Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 28

Thread: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

  1. #11
    Unwitting Thread Killer Ari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    4,988

    Re: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sawyer View Post
    Membership fees for this forum.
    [slow clap]

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    1,269

    Re: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick13 View Post
    That's brilliant
    Thanks! IMHO it is not necessary to use it a lot, but I found it really useful to get a solid criterion about camera steadiness under different field situations, the other way to learn it is to ruin sheets, a painful way

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    13

    Re: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

    That really is a great idea.

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Westport Island, Maine
    Posts
    1,172

    Re: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

    $3 black Wally World T-shirt that I use as a dark cloth. The neck fits around the back of a 4x5, or reversed, works with a 5x7 or 8x10 with my face in the neck.
    $1 carpenter's apron from Home Depot that carries film holders - spotmeter case tied to waist tie string.
    Post-Its, for labeling film holders.
    Glasses strap, so I can just take them off and dangle them for close composing and focusing.
    Spotmeter lanyard, tied to the case and just long enough so when I clumsily drop the meter it dangles rather than crashing on the rock.
    Viewing filter for finding framings before lugging camera.
    $8 Wally World cooler bags that carry film holders, or lenses in their similarly inexpensive Tupperware containers.
    Bruce Barlow
    author of "Finely Focused" and "Exercises in Photographic Composition"
    www.brucewbarlow.com

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    43

    Re: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

    Marijuana


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Sep 1998
    Posts
    10,361

    Re: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

    Quote Originally Posted by nbagno View Post
    Marijuana


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    For less then a good cable release?

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    43

    Re: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    For less then a good cable release?
    I'm in California


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #18

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    now in Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    2,264

    Re: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

    I have two.
    1) a 3" gel holder with a home-made 67mm filter ring glued on. Bought for maybe $10 used in 1985 or so.
    2) an EdnaLite groundglass focusing loupe, 'liberated' from my portrait studio job c.1981.
    Still use them both every time I make pictures.

  9. #19
    David Lobato David Lobato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Baltimore MD
    Posts
    921

    Re: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

    Alarm Clock - to wake me up early and get out when the light is best.

  10. #20
    multi format
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    local
    Posts
    3,715

    Re: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

    its hard to pick
    fabric shop felt ( 3'x2' ) cost almost nothing
    have used it as a dark cloth for 29 years ..
    sheet of 11x14 waxed paper and a rectangle of foam core
    used as ground glass and a camera back for a century 10A ( used for around 9 years )
    and a sheet of ohp film from the copy shop i purchased for
    15 with a grid copied on it purchased in 1989 ( cheaper than pencil lead, or etched glass )

Similar Threads

  1. Expensive lessons...
    By kenj8246 in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 12-Sep-2014, 13:33
  2. Cleaning glass on Epson 2450 made big difference
    By 65Galaxie in forum Digital Hardware
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 30-Jun-2007, 13:07
  3. Pretty, expensive
    By Dan Fromm in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 20-Dec-2006, 14:46

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •