My favourite (ie essential) accessory is the flash flipper ..without that I cannot produce shadowless pictures with on camera flash. Thats my No1 No 2 is the 3rd pary accessory grip--- I makes the camera look more posy but I dont use it for its intended purpose.....The one under my D800 carries 4 spare AA batteries for the flash and the one under the D7100 a spare EN EL 15.....keeps my jacket pockets free of clutter 3rd is the harness that lets me carry two cameras one on each shoulder and does not slip off ...keeps my hands free to work the crowd..
Most hated ....is any flash gun ....Why can they not make it bleep after its taken a shot ..then I would know its ON when I have gone from inside to outside and forgot? My camera bleeps when its focused ... Even a light that stays on all the time when its ON would be helpfull.
RE: Flash stuff
1. What is a flash flipper? No idea what you are talking about.
2. Not sure what flashes you own, but all Nikon flashes can beep after a shot is taken, but only when used wirelessly with CLS.
Most Favorable: Nikon Fog Eliminator Cloths
Most hated: GP-1 GPS Unit
I have a lot of photos from old days where I had no idea who the people on them were, where we were and even what year it was, and the first few years of digital was almost the same apart from I knew when the photos were taken. So I slowly started to add more information to each photo and when I started with Lightroom... the possibilities felt like they were endless, I just knew I'd want to use the GPS. I bought it just prior to a vacation trip to Australia, I knew I'd want to know exactly where we'd been.
So easy to loose as it is so small.
Really, really wish it was a built-in feature in my cameras.
Most liked……. Camera bag which allows big, heavy equipment to be easily transported…., has wheels, handle, etc. And can be back-packed…..
on the DF Soft release button and most hated WU-1a (displays battery life and other functions it crashes).
For both cameras I like the Arca swiss/Capture Pro plates arca/manfrotto plates and loops from peak design
and padded neck straps from OP/Tech.
Also the DK-17M for the magnified viewfinder.
I know you said one but I find alot of things usefull.
I do not use a hammerhead flash as this spoils the effect you need a SB400 or flash close to the lens for best effect ...this unit always keeps the flash over the lens never at the side.
My favorite accessory is the RRS Macro Focusing Rail B150-B. It's outstanding and well worth the money.
My second favorite accessory is the Gitzo Mountaineer GT3541 tripod.
My third favorite accessory is the USED Gitzo GM2560T that I bought that was 3 months old and got it at half of the MSRP price. The original owner hardly used it and and put it up for sale on eBay.
My fourth favorite accessory is the Sirui L-10 monopod head. It's terrific.
Most hated...well like Msmoto I don't hate anything I buy. I select my gear carefully and it all does a great job. The next item to be replaced is the Markins M20L ball on my tripod. Probably buying the RRS BH-55 LR. Markins is an excellent head but after using a friends BH-55 and BH-40 at a photo work shop, it's time for an upgrade.
|SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
I never thought of my RRS setup as an accessory, it is quite big. It goes without saying that that is my favorite.
Isn't a lens an accessory? If so, that is a draw between my 85 and 135. My least favorite is my 28-200, but that is my favorite paperweight.
•Manfrotto 026 Swivel Umbrella Adapter - This is the one that everyone else tries to copy but just can't.
•Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp - I find a new use for these every day.
•ExpoImaging ExpoDisc - makes life just that much better when editing.
•Rosco Cinegel #3443 Filter - 1/4 Straw CTS - 20x24" Sheet - The best $7 spent on lighting. Warms the flash without the redness of a normal CTO and not overpowering to the point of looking unnatural.
•Gaffer tape - buy it by the box.
•Anything with Velcro - snags everything
•Lens caps and hoods - I seem to loose them everywhere.
•Every bag I own - not a one does the thing I need the most that day. They all fall short.
Most loved 50mm f/1.8g
Most loved 2, VAL's but that is not Nikon only.