Photo Gear Do’s and Dont’s

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Jim talks with Brian and Brent about several photography products to avoid or they have never used, then those that they use a lotThe Doo-DON’Ts!

What is one (or more) photography product that you bought excited about but have never used?

The Do’s

What photography accessories have you used over and over again and were your best purchases?

  • Jim: Feisol CT3442
  • Jim: RRS BH40 ballhead
  • Brent: Acratech GP ballhead with lever release. Just make sure you really tighten that opposing side on the QR mount.
  • Jim: Breakthrough photography filters (Brent concurs 🙂
  • Jim: YN-560 flash and YN-560 TX transmitter
  • Jim: Glow parapop softbox
  • Jim: Mac computers (Huge improvement to my business and productivity)
  • Jim: Drobo
  • Jim: Memory card wallet
  • Jim: Tactical pants (Brent concurs 🙂
  • Brent: LensPen
  • Brent: Bubble Level, or level indicator in camera
  • Brent: Grid IT organizer
  • Brent: Step up Ring
  • Brian: Titanium Smart Fast 16 Bay Ni-MH AA/AAA Battery Charger AC 100-240V + DC Adapters MD-1600L $60
  • Brian: Neewer® Black Aluminum QR Quick Release L-Plate Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III 5D3 Camera Arca Swiss RRS Compatible $28
  • Brian: Zeiss Pre-Moistened Lens Cleaning Wipes – Cleans Without Streaks for Eyeglasses and Sunglasses
  • Jim: Tactical Pants


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  • Brent: Sigma 14mm f/1.8 now in my inventory. Heading out to a few reviewers and clients already.  — OOH!  Spotted this.  I’ll mention it.

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