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Favorite m4/3 accessories?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by LisaO, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    798
    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    What are some of your favorite m 4/3 accessories? Lenses, adaptors, bags, straps, filters etc. I just got my m 4/3 gear and was wondering what people really like using.
     
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Other than the 20 or 17 w/finder on my Pen 1, a Luigi wrist strap is all I need.
     
  3. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    Not the most exciting accessory, but one thats almost made for m4/3 :) Recently got the Optech Accessory bag, its perfect for a couple of lenses, filters, cables etc. This is perfect if your taking out a "normal non-camera" bag out, you can chuck this tiny case in there and know everything is safe.

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  4. hohoho

    hohoho Mu-43 Regular

    170
    Jan 24, 2010
    Tokyo
    I've found a memory card to be an indispensable accessory. (A computer running Gimp is a big help too.)

    I think lenses and adapters have been done to death in other threads.

    My G1 has a cheap (neck) strap. I find that what are now the cheapest (or nearly so) are very well designed and are light. More often than not I use it as a wrist strap: it's very rare that I have the thing dangling from my neck or a shoulder, but on occasion it's useful to be able to do so.

    Actually when I use a wrist strap (as I do for another camera) I rarely have the camera hanging from my wrist. Instead, I'm holding the camera, and the strap is a kind of insurance for what might happen to the camera if I sneezed or whatever. That being so, when I have a wrist strap it's the lightest, least pretentious thing that will hold the weight of the camera.
     
  5. Richard W

    Richard W Mu-43 Regular

    74
    Mar 21, 2010
    Sydney Australia
    I recently bought a Sun Sniper Camera Strap/Sling and it has certainly proved both useful and versatile (assuming you are not wearing a backpack).
     
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  6. kilofox

    kilofox Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Mar 2, 2010
    Western Michigan, US
    #1 ... Get a spare battery. There's nothing worse than having the perfect light, perfect setting, perfect subject matter and having a dead or almost dead battery.
     
  7. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    Yep spare battery and spare memory is a MUST for all photographers
     
  8. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    798
    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    I like the optech accessory case. They make nice reasonably priced gear.

    In my less than 1 week I have found the m 3/4 cameras to be wrist strap cameras though I have always used neck straps with SLR, DSLR and RF cameras.

    I was also wondering if some adapters are better than others, some to stay away from, stuff like that.

    Thanks so far.
     
  9. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    I only have experience of one camera adapter so cannot pass comment as to which ones are good and which might not be so good, however I think any adapter ranks as my favourite accessory, it turns a :43: camera into the most versatile digital system (assuming you are into legacy lenses) yet devised.

    Barrie
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    Panasonic G1 and GF1, 20mm, f1.7, 45mm, f2.8, micro Nikkor 55mm, f2.8
    (hopefully more legacy glass to come), when I've paid for my new prescription spectacles :frown:
     
  10. Razer

    Razer Mu-43 Regular

    100
    Feb 1, 2010
    Wigan
    I love my little Lowepro 100 Slingshot, I managed to fit 2 camera bodies & 4 lenses in it upto now, with no problems & still there hardly any weight to it.
     
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  11. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    Do you have a photo of this packed? I used to have a larger slingshot but couldnt work with it as sit doesnt fit the larger Nikon gear, but they are pretty good I would think with our mini m4/3 gear
     
  12. Spaceghost33

    Spaceghost33 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Christopher Stelter
    Squinno leather half case for the GF1. Makes the GF1 feel like a 50's or 60's rangefinder that I'm not old enough to remember but LOVE nonetheless. Looking forward to my OM adapter for my OM glass. I like the Voightlander (?) style aluminum lens hood as well (vented).
     
  13. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
  14. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    Bam - weapon of choice as well. Works so well with my GF1 I bought one for my K-x and K20d (I hate neck straps!) - bonus to owning 3 is that I only have 2 wrists (not that I am duel-wielding cameras...) and can therefore attach the 3rd strap to my tripod for a secure hold in case I lose my grip or don't tighten the clamp on my ballhead.
     
  15. Razer

    Razer Mu-43 Regular

    100
    Feb 1, 2010
    Wigan
    For m4/3 stuff it's spot on



    As pic was taken with G1 it not in the slingshot, but you can see were it goes

    Basically it's G1 with 14-45mm fitted
    GF1 with 20mm fitted at the top
    Bottom part is the 45-200mm
    And middle section is the Ultron

    The GF1 EVF sit on top of the GF1.
     
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  16. trisberg

    trisberg Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 14, 2009
    I didn't like the charger that came with my E-P2. Too bulky for traveling with that long cord. Always liked chargers with a flip-out connector rather than a separate cord. This one also has a USB port so I can charge my iPod with the same charger.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001LJJVK4

    -Thomas
     
  17. oris642

    oris642 Mu-43 Regular

  18. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    Looks perfect! Especially for when I finally get a G1.

    Thanks for that.

     
  19. Razer

    Razer Mu-43 Regular

    100
    Feb 1, 2010
    Wigan
    No probs Craig, also the thing i like about Lowepro bags is the weatherproof cover, it about the closest thing to fully weathersealed you can get without paying silly money.
     
  20. franklyspeaking

    franklyspeaking Mu-43 Regular

    Resurrection of a post....

    I think the best accessory I've got is Cargo pants or shorts...

    I can fit the camera with lens and finder in one pocket and a gorilla pod and battery in the other. An extra SD card in my fifth pocket and when I get another lens it will fit easily in the same pocket with the gorilla pod.

    This position may change soon when the camera connection kit is released for the iPad.
     
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