12 Gifts for Photographers

 

Looking for the perfect gift for the photographer in your life? Here are 12 of our favourites

 

Manfrotto Element Monopod

If you’re looking for added stability, but don’t want to haul around a cumbersome tripod, then Manfrotto’s Element Monopod might just be the answer. This compact 5-section monopod stands at 150cm (fully extended) and has a maximum load capacity of 15kg. Weighing in at just 500g, it’s the ideal companion for the photographer on the move. (This attractive red variant is a Wex Photo Video exclusive. Click the link below to find out more.)

 

Wex Exclusive

Manfrotto Element Monopod Aluminium - Red

£39.95

 

Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50 AW II

Keep your DSLR or CSC safe with the Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50 AW II. This compact, padded shoulder bag offers quick access to a DSLR-sized camera body and attached 24-70mm lens, with room for accessories too. The all-weather AW cover adds further protection, making this a great choice for photographers exposed to the elements and who want to travel light.

 

Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50 AW II

£34.95

 

Lowepro Lens Case (9 x 13cm)

Your glass deserves as much TLC as your camera, and thanks to this Lowepro Lens Case, you can safeguard a suitably sized lens from dust and moisture. Lowepro’s SlipLock™ attachment system will secure the case to a compatible bag, belt or loop. A convenient mesh pocket located inside the lid provides a safe place to keep a lens cap, when the optic is in use.

 

Save £12, RRP £24.99

Lowepro Lens Case 9 x 13cm

£12.99

 

Cokin Full ND Kit H300-01 (P Series)

Enhance your landscape photography with Cokin’s Full ND Kit. This set of three neutral density [ND] filters includes the P152 Neutral Grey ND2 (0.3), P153 Neutral Grey ND4 (0.6) and P154 Neutral Grey ND8 (0.9). Cokin’s P series is designed to fit rings of up to 82mm. If you’d like to find out more about neutral density filters, take a look at our How to Shoot Moody Landscapes Using Filters guide.

 

Cokin Full ND Kit H300-01

£50.99

 

Black Rapid Street Breathe

If you’re tired of throttling yourself in the heat of the moment with a conventional neck-strap, then the Black Rapid Street Breathe might be for you. This cross-body strap allows an attached camera to rest upside-down in an easy to reach position (alongside the hip). In addition, a thin, moisture-wicking shoulder pad provides comfort, while a durable locking carabiner ensures your camera remains safely by your side.

 

Save £10, RRP £50

Black Rapid Street Breathe - Black/Yellow

£39.95

 

WexPro 110cm 5-in-1 Reflector

There’s a reason why just about every professional owns a good reflector, it can be the difference between an image that’s a hit or a miss. Our 110cm 5-in-1 reflector features a translucent white deflector for soft and even shadows, a white panel for bright, natural-looking light, and a textured golden panel that adds a warm glow to skin tones. There’s also a black absorption panel to reduce unwanted reflections and a silver panel to increase contrast and fill-in shadows. If that isn’t enough, it folds down to a mere 39cm for easy transportation.  

 

WexPro 110cm 5-in-1 Reflector

£24.99

 

Lastolite Strobo Gel Starter Kit - Direct to Flashgun

The Lastolite Strobo Gel Starter Kit includes everything you need to start using coloured gels with your flashgun. The included bracket is also compatible with other Lasolite light modifiers (available separately), such as honeycomb grids and barn doors for even greater control of your lighting. 

 

Lastolite Strobo Gel Starter Kit - Direct to Flashgun

£35

 

Manfrotto PIXI EVO Tripod 

If you want to carry a tripod, but need to travel light, Manfrotto’s PIXI EVO weighs only 260g and is only 20.5cm in length, when closed. Boasting a ball head and two-section legs (adjustable to five steps and two leg angles) this miniature tripod will provide stability for loads of up to 2.5kg — the perfect pint-sized solution for the photographer on the go.

 

Manfrotto PIXI EVO Tripod - Black

£36

 

Hahnel HRN 280 Pro Remote Shutter Release

Pressing your camera’s shutter button can cause camera shake, even when using a tripod. If you’re serious about long-exposure or landscape photography, then a shutter release like the Hahnel HRN 280 Pro is essential. Thanks to its textured anti-slip finish, the HRN 280 Pro is simple to use, even when wearing gloves! Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic compatible products available.

 

Hahnel HRC 280 Pro Remote Shutter Release - Canon

£24

 

Hahnel Unipal Universal Charger

Never get caught with a flat battery again! The portable Hahnel Unipal Universal Charger is compatible with practically all lithium-ion, lithium-polymer, and AA/AAA batteries. If that wasn’t enough, it can charge devices with USB ports too (12V DC input with car lead included). 

 

Hahnel Unipal Universal Charger

£12.99

 

Visible Dust EZ Cleaning Kit Plus

If you’ve ever spent hours removing unwanted smudges during post-production, courtesy of a dusty sensor, then you’ll know that a good cleaning kit is worth its weight in gold. Visible Dust’s EZ Cleaning Kit Plus includes 1.15ml of Smear Away fluid, a sensor cleaning brush and five MXD-100 Vswabs, everything you need for crystal clear images.

 

Visible Dust EZ Cleaning Kit Plus - 1.15ml Smear Away Sensor Brush and 5 Green Swabs (1.6x)

£32.99

 

Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm Film

Just like vinyl records, film cameras are experiencing something of a resurgence. If 2018 is the year that you dust off your aging analogue camera, then HP5 Plus might be worth considering. The high-speed, medium contrast film is especially suitable for action and press photography, and general purpose photography too. Nominally rated at ISO 400, it yields negatives of outstanding sharpness and fine grain, under all lighting conditions.

 

Ilford HP5 Plus 35mm film (36 exposure)

£5

 

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