So many of the posts here are about lenses and cameras (go figure). I thought I would put up a post to see if anyone has any photo-related gadgets it's unlikely people have heard of but might be useful to others here.
I got the idea as I stuck some batteries in to charge for a photo shoot tomorrow, so I'll start.
I love my battery charger and it's the kind of thing that most people don't review. The people who would are probably engineers (I'm not). It's a La Crosse Technology BC-9009/BC-900 (color is the only difference), and it's really a cool battery charger (you're probably wondering if I'm telling the truth about not being an engineer). I won't go into too much detail, but it will let you choose the charge current anywhere from a 200mA trickle up to 1A per battery on four batteries (or 1.8A on two batteries). It's got an LCD display that shows status info for each battery as it's charging: actual charge current, accumulated charge, voltage, and discharge current if you have it do a refresh.
Does anyone have any useful toys that the average NR forum user might not know about?