first off, if you want to get a great landscape shot, get a tripod.
for portraits, if you've got a decent kit lens, get a flash first before chasing all those fast glass.
to protect your lens, attach a UV filter and keep it there unless necessary to remove (night shooting)
yup, a lens pen is a must in your bag. a drybox is good enough as a starter. and get a good dslr bag for your walkabouts. :thumbsup:
important thing is know your camera and go shoot shoot shoot :cheergal:
Tripod, flash- no need to rush into it so fast, until you realise you do need one. It depends on how your shooting style develops, personally, I have used flash and tripod less than 10 times in five years. So take people's suggestion on such accessories with a pinch of salt.
let me be frank with u, if the c'ser were to list out all the accessories, it will be a very long list..
Skip the dry box/cabinet unless you already have a collection of lenses and a few body, I'm telling you this is because when I started photography my DSLR & few lenses is always with me (cam bag) where ever i go (i even bring it to work). So having dry cab now is a waste.
Lens pen is a MUST.
Filters...... well personally i only uses the UV (act as a protection) n Polarizer (which most of the not in use).. Others might have different thought.
How are you going to take photos without any lens? I'd recommend all the above plus
-lenses to cover from 10mm to 400mm (or 600mm) focal length, macro, super tele, probably abt 15 lenses in all,
-At least 3 types of camera bags for that few different occassions,
-A couple solid flash and accessories,
-A grip for that fashion look unless you bought the top of the line body like D3s or Mk1,
-a few Tripods from Gorillapod to mini to Standard to Monopod, etc,
-100gb of memory cards,
-ND, GND, Stars, etc filters
-another DX or FX body, depending on which body you already bought,
-and then some...
Hmmm.... to me, the most impt thing to get after a DSLR is TIME!
- Time to read and learn
- Time to understand how my DSLR works
- Time to think about what to shoot
- Time to go shoot
- Time to edit photos after shooting
- Time to evaluate each shot
- Time to buy some more experienced photog's coffee and pick their brains
- Time to discover what kind of genre of photography I like
Well... u get the picture
As for gears... u'll find out along the way what you lack... then u go and buy, buy, buy...
:thumbsup: Another item to be included in the list: time to browse and read the forum. Many many people ask the same question again and again .. chances are good that you will find answers to your beginner question quite easily. Finally it's faster than posting a question and waiting for replies.