FIVE WAYS TO GET MORE FROM YOUR CAMERA
01 FUJIFILM FUJINON XF 35MM F/2 R WR LENS
A weather-proof compact lens for Fujifilm ‘X’ system cameras, including the X-Pro2. It provides 53mm-equivalent focal length, an angle of view equivalent to the human eye, plus a solid build that’ll withstand the elements.
02 MYMYK CAMERA AUDIO SYSTEMS
Plan to shoot video with your brand new snapper? Get better sound rather than relying on your inbuilt mic via Aussie firm Mymyk. We recommend the SmartMyk shotgun mic and windshield, and also the SmartLynk compact two-channel mixer, which enables you to monitor sound before and during recording.
03 VANGUARD ‘HAVANA’ BAG
Inspired by the crumbling Cuban capital, this classic bag doesn’t scream that it has expensive camera equipment inside – and you can also convert it into a general-use messenger bag by removing the insert. There’s also a stack of room for your laptop and so on if you feel like going full Attenborough.
04 METZ 44 AF-2 FLASHGUN
One flash for stills and video? Inconceivable! Check out this versatile third- party flashgun aimed at DSLR and CSC users. The Metz features a guide number of 44 (ISO100 and 105mm), a motorised 24105mm zoom, a bounce and swivel head, an integrated 12mm wide-angle diffuse, a flip-out bounce- reflector card and an LED lamp. It’s futureproof, as firmware updates are installed via the integrated USB socket.
05 SAMSUNG PORTABLE T3 SSD DRIVE
Yes, we can always buy a bigger-capacity media card if we want to shoot more stills and video in the field. But an alternative for power users is a portable drive. The T3 (great name!) also enables blazingfast file transfer: read/write speeds of up to 450MB/s, with a USB 3.1 interface up to four times faster than alternative HDD solutions. With no mechanical parts, it weighs a feather-light 51g.