What accessories do I need for Sony A7R III and getting started in photography?

3 months 1 week ago #656855 by Jon East
As I just shared in my intro here:  https://www.photographytalk.com/forum/new-to-photographytalk-forum/285240-golfer-to-photographer-saying-hello-to-pt#656854

I'm 2 months into photography, and trying to get a new hobby established.  Literally all I have is this Sony A7r III and 50mm lens I picked up 2 months ago.  I'm trying to get my mind off having to exit golf, so could use some advice on what I need to get started with photography.  What are some general items that would be a good idea to have while I'm starting out?  I enjoy photographing landscapes and but again, I've only been at this for 2 months, so as I start spending more time, I'm sure there will be other things I enjoy.  

Thanks

Jon


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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #656905 by Troponin
With any camera purchase, the first thing I purchase is a glass screen protector. 

Do you need a flash?

Another consideration is a solid tripod, if you don’t already have one. This is vital for landscape. 

A last consideration would be a shutter remote.  This could be potentially bypassed by simply using the three or 10 second timer, if you’re objective is reducing shake.

Other than that, I’m  not sure of too many other accessories that greatly improve your photography or gear. 


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3 months 1 week ago #656906 by Phyllis Miller
1. Tripod
2. Polarized filter
3. ND filters
4. Lens cleaning kit
5. Spare battery 
6. Spare memory card


Good luck!


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3 months 1 week ago #656952 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Jon

There are so many variables here the suggestions we make back to you could go on forever :)

Also, a lot comes back to your vision of the world around you .... do you see 'telescopically' into the distance? or from edge-to-edge to take it all in at the same time? This will start to determine whether your next lens will be something like a 70 to 300 zoom versus an 16 to 85 zoom

Of course - if you have deep pockets you might get both !!

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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3 months 1 week ago #657137 by Alvin Pignotti
Have you picked up any post processing software?

Lightroom, Luminar or Photoshop


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3 months 1 week ago #657145 by garyrhook

Alvin Pignotti wrote: Have you picked up any post processing software?

Lightroom, Luminar or Photoshop


You forgot Affinity, Paint Shot Pro, On1RAW, or Capture1.


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2 months 2 weeks ago #660330 by Blistered_Feet
A little late to the party but these are what I use:water/weather-proof case for memory cards
lens hood to avoid unwanted flare
camera strap for rough terrain
camera bag for camera and lenses

*I prefer wildlife photography, so this has been helpful on hikes. I also keep bags to protect the equipment in case of foul weather. Typically one for the camera, one per lens, and one to temporarily put the whole bag in. Mind you, my bag is small and usually only carries 2 lenses, two filters, a wide-angle lens, and SD cards w/case.


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2 months 1 week ago #661264 by Ian Stone
:agree: +1 on extra memory cards, batteries, and micro fiber cloths 


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1 month 3 weeks ago #662342 by Jon East
Just wanted to say thank you all.  This was very helpful.  


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