Affordable Camera Gear for the Aspiring Professional
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1. Canon T3i DSLR Camera $620 or $950 w/ 18-135 lens
Advanced features, Quality LCD – Awesome video – Flip screen – Will hold you until you go pro
2. Canon 18-135 IS Lens $325
Sharp images – Versatile zoom – Rated best all-around lens – Don’t get 18-55 + 55 – 250 – too much changing! Check kenrockwell.com review and others – This lens rocks!
3. Canon 50mm 1.8 Prime Lens $110
The bokeh is incredible and at this low price, you need it as your second lens
4. Transcend Class 10 SD Cards $9 – 8gb or $17 – 16 gb
You need class 10 fast storage for quick saves and video – Rated very high and a bargain!
5. Zeikos Medium Bag $8
This is nice and a bargain when you don’t want to haul around the kitchen sink
6. Pick a tripod, (or two): About $55
A. Sunpak 6600 PG 65″ Pistol Grip Ballhead Tripod $40- This is tall enough and has it all for a great price..Normally $60!
B. Manfrotto compact ballhead 65″ Tripod $53 – Fits in a backpack – Best compact fullsize tripod for travel
C. Sunpak Pistol Grip Ballhead- $29 Add this to an existing tripod with a removable head – Just squeeze and lock into place
7. Reflector: 43″ 5-in-1 for $18
Bounce the light where you need it to fill in your shadows. Good quality and a great price
8. YN-560 Flash – $70
This gets my Best Deal Award!
90% powerful as $500 bad boys. Has all the features: Pivot, bounce, rotate, bounce card, diffusers, zoom!
9. Hot shoe Flash Trigger & Receiver $23
This will allow you to trigger your flash off-camera, even without using the fill flash on your camera
10. Rogue Large Flashbender: $30 with my 25% off code: cesplin2012
Positionable reflector for off-camera flash – Amazing results & beats hauling around a lg umbrella & stand!
11. Rogue Large Diffusion Panel: $15 with my 25% off code: cespline2012
This is vital to soften the light on the Large Flashbender.
12. Westcott 43″ Apollo Orb Speedlite Kit $150
If you want studio light…skip the cheap, small umbrellas and get this baby – A bargain and versatile for bouncing or diffusion
13. Macro Extension Tubes $60-65
For only about $60 you can turn any lens into a Macro lens – Beats paying hundreds for a new macro lens!
Click here to check out my blog post for tips to shoot water drops with these Macro Tubes
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