The Best Deals for Photographers on Gear We Tested (Only 1 Camera!)

There’s only one camera on this list, and the rest are some of our favorite pieces of gear for photographers during these Spring sales.

We know a bunch of you don’t want to spend a ton of money right now. We’ve perused our Reviews Index in search of some of the best gear available at the best prices. Don’t want to spend over $100? We’ve found something for you. Need a new light? There’s one in here. Or what about a new lens because you’ve got some extra dough? There are three great ones on this list. Best of all, there’s only one camera on this list that we’d recommend to photographers right now. It’s all about fun. And more importantly, these are bound to be an excellent treat for yourself right now. So take a look, and let us know what you really want right now!

Bagsmart Camera Backpack

Bagsmart has an insanely affordable backpack for photographers that’s also incredibly well built. Features include two ways to quickly access your gear, a chest strap, canvas, leather, and a drawstring top. You can store a laptop in there. We’ve packed it with many-a-camera, lenses, a tripod, thermos, and lights. For the absurdly low price point, we can’t complain about it at all. The Bagsmart Camera backpack is one we continue to use to this day. PS: Our review is scheduled soon!

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Tamron’s Zoom Lenses Are Wonderful

Tamron announced Instant Savings for Mother’s Day on three best-selling zoom lenses. The world’s only 22.2X All-In-One Zoom, 18-400mm, for crop-sensor Canon and Nikon DSLRs as well as crop-sensor Mirrorless cameras with the manufacturer adapter has a $100 Instant Savings. And Tamron’s fast wide-angle and standard zooms for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras—the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD and 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD—each have a $50 Instant Savings. The Tamron Mother’s Day Instant Savings runs May 1st through May 10th and is available at authorized Tamron USA retailers only.

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Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263CT Tripod

The Vanguard Altra Pro 2+ is solid, sturdy, and it lasts. One of the best features of the Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263CT tripod is that the center column finally comes up and can do more things. For example, you can now turn the column on its side to get closer to a subject. When the tripod is in this position, it’s likely that it’s going to tip over, so you’ll most likely want to adjust the legs accordingly or set up the counterweight system.

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SanDisk’s Rugged Extreme SSD

Gear up to store all your Mother’s Day and Spring memories! The rugged SanDisk® Extreme Portable SSD delivers high-speed transfers with up to 550MB/s read speeds. This makes it perfect for saving and editing hi-res photos and videos. With an IP55 rating, it also stands up to rain, splashes, spills, and dust.

1TB now selling for $179.99 (28% off MSRP of $249.99) on the Western Digital Store!

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Lensbaby Omni Creative Filter System

No matter what type of photographer you are, we don’t see how you can dislike the Omni creative filter system. It’s a unique filter system involving arms, crystals, prisms, and more that mount to the front of your lens. They render unique looks without needing to hold your hand out and potentially get camera shake. They’re built well, and there are expansion packs. Best of all, you don’t need to use a Lensbaby lens to get the best results. Slap it onto your Sony, Canon, or whatever system you want.

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Nissin’s Got All the Light You Need

Powerful Nissin i600 Compact Flash + Air 1 Commander + Air R Receiver Wireless Radio Commander Deal. The Nissin i600 is a powerful compact flash for mirrorless cameras that comfortably fits in any travel bag.

  • Intuitive controls, Auto, TTL or Manual power 1/1-1/256, 24-200mm zoom, GN 60, HSS to 1/8,000, and weighs just 11 oz
  • Easy Wireless Off-Camera Control: Using the Nissin Air 1 Commander and Air R Receiver, control the i600 at distances up to 100 feet
  • Choose bundle for Canon, Nikon, or Sony camera systems

Mother’s Day Special $349 just $249. While supplies last.

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Ilford Disposable Cameras

I still can’t get over how fun the Ilford Disposable cameras are. There are variants with different types of film in each. And best of all, they’re easy to process. With a plastic lens, plastic body, bright flash, and a light meter that knows how to expose, you’re not going to be disappointed with the Ilford Disposable cameras. We encourage you to use them while you’re at home, when you go out to the grocery store, and to give yourself a fun project. Then you can take your time and figure out when and how you’re going to develop the film. Of course, it’s all black and white. So we encourage you to have fun with it.

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Editor’s Note: This post contains sponsored placements.