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Getting A DSLR? Get These 5 Must Have Camera Accessories!
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Christmas is literally around the corner and it’s the time of year when fancy cameras are turning up under Christmas trees all over the place! If you’re expecting (or have already received) a DSLR camera, I have a list of 5 must have accessories you need to enhance your photography experience.
I am the owner of both a Nikon and Canon DSLR camera, both of which I use for taking photos and videos for Painted Ladies. I love both and have to say I’ve come to the following conclusion: The Nikon is the best for taking product photos, and the Canon is excellent for portraits and videos. With that being said, the products I’m going to recommend work for both brands as well as other DSLR’s or other cameras that are out there.
First and foremost, everyone needs a good, sturdy bag to keep their camera and related equipment safe and sound! I purchased a reasonably backpack recently that is rocking my world and making it easy to tote around all of my stuff. When I’m out and about, I use this smaller bag that holds one lens and has space for a small wallet and keys.
Lens protectors are generally $10 or less and are a safeguard that keeps your lenses safe in case of a tumble. They’re definitely worth it! Plus, most lenses come with a UV guard that helps cut down glare from lighting. Check the dimensions of the lens protector to make sure it matches your particular lens!
On a side note, which lenses are worth getting? The cameras I own (a Nikon D90 and Canon T6i) both have crop sensors, and I find that I get the results I’m looking for with a 35 mm lens. I use a Nikon 35 mm 1.8 lens for my Nikon, and for my Canon I actually use a Canon 24 mm 1.8 which is great for videos and portraits. While I do like and own a 50 mm 1.8 lens for both Nikon and Canon, I don’t prefer the results over the other lenses in my kit. I do aspire to purchase a Sigma 35 mm 1.4 lens to work with my Canon at some point in the future!
So, who here is getting a camera in their near future? Enjoy! Taking photos is one of my favorite creative experiences and there’s always something new to learn.