PART 2 of our Holiday Gift guide is all about accessories—the gear and add-ons that can make shooting with your cameras even more fun. Everything from Lo-fi DSLR lenses, crazy cases to take your iPhonography to the next level, cool camera straps to ditch those uncomfortable stock camera straps and more.
If you’re into tilt-shift photography, Lensbaby has some really cool accessories. This Ultimate Portrait Kit has it all, but it’s not cheap at $590. This kit comes with two lenses and a variety of optics. Lensbaby also offers a variety of other tilt lens options from $199 and up.
This Holga Traveler Bag – ( $20) nods to the military cases of old and can hold 8 rolls of 120 film, several Holgas, your notebooks and much more. It’s available with or without a strap.
You can finally ditch those ugly and uncomfortable stock camera straps and get something more personal to carry your camera around. Capturing Couture has something for just about everybody and they’re pretty comfortable too. Straps for Guys range from $39-$45 and Straps for Girls range from $39-$49. Some quick links to our favorites from above are the checkered Reaper (mens) and the leather Twilight Eclipse and Penelope Pear (womens).
Ever wanted that lo-fi look of the Holgas or Lomography Diana clones, but just can’t bear to wait for film to develop? You don’t have to wait with these fun lenses and adapters for your Nikon and Canon cameras. The Dreamy Diana lens w/adapter is just $60 and the Holga Lens for DSLRs is even less at a cool $25.
We’re so stoked for this new PX – Gold Edition film ($23.99) from the Impossible Project. The golden frames are a great companion to their warm exposures and works in both the 600 series and SX-70 Polaroid cameras.
This iPhone 8x Telephoto Lens ($35) may look a little funny, but you’ll probably get addicted to carrying it around to concerts and sporting events. Here’s how it works: you put the matte black case on your iPhone 4/4s and screw on the lens. It’s that simple. This is a great deal for a case, lens and tripod.
Take your iPhonography to the next level by keeping things locked in cleanly with the The Glif: Minimalist iPhone Stand & Tripod Mount ($20). This minimal stand is a great way to hold your phone vertically or horizontally to get blur-free night shots & shake-less video.
We know you’ve got apps to do this kind of thing, but why not play with this colorful 10-holed Holga iPhone Filter Case – ($30) from the Four Corner Store. The case is available in black, red, white, grey, and blue.
These upcycled usb film canisters ($20) now can boast 1000s of pictures instead of the standard 36 thanks to the 4GB inside. What’s fun about this is that you never know what you’re gonna get … will it be Kodak … Fuji … we’ll just have to wait and see.
This Camera Dial Decal ($18) is sure to show the world or at least the people at Starbucks a bit of your camera-loving tendencies.
Here’s a fun Camera-themed USB drive ($20) that’d be a fun gift or a cool way to send your work to clients old and new, just put a bow on it.
Know of additional accessories you’d add to your own Holiday Wish list? Let us know by commenting below. If you want to see more from the 2011 Gift Guide, check out some cool cameras under $400 in Part 1.