5 ES­SEN­TIAL PIECES OF KIT

En­hance your pho­to­graphic prow­ess fur­ther with the fol­low­ing wish list of cov­etable cam­era tech good­ies…

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1 MANFROTTO BEFREE AD­VANCED

An Ital­ian-made pre­mium travel tri­pod for own­ers of mirrorless cam­eras and DSLRs with a choice of two set-up op­tions: go for ei­ther twist-lock legs or lever lock. A flex­i­ble ball head fea­tures three independent con­trols for more pre­cise ad­just­ments. $299, manfrotto.com

2 LOWEPRO STREETLINE BP 250 BACK­PACK

A con­tem­po­rary char­coal-coloured pack for those pho­tog­ra­phers who don’t want to ad­ver­tise the fact they’re car­ry­ing a cam­era body and as­sort­ment of lenses. It’ll also stash a 13” lap­top with room to spare for a tablet, and the out­side pock­ets are per­fect for pass­ports, um­brel­las and bot­tles. $269, lowepro.com

3 ONA ROMA

Of course, you may al­ready have a bag that you know and love, and would pre­fer to adapt it to suit your new snap­per. En­ter this pouch that’s di­vided into sec­tions to fit your cam­era and lens, plus a few out­side pock­ets for life’s es­sen­tials. $99.95, rush­faster.com.au

4 ROTOLIGHT NEO 2

For best re­sults, off-cam­era light­ing is king. This more pow­er­ful sec­ond­gen­er­a­tion por­ta­ble con­tin­u­ous LED lamp adds a wire­less flash fa­cil­ity, along with belt pouch and ac­ces­sory shoe. Op­tional ac­ces­sories in­clude soft­boxes, rain cover and 10-piece colour-fil­ter pack. A bright idea! $659, rotolight.com

5 ADAPTALUX LIGHT­ING STU­DIO

Look­ing to light smaller sub­jects? Adaptalux, which launched in 2015 as a suc­cess­ful Kick­starter project, has a new ver­sion based on the prin­ci­ple of pow­er­ing up to five LEDs on flex­i­ble arms, with no loss of out­put when us­ing all five lights. From $316, adaptalux.com

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