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Reading time: 6 minutes - December 06, 2022 - by Moritz Steinbach - Update 11.2023

Gift ideas for photographers for Christmas & Co.

It's that time of year again. The Christmas season is just around the corner and one or two last-minute Christmas gifts have to be found. Many people associate this time of year with a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, a festive meal or a get-together with friends or family. We take care of the most stressful part for you. The difficult choice of gifts. We have thought about what gift you can give your photo-loving family or friends.

Gift ideas for under ?20

First of all, we'd like to introduce you to gifts that you can get for less than ?20 and still bring a lot of joy.

Zeiss microfiber cloth 30x40 cm

The microfiber cloth from Zeiss is the perfect companion when you take your next picture. It reliably cleans your lens and restores it to a clear state.

  • Microfiber cloth
  • 30 x 40 mm
  • clean your lenses optimally and streak-free

Novoflex sling Sretch blue 28x28

The sling from Novoflex protects every camera type that has an approximate size of 28 x 28 cm. With the help of the sling, the camera can be stowed in any bag without having to worry about flying objects that could scratch your camera.
It has high-quality Velcro fasteners at each corner, which ensure that the sling does not come loose from the camera when it is detached.
If the wrapping cloth gets dirty, this is also not a problem. It can simply be cleaned again with a damp sponge.

  • recommended size for SLR bodies and small lenses, flash units or small camcorders
  • 28x28 cm.

Gift ideas from 20? - 35?

The next gifts are in a price range between 20 ? and 35 ?

SanDisk SDXC Extreme V30 UHS-I U3, Class 10 memory card 128 GB 180MB/s

We all know what it's like when you've taken countless photos again and the memory card unfortunately only has limited space. A memory card in a large size is therefore an ideal gift. The SanDisk card is powerful and reliable. With a size of 128 GB, it is perfectly designed for many pictures and videos. Every photographer is guaranteed to be delighted with such a gift, as you can never have enough with you on a trip.

  • 128 GB SDXC card
  • Read speed up to 180 MB/s
  • Write speed up to 90 MB/s
  • enables the recording of high-resolution 4K UHD videos

Nitecore Lenspen

The Nitecore Lenspen is the perfect cleaning accessory for a system camera or lens. It reliably removes dust and other dirt. The integrated brushes, which can be stored magnetically in the pen, can also be used to remove coarse dirt from the equipment. The tip consists of a magnetic carbon cleaning stick that removes the finest dust.
Note: The separately available Nitecore Blowerbaby is required for proper use of the enclosed brushes. This product is presented below.

  • Nitecore Lenspen - ideal complement for the Nitecore BlowerBaby
  • Cleaning pen with two brush attachments included for the Nitecore BlowerBaby
  • removes dust and other dirt
  • with lens brush for cleaning

RICEQ bean bag for DSLRs - RICEQ Outdoor "Edition" 22x15cm 400g

An interesting gift that many photographers have never heard of is a so-called bean bag. It allows the camera to stand securely in almost any scenario, as the bag adapts to the camera body and the ground.
It makes photography exciting, as you can quickly move the camera to a different angle compared to a tripod. This allows a subject to be viewed and photographed from completely new, spontaneous angles. It brings more excitement into the photographer's everyday life, as it can be easily stowed away thanks to its small size and can be positioned anywhere. They are particularly suitable for wildlife photographers and for photographers who work with a telephoto focal length. It also provides relief for ground shots. The bag reduces camera shake and can even prevent it altogether.

  • RICEQ bean bag for DSLRs Outdoor "Edition"
  • small outdoor bean bag made from extremely robust materials
  • ideal stand replacement for outdoor use
  • for stable placement of the camera on various surfaces
  • water-repellent
  • Dimensions: 22 x 15 cm
  • Weight 400g

Matin LSG 22 wind and water-repellent finger gloves for photography L

Feel the warmth on your hands like in summer and get a winter motif in your lens. That would be a dream. With the water-repellent finger gloves, it's a reality. Your hands are protected even in snow and rain thanks to the water-repellent technology. They are perfect for taking photos, as you can open the fingertips of the glove if required. A touchscreen can be operated without any problems, even if the fingertips are not open. The 3M coating also provides the necessary warmth.

  • Touchscreen operation possible with thumb and index finger
  • Fold-down finger covers on thumb and index finger
  • 3M Thinsulate Insulation ensures particularly warm hands
  • Coating keeps moisture out

Gift ideas from 40? - 79?

The next gift idea is in a budget between 40 ? and 79 ?

PGYTECH Createmate High-Speed Card Reader Case

This practical item not only offers endless memory card space, but also a way to read the memory cards! The card reader can be used to read SD cards of the UHS-II class. This allows data to be saved, stored and stowed away in a space-saving manner particularly quickly. Especially for vacation or production, very practical!

