Camera and lenses are not all you need

Written in 2005, latest update 2010.

If you are into serious photography, the first things you need are a camera body and one or more lenses. But in addition to these there are many things that are needed or come handy. Here are non-conclusive lists of things that I use or have used.

  • Manfrotto tripod and Manfrotto monopod with plate attachment and tilt head
  • a natural density filter and a polarization filter
  • a laptop to browse the photos while on tour (I really can't work with photos with a small low quality display, without serious processing power and without all the software I have installed on my desktop computer
  • Kenko EF Extension Tubes for macro work (those with EF electronics coupling)</li>
  • grey cards

One more thing to consider is an insurance. Is a nice thing to know that if your equipment gets stolen you will get a full refund. My photography equipment set has a purchase price of many thousands euros so I have decided to have an special insurance to ensure that my hobby can go on even after such an unfortunate event.