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# 180926 26-Sep-2015 17:11
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Hi all.

I recently purchased a Nikon D3100 DSLR.

Now, I find that I could use:
1) Lens hood for the AF-S Nikkor DX 18-55 kit lens
2) Pistol-gun grip (no shutter release necessary)
3) Wrist strap (it came with a neck strap which is pretty much redundant)
4) Quick release connectors (carabiner type snap-connectors) that I could use to quickly swap the neck strap for the wrist strap and vice versa.

Anyone know of a good inexpensive source for these (largely plastic, ex China) add-ons?

Like I've seen compatible lens hoods ranging from $20 to $80. Sheesh.

Cheers
:-)




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Master Geek


  # 1412862 23-Oct-2015 15:00
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Trademe and places like photogear/photoshack are great for cheap unbranded items like you are describing.

If you want good stuff that will last, PeakDesign make some good interchangeable wrist/neck straps, and I'ma  big fan of their capture clips.







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  # 1413563 25-Oct-2015 17:32
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Thanks, RileyB.






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  # 1416412 29-Oct-2015 20:10
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I've found some bargains for my Sony A6000 through AliExpress. I.e., a lens cap for 55 cents delivered to my door (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/NE-Hot-Selling-Universal-40-5mm-Lens-Cap-Holder-Keeper-For-Camera-Protect-camera-lens-from/2016712795.html), where an official one would cost something like $30. A lens cap delivered to my door from Hong Kong for less than the cost of a stamp!

There's certain things that I wouldn't recommend ordering through AliExpress, but things like this are too good to turn down.

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  # 1417007 30-Oct-2015 13:54
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Have had a good experience with AliExpress myself.



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  # 1418041 1-Nov-2015 09:31
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I didn't know that about Ali-whatsit, I thought they were only interested in selling minimum packs of a zillion or so.  One lens cap? WOW :-)




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