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Old March 22nd, 2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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Silliest accessory?

My nomination: (sorta cool though)
Canon 24-105mm styled insulated cup / mug with lens hood cap - Ideal gift for Photographers

I won't be buying one at that price (but any family reading this are free to get one for my birthday)
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 07:20 PM   #2
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You just know you would turn up on set one day exhausted from lack of sleep and try to fit it to your camera and end up spilling coffee all over your gear!

Still want one though :)
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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Re: Silliest accessory?

How about this one...

YouTube - DIY MATTE BOX (low cost)

Thanks to Nate Weaver for the giggles.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 08:05 AM   #4
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Battery grip for 5d or 7d if you do tripod shooting
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Old May 12th, 2011, 09:36 AM   #5
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I saw a man in Wascana park over the weekend shooting in a light drizzle. His camera ( a Canon DSLR) had some sort of little umbrella attached to the hotshoe. Looked spectacularly rediculous; blue and white stripes, any maybe 10 inches in diameter
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I bought one of the 70-200mm mugs as a gift for a shooter friend of mine. I met him for lunch and as I walked towards him in the parking lot, I said "hey, here's that new lens you wanted to check out," and I tossed it to him.

I'm pretty sure he wet himself.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #7
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I saw a man in Wascana park over the weekend shooting in a light drizzle. His camera ( a Canon DSLR) had some sort of little umbrella attached to the hotshoe. Looked spectacularly rediculous; blue and white stripes, any maybe 10 inches in diameter
I made something like that from a broken pocket umbrella :lol: A smidge bigger, and black, and still looks ludicrous, but is pretty handy when leaving a camera unattended in iffy weather conditions. Just make sure to use in conjunction with sandbags when its windy :D
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Old May 19th, 2011, 07:21 PM   #8
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Hey Chris,

That matte box is anything but silly. It's a damn good idea.
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