12:12 Camera Accessories

This is the last week of 12 Weeks to Better Photos! Thanks Kate for hosting! It was fun to play along and have a "classmate" to study with!  In case you missed it,here are the links to the first 11 weeks:

Week 1: Aperture
Week 2: Shutter Speed and ISO
Week 3: White Balance
Week 4: Flash
Week 5: Composition
Week 6: Shooting Indoors
Week 8: On The Go
Week 9: Portraits
Week 10: Landscapes
Week 11: Your Daily Environment

Week 12 is really just a rundown of what types of accessories you can get for your camera. So, instead of going into detail about this (you can read the pdf HERE), I am going to talk a little about a couple of accessories I have found to be useful and a couple that I would like to have. If you are a camera person, please tell me what else YOU think I should get next.

My newest lens is this one. It's a 35mm. So far, so good, except I have to keep remembering to take a step back, since my kit lens is an 18-105 and so it gets a little more into the frame.
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One of the best pieces of advice I received was to buy a UV Filter. It helps protect the lens from getting scratched and filters the light as well. It screws right on the lens and does not affect the lens cap from going back on.
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I also have a tripod, which does wonders when you are shooting landscapes etc, but I have to admit, is a pain in the butt to cart around most of the time.

What I would like to have is:

Because I hate that red-eyed look:

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Because sometimes you want a good group shot:
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Because I like to throw my camera in my purse:

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Also folks if you are looking for a new camera, here are a few good deals I have seen lately!

At Target: Canon Powershot. $129.99 for regular priced $179.99 -- 12MP 4x optical zoom

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At Costco -- Fujifilm 500EXR -- comes with camera case and memory card -- 16MP / 15x optical zoom *I can't find the price online, but I think when I was in the store, it was about $129.00.

Do you have a favorite accessory? Is there something that you use all the time and love?


  1. I have no accessories because I have a CRAPPY point & shoot. I wlil be asking for a new p&s for Christmas this year, though!

  2. Congratulations on your nomination at A Peek at Karen's World. (I was nominated for best new blog for Book Dirt). I'm having fun discovering great new blogs among the noms.

  3. Very cool 35mm! I've heard good things about that lens! I don't have any filters. I keep going back and forth about getting a filter for my lenses, but I definitely like the "protection" aspect of them. If I get more expensive lenses, I'll probably start keeping a filter or lens hood on them all the time.

    It's been so fun to do this with you! I'm so glad you did it too!

  4. I want a DSLR so bad. I'm working on saving up for one. Sadly, I didn't get to buy it this year.


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