Teach your old camera some new tricks
13 External storage:
If you’re shooting huge and/or a lot of files, an external drive may make more sense than a pile of memory cards. Devices such as Canon’s Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4 II A (below), can upload images to a computer as you shoot them. In the field? Carry a Wi-Fi enabled portable drive.
14 Grip accessories:
Myriad grip add-ons that fit into the hot shoe or attach to the tripod socket are available for DSLRs and ILCs. Among our favorites are Match Technical’s Thumbs Up grips, which make a vertical hold on rangefinder-type cameras much easier and more secure.
15 Tripod QR plates:
Nature and studio shooters keep them on their cameras at all times, and if you’re a regular tripod user, so should you. Have multiple cameras? Put plates on all of them—it will save a lot of time and grief.
16 LCD accessories:
Getting exasperated trying to make out images or control readouts on an LCD in bright daylight? The best solution is a viewing hood, like those made by the aptly named Hoodman company. Among the many varieties it carries is a full-coverage hood with attached magnifier loupe. You can also get attachment straps for keeping it on the camera—great for video shooting.