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Nov 11, 2014

6 Awesome Accessories For Under $100

Photography can be a VERY expensive hobby and an even more expensive business! But that doesn’t mean that EVERYTHING out there has to cost an arm and leg. These 6 awesome accessories for under $100 are perfect gifts and must-haves for the photographer on your friends list!

Kingston USB3 Memory Card Reader

Price: $18
Consumer Rating: 4.5/5
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This USB3 Memory Card Reader from Kingston is capable of up to 5.0Gps data transfers making your down time between shots is now at an all time low! Fast, reliable, and insanely affordable, this card reader is even Phlearn Approved! We have them all over the studio and in our kit bags!

SanDisk 32Gig UDMA7 Memory Card

Price: $71
Consumer Rating: 4.5/5
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Speaking of Lightning fast Data Transfers! The SanDisk UDMA7 32G Compact Flash (or SD equivalent), Memory card is perfect for the DSLR user on your shopping list! Capable of some of the fastest Read and Write speeds in the DSLR market and tested & approved for recording full HD video! This Memory card has tons of space and even includes a FREE Recovery Software, (RescuePRO), in case of accidental deletions or failures! This is another accessory that’s in use in the Phlearn Studio!

Lowepro Event Messenger 250

Price: $59.99
Consumer Rating: 4/5
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The Lowepro Event Messenger series of bags have been getting a pretty great review from everyone we’ve spoken too and have even got one in use in the Phlearn Arsenal! Space for a tablet/notepad, DSLR body with a couple of lenses, (or accessories), as well as stretching pockets on the outside perfect for a water bottle or gorilla-pod! It’s a great bag to quickly toss over your shoulder for a day exploring with your camera! Use the Coupon Code LP20 for 20% off of your order direct from Lowepro!

Black Rapid YETI 2 Camera Strap

Price: $99
Consumer Rating: 4.5/5
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As most event, wedding, and journalist style photographers will tell you, the very moment you go to change out one of your lenses is the very moment the most incredible photo-op will present itself! Well using a dual-strap system like the Black Rapid Yeti, you can have 2 cameras preset with 2 different lenses so it’s simply a matter of swapping sides to have the right lens for the moment! Your cameras will always be safe, secure, and within arms reach!

Joby Gorillapod

Price: $18
Consumer Rating: 4/5
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This is a photographers secret weapon! I’ve yet to meet a photographer who doesn’t have a version of this for some random use….from securing speed-lights to the top of a speaker stand, to using as an actual tripod in places where full size tripods wouldn’t be allowed. The Joby Gorillapod is a useful tool in any photographers kit!

LensPen Cleaning Kit

Price: $15
Consumer Rating: 4.5/5
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NO photographer should be without one of these kits. Maintaining your lenses and gear should be around the top of every photographers priority list, and the Lens Pens will let you clear dust, water spots and smudges, and effectively helping keep your Glass look brand new! 2 minutes cleaning the dust off your lens with the pen can save you HOURS of cleaning up in the retouching side. There’s no need to spot heal if there are _no_ spots to remove!

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    Adrian Marshall

    Thanks for the “heads up” near the end of the “How to use the Amazing Patch Tool in Photoshop” tutorial.

    Not unexpected, but sad nevertheless.

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      Phlearn

      Wow! I hadn’t heard of that thing before but thank you for bringing it up! Sensor cleaning is a VERY important part of our life with a camera!
      It’s about 130$ but it looks impressive! For more information you can view on amazon here; http://amzn.to/1qE5mfj

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        Whil

        This may be a good phlearn how to video, because personally, I’m scared to death to clean my sensor. The selfclean function seems to work pretty well, and if the sensor gets damaged there will be problems aplenty.

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          Phlearn

          You’re not wrong…i’m terrified to do my own cleaning also! I’ve always sent my cameras into the pros (Canon Professional Services or Nikon Professional Services) to get done and under warranty! 😀

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    Nate

    I love my Yeti. It’s nice that it comes with a Brad strap (?) to convert it into a “sport” version as well. When shooting weddings though where I’ve got two heavy cameras, the double strap harness is a much more comfortable option though.

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    Bosco Bedeschi

    Hey guys, I’m lookging for a good tripod to my 6D + 24-70 USM II equipament. Do you have some tips? Thanks!!

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      Phlearn

      We use a variety of Manfrotto and 3 Legged Thing Tripods in the Phlearn Studio, so it really depends on what you do and how sturdy vs compact and travel ready you want to roll! 😀