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joby-gorillapod

Joby Gorillapod SLR: A Compact Alternative to a Tripod

One of my favorite accessories for my Nikon D50 is the Joby Gorillapod SLR. I got one for my girlfriend last year and I’ve been “stealing” it from her ever since – enough that I’ll probably get one myself pretty soon. I’m undecided between the Gorillapod SLR and the Gorillapod SLR Zoom models – I love the regular one because it’s compact but the Zoom one looks a bit sturdier so it’s a trade off.

uv-filter

Protect Your SLR Photo Lens with a UV Filter

UV filterOnce you buy a nice new digital SLR one of the first things I recommend doing is buying a UV filter. A UV filter costs about $15 for the lower end version and up to around $80 for the higher end versions. The UV filter serves two functions. First, it filters out UV light from the sun when you’re shooting outside, which makes your pictures appear sharper and clearer. Second (and even more importantly) it protects your SLR lens from dust and scratches.

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