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    Default Other than buying the camera and lens, what other stuff need to buy?

    Dry box?

    Lens cleaning kit?

    UV filter?

    Is it a good idea to request to exchange the free bag during buying to some UV filters or lens cleaning kit?

    Then buy a good bag that really suits the needs?

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    Default Re: Other than buying the camera and lens, what other stuff need to buy?

    bag, filters, dri cabi.... the list goes on... soon, you will feel that you need more of these, better that... the BBB virus shall spread.
    get the cam with the kit first, dry cabi and maybe a uv filter. just get a microfibre cloth to clean smudges on lens and lcd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrai View Post
    bag, filters, dri cabi.... the list goes on... soon, you will feel that you need more of these, better that... the BBB virus shall spread
    Hmm, but no reason spending Ks on camera and lens but never buy dry cab right?

    BTW how big a dry cabinet need to be?

    A D80 with kit lens, plus SB600, plus 2 to 3 wide angle prime lens. 30litre enough?

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    Default Re: Other than buying the camera and lens, what other stuff need to buy?

    30 litre enough for now... maybe if you feel that you will get more stuff later, get 50 litre first so later got more space and dont need to change. for me, 30 litres is enough... 30 litres should be good for you

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    Thank you, you think need to get more lens cover? or get more UV filter?

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    Default Re: Other than buying the camera and lens, what other stuff need to buy?

    i get 1 filter for every lens. I dont get extra lens cap as i am quite careful with them. make sure you dont loose yours and it should be ok

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    Bags never end
    Get a bag for each configuration/combination of gear you can take out.
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    Default Re: Other than buying the camera and lens, what other stuff need to buy?

    Ok.. you need

    1) Camera + batt grip
    2) Prime lens for portraits/bokeh/low light condition e.g 35mm, 50mm, 85mm 135mm, 100mm macro
    3) Zoom lens for walkaround 10-200mm perferred 10-22, 17-55, 24-105, 70-200
    4) UV filter for each of the lens
    5) Lens hood for lens without hoods bundled
    6) Dri cabinet 30 - 50L
    7) 2 camera bags - one for walk around and one to store everything you got
    8) Flash
    9) At least 8 x Rechargeable batteries + charger
    10) Extra batteries for the camera
    11) 2 x 4GB CF cards
    12) Tripod
    13) Cpl filters, GND filters + filter holders
    14) Off shoe remote trigger
    15) Flash difusser
    16) Graffer tapes
    17) Blower
    18) Lens pen
    19) Micro fibre cloth
    20) A fast PC with lots of RAM + card reader
    21) Ext. HDD to store all your RAW files
    22) A flickr account
    23) Photoshop + Lightroom
    24) Monitor calibrator

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    Default Re: Other than buying the camera and lens, what other stuff need to buy?

    Exhaustive list by m3lv1nh0. i only got one to add -

    25) Buy some time to shoot

    Might be the hardest to buy

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    You all out of control, I only need essential things lah.

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    Default Re: Other than buying the camera and lens, what other stuff need to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    You all out of control, I only need essential things lah.
    Essential would be just a body, a CF card and a 50mm lens in a dry box. Dont even need the UV filter.


    Buying yourself some time to shoot is top of the list.

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    Yeah, tomorrow going shopping again.

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    U might wanna consider a tripod or a comf bag to lug all ya stuffs!
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    If dun buy time to shoot, how you know what you will need in future? The Dri-Cabi is a must have item.
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    Default Re: Other than buying the camera and lens, what other stuff need to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    You all out of control, I only need essential things lah.
    No lah... they not out of control... what is essential to you because of how you shoot and what you need may be lacking to another person.

    Some would say 50mm lens as essential, but some photographers don't even own a 50mm lens... so what is essential is based on what you want to shoot... and buy things along the way when you do find it "essential".

    I never thought a dry cabinet was essential as I was frying silica gel for sometime now... but because of inconvenience... the need for a dry cabinet moved to my "essential" category...

    So don't worry about what is essential... just buy along the way when you need it... and soon you may find that what you have and is essential is like the list above... BBB
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    Thanx guys, I really appreciate your help! I bought a dry cab liao. Tripod, cleaning kit and bag is bundled (Nikon bag dont feel great but usable first lah).

    I now lack UV filters.

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    Get a normal Vitacon filter will do. For me I just want to protect my len that all.

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    where did u bought ur dry cabinet from? i just bought my D40 and looking for 1 to store the camers...

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    Got it at Lords when I bought my camera, TK quote me $105.

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    Default Re: Other than buying the camera and lens, what other stuff need to buy?

    if u r lazy to carry it home, get it from carrefour. They offer free delivery.

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