One of the greatest things about a DSLR camera is its versatility. For interchangeable-lens models, there's almost no limit to the range of focal lengths available, allowing you to create amazing panoramas and even record images of your favorite planets. You can record HD movies, shoot incredible time-lapse sequences and cover any photographic genre from the studio, to sports, to aerial photography. With the right accessories, you can make your camera easier to use and extend its capabilities beyond its out-of-the-box uses, too. Here's a short list of some of the add-ons that can help increase the fun and potential profits from your digital camera.
How would you like to take gear and your talents underwater? Talk about opening up a whole new world! The Aquapac lets you do it with just about any SLR, quickly, easily and safely. A unique, hard lens design means you don't have to fit anything to your lens barrel; simply shoot directly through the front of the UV-stabilized, thermoplastic polyurethane case.
Not only is it guaranteed to let you shoot under up to 15 feet of water, it will float if you drop your camera overboard, and doubles as a protective “rain suit” to keep out moisture, sand and other contaminants. What's more you won't believe how little it costs when compared to waterproof hard cases. Check it out here.
Ever been frustrated by trying to view the image on your LCD in sunlight? Me, too. Here's a cool solution that's designed to solve that problem and protect your screen, too. It includes a combination pop-up hood and clear plastic cover that sticks on with a residue-free adhesive that removes easily if you need to. You can also remove just the hood and leave the cover in place.
Best of all, it costs less than 15 bucks! Get the details and order it here.
Balens Dri + KIT Dehumidifying Caps
Moisture from condensation is not a friend to your lenses and it isn't good for your sensor, either. Keep it away from both in changing temperatures with these clever desiccant-loaded caps. A special desiccant packet that doesn't shed any particles and a double o-ring seal help keep your body and lenses dry and dust-free. The silica gel packet also contains a color-changing moisture indicator.
If you're shooting cinematic video, this awesome kit provides a more natural grip and easier focusing for your DSLR. It's small, lightweight and solidly constructed of CNC aluminum, composite, stainless steel and cast aluminum. 3 spoke rings fit most lens sizes. The grip fits any DSLR, with it's 14/20 mounting stud. Grab yours here to look and feel more like a professional cinematographer.
Time-lapse sequences are among the most fun and rewarding things you can do with your DSLR. With this intervalometer, you can control your sequences remotely on most brand-name DSLRs and for those that don't have IR sensors, you can add an optional cable to use it wired. Of course, it also works as a standard remote shutter release with a little extra control, like controlling the number of exposures in continuous mode, all from up to 30 feet away.
If you haven't tried time-lapse yet, find out what you're missing. If you want to break out of the boundaries of wired control, give this little gem a try. Get all the details here.
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