Here are 3 types of tools that are the best every day photo tool that every photographer and videographer should have. I use it every day and it is a very important tool for attaching and taking off plates from cameras and tripods. I carry it with me all the time! Watch the video and see if you think one of these would be helpful for you!
Hi, this is Jay P. Morgan. Today on The Slanted Lens, I’m going to share with you a quick tip, something that I carry with me everywhere I go, on every key ring that I own. And I absolutely love it. I have three versions here. I’m going to talk about why these versions really make sense and maybe what you should get. But anyway, this is a small simple thing, but it can make all the difference in the world.
This is the first one. It’s on my key ring. It has a little hole there. So it goes on my key ring. It’s called a Thinguma, a Thinguma. It’s a simple device to be able to tighten the plate on my cameras. I’m using this thing all of the time. It’s got a little wrench here, so I can use it on any kind of hex head. I’ve got this for doing the plates on the bottom. It’s got a hole to go onto my key ring. I have one of these on every single key ring that I own.
But I saw several others out there. And I thought well maybe I should talk about those. Maybe there’s something interesting. I bought this one called the Rabbit Key, Rabbit Key. Didn’t like it as much. I can’t get the, because it’s not very large on top, I can’t get it to turn. I can’t tighten things or untighten things very well. It turns in my hand and just makes it really hard to turn. So I didn’t like the Rabbit Key as much as the Thinguma, Thinguma.
Then I just saw this one recently. This is called the Cool Tool, Cool Tool. That cool tool is really fascinating to me, because it has the wrench to be able to tighten up the plate on my camera. And it’s got the hex set there. That’s the most popular or most common hex set in photographic terms, photographic equipment. But it is wide enough so I can push and turn and tighten with it. So it’s got enough room to put the leverage on to tighten things. So even though I have the Thinguma on all my rings, I thought the Cool Tool is not bad. The Cool Tool is a little bit heavier. It’s about the same really. It takes up just about the same amount of space. It’s a little longer than the Thinguma but does a similar kind of thing. It’s got that hole to be able to put it on your key ring. It might make it more streamlined on your key ring versus, you know, this is a little wider than keys. This just kind of sits there with your keys.
Like I say, I carry one of these on every one of my key rings. So putting plates on, what’s the one thing that I do probably more than any other thing? I put on lenses and I put on plates for tripods and things. So I’m constantly making them, putting on plates, taking them off, tightening them. I don’t like it when plates are loose. You hand tighten them, nine times out of ten they’re going to spin. And they are never tighten enough on there. You can’t tighten things, you can’t over tighten. But I tighten this thing really tight on that quarter twenty. And I’ve never had one of these strip out. It just gives me a tight, tight plate. It’s not going anywhere. It’s like putting on my tripod and I don’t have to worry about it spinning. It drives me crazy when I put get up to, I have a student whose camera is on a tripod, and I pick it up and the camera is spinning on that quarter twenty on the plate. So, get one of these things, put it on your key ring. You can tighten everything. It just makes it so life is a lot easier. You know, it used to be, use a quarter. You know, I heard that forever, or a dollar now, those dollar coins. But whoever has one of those in your pocket. You got to remember to put one in your pocket all the time. But with this, it’s always on your key ring. It’s always right there and you can use it and get right to work as quickly as possible. So, I think these are great. I think that’s (Thinguma) my favorite. But the Cool Tool is pretty good. And the rabbit key, I didn’t quite like. So there’s a look at a quick tip. Something that I think is really useful and I use every single day. So keep those cameras rollin’ and keep on clickin’.
Hi, my name is Yasi. I’m a touring music photographer. And here is what’s in my SKB case. I’ve got two camera bodies. One is digital, the Canon 5D Mark IV. Over here I’ve got the Canon EOS 3 as my film body. And I keep my lenses all over here, the 70-200mm, the 35mm, the 85mm and the 16-35mm. I’ve got a whole stack of batteries over here. I’ve got my big flash the 600. Got a little backup flash just in case. Very, very, very important are my fitted earplugs. Also very important are my snacks. Don’t forget your charger and your cards. That’s literally it. So yeah, that’s what’s in my SKB case.