15 ACCESSORIES TO PROTECT YOUR EQUIPMENT IN ADVERSE CONDITIONS

Today I come with accessories to protect your equipment and not miss a photographic occasion for fear of spoiling it. When you spend your savings or work the insufferable to achieve your first SLR and little by little you are doing with a team that accompanies you in your photographic adventure, the last thing you want is to suffer the minimum damage. This translates many times in which you are lazy to go out to take pictures on a rainy day, that you do not make the beautiful session of your children on the beach as you would like, that if on the next excursion you will spend near the water you will not dare to take it with you, etc. Has any of this happened to you?

A pity, because adverse weather conditions are very photogenic, water an incredible opportunity and a pity that you can not move with ease and confidence in the places you would like. That’s why I bring you this article.

ACCESSORIES TO PROTECT YOUR EQUIPMENT

1. BACKPACK

One of the first accessories you should think about. If your device is stored and moves from one place to another in the right backpack, you can save yourself more than a dislike. There are waterproof, anti-theft, with multiple sections, with more or less capacity. There is no ideal backpack for everyone, but there is an ideal backpack for you. Think about your needs, the size of your team and search. For now we leave with several ideas in case you fit any.

A tiny and loving:

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Padded and with rain cover:

This is Mario’s favorite:

Lowepro PLECAK Photo Hatchback BP 250 AW II M-Blue / Gray * – Electronics
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Here you can find many more models and this article is sure to help you in your search

2. CAMERA CASE

If you are only going to store or transport the camera with only one lens, you may prefer a case. Much more comfortable and there are also padded and waterproof. For example you are.

Neoprene, water resistant, with different patterns and colors:

USA Gear | Bag for Digital SLR Camera | Compatible: Canon, Nikon, Sony and more | Black * – Electronics
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To carry inside another bag or bag:

USA GEAR SLR Camera Case (Aztec) with Neoprene Protection, Reflex Camera Bag, Semipermeable Case for DSLR – Compatible with Nikon D3400, Canon EOS Rebel SL2, Pentax K-70 and Many More * – Electronics
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A basic and comfortable, padded and with pockets:

Case Logic DCB306K SLR – Camera case (nylon), Black * – Electronics
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Before purchasing a case, make sure that your camera fits with the lens set;).

3. SHOULDER BAG

Maybe you are more of the type shoulder bag, as I said there is no ideal backpack for everyone, there is no perfect accessory. There will be someone who fits more a backpack or who better suits a shoulder bag or even a case. It depends on you, your team and your needs;).

And it is more complete, to save the camera with up to three objectives:

AmazonBasics – Bag for DSLR cameras and Accessories (Large size), Black * – Camera
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4. CASE TO PROTECT TARGET

And since we talk about covers and other similar accessories for the camera, I present these cases or cases for the lenses. There are many types, as it is not the same to keep a 70-200mm TV, for example, than a fixed 50mm. That is why it is important that you check that the size is appropriate:

Waterproof and padded shoulder bag for telephoto lens:

Neewer NW-L2070 Black Shoulder Bag Waterproof Case with Lens Strap 70-200mm Lens, such as Canon 70-200 / 2.8IS, 100-400, 180mm / Nikon 70-200, 80-400, 180-2.8 * – Electronics
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Pack of four bags for different sizes, neoprene and soft plush interior:

Neewer Pocket Cylindrical case for 4PZ Objective in 4 sizes Neoprene drawstring bag Soft Plush Fabric for Sony Canon Nikon Pentax Olympus Panasonic Digital SLR Lenses * – Electronics
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5. PARASOL

Continuing with the objectives, there is another accessory that also protects them, although in this case from bumps and scratches on the lens or the sun when taking photos. It is the parasol . Here, what you have to look for when buying one is in the diameter of the objective.

Important not to confuse the mm of diameter with the focal. In your objective the focal point will come, for example 50mm, but this Ø symbol will also come accompanied by a number and followed by «mm», that is the diameter, in which you have to look to buy your umbrella. I put for example one compatible with Canon 50mm 1.8, whose diameter, as it puts in the specifications, is 49mm.

