Inspect the neck strap for cracks and wear,
especially at the pressure points (the clips that attach to
the camera). In wet and humid climates, leather neck
straps have a tendency to rot and should be checked
Always store your camera in its case with the lens
cap over the protective filter.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the most
common 35mm single-lens reflex camera
The difficulty of choosing camera accessories is
knowing what is required and what is optional. There
are many accessories photographers use in their
day-to-day work, but we will only mention a few to give
you an idea of what they are.
Camera accessories may be considered as any
photographic equipment (save a camera or lens) that is
used with a camera or in picture making. Some of the
more common accessories you should be familiar with
include the following:
l Autowinders/motor drives
. Bulk film chamber
l Cable release
l Camera case
l Electronic flash
l Film holders
BULK FILM CHAMBER
A bulk film chamber is a long-length roll film
magazine designed to handle enough film for 250 or
A cable release is a device consisting of stiff wire
encased in an outer flexible covering. It is used to trip a
camera Shutter without touching the camera itself. One
end screws into the camera shutter release; the other end
has a thumb-operated plunger.
Several types of bags or cases are available for
carrying your camera equipment Some have a foam
rubber lining that can be cut into the exact shapes of your
equipment to protect and hold them firmly in place.
Another type of case is called a gadget bag. It is usually
made of leather or plastic and has either rigid or soft
The electronic flash is a high-voltage light source
for illuminating the scene to be photographed. It
produces a momentary flash of high-intensity light.
Film holders are lighttight containers for
photographic film. They are used for positioning the
film in the camera. Variations are called sheet film
holders, film pack holders and roll film holders.
l Lens and body caps
l Lens hoods
Autowinders and motor drives automatically
wind-on or advance the film after each exposure. A
motor drive will fire the shutter and advance the film for
a preset number of exposures or work continuously. An
autowinder simply advances the film after each
exposure is made manually.
Filters are optical elements, such as glass, gelatin or
plastic, dyed in a specific manner to absorb light of
certain colors selectively, to emphasize or subdue
certain objects and to improve the monochrome or
natural reproduction of objects.
LENS AND BODY CAPS
Lens and body caps are protective covers that keep
dust and moisture away from lenses and camera