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#11 Stalking Light

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 05:38 PM

+1 on an L plate, that's the first accessory I buy when I get a new camera body.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 07:20 PM

+1 on an L plate, that's the first accessory I buy when I get a new camera body.

 

Plus 2.  Although my first accessory is an extra battery.   L plate is second.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 07:45 PM

Good point on the extra battery, I usually order one with the camera.
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#14 Shadyapex

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 04:26 AM

My experience is that a monopod is the cheapest way to get a couple more stops, especially out of a long lens. I have a fairly light manfrotto with a tilt head and I have beaten the heck out of it. It's finally starting to crack at the clamping fixtures but this is after at least a dozen years of use. I do sometimes wish that I had a stouter one but for me the point of the monopod is that it's easy to carry. I wired a Black Diamond ice screw holder to the shaft so I can simply clip it off to a belt loop on my jeans. Usually if I need more support I just bring a tripod.


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