Christmas Gift Guide: 12 gadget gifts for photographers

Manfrotto 190Cx Carbon Fibre Tripod

The Rolls-Royce of tripods, especially for anyone with an aversion to lugging around heavy gear, the 190Cx is constructed of carbon fibre – a super-strong but lightweight material best known for its use in Formula 1 cars. That means that despite being able to hold up to 5kg of camera, lens and flash, it weighs a mere 1.3kg.

Lomography La Sardina and Flash DIY Edition

Lomo’s sardine tin-shaped analogue camera offers a 22mm wide-angle lens and the company’s most powerful flash to date, and this special edition adds something a little more idiosyncratic to that: a look that can be customised by the owner. Write on the case with chalk or give it a new coat of paint, or decorate it with physical embellishments like stick-on rivets. It takes 35mm film and supports multiple exposures and a bulb setting.

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Lens shot glasses

Based on Canon’s near-ubiquitous 28-135mm L lens, this pack of three shot glasses should prove a hit with anyone who appreciates (a) photography and (b) knocking back liquor. Nikon fanboys may be the exception, though...

Gerber Steady Tool

Military and outdoor specialist Gerber shows some love to shutterbugs with the Steady Tool, a multi-tool that features a tripod alongside the usual selection of stainless steel blades, screwdrivers, pliers and a bottle opener. The tripod works with compact digital cameras (up to 340g) and smartphones (up to 170g).

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