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05-04-2007, 06:02 PM   #1
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Best thing at radioshack for DSLR user?

I've got a $25 gift card to any store in my local mall, but the only one of any interest is Radioshack. What can I buy at Radioshack for less than or about $25 that'll help me with photography? I've got a *ist DS on the way to me, to use with existing glass (used to shoot film), so I bought a pack of Rayovac Hybrids at wallyworld and a 2gb SD card at BestBuy.....so what can I get at RS? their memory is absurdly expensive it seems, and they don't have any similar batteries to get more of, they have a house brand that claims to come precharged but says nothing about loss over time.....I have a slow charger for my batteries already, but a cheap fast one couldn't hurt.....

give me your suggestions, I leave at dawn! (well, whenever I get up anyways, when I'm done washing the truck, I'll go into town.)

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A card reader or camera bag.
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{edit} I found out there is a Ritz Camera in the mall. In other words, I go to the mall so infrequently that I don't even know what stores are in it Is Ritz Camera a good place for prosumer camera gear? Reasonably priced? I've never heard of them--most of my stuff has been bought online or used

Cardreader, that's a good idea actually.
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Ah, Ritz... I like some of their Quantaray camera bags. That's about it, though.

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Is that an in-house brand of bag? Never heard of them....then again, I'm happy enough with my Lowepro, fits my camera and two lenses, so I've never bothered to search for another bag
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Maybe a nice neoprene camera strap?
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CDs/DVDs to backup photos on.
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Ritz also has lens filters, lens hoods, and lens bags that you might be interested in.

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Rocket Blower, Microfiber cloth, Inkjet paper (if you make your own prints)
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Well....

QuoteOriginally posted by JahJahwarrior Quote
I've got a $25 gift card to any store in my local mall, but the only one of any interest is Radioshack. What can I buy at Radioshack for less than or about $25 that'll help me with photography? I've got a *ist DS on the way to me, to use with existing glass (used to shoot film), so I bought a pack of Rayovac Hybrids at wallyworld and a 2gb SD card at BestBuy.....so what can I get at RS? their memory is absurdly expensive it seems, and they don't have any similar batteries to get more of, they have a house brand that claims to come precharged but says nothing about loss over time.....I have a slow charger for my batteries already, but a cheap fast one couldn't hurt.....

give me your suggestions, I leave at dawn! (well, whenever I get up anyways, when I'm done washing the truck, I'll go into town.)
I think the suggestions about a neoprene strap and a card reader are good (if you can find an SDHC card reader). However if you travel, its worth getting some useful travel accessories like electical socket converters. I usually take an extension block with a single converter so I can plug my laptop, battery charger etc at the same time.

Its always worth having some pec pads and eclipse fluid as well for those tricky marks, or a rocket blower.
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I travel, but only in the US for the moment I've got short power cords and splitters so I can plug in as much as I want, but some of the ideas sound good, things Ihadn't thought of, like a rocket blower or pecpads. I don't usually shoot with a strap on the camera, I much prefer a bag with a strap, and the camera goes in the bag if I'm not using it soon, but I might look for a handstrap. And I make my own prints, but I mooch off the parent's nice Sony dye-sub printers and paper It helps that they've got two, I can borrow one and they don't complain much.

Thanks for the ideas guys, I appreciate them!
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If you have a wired remote control, Radio Shack has a coiled extension cord for it for less than $10. They sell it as a cellphone earpiece extension cord. Mine works perfectly well with both my *istD and K10D.

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Some bayonet mount rear lens caps. The slip-on ones Pentax includes on most lenses suck. Big time.
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Their Quantaray lenses are just rebranded Sigma lenses. If you wanted to save up and get a lens. But $25 isn't really a whole lot to sway you on when you consider the price of a lens.

Would you maybe want a flash?
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