Doodads of the Week
If you’re one of those who want to forget about the rest of the content and are all about the gear that is going to help you level up and master your photography, then you are in the right spot. Below are all of the doodads the Master Photography Roudtable gang has mentioned in the episodes. For many of the doodads, if you come here first to click on the link before buying, you will give the hosts a little love by way of affiliate links (at no additional cost to you!). Thanks so much for listening and even more for supporting the show by using our links!
- Brent: USB-C to HDMI cable. No specific brand, just nice to have a long cable that means you don’t need a dongle to do HDMI to a projector or a TV from the 2016 Macbook Pro.
- Jeff: Always on the lookout for inexpensive lighting options and I have a pretty good one that seems to work very well. It is a flood light that is really intended to be used outdoors to do something like light a house. 100W LED that is as bright as a 500W incandescent light. Kind of a no-name brand but at $40 even if it only lasts a year or two it is worth it compared to the costs of name brand, photography specific lights. LepWer 100W New Craft LED Flood Lights ($40).
- Jim: Been really good at sticking with his goal to not buy any photography equipment in 2018, so my doodad is something you can listen to podcasts on in your car! The only device that currently offers Apple CarPlay wirelessly so that I can just get in the car and have it connect! You will definitely want to have a professional do the install. Alpine ILX-107 7″ Mech-less In-Dash Receiver with Wireless Apple CarPlay ($700)
- Jeff: I usually pick something that fits better into the hobbyist photography budget. Yes, the price seems a little ridiculous for a mouse, but after testing 10 different mice over several months I promise it is worth it. Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse ($90). You can save a little money getting the older Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX version ($50) that is still REALLY good.
- Erica: Not a camera bag here, just a really convenient pouch to put all kinds of things in no matter what or where you are shooting. Perfect for lens cloths, notebooks, pens, etc. Peak Design Field Pouch ($99)
- Connor: Really useful One-Tab browser plugin. Makes it really easy to save off all the tabs you have open with the click of a button and then come back to them later. Jeff added that this is a really good way to save memory as every tab in the browser uses up a lot of memory. (free)