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Old Sep 27, 2013, 12:26 PM   #51
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I'd go for extension tubes because they don't put any more glass between you and the subject. A macro 'filter' is just an extra magnifying lens element which is likely to add distortion and aberrations to your image. Extension tubes alternatively, allow you to focus at a closer distance to reduce the field of view. They will work with all your lenses and not just one filter size.
Any particular brand you would recommend? The Nikon ones cost nearly as much as a lens. I've seen cheap ones for like 10 on Amazon, with mixed reviews. Some sat brilliant for the price, where as another guy said they ruined his lens as they got stuck on!

Anyway got a lens hood today. Going to try it out tomorrow (weather permitting).
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Old Sep 28, 2013, 05:32 AM   #52
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Any particular brand you would recommend? The Nikon ones cost nearly as much as a lens. I've seen cheap ones for like 10 on Amazon, with mixed reviews. Some sat brilliant for the price, where as another guy said they ruined his lens as they got stuck on!
I've only ever used own brand ones. How about a used one on Ebay? It's not like they'll ever wear out.
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Old Sep 28, 2013, 05:51 AM   #53
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I've only ever used own brand ones. How about a used one on Ebay? It's not like they'll ever wear out.
Looking at either Meike or Kenko. The Kenko ones cost as much as a second hand marco lens though. Anybody used these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Meike-Macr...-/161072945186
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Looking at either Meike or Kenko. The Kenko ones cost as much as a second hand marco lens though. Anybody used these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Meike-Macr...-/161072945186
I've used the Kenko ones on my Canon stuff , they work OK , no problems with autofocus or anything . Try to find a used set
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Old Dec 30, 2013, 05:56 AM   #55
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Got myself one of these

And a set of these

Been looking at getting the extension tubes for a while (since September according to above!). Hopefully getting the more expensive Kenko set means I won't have any issues with tubes stuck to my lens/camera.
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Old Jan 8, 2014, 04:42 PM   #56
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Bought this for my wife to use (for eBay) and for a bit of indoor macro on rainy days. For 35 including the light you can't go wrong. Just be sure to let them cool down before packing away in the (almost fold flat) case.
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Old Feb 18, 2014, 05:19 PM   #57
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Just stuck this in the Picture of your last purchase thread, but thought it should go here as well. Been meaning to order one for a while to use with my borrowed speed light.
Hopefully it gets here in time for this weeks competition.

So what about the rest of you? I know I'm not the only one buying equipment!
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anyone use those hand straps, an alternativ eot neck straps?
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Old Mar 5, 2014, 05:40 PM   #59
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Another accessory everyone should get for their camera. For 18 you can't go wrong. I paid 15 though at the show. It's actually a thin glass protector. On my D3200 I just made one from an old iPhone protection kit I had lying around.
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Like Joe, I cannot stand the factory strap. Especially in this Florida heat. The BlackRapid strap is awesome. I can't believe I waited as long as I did. As for the tripod dilemma, and assuming you use a Manfrotto RC2 release plate, this adapter should fix that. I bought mine the same day I got the strap and it works great. The only thing I don't like is that you have to untether the camera when going on the tripod but at least you can keep the tripod plate screwed on to your camera at all times. I got mine at a local camera store and there were two types of BlackRapid tripod adapters, so you might want to do some research if you're using something other than a Manfrotto RC2 release plate.
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Any particular brand you would recommend? The Nikon ones cost nearly as much as a lens. I've seen cheap ones for like 10 on Amazon, with mixed reviews. Some sat brilliant for the price, where as another guy said they ruined his lens as they got stuck on!

Anyway got a lens hood today. Going to try it out tomorrow (weather permitting).
try b+w filters, there made in germany and good qualty
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ever used hand/wrists straps?
Yes. I hate neck straps. I use a wrist strap with my Leica. While not the most important reason I prefer a rangefinder to a DSLR for what I shoot, it's on the list
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Yes. I hate neck straps. I use a wrist strap with my Leica. While not the most important reason I prefer a rangefinder to a DSLR for what I shoot, it's on the list
ever used the Canon E2 wrist strap?
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ever used the Canon E2 wrist strap?
Nope. I've moved away from DSLRs. When I do use one, it is a Nikon D800. No experience at all with Canon. I find DSLRs too heavy to use with a wrist strap. In fact I find DSLRs too heavy and cumbersome to use at all for what I like to shoot. One of the major reasons I moved to a rangefinder. But that's a separate discussion.
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Anybody own a Lowepro Flipside 400? Looks like quite a nice bag for less than 100.
http://store.lowepro.com/backpacks/flipside-400-aw


Looking for a bag for 2-3 lenses, A D7100 body, Tripod mount, Flash gun, water bottle and the usual small accessories.
My only concern is it's not waterproof (although it comes with a waterproof cover. I assume it would offer some protection in light rain though?
Similar recommendations welcome!
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Anybody own a Lowepro Flipside 400? Looks like quite a nice bag for less than 100.
http://store.lowepro.com/backpacks/flipside-400-aw
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Looking for a bag for 2-3 lenses, A D7100 body, Tripod mount, Flash gun, water bottle and the usual small accessories.
My only concern is it's not waterproof (although it comes with a waterproof cover. I assume it would offer some protection in light rain though?
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INCASE makes some nice bags. Horrible customer service though
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Anybody own a Lowepro Flipside 400? Looks like quite a nice bag for less than 100.

Looking for a bag for 2-3 lenses, A D7100 body, Tripod mount, Flash gun, water bottle and the usual small accessories.
My only concern is it's not waterproof (although it comes with a waterproof cover. I assume it would offer some protection in light rain though?
Similar recommendations welcome!
I haven't used this one AFB but Lowepro does make a good bag. Make sure you can take it home to try it out before the sale becomes final. Also, even if you think you have all the gear you need, make sure you have extra room in that bag because you will buy more stuff.

Having room for a snack, rain hat, you know...those comfort type things, is nice as well.

I wouldn't worry about waterproof as long as you do have a rain cover. I found that some of the more water resistant bags have zippers, straps, clasps, etc. that can be a pain to open and close.

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After looking around decided I would get the Lowepro Flipside 400. WEX had a 10% off sale, and as a mate was visiting, saved myself the carriage as well. Went with the black though.
ND filters are next on my list now!
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Olympus Macro Arm Light. It slides into the flash hot shoe and is powered by the body. It has two flexible arms with small LED lights at the end. Very nice for macro photography.


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