Parasol compatible ES-68 for Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM ES68 * – Electronics
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6. FILTERS

To protect the target from bumps and scratches, you also have the filters. There are also many types, polarizers, neutral density, etc … But if you are looking for protection, you usually use the UV filter. As with parasols, when purchasing one, consider the diameter.

On the other hand, it is important that you buy a quality filter. Especially if you have an expensive objective and are looking for sharpness in the photos. Think that you are putting a glass in front of the target, if you put one of poor quality, it will be of no use to have a very good objective.

This is 49 mm in diameter, to continue with the same example of the lens hood, but if you enter, you will see that it is available in different sizes:

Gobe – UV Filter for Objective 49 mm (3Peak) * – Electronics
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And here a cheaper option but also of a great brand and with very good opinions on Amazon:

Hama – Ultraviolet filter, neutral color, 49 mm * – Camera
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7. FILTER CASE

If you join with several filters, an option to carry them protected is a case similar to this:

K&F Concept Filter Bag Holster for 6 Filter Bag with 6 Pockets Holster Case for Canon Nikon Sony Camera Filters etc * – Camera
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8. RAIN COVER

Photos in the rain can be really fascinating. If you don’t want to stay at home while others enjoy it, this may interest you.

Waterproof Case for Canon Nikon Photo Camera and Other DSLR Cameras of Rain, Dirt, Snow, Protection # 980709 * – Electronics
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9. WATERPROOF HOUSING ACTION CAMERA

If you have a GoPro, it would not be bad if you did a housing to put it in any aquatic environment or to practice your sports near the water without any risk. As for example this:

Kupton Submersible Housing for GoPro Hero 5 Session Submersible Protective Housing up to 45 m Waterproof Diving Case for Go Pro Hero5 Session and Hero Session * – Electronics
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Find here appropriate to your GoPro.

10. MEMORY CARD CASE

Prevent them from getting lost or broken with a card case. This, for example, is waterproof and shockproof.

Kupton Waterproof Memory Card Case Shockproof Memory Card Case for 12 Units of SDHC, SDXC, SD or Micro SD Cards + Kupton Superfine Fiber Cloth * – Personal Computers
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Although if you are not going to leave the house, you are not going to get close to the water, you can use one of this type:

ECO-FUSED – SDHC and SD Memory Card Case, Black * – Electronics
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11. THERMAL BLANKET

You may wonder why you want a thermal blanket … You will need it if you think your team is going to have to stay in full sun for a long time and inevitably. If you cover it with this blanket you will reflect sunlight protecting the equipment. If you do not have, an aluminum foil can also be used as an improvised resource.

Am-Tech 2 pieces emergency blankets, S4680 * – Tools and hardware
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12. SCREEN PROTECTOR

To keep the screen of your camera without scratches, put on a protector like this. Look at the measurements of your screen. If you can’t find, you can also buy something bigger and cut it to size.

Screen Protector for Nikon D5300 D5500 D5600, AFUNTA 2 Package Optical Tempered Glass Protector Camera * – Electronics
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13. INSULATING TAPE

If you anticipate a session with a lot of dust or sand, I recommend you take a roll of duct tape with you to cover the slots.

14. AIRTIGHT PLASTIC BAG

Also, to insulate your equipment from drops of water or dust and sand, you can use airtight plastic bags such as those for freezing food or with a plastic bag without closing, putting some rubber bands on it.

15. CLEANING KIT

I leave it for the latter because if you have been in a “delicate” weather condition, even if you have taken precautions, it would not hurt if you returned to give you a cleaning check. Remove traces of sand or dust that may have sneaked in and make sure everything is very dry.

TYCKA Camera and Sensor Cleaning Kit, Black Waterproof Housing, Microfiber cloth, Lens Cleaning Wipes, for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony ect * Digital SLR cameras – Electronics
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Finally, I leave these articles that can be very useful:

  • The Complete Guide: Cleaning Tips for SLR Cameras
  • Objective Cleaning: The Basics You Need to Know
  • How to Protect Your Equipment from the Cold (and from Sudden Temperature Changes)
  • How to Protect Your Photographic Equipment in Adverse Conditions

And here the article today. I hope it has been useful and helps you protect your computer from any enemy. If so, please do not save the information for yourself and share it with your contacts on your favorite social network. Your teams will thank you. I also ;). Thank you and see you soon!

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