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Wolf Camera
(303) 252-1100
10350 Grant Street
Thornton, CO
 
Wolf Camera
(303) 691-3355
Boulevard Center 1629 S. Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO
 
Wolf Camera
(303) 424-0430
Wheat Ridge Marketplace 3830 Wadsworth Boulevard
Wheat Ridge, CO
 
Wolf Camera
(303) 771-8404
7939 E. Arapahoe Road
Greenwood Village, CO
 
Wolf Camera
(303) 279-9112
Colorado Mills 14255 West Colfax Avenue Unit D
, CO
 
Wolf Camera
(303) 623-1155
Sage Building 610 16th St
Denver, CO
 
Wolf Camera
(303) 469-9127
Broomfield Town Centre 1255 C East 1st Ave.
Broomfield, CO
 
Wolf Camera
(303) 797-6108
5295 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO
 
Wolf Camera
(303) 973-0202
Southwest Commons 8500 West Crestline Unit H
Littleton, CO
 
Wolf Camera
(303) 791-4440
9557 South University
Highlands Ranch, CO
 

Buyer's Guide 2007: Digital Camera Accessories Matter!

Buyer's Guide 2007: Digital Camera Accessories Matter!

The right selection of gear will make shooting easier and more successful

Buyer's Guide 2007: Digital Camera Accessories Matter

Many accessories can help make your shooting life easier and your photos better. From camera bags, photo backpacks and cases to tripods, batteries and more, here are a few important ones.

Carrying Your Gear
It's great to have a lot of photo gear, but it brings up the question of how to take the items you need to where you need them.

Camera bags are the most common method of transport. Bags let you keep your gear together and carry it easily. Things to look for are protection for the gear (closed-cell foam, ballistic nylon and waterproof fabric are pluses), ease of carrying (how it feels with the strap slung across your shoulder, how easy it is to lift out of the car trunk), and how well the interior can be configured for your equipment. Some photographers have two bags: a larger one to transport everything and a smaller one to carry just the items they need when traveling light.

Photo backpacks offer the advantages of carrying more gear more easily and leaving both arms free. Some photo backpacks have a compartment for a laptop computer, which is handy for the ever-growing number of digital photographers who like to take a computer everywhere they go. The main drawback of photo backpacks is that with most, you have to remove the pack to get at your gear. One exception is Tenba's Shootout series, with its QuickAccess pockets.

Photo vests are convenient for smaller items, such as memory cards, film, filters, compact lenses and "pocket" cameras. Vests are great if you have a lot of these items to carry, but you'll still need a bag if you intend to carry large lenses or an additional camera body.

Waist packs, hip packs and belt packs provide easy access to gear, but be sure to balance the gear around your body-packing a waist pack so most of the weight is on one hip can result in leg or back strain.

Hard cases provide good impact protection, and larger ones will hold a lot of gear. Cases are great for shipping gear to locations, but not as convenient as bags once in the field. If you do a lot of traveling, hard cases with wheels are a lot easier to move around smooth surfaces like airport parking lots.


Slik Tripod Support In the Field
If you want the sharpest possible photos, you need a good tripod. Besides holding the camera rock-steady so that camera shake doesn't affect image sharpness, a tripod will lock in your composition so you can carefully examine it and so you won't accidentally change it as you capture the shot. That's three great benefits in one device.

A tripod must be sturdy, or it's useless. A good test is to extend the legs full length, then press down on the tripod head. If the tripod sags or collapses, you don't want it.

But if a tripod is too heavy or unwieldy, you'll probably wind up leaving it at home. Fortunately, there are tripods that...

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