Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gifts for the Camera Buff

Here's a few gift ideas for the photographer in your life.

Bottle Cap Tripod

I just bought myself one of these super portable Bottle Cap Tripods ($10). Complete with an adjustable 15 degree pivot this little gadget is the perfect camera accessory. Screw your camera onto the universal tripod mount and then snap the cap on any bottle for perfect low-light shots or self-portraits. Available from

Poloroid PoGo

Print your digital photos on the go with this compact photo printer from Poloroid ($99). Prints directly from cell phones and digital cameras with Bluetooth and USB connections. 2x3 photos print in as little as 1 minute. Approximately $12.99 for 30 sheets of ZINK photo paper. Available from

Ikomono Camera

This tiny Ikimono 110 camera ($19.99) clips to a key chain or fits easily in your pocket. The Ikimono uses 110 format film and features illustrations of little creatures, called ikimono in Japanese, by Mika Sasaki. The resulting photos have a unique retro look and 110 film can print 3 x 5 or 4 x 6 prints. Available from Brooklyn5and10.

Camera Tee

Available in both men's and women's versions this camera tee ($45) from Sundance features a cool camera print on either a black or white t-shirt. The shirt has the word "focus" printed on the back. Also available with short-sleeves.

Camera Strap

There are a variety of different camera strap patterns to choose from on the site MyFunkyCamera. Regular camera straps are $32 with a a quick-release kit for an extra $5. I love this chocolate brown strap with purple and green flowers.

Even better (in my opinion) are woven camera straps. They remind me of the70's strap on my Canon AE-1. Kat Straps has an assortment of woven camera straps like this fuzzy red and black strap with rustic leather connectors. ($27) that I love. Their tie-dye strap is also really cool.
Camera Bag

Finally, if that photographer in your life is REALLY special, these leather camera bags from Jill-E are simply the coolest, most fashionable camera bags I've seen. The women's styles are great, but I actually like the new men's line even better. This medium brown leather bag ($239.99) is my favorite and reminds me of a vintage camera bag (without the moldy vintage smell!).

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