10 Great Gifts for Photographers You Can Give This Year

MakeUseOf | 12/13/2018 | Tim Brookes
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Buying gifts for photographers can be tricky. Enthusiasts generally know their gear well, have a clear idea of what equipment they need to buy next, and when to upgrade their camera bodies.

So instead of spending hundreds on a new piece of glass you’re not sure about, play it safe with an accessory or gadget that will help them get more enjoyment out of their hobby.

Ideas - Gifts - Photographers - Amateurs - Professionals

Here are some ideas for great gifts for photographers, whether they’re enthusiastic amateurs or hardened professionals.

May also be available from: B&H ($61.56).

Problem - Camera - Cameras - Gift - Comfort

The problem with the camera straps that come with most cameras is that they feel cheap and are uncomfortable to wear. So why not give the gift of comfort this year? The BlackRapid Breathe Curve (and the Sport version) consistently top the recommendations for comfortable and functional camera straps.

This is a strap aimed at right-handed shooters since it fastens to the left shoulder. When not in use the camera is suspended upside down at the hip, with the strap attaching to the included BlackRapid fastener in the tripod mount. A moisture-wicking breathable shoulder pad helps the photographer carry their rig and stay cool at the same time.

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May also be available from: B&H ($89.99).

Most photographs are captured on smartphones these days, and one company that’s making quality smartphone lenses is Moment. The Moment Superfish snap-on lens is the widest the company produces, offering a 170º angle of view with edge-to-edge clarity.

Remember - Moment - Lens - Moment - Case

Remember: If you go for a Moment lens, make sure you also pick up the relevant Moment case so that you can attach it to your smartphone. Moment makes cases for common smartphones like the iPhone X/XS, Pixel 3 XL, and Galaxy S9.

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