Apologies if this topic has already been covered at length. Having bought a 6D a couple of months ago, I am now ready to buy some accessories.
Please share and rate your favorite accessories, which might be best, etc.
I prefer this topic be NOT about lenses
...or tripods. However, flashguns and their accessories could be included in the discussion if you like...preferably third party flashes, if anyone likes those ("you get what you pay for"...blah...sometimes yes, sometimes no...I'm open-minded). For now...Specifically, I'm mainly interested in the best LCD screen protection for the money (preferably both top and main screen). Also interested in the best batteries and battery grip.
There are a number of generic or third party Chinese brands out there, and I most definitely am
interested in those (to save money over the Canon grip).
Also interested in camera straps, bags, etc. I've owned a small Tamrac Expedition backpack, sold it. I liked it a lot, though. I might want a bigger one in the future, but I don't do that much hiking while carrying a lot of gear. I've had the Canon "zoom pack" a long time, and like it. I got a Canon "100-EG" camera bag with the purchase of the 6D, have not used it yet. I'm mostly interested in the "side access" or "slingbag" type, as they seem more practical. Which one do you like best?
Adorama has some that look ok, but I know there are many others.
I've owned the pro "spider holster" for a couple of years, but have not used it much. Opinions on it or similar? The thing I don't like about it, is if there is a heavy lens on the camera, it seems like it's putting a lot of stress on the camera-lens interface, as I walk around...the mass of the lens pulls on the mount. Maybe it's just in my mind, but it seems like it could stress the mount over time. This is also true of other types such as "cotton carrier", since the camera is mounted or hung on the carrier via its tripod receptacle...while none of the lens' mass is supported by these types of "wearable camera support" gear. A solution would be some kind of strap or harness that could wrap tightly around a portion of the back half of the lens...but I guess that's too difficult or costly for these companies to design?Regarding flashes and accessories:
I think I'm interested in small flashgun mounted softboxes, but not sure. Once they get larger than 6x8 inches, they seem too cumbersome to use while mounted on the camera, without extension brackets, etc. I've had the "omnibounce", liked it, but I want to try some kind of larger box.
A quick google search shows something like this:http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/BasAcc-Camera-Flash-Diffuser-with-Rubber-Ring/6650402/product.html?cid=202290&kid=9553000357392&track=pspla&ef_id=UZTpWAAABHbAPSPX:20130516172725:s
Camera focusing screens are ok to discuss, but not sure I really need a different one. Currently I only have one f/1.4 manual lens, but its "AF confirmation" works well enough, that it's more accurate than just my eye alone much of the time.
As for the SD memory cards...well, right now I only have two 16GB Lexar 400x cards, not sure which other ones to buy. I could see needing 32 or 64GB size if I am at a shoot and decide to do some video footage. I've read complaints about the (currently the fastest?) Sandisk "extreme pro", where the write speed seems slower than it should be...down to a crawl when used with a Nikon D800 after the camera buffer fills up. This is where we wish the 6D used CF cards!
Thanks in advance! Carl.