A digital SLR camera is a powerful piece of equipment. There are a number of items that complement it well. Here are ten must-have accessories for your DSLR camera.
10. Opteka OP-NS1 Professional Neck Strap, $12.95
This neck strap is similar to the one that came with your camera. But this one is padded for more comfort. It also has quick release buckles to rapidly remove the strap from your camera.
9. LensPEN Lens Cleaning System, $6.90
Lenses are expensive. It is important to clean them carefully and properly. The LensPENS cleaning system does the job well. It is specifically designed to clean lenses.
8. Giottos Rocket Air Blaster Large, $8.95
This air blaster effectively removes dust from your camera, lenses and filters. It uses a patented one-way valve to prevent dust from being sucked into the blaster. That ensures clean air blowing toward your camera.
7. Sandisk MicroMate SD / SDHC Memory Card Reader, $7.89
If your camera uses an SD memory card to store pictures, this card reader is for you. It allows you to quickly transfer pictures from your camera to your computer through a USB port.
6. Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit, $29.99
Like the memory card reader above, this camera connection kit allows you to easily transfer pictures from your camera to your Apple iPad. You can use the SD card adapter to import pictures from your SD card to your iPad. The USB adapter allows you to connect your camera directly to your iPad. Either option will have you showing off your pictures in seconds.
5. Tiffen 55mm UV Protection Filter, $8.50
A UV protection filter is an easy way to protect your lens from damage and dust. UV filters have no effect on color, so they can be left on your lens. Just make sure you pick the right size for your lens.
4. Additional Memory Card
Additional memory cards can be handy. When one card fills up with pictures, just swap in your spare card and keep shooting.
3. Opteka Grey Card Set for Digital Photography, $12.95
A grey card can be used to get the correct exposure. This handy grey card set is easy to keep with all of your camera equipment.
2. Remote Shutter Release
The ability to remotely release the camera shutter is very useful. A wireless remote allows you to pose in your own pictures and signal the shutter when ready. A remote release cord connects to your camera like an external shutter release button. But you avoid camera shake while using it. Remote shutter release units are camera-specific. Make sure you find the right one for your camera.
1. Spare Battery
A spare battery is the most important camera accessory you can buy. It allows you to use one battery while charging the other. That way you always have a power supply for your camera.
These are ten must-have accessories for your digital SLR camera. Add them to your camera bag and enhance your photography experience.
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