod, cable release, ultra-wide zoom (10-22mm on crop sensor, 17-40mm or 16-35mm on FF).

R.
11/09/2010 04:33:04 PM · #6
DOH!! You got me all excited there and thought it was one of those deep and involved conversations about starting over your LIFE again, the choices I made. Then we`d all say things like, "I would change things, but then I wouldn`t have my kids" etc, I would try harder at school, make different career choices...

And then you went and ruined it by talking about photography....

Message edited by author 2010-11-09 16:33:25.
11/09/2010 04:33:27 PM · #7
* A decent flash (or strobe).
* Medium softbox.
* A radio flash trigger of some sort.
11/09/2010 04:36:45 PM · #8
Tripod.
Polarizing Lens.
Waterproof boots.
11/09/2010 04:37:19 PM · #9
A good weatherproof jacket
Waterproof Boots
Thinsulate gloves:)
11/09/2010 04:42:37 PM · #10
I do sports photography for a local web site on weekends, plus I have a bad foot - so I use a folding chair -
Walkstool 45cm(18") at every game, extremely lightweight, folds small, and very comfortable lets me sit under the view of the spectators and out of the way.
monopod - Once I got used to a monopod I really like the support plus freedom of motion. Manfrotto 679B
camera bag - seems simple, but if its not comfortable or easy to access gear its a problem - Lowepro Stealth - its a bit small when I carry both lens and flashes.

I'd list my super great battery charger, but I am looking for one again, my current one is very slow and only does 4 at a time...

11/09/2010 04:43:02 PM · #11
Tripod
slingpack camera bag
hiking boots
11/09/2010 04:46:02 PM · #12
Gasoline powered turtleneck sweater

Fur lined sink

Electric dog polisher

Then I'd want some dumb stuff, too......
11/09/2010 04:49:21 PM · #13
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Gasoline powered turtleneck sweater

Fur lined sink

Electric dog polisher

Then I'd want some dumb stuff, too......


:) Thanks, I'll look into getting those right away!
11/09/2010 04:50:32 PM · #14
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Gasoline powered turtleneck sweater

Fur lined sink

Electric dog polisher

I don't think you can find the sweater, at least not in the US, thanks to recent EPA regulations. Not sure about the sink either, but I'm pretty sure you can find that last item in the Skymall catalog.
11/09/2010 04:51:47 PM · #15
A model or three
A make-up artist
A hair stylist

An optionally: a permanent move to Iceland
11/09/2010 04:52:37 PM · #16
3 vacations to anywhere but unscenic NJ.
11/09/2010 05:10:59 PM · #17
polarizer, macro lens, camera bag.
11/09/2010 05:14:25 PM · #18
I love doing low light photography sooooo....

tripod,
remote shutter,
camera bag...

The electric dog polisher does sound interesting though.
11/09/2010 05:18:38 PM · #19
Flash
Tripod
Remote trigger

;)
11/09/2010 07:02:30 PM · #20
Tripod
photography class
better quality lens than I was originally planning to buy
11/10/2010 10:26:07 AM · #21
-Strobe
-Stand
-Softbox
11/10/2010 12:06:46 PM · #22
tripod
cable release
back-up body/35mm prime

Message edited by author 2010-11-10 12:07:13.
12/05/2010 02:15:59 AM · #23
Hasselblad H4D 50
HCD 35-90 Lens
Profoto Acute B2 life kit
12/05/2010 03:12:52 AM · #24
a GOOD dedicated flash
a cable or remote shutter release
a tripod
12/05/2010 07:35:06 AM · #25
I know where you are coming from, but I think the challenge is that as we all take different types of images in different situations - so there can be no generic 'right' or 'wrong' bit of kit to buy - for instance i still haven't got around to using my macro lens much (although it's a great lens) but ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Roz creates magic with her one . .

So I think like Jeb I would have to go for the simpler choices in life, things that I can take pictures of, have companionship with, and ultimately BBQ . .

A Unicorn,
A flying Monkey
A big bag of 'Zilla snacks . .

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