Taking photos is a fascinating hobby, but buying a Nikon D3300 camera is really just the first step. In a short time, it turns out that additional accessories are necessary to actively deal with photography.
Below we describe useful accessories that are worth buying with the camera.
Note: We excluded the lenses but if you want to find out more, check out this article about the best Nikon D3300 lenses.
Additional memory card
Pictures from modern digital cameras take up quite a lot of space, so it’s worth getting an extra memory card so that we can be sure that we’ll always be able to take more photos. If possible, let’s buy a card with the largest possible capacity, the optimum will be 4 GB or 8 GB. At the same time, make sure that the card with this capacity will serve our camera – older compact cameras often support cards with a maximum capacity of 2 GB.
Memory Card Reader
All digital cameras allow you to rip photos to your computer directly from the camera, via a USB cable, but this operation is usually quite slow. What’s worse, it blocks the camera and we can not take pictures at the time. Therefore, using a special reader for this purpose allows us to perform the entire operation faster and more conveniently, especially if we use two memory cards for a change.
There are readers connected to the computer via a USB port and special ExpressCard cards designed for laptops. When deciding to buy a reader, it is a good idea to choose a model that supports the most popular card types, but if you buy an ExpressCard reader, the choice of supported standards will be much smaller. When choosing an external reader, make sure if it uses the USB 2.0 interface, because it allows the fastest transfer of data to a computer in this type of devices.
Tripod is one of the most important photographic accessories. It allows you to shoot when the lighting is insufficient: on a rainy day, in the evening or at dusk. If we do not use it, the long exposure time will cause the photo to be touched. The tripod is also irreplaceable when taking group shots using the self-timer.
When choosing a tripod, we must take into account the weight of the camera with which we will use it. If we choose the construction too light and flaccid, it will not fulfill its task, and the photos will come out moved. What’s worse, the camera mounted on such a stand can simply tip over and damage.
The most popular – and appearing in various varieties – tripods are tripods. Here, depending on the solidity of the workmanship and the destination, we can meet both filigree models with a kilogram load capacity (just right for an advanced compact or a light reflex camera with a cheap lens) for a studio capacity of 20 kg. A typical tripod consists of several elements: fold-out legs, a column and a head. Lighter and smaller models usually have a non-replaceable, integrated head, medium-sized ones have an interchangeable head, models designed for more serious applications are sold without a head at all, which must be purchased separately. Tripods after folding, have a length of several tens of centimeters, which allows you to attach them, for example, to a photographic backpack.
The flash lamp
Although most cameras, both compact and SLR, are equipped with a built-in flash, there are plenty of external flash units on the market. Their main advantage (compared to built-in lamps) is the greater flash strength, allowing you to take pictures from a greater distance. But that’s not the end. External flash lamps often have many functions unavailable for built-in lamps, which allow them to get a lot of interesting photographic effects, the most interesting of which is: a photo that looks like it was done without using a lamp. Yes, it’s not a mistake. Photographs taken with the use of built-in lamps have a recognizable “flat” character at first glance. It is the desire to avoid it is the most important reason for the existence of external flashlights, as well as most of the construction solutions found in them. At the same time, moving the lamp away from the optical axis of the lens greatly reduces the occurrence of red-eye.
The source of electricity supplying most digital cameras is a lithium-ion battery. If we often take photos, especially in the open air, it is worth having an additional link – it will protect us from the loss of the possibility of taking pictures due to the exhaustion of energy.
It should be remembered that the new battery must match our camera – it is not enough for it to be intended for the devices of a given manufacturer, as they use several or even several varieties of them. Placing the wrong battery in the camera (even if you successfully insert it into the correct slot) may damage the camera.
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