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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #135 on: December 12, 2013, 06:52:32 PM »
you performed a quadruple amputation on your unsuspecting Giottos. How cruel of you! LOL!
;D ;D ;D

Those 'legs/fins' are useless marketing ploys anyway, making it look like a rocket is not a plus in any way, IMHO. I've got two blowers that don't come with these silly fins, they're great. I've got a VisibleDust Hurricane Blower, but the Camgloss Tornado is something excellent.

Stops it from rolling off the table when cleaning lenses. Also for storage on a shelf it stands by itself, smaller footprint.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #135 on: December 12, 2013, 06:52:32 PM »

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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #136 on: December 12, 2013, 08:32:03 PM »
You shouldn't have done that!

With your blower intact, you would be able to test the IQ of other TSA agents ...    ;D  ;D  ;D

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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #137 on: December 13, 2013, 12:35:23 AM »
One more generically useless one - a camera bag too small for your gear.

So, I'm not the first one  :)
I'm not sure if I should say "Welcome to the club" or "may I please join your club;D ... I have countless camera bags, every time I see a new camera bag I get serious GAS ... because they are not very expensive, I tend to buy them quite often, only to dislike them later on and give it away free when I sell my camera gear.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #138 on: December 13, 2013, 12:37:31 AM »
you performed a quadruple amputation on your unsuspecting Giottos. How cruel of you! LOL!
;D ;D ;D

Those 'legs/fins' are useless marketing ploys anyway, making it look like a rocket is not a plus in any way, IMHO. I've got two blowers that don't come with these silly fins, they're great. I've got a VisibleDust Hurricane Blower, but the Camgloss Tornado is something excellent.

Stops it from rolling off the table when cleaning lenses. Also for storage on a shelf it stands by itself, smaller footprint.
Good point ... I didn't think of that.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #139 on: December 13, 2013, 01:10:27 AM »
you performed a quadruple amputation on your unsuspecting Giottos. How cruel of you! LOL!
;D ;D ;D

Those 'legs/fins' are useless marketing ploys anyway, making it look like a rocket is not a plus in any way, IMHO. I've got two blowers that don't come with these silly fins, they're great. I've got a VisibleDust Hurricane Blower, but the Camgloss Tornado is something excellent.

Stops it from rolling off the table when cleaning lenses. Also for storage on a shelf it stands by itself, smaller footprint.
Good point ... I didn't think of that.
It's a small plus I agree, but not one I've run into a need of. The bellow is ribbed lengthwise by the way, that also stops it from rolling away. Anyway, thanks for clarifying.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #140 on: December 13, 2013, 03:52:10 AM »
you performed a quadruple amputation on your unsuspecting Giottos. How cruel of you! LOL!
;D ;D ;D

Those 'legs/fins' are useless marketing ploys anyway, making it look like a rocket is not a plus in any way, IMHO. I've got two blowers that don't come with these silly fins, they're great. I've got a VisibleDust Hurricane Blower, but the Camgloss Tornado is something excellent.

Stops it from rolling off the table when cleaning lenses. Also for storage on a shelf it stands by itself, smaller footprint.
Good point ... I didn't think of that.
It's a small plus I agree, but not one I've run into a need of. The bellow is ribbed lengthwise by the way, that also stops it from rolling away. Anyway, thanks for clarifying.

Is it just me or does anyone else think it looks like sone kind of sex toy?? And the fact you said it's ribbed doesn't help it's case at all!!

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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #141 on: December 13, 2013, 07:02:52 AM »
One more generically useless one - a camera bag too small for your gear.

So, I'm not the first one  :)
I'm not sure if I should say "Welcome to the club" or "may I please join your club;D ... I have countless camera bags, every time I see a new camera bag I get serious GAS ... because they are not very expensive, I tend to buy them quite often, only to dislike them later on and give it away free when I sell my camera gear.
I recently saw a youtube video, where the presenter says that "Photography is a more enduring and expensive addiction than drug and alcohol addiction, because photographers tend to outlive the boozards and the druggies" ;D
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #141 on: December 13, 2013, 07:02:52 AM »

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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #142 on: December 13, 2013, 08:31:40 AM »
Hi Folks.
I have one, those cheap hot shoe spirit levels, bought one for my 40D, only took a day to realise my senses were more accurate than the level, it must have been 2 deg out! Crooked horizons for a day! ::)

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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #143 on: December 13, 2013, 08:51:28 AM »
Cheap filter's.

