Extension Tubes and Lens Covers
As you learn more about photography and explore new techniques and styles, you’ll probably want to invest in some of the many camera lens accessories which are available–from single-lens mount caps to complete sensor cleaning kits. For anyone who is interested in macro-photography, or close-up photography, you could greatly benefit from using the macro lens extension tube, also known as the macro ring. Extensive tubes add more space between your subject and your camera lens, allowing more control over the focus. When taking close-up shots, the minimum focusing distance of your lens will often keep you from framing the perfect shot. You can adjust extension tubes to be as long or as short as you need until you’re able to achieve focus on your intended subject.
Though not necessarily a required accessory, camera lenses can be fun to play with once you’ve mastered how to use your device because they can create unique effects. If you’re filming action-shots or grand, panoramic shots, a wide-angle lens will allow you to capture a unique, extended angle of your scene. For macro-photographers, a macro lens will help you to get that close-up shot, though you may still want to add some extension tubes. You can also purchase a telephoto lens which is designed to capture clear shots of subjects that are far away from the photographer. These lenses are great for wildlife and nature shots, as well as sports photography.
Tips for Maintaining Your Camera Gear
In order to keep your camera in excellent condition, you need to know how to properly care for and maintain your device, even if you have all the right photography equipment. Some of the camera gear that we’ve recommended is specifically designed to protect your device, like the camera bag, straps and holsters, while others are meant to enhance your photography potential. In order to keep your camera in pristine condition for years to come, be sure to invest in protective gear and remember these handy tips.
Protect Your Gear from Harmful Elements
Cameras are delicate devices and can easily be damaged if they are put in the wrong conditions. Typically, it’s recommended that you keep your camera away from dirt, dust, sand, water and extreme temperatures. Of course, if you are a nature photographer, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to avoid dirt and other outdoor elements for very long. It’s okay to expose your camera to some of these elements, but if you’re regularly doing these types of shoots, you also need to be routinely cleaning your gear to ensure that no dirt or dust is building up in the crevices, causing problems later down the line.