[Update] Only one more to go!
I’m waaay over my budget for photographic gear this year, with a handful of new cameras and lenses bought recently, but I still have some “special needs” I need to take care of.
- A light, portable and yet relatively sturdy tripod – I’m not a real nature photographer so I don’t want a “put any kind of lens with any camera, whatever the weight, whatever the weather conditions” tripod, I’m thinking in those neat carbon fiber Induro’s, I keep hearing good things about them. A brand new Induro tripod with an Novoflex head, a light tripod with a very compact and solid ballhead.
- A photographic monitor – Nuff said, a bigger monitor that uses an LCD technology with full color reproduction. A new monitor is on its way.
- Some kind of centralized storage, other than external hard disks, to have a bullet-proof backup strategy of my photos and the rest of my documents; something with redundant storage and smart enough to automatically back them up to my online storage, and certainly not a Drobo: I tend to avoid solutions using proprietary formats.