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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #144 on: December 13, 2013, 10:04:33 AM »
you performed a quadruple amputation on your unsuspecting Giottos. How cruel of you! LOL!
;D ;D ;D


Those 'legs/fins' are useless marketing ploys anyway, making it look like a rocket is not a plus in any way, IMHO. I've got two blowers that don't come with these silly fins, they're great. I've got a VisibleDust Hurricane Blower, but the Camgloss Tornado is something excellent.

Stops it from rolling off the table when cleaning lenses. Also for storage on a shelf it stands by itself, smaller footprint.
Good point ... I didn't think of that.
It's a small plus I agree, but not one I've run into a need of. The bellow is ribbed lengthwise by the way, that also stops it from rolling away. Anyway, thanks for clarifying.

Is it just me or does anyone else think it looks like sone kind of sex toy?? And the fact you said it's ribbed doesn't help it's case at all!!

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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #145 on: December 13, 2013, 12:59:32 PM »
Is it just me or does anyone else think it looks like sone kind of sex toy?? And the fact you said it's ribbed doesn't help it's case at all!!




Not a sex toy,  but it does resemble a type of medical/hygene equipment.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #146 on: December 15, 2013, 09:13:04 AM »
The most useless accessory I have spent my money on is a memory card wallet.  I have NEVER used it.  I'm glad it was cheap.

*shrugs*  I use mine all the time.  Keeps my flash cards from getting lost in my backpack.  Then again, a plastic bag would do the same thing, for a few bucks less.


Tied with the "tripod" that has flexible legs and can supposedly wrap around a fence post or branch.  (The brand name has something to do with primates.)  Yeah, it might work with a smartphone attached, but not a dSLR of any size or brand.

I have one of those (don't remember which brand).  It struggled to even support the weight of a subcompact camcorder.  No, such hardware is worse than useless because it gives the false impression that it might actually work, then drops your camera in a smoking, $5,000 pile of glass and plastic....


I'd add all 'lenspens' to useless (or rather 'potentially dangerous') category. (A piece of microfiber fabric cleans a lens more efficiently. Or dry and clean t-shirt when I'm in hurry...)

Now there, I'm going to have to disagree with you.  When I'm out shooting, I find that my shirts are anything but dry, and let's face it, a sweat-soaked shirt doesn't get finger grease off your lens very well.  And microfiber cloths have to be washed, or they end up being greasy, and then they don't do any good.


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I would put all filters in that category, with the exception of clear and UV-blocking filters, and with the possible exception of IR-pass filters.  You can do pretty much anything else in post, but once you burn an effect into a photo, it's there forever....  :)

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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #147 on: December 15, 2013, 09:26:46 AM »
Friends don't let friends buy Soft Focus filters.

I would put all filters in that category, with the exception of clear and UV-blocking filters, and with the possible exception of IR-pass filters.  You can do pretty much anything else in post, but once you burn an effect into a photo, it's there forever....  :)

I'd like to see you emulate a polarising filter in post, getting ride of reflections and glare.
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« Reply #148 on: December 15, 2013, 09:59:35 AM »
Friends don't let friends buy Soft Focus filters.

I would put all filters in that category, with the exception of clear and UV-blocking filters, and with the possible exception of IR-pass filters.  You can do pretty much anything else in post, but once you burn an effect into a photo, it's there forever....  :)

I'd like to see you emulate a polarising filter in post, getting ride of reflections and glare.
Emulating a long exposure in bright sunlight could prove difficult as well.
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Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« Reply #149 on: December 15, 2013, 10:08:09 AM »
I'd add all 'lenspens' to useless (or rather 'potentially dangerous') category. (A piece of microfiber fabric cleans a lens more efficiently. Or dry and clean t-shirt when I'm in hurry...)

Now there, I'm going to have to disagree with you.  When I'm out shooting, I find that my shirts are anything but dry, and let's face it, a sweat-soaked shirt doesn't get finger grease off your lens very well.  And microfiber cloths have to be washed, or they end up being greasy, and then they don't do any good.

OK. Sorry. Then probably 'it's just me'.  :)

I almost always have a 'lenspen' somewhere around, but do not bother to fish it out from a bag or shirt's pocket when I need to remove specks of dust or fingerprint from the glass. The pen's area is small, so it takes longer time to clean lens with it (during which you are trying hard to smear one small spot of dirt across whole lens area, and hope that there are no grains of sand caught between pen and glass). For me it normally ends with one more lenspen getting throughout laundry forgotten in shirt's or bag's pocket, after that it just gets thrown away...
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