Photography Gear Recommended By Smash & Peas
Written 6 years ago by Mark Evans
We at Smash and Peas believe in bringing you the best photography gear to get out and about with, so we’ve searched out some great bits of kit we think you’ll want in the near future. Have a browse and see if you like anything, buying through these links helps support this site!
Canons newest DSLR just keeps getting better. The guys in the tech department have finally listened to photographers’ opinions and requests on this one and it really shows. 18 MP CCD, 3 inch LCD, digital spirit level (no more hot-shoe levels!) and built in remote flash controller are just a few of the nifty bells and whistles packed into this DSLR. My only reservation with it is that it doesn’t have a full frame sensor. If that doesn’t bother you, then grab one now!
Nikons latest offering, the D300s, picks up where the popular D300 left off. This time including HD video recording at 720p, live view, improved 7 fps continuous shooting, and dual CF and SD card slots. If you’re a Nikon user then this one will no doubt be on your christmas wish list. Get one here:
A lens that never gets a bad review is the Canon F/2.8 70-200mm L USM IS. A superb quality lens that is a must have for all portrait photographers.
If your budget wont stretch that far, try the previously reviewed Canon F3.5-5.6 28-135mm USM IS. Solidly built, and a fantastic all round lens, grab one now.
Nikons worthy answer to the Canon F/2.8 70-200 L USM IS is the Nikon Af-S 70-200/2.8 Vr Ifed G Nikkor. Now if that sounds like a mouthful, it is, but for good reason. This is one of Nikons best lenses, praised for its tack sharpness and smooth Bokeh, and if weight (~1.5kg!) and price aren’t a problem for you, you’ll want this lens.
A great less expensive alternative to Nikons monster above is the Nikon 18-200MM F3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX. With a massive zoom range and compactness to boot, this really is a go anyway, use anywhere lens.
Less Expensive Stuff…
Giottos Rocket Blower
This is a must have in any photographers kit. Compact enough to fit in anyones bag, and producing a strong squirt of air with little effort, this rocket blower will remove those pesky dust specs from any piece of your expensive photography equipment with out damaging it. Especially useful for getting dust bunnies off your cameras sensor!
An indispensable little piece of equipment for landscape photographers, the hotshoe level, is tiny, super cheap and does the job admirably. (Unless you’ve got a Canon 7D)
Another great useful piece is the Spudz Lens Cloth. If you’ve got dust that won’t shift off your lens with the blower then this micro fibre cloth is perfect for simply wiping it away without leaving a smudge. This particular Spudz cloth is doubly handy too, as it’s made from 18% grey cloth so you can get your exposures spot on as well!
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