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8 Cool Accessories For Nature Photographers


o On this very video wildlife and nature photographer Steve Perry (from backcountrygallery) takes a look at 8 different useful accessories that will help you as nature/wildlife photographer.

We love handy accessories – they can make our lives so much easier in the field and they don’t necessarily need to cost that much. Perry has years of experience as a pro nature and wildlife photographer and he collected several neat accessories (we added a few of our own as well) so let’s check them out:

  1. Lens wipes – you can go with Nikon or Zeiss (we would also highly recommend the VisibleDust Magic Cleaner ultra-thin microfiber cleaning cloth which we have been using for several years now for our lens cleaning needs).
  2. Pipe Insulationinexpensive solution for shooting from a car window.
  3. Accessories pouch – great for small items that you really need such as extender – Perry likes the Running buddy.
  4. AquaTech Lens Cap – this soft cover replacement for long telephoto lenses is made from rubber and is much more compact. Do note that this is lens specific and there seem to be only a handful of supported lenses so pick the right one.
  5. Eddie Bauer Stowaway Packable 20L Daypack – this is a really inexpensive and compact backpack that you can just throw away with the rest of your stuff as a backup and use it if you want something small and light and not your large heavy backpack for a shorter hike.
  6. EPGear Pod Pad – if you are walking with your heavy tripod and long lens open in nature a lot – this is for you – it is just like a little pillow for your shoulder and it isn’t expensive either.
  7. Acratech Stainless Steel 5/32 Allen Wrench – this tiny Allen key is super cool and it is especially great if you are removing L brackets and other similar type QR plates. Another option is the Topeak Mini 9 Bike Tool which is more versatile (they have other versions like this Mini Plus 18-Function Bicycle Tool which is a bit more expensive but has significantly more tools (including an all-important flat head screw).
  8. LensCoat Travel Hood – this is a little bit more expensive but it allows Perry to leave his large and cumbersome hood at home when he travels.

 

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid. We have a special page dedicated to all of Perry ‘s videos which you can find here.

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