Thursday, 24 October 2013

4 Must Have Accessories for Canon EOS 600D/T3i for Photography and Filmmaking

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So you have bought your new Canon EOS 600D/T3i or had one for a while now and want to take the whole thing to another level. Well, you are at the right place.


4 Must Have Accessories for Canon EOS 600D/T3i for Photography and Filmmaking



The following piece of equipments will help you take your photography and filmmaking work to the next level. Zooop!!


The Prime!


Most of us get stuck up with the kit lens that comes with the DSLR camera. We often forget that one of the main characteristic feature of a DSLR is "interchangeable lenses".


50mm f/1.8 Prime Lens

The first lens you should get after buying your DSLR is the 50mm f/1.8 Prime Lens. Whether you are into filmmaking or photography, this lens is an absolute must. The lowest f-stop that the kit-lens provides is f/3.5 at 18mm and the lens acts much slower at 50mm (f/4.5). But you if you want a shallow depth of field, bokeh and good low light performance in your shots, you ought to get the prime! 


#Buy 50mm f/1.8 Prime Lens from Amazon.

Battery Grip!


Nothing can be more daunting than a dead battery in a shoot. This will be an embarrassing situation for you, if you say that you have a dead battery in your camera when your actors or models are ready for getting the job done. 


 poker-face

In order to avoid the poker-face, you need to get a battery grip. A battery grip is essentially a battery pack that can be attached to the bottom of your camera which can drastically increase your shooting time and help you save from embarrassment. 
battery grip
A thing to note is that, you still get the hole to mount the camera on your tripod. This also makes the camera more sturdy and provides you a better grip and hence the name "Battery Grip".

LCD ViewFinder!


When shooting outdoors in a sunny day, viewing the LCD screen of your camera becomes a mess. To solve this issue, you must buy a LCD viewfinder. As you can see the picture below, it attaches to your LCD screen via the mounting hole below your camera. This helps eliminating the sunlight and thus you can monitor the scene better during your shoots.


LCD viewfinder

Note that you can still use your battery grip and the LCD viewfinder at the same time, you just need to remove the rubber padding on the metal bracket and attach the battery pack with the LCD viewfinder.

#Buy the LCD viewfinder from Amazon.

Microphone!


50% of the overall quality of your video is the audio quality. A bad audio can be a big no-no for your audience. Though there are different types of mics for different purposes, you can buy a shotgun microphone which shall cover up most of your production needs. You can mount it on your DSLR or get a boom pole and attach to it. I would recommend getting the Rode Videomic Shotgun Microphone


LCD viewfinder


However, if you are on a real small budget, you can go with the Audio-Technica ATR-6550. It's an awesome piece of equipment.


Audio-Technica ATR-6550

Pack Up!


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All the best and stay happy! - Rohan

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