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06-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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Accessories w/ new K-30

Wondering what I REALLY need to get going. I've got a K-30 and 18-135mm on the way. I've ordered a small carrying case, 32gb SanDisk Extreme, and extra battery w/ LCD screen protector and micro fiber cleaning cloth. I'm going to Hawaii for 10 days next month.

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1. Giottos AA1920 Rocket Air Blaster Small
2. LensPen NLP-1
3. Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizer

What else is recommended? Is any of the above not necessary?

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Rocket blaster and the CPL are needed. Not so sure about the lens pen but that's me. I think you have everything you need, except a tripod. And that's not a requirement but is useful for sunrise / sunset shots.

Anything else, I would wait until you get more experience and see what you want to take pictures of. For example if you like misty/dreamy waterfalls you need an ND filter a tripod and a remote release. But if you don't take dreamy waterfall pictures you don't need those items. In short, don't spend money until you need something.
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Lens pen is good, maybe look for a package of accessories with a lens pen including a soft cleaning cloth, those are useful for cleaning as well.
A sling-type strap is much more comfortable than the standard strap, IMHO, particularly if you're hiking etc.

A Gorillapod is something to consider, but not a necessity.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RyanS Quote
1. Giottos AA1920 Rocket Air Blaster Small
2. LensPen NLP-1
3. Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizer
1. and 2. are great but I would swap 3. for this one: Amazon.com: Marumi 62mm 62 Super DHG Filter UV L390 MC JAPAN: Camera & Photo. Much better quality than the tiffen according to:
Polarizing filters test - Results and summary - Lenstip.com

EDIT: Thats a UV filter! This is the CPL: http://www.amazon.com/Marumi-62mm-Super-Filter-Japan/dp/B003QSGBRE/ref=sr_1_...uper+polarizer

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A Gorillapod is something to consider, but not a necessity.
+1. Really useful. My tripod for travelling
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QuoteOriginally posted by carrrlangas Quote
1. and 2. are great but I would swap 3. for this one: Amazon.com: Marumi 62mm 62 Super DHG Filter UV L390 MC JAPAN: Camera & Photo. Much better quality than the tiffen according to: Polarizing filters test - Results and summary - Lenstip.com
Your link points to a UV filter. Perhaps you meant this? http://www.amazon.com/Marumi-62mm-Super-Filter-Japan/dp/B003QSGBRE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1371674588&sr=1-1&keywords=Marumi+DHG+Super+Circular+P.L.D+62+mm
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QuoteOriginally posted by carrrlangas Quote
1. and 2. are great but I would swap 3. for this one: Amazon.com: Marumi 62mm 62 Super DHG Filter UV L390 MC JAPAN: Camera & Photo. Much better quality than the tiffen according to:
Polarizing filters test - Results and summary - Lenstip.com

EDIT: Thats a UV filter! This is the CPL: Amazon.com: Marumi 62mm 62 Super DHG MC CPL PL.D Slim Thin Filter Japan: Electronics
+1 on that, the Marumis are outstanding and a solid value.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Your link points to a UV filter. Perhaps you meant this? Amazon.com: Marumi 62mm 62 Super DHG MC CPL PL.D Slim Thin Filter Japan: Electronics
Haha, you are right, I noticed after submiting. You are fast! However, your link is for a 72mm filter haha

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Haha, you are right, I noticed after submiting. You are fast! However, your link is for a 72mm filter haha
Yup fixed it subsequently - Doc got it right
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As far as the filter goes, is it necessary if I'm going to be using Lightroom?
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As far as the filter goes, is it necessary if I'm going to be using Lightroom?
You canīt replicate the effect of a polarizer in post processing. So, at least that one, you will need. If the Marumi is out of your budget, stick with the Tiffen. But if you can afford it, go for the Marumi. Youīll thank me later.
Appart from being better optically, the "Super" part in the Marumi is for a coating that reppels water and oil (fingerprints, drops..) and makes it easier to clean it. Itīs like the "Super Protect" (SP) coating on your new DA18-135, That is a huge plus IMO, because you will surely use that lens on bad weather.
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You canīt replicate the effect of a polarizer in post processing. So, at least that one, you will need. If the Marumi is out of your budget, stick with the Tiffen. But if you can afford it, go for the Marumi. Youīll thank me later.
Appart from being better optically, the "Super" part in the Marumi is for a coating that reppels water and oil (fingerprints, drops..) and makes it easier to clean it. Itīs like the "Super Protect" (SP) coating on your new DA18-135, That is a huge plus IMO, because you will surely use that lens on bad weather.
Thank you!
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I regularly buy from Amazon and B&H and Adorama... but you might want to check 2Filter. They have an excellent reputation and often match or beat other prices. Here's for the Marumi CPL. (I did buy my DHG Super CPL from them, but I have no other connection or self-interest in this recommendation.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by mgvh Quote
I regularly buy from Amazon and B&H and Adorama... but you might want to check 2Filter. They have an excellent reputation and often match or beat other prices. Here's for the Marumi CPL. (I did buy my DHG Super CPL from them, but I have no other connection or self-interest in this recommendation.)
Thanks for that lead, I'm looking to buy a GOOD CPL now, too, for my 55-300 and maybe even the 18-135, my walkaround lenses.
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I am also interested in getting a good CPL but because it's a relatively expensive purchase, I'm not going to get more than one just yet. So I have to decide whether to get a 49mm one (that would fit my DA 15, 21, F 28, FA 35), or should I get a 62mm one for my 18-135? Both sizes would be useful to have!
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