The recent spike in the popularity of DSLRs’ has brought on a whole new wave manufacturers providing a seemingly endless supply of new accessories. It can get quite confusing trying to figure out which accessories are right for your own arsenal. Here’s five interestingly awesome DSLR products that probably aren’t on your wish list; at least not yet..
This is the 24-105mm Lens Cup/ Mug. Originally given out to the photographers at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as a novelty gift, demand for this product has been so high that recently production was reissued. Even Nikon is getting in on the mugging with their 24-70mm version. When the lid is on the cups look almost identical to the actual lenses. There’s also a Canon 70-200 f/4 ( of course the aperture matters!) mug and probably more to come. A few months back you could only get these from the original recipients themselves and a few copy cats out of Hong Kong. Now they’re available all over the internet and I’ve even seen them at Samy’s Camera ( southern California).
A Sound Blimp or Blimp is basically a full body silencer for your DSLR. Blimps were invented a few decades back for use on film sets and television productions to neutralize any sound the camera shutter might make, enabling photographers to position themselves freely around the set without tainting any audio. The Blimp pictured above is home made, any they often are due to extremely high cost from the lack of manufactures. Modern Blimps are filled with soundproofing material and can be lined with led and covered with leather to ensure complete silence for more modern DSLRs that have louder shutters than their predecessors.
Photo Credit: Sarah Boland @ http://sarahbolandphotography.wordpress.com/
If you’re working in this category, then you are already well aware it can be costly. And at this point, the lines between Traditional Video and DSLR Video, begin to blur. Welcome to part three of four in AmericanDSLRs quest to uncover The True Cost of Owning a DSLR.
Items carried on from Beginner and Intermediate levels:
- Camera Body
- 16 GB CF Card A
- 16 GB CF Card B
- 2 Year Accidental Damage Warranty
- Zoom H4N
- NEXTO eXtreme
- LCDVF Viewfinder
- Manfrotto Tripod Head and Legs
- Extra Battery
24-70mm f/2.8 Lens: $1,399.00
This is going to be your main lens. An L Series lens made by Canon, with a range not very impressive but one of the best you can get on a wide angle with an Aperture as low as f/2.8. If you are willing to sacrifice some light you can go with a Canon 24-105mm f/4, to get some extra range.
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