Today, a small post-thinking – I want to talk about how useful in practice were those accessories that I buy more to his cell.
I hope someone will prove useful in my experience and will not go wrong with a choice of accessories to the camera.
I do not photograph well often as we would like, do not run day in the city, photographing passers-by do not shoot in the studio … but still, the camera does not lie too long – we all occasionally get out to nature with friends, spend a holiday abroad or just a walk in the park. So in the context of this survey, I assessed the usefulness and accessories.
1. So, the first acquisition – bag for camera and one lens. Bag cost a thousand rubles. Naturally, this was a necessary purchase, because no bags to go with a camera is inconvenient. Nearly a year and a half bought a backpack . The backpack is still alive, despite the fact that he was not very well known company and one of the cheapest packs (and I generally went for 600 rubles). Now, a backpack is always with me, everything photographic: flash, 3 lenses with the camera, filters, tripod, charger, rags – all-everything. It is very convenient to store and move.
2. The second acquisition was set to clean the optics. And for two years, I have not cleaned the matrix – olimpusovsky pyletryas himself copes with this task Although this cleaning cloth and a pencil (Lens Pen) use regularly to clean the front lens. So my advice – be sure to buy a camera with Lens Pen despite the fact that it costs very little.
3. Six months after the camera was purchased by a polarizing filter. He took not very expensive model – Marumi . Not to say that all the landscape shots I do with a filter. First, the effect is not very noticeable in the sunset and dawn hours, but the luminous flux decreases and the exposure increases, which leads to blurring. Second, when shooting panoramas to use the filter to be very careful – in heaven there are dark areas (where the polarization effect is maximal) and because of this, problems arise when pasting – there is a panoramic shot that no filter is best used at all. For all its shortcomings, but rather, design features, I believe that the purchase was not made in vain and your filter is 1000 rubles. For example, a sky can get a polarizing filter -
4. A year after buying a camera bought an external flash. I can say that now shooting in the premises has become much easier, pictures were better. Naturally, neither of which lighting simulation schemes are not talking – yet it is not studio. But, nevertheless, a flash, “the ceiling” allows you to receive ambient light and good shots. But do not expect miracles when using the flash outdoors in sunny weather. I already wrote about the limited high Speed mode synchronization , when the shutter is no 1/500-1/1000 lit shadows we do not have flash and becomes useless. There will be more useful as an assistant with the diffuser. In any case, I do not regret having spent 10 000 rubles on flash Metz 48 and if your finances do not allow easy to buy a flash for an amount more than 12-15 thousand, look at the simpler versions, for example, Nissin and Doerr. In my view, the equivalent number of the leading 42 and over will be enough for most situations.
5. Naturally, along with the flash was acquired by charging (first 2 batteries, and then at 4). I can tell, there is no need to save – just buy a charger for 4 batteries and accumulators 8 pieces themselves. Charging rate for me is not critical at all – just one time I needed to recharge the battery very quickly – when shooting a wedding – and so let it be a whole night charging.
6. Yes, I forgot to say that over 2 years nasobirali 3 flash card – 1 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB. Such a set of well managed and with a two-week holiday in Turkey and one week in St. Petersburg (this despite the fact that RAW Olympus takes about 10 MB). But to take a “home” and not on the road is enough for me to 4 GB.
Summing up his story, saying that none of the shopping I did not disappoint, and each is worth the money. I think in the near future, buying all the same lens and try to find a gradient filter, but not circular, and square, so you can easily change the level horizon.
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