For photographers, there is no end to the incredible gear we can buy. From top-shelf camera bodies and an array of lenses that cover every focal length, to fancy drones and the latest, greatest computers, there are accessories of all sorts and type calling for us to open our wallets.
But if you’re an active photographer that’s on-the-go and needs top-notch gear that will stand up to the abuses of everyday photography while giving you peace of mind that your gear will be safe and secure, we’ve got three recommendations to add to your must-have wishlist.
No matter if you’re a documentary photographer, a wedding photographer, a street photographer, or something in between, having a multi-camera harness is a dream come true. With a system like the Money Maker from Holdfast, you can carry multiple cameras easily and securely, making your job of getting the shot that much easier. What’s more, by carrying multiple bodies with different lenses, you can cut down on the time you spend swapping lenses, which means your camera sensors have less time to collect dust.
Beyond that, a multi-camera harness is far more comfortable than carrying two or three cameras by their shoulder straps. Your neck, shoulders, and back with thank you by investing in a high-quality harness like the Money Maker shown above. And, when you opt for a top-notch system like the Money Maker, you get a product that combines form and function. The beautiful full grain leather is easy on the eyes, but is constructed such that it will last you a lifetime.
Carry your gear in style, make your job easier, and do so all the while protecting your expensive gear. Learn more about the Holdfast Money Maker.
Waterproof Camera Cover
When you’re shooting on location, there are a lot of elements that can cause damage to your gear. Rain, sand, ocean spray, dust, mud, and snow are just a few things that can come along unexpectedly and lead to damaged or ruined gear.
But with a waterproof camera cover, all of those concerns can go by the wayside. Though some camera covers are made of cheap plastic, the one pictured above by Outex is made of soft waterproof material that helps maintain easy access to the necessary buttons and switches on your camera and the zoom and focus rings on your lens. Better still, these waterproof camera covers work with all sorts of accessories, from flashes to tripods to intervalometers.
Don’t let your active photography style ruin your gear! Learn more about the Outex Camera Cover.
Compact Travel Tripod
Nothing is as aggravating as missing a stellar shot because you have to spend minutes and minutes setting up your clunky, heavy tripod. When it comes to active photography, this scenario can play out whether you’re shooting a wedding or shooting a sunset. Sometimes, time is of the essence!
Fortunately, Manfrotto makes a compact carbon fiber tripod that isn’t just lightweight and easy to carry but is also extremely easy to set up. The Befree Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head weighs in at just 2.4 pounds but is incredibly stable so you’re sure your camera has the solid base you need to get tack-sharp images. What’s more, the Befree has a quick release adaptor so you can quickly mount and dismount your camera. It folds up to a minute 40 cm long so that you can take it with you just about anywhere.
Get a tripod that will stand up to the elements and the bumps and bruises of active photography! Learn more about the Manfrotto Befree Carbon Fiber Tripod.
With that, you’ve got three top-of-the-line photography accessories for your active photography pursuits. Rain or shine, indoors or out, you’ll be able to move more freely and work faster, all the while knowing that your precious camera gear will be protected. That’s not a bad deal at all!