Favourite accessory of 2009
This is shamelessly culled from the net-model website, but I thought it was interesting, the discussion was on favourite accessories, excluding lenses and cameras, here's the summary:
"A large, round white/silver reflector."
"Alien Bees parabolic brollies"
"My remote trigger"
"Cambo "Redwing" Light boom"
"Ringflash" (several times)
"Elinchrom Deep Octa"
"Elinchrom Quadra A kit"
For me, I'm going to repeat my entry from last year, my little Canon Selphy 720. It prints 6 x 4 inch postcards by dye-sub - they're brilliant. It's quick, easy, no fuss and perfect to give a client something to take away on the spot.
Mine broke down this year, so picked up an eBay replacement for about £30 I think. I could have got the more recent versions, but I like the old one and know it does what it says on the can.
The other accessory I still use so often and still get impressed by is the Canon EP-4 (I think) the battery pack for the 540-EX flash unit - holds 8 AA batteries to add to the 4 in the flash unit. I can shoot a whole wedding with just one change of batteries with this fella. Very fast re-charge time - personally I much prefer it to the heavier Quantum Turbo type packs.
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