Last Updated on 08/30/2011 by Sander-Martijn
Need something inexpensive, useful and good for a photographer, or are you looking for an idea to tell family and friends? Check these out, and you procrastinators can also look at our holiday gift guide.
- A rocket blower: Use everywhere on your camera, even for cleaning sensors if you’re careful. Cheaper to run than canned air.
- Gorillapod: These aren’t just good for cameras, they are awesome for remote flash.
- Grey cards. OK, they look pretty boring, but are often the difference between the perfect exposure and one that’s not.
- More memory. You can’t have too many memory cards. Not possible.
- An extra battery.
- Rechargeable batteries for your flash.
- A remote flash lead. Get that camera off the hot shoe.
- A polarizing filter. Darken blue skies, reduce reflections, even act as a ND filter in a pinch.
- ND filters. Useful for stills, almost essential for DSLR video. Go for the variable if you can afford it.
- Close up lenses: Screw in like filters, allow experiments in macro. A lot cheaper than a macro lens.
Get in quick to have it before Christmas!