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02-04-2014, 08:17 PM   #1
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Help me spend some money!

Ok. I have $30 to spend at Adorama and $25 to spend at B&H. Of course, I will pony up some dough too.

I'm looking at things like flash, monopod or tripod, large case to hold more gear, maybe some different type of strap, diffuser or reflector.

What sorts of inexpensive gadgets & gizmos should I take a closer look at?

02-04-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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Are you stocked with cleaning tools (rocket blower, etc.), SD-cards and spare batteries?
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Are you stocked with cleaning tools (rocket blower, etc.), SD-cards and spare batteries?
No cleaning tools. I have SD cards. No spare batteries for the k-5ii. I use lithium or rechargeables in the K-x.
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Flash trigger.

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Flash trigger.
Good idea! How about flash gels (for mixed flash & indoor light)?
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Do you have a flash? If not, get a manual flash and start learning how to provide your own light. Can be had for under $100.
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Do you have a flash? If not, get a manual flash and start learning how to provide your own light. Can be had for under $100.
Nope. So maybe some basic cleaning tools & a flash? Any recommendations?

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Nope. So maybe some basic cleaning tools & a flash? Any recommendations?
The usual recommendation for manual flashes is the Yongnuo YN-560II but I don't think you can get it at Adorama or B&H. It's well-built, fairly powerfull and has well-designed manual controlls.
Yongnuo YN560II reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database
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Giotto rocket blaster is a must have
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Oh and get also a lens pen
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IR remote is another idea
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Giotto rocket blaster is a must have
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Oh and get also a lens pen
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IR remote is another idea
All of the above!
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Gary Fong lightsphere

Honl light modifiers

love those things
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Gary Fong lightsphere

Honl light modifiers

love those things

The lightsphere is a must have, makes flash o' so soft.
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