Photography, these days, is a very popular hobby. You can’t walk for ten minutes in a city without spotting someone taking a photograph of something or another. Thing is, though, while more and more people are using smartphones as their main cameras, DSLRs still rule the roost in terms of versatility, image quality and all around usefulness.
This holiday season, if you’re stuck trying to buy gifts for that DSLR user (or users) in your life, we have this list of 25 accessories and items for DSLR users that can help you out. Whether you’re buying for a seasoned professional, or just a hobbyist, there will probably be something in this list to help solve your gift-buying woes.
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Lowepro DryZone 200. This is the world’s first waterproof camera backpack. It’s also soft-sided, so you won’t feel like you’re carrying a box on your back. It also floats in water. [$399]
Ona The Bolton Street. Here’s a stylish side-access backpack for your DSLR, which means you won’t have to take the backpack off to get your DSLR out. It also has a pocket for a 13 inch laptop. [$359]
Personalized Leather Camera Strap. This leather strap is hand-made from Italian cowhide and finished with beeswax. The leather loop that comes with the strap can be personalized with up to five characters for that special personal touch. [$45]
Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom. Get a grip with this GorillaPod! Secure your camera onto almost any object, at any angle with a zoom lens and snap away. [$54.95]
Rhino Slider. The Rhino Slider is an affordable and lightweight 48-inch slider for tracking shots. Its low-friction design means you can simply use gravity to slide your camera from one end to the other, and the all-terrain legs allow you to set it up on almost any surface. [$475]
Spaulding International Cinema The Ghost. The Ghost is a robotic camera stabilizer that’s programmed to make sure your camera stays level. It’s made out of carbon fibre to ensure durability and to minimize weight. It comes in both pre-assembled and kit forms. [$2350 assembled; $1895 kit]
Michron. The Michron is a device that, together with an app, turns your smartphone into a time-lapse photography controller for your DSLR. The app comes with presets, so even novices will be able to produce great time-lapse photography from the start.