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Digital Camera Accessory
Help and Tips

Purchasing and using digital camera memory, card readers, digial camera bags, and more to help you get the most out of your digital photography.


#1: What is The Best UV Filter?
What is the best brand of Ultraviolet Filter to buy for your digital camera?

#2: LensPen Cleaning System
Help keep your camera lenses free from fingerprints and smudges with the LensPen.

#3: Tripod Manufacturers
A listing of digital camera tripod manufacturers so you can compare models.

#4: Why Use the Lens Shade?
Attaching a lens shade to your digital camera is an extra hassle when taking photos - here's why it's worth it.

#5: Bring Along a Voice Recorder
Remember your photo subjects months or years from now.

#6: Lighter Tripods Aren't Always Better
Make sure your tripod can support the weight of your digital camera and then some.

#7: Combo Media/Battery Wallet
Make it easier to find your digital camera memory AND batteries.

#8: Remote Cord or Shutter Release
Prevent 'camera-shake' by using a remote cord or shutter release.

#9: Some Filter Effects are Reproducible in Software, but Not All
Filters are still useful even with the power available in modern photo editing software.

#10: Go Ahead and Buy the Cleaning Kit
If you are spending several hundreds of dollars anyway (ok, some are cheaper now) for digital cameras, why not go ahead and spend a few more dollars for the "extras"?

#11: Consider a Mini Tripod
Mini tripods can work well when you need stability in a hurry and don't want to carry heavy equipment.

#12: Buy a UV Filter
What is a UV filter, and how can it help protect your digital camera lens?

#13: Consider a Rolling Case Versus a Large Camera Bag
It may be easier to transport a rolling camera case rather than a large bulky camera bag.

#14: Clean Your Camera Bag Occasionally
Dust can accumulate in your digital camera bags.

#15: Close That Bag!
Keep your extra batteries and digital camera media from flying out.

#16: Carefully Attach the Lens Shade
Prevent dark spots around your digital camera images.

#17: Make Sure Your Camera Strap is Tight
Help prevent your digital camera from breaking during your photo shoots.

#18: View Your LCD on Bright Days
Prevent your digital camera's LCD screen from being washed out due to excess sunlight.

#19: Remember the Personal Item Rule on Airplanes
Keep your digital camera away from checked baggage.

#20: Bring Along a Notebook or PDA
Record your digital camera photo subjects.

#21: Make Sure the Filter Fits
Avoid a costly mistake and ensure desired filters match the size of your digital camera's lens.

#22: Bring Along a Mini-Flashlight
Illuminate your digital camera controls during the dark of night.

#23: Carry Your Digital Camera and Laptop Together
Lug your digital camera and notebook computer all-at-once with these combination bags / cases.

#24: Buy a Tripod with a Built-In Level
A built-in level gives your tripod even more usefulness.

#25: Consider an Add-On Lens
Increase your digital camera's optical zoom with an add-on lens.

#26: Get a Good Camera Bag
Why a camera bag for your digital camera is a good investment.

#27: Buy a Case with Plenty of Pockets
Make it easier on yourself when searching for unused digital camera memory or batteries.

#28: Buy an Extra Lens Cap
Sometimes it's best to buy backup equipment for your digital camera.

See Also:

Digital Camera Battery

Purchasing and getting the most out of digital camera batteries, whether your digital camera uses an alkaline battery, rechargable NiMH battery, or propietary battery.

Digital Camera Memory

Help on purchasing the right digital camera memory and reducing the chances of photo corruption.

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