7. Accessorizing

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Lens add-ons that work

When you purchased your camera and lens, whether online or in a store, you were likely asked if you wanted to add some extras to your shopping cart—a gear bag, perhaps a memory card or two, and for the lens, maybe a UV and/or polarizing filter.

Accessories are the ancillary tools that work in concert with your new gear. There’s an entire industry built on proprietary and third-party accessories. Do you need them? Maybe, maybe not. It’s inevitable that we’ll pick up certain gadgets that help us make pictures along the way, and some of these gadgets are made specifically ...

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