  • All-in-1 card case and fast card reader
  • with a built-in USB 3.1 chip, the transfer speed can reach 312 MB/S.
  • two SD and TF card slots support simultaneous data transfer
  • can hold 4xSD card, 4x micro SD card, 2x nano SIM card and an ejector pin
  • suitable for cameras, smartphones, drones and action cameras

Gift ideas from 80? - 180?

The next gift idea is in a budget between 79 ? and 180 ?

Nitecore BlowerBaby V1

The Nitecore Blowerbaby V1 is the perfect addition to the Nitecore Lenspen listed above. The brushes included with the Lenspen are suitable attachments for the Blowerbaby V1. Air is blown out of it, which is accelerated up to 70 Km/h. Compared to a manual air pump/bellows, this is a huge difference. It only achieves a maximum speed of 35 km/h. Thanks to the electric motor, which is powered by a 1500 Mah battery, every grain of dust can be removed from the brushes with support. Thanks to the rechargeable battery, it can be used up to 90 times without having to be recharged. The device can also be used without the brush attachments, as it can also clean dust from the sensor thanks to the air flow.

  • Powerful blower for cleaning optics, sensors or camera housings
  • An airflow of up to 70 km/h simply blows away dust and dirt
  • Cordless for effortless cleaning and portability
  • Built-in 1500mAh battery with USB-C charging port

K&F Concept Magnetic Filter Nano X 82 mm 1/4 Black Mist

These practical magnetic filters give your pictures a dreamy vintage look, many photographers and videographers now swear by the Mist filter. It takes some of the sharpness out of the image, but lets the highlights shine through more naturally, which can stimulate creativity!

Rollei Tripod C6i Carbon black

With the Rollei tripod, you are giving away a high-quality tripod that can be used in many areas. The tripod has a secure stand in almost any terrain. The tripods are already commonplace among professionals and are very well received because they do a good job. The tripods have been further developed so that they are extremely stable thanks to the carbon fiber-reinforced plastic.

  • Rollei tripod C6i Carbon
  • sturdy carbon tripod (8 layers) with a high load capacity of up to 12 kg
  • Tripod head can be easily rotated 360? and perfectly adjusted
  • Tripod can also be used as a monopod with a height of 133 cm
  • simple and quick operation of all rotary knobs
  • rubberized quick-release plate with 1/4-inch stainless steel screw - head mounting with 3/8-inch thread
  • integrated spikes
  • incl. smartphone holder

Peak Design Slide Black - Camera strap for medium and large DSLR cameras

The perfect gift can sometimes be in the details. With the camera strap from Peak Design you are giving the gift of relief! The carrying strap supports a photographer enormously, as larger DSLR cameras are often quite heavy and can quickly become uncomfortable on a trip. It is extremely robust, as it can easily withstand a load of up to 90 kilos. It is also no problem to attach the strap to a camera that already has a tripod adapter mounted, as you can simply clamp it underneath. The difference between Peak Design straps is the loop that is attached to the camera. This means that the camera can also be combined with a Peak Design hand strap.

  • for medium and large DSLR cameras
  • Material: ballistic nylon, plastic web buckles, aluminum folding strap
  • Length: 99 to 145 cm (adjustable)
  • Width: 4.5 cm
  • Weight: 148 g
  • Load capacity: up to 90 kg

OM SYSTEM EE-1 dot sight with hot shoe mount

The best gimmick for any wildlife photographer who is currently focusing on photographing birds, because with this dot sight the photographer can keep their subject in view and focus on it without looking through the viewfinder. With a little practice, this gadget is a very good tool for getting even better shots of birds and other animals.

Gift ideas with a larger budget

Calibrite monitor calibration Color Checker Display

Calibrite Color Checker makes it easy to calibrate displays. The adaptive technology that delivers optimized results for each profile for maximum colour accuracy on each individual monitor and Flare Correct measures and adjusts your display profile. It is needed precisely when you want to print the images. It prevents deviations in the displayed colors if the monitor allows color display.

  • Calibrite ColorChecker Studio, Calibration
  • Monitor calibration for enthusiasts and professional photographers
  • includes a colorimeter and Studio software
  • 512MB RAM or more recommended
  • powered USB connection
  • Mac, Windows

Fujifilm Instax Mini EVO black EX D hybrid instant camera

Instant cameras are an absolute classic among gifts. With the Instax Mini Evo from Fujifilm, you have a reliable camera that can print pictures from memory or smartphone. Thanks to the built-in display, you can view the images before printing compared to other models, so that not every image is necessarily printed immediately. Up to 45 images can be stored on the internal memory. However, this can be quickly extended with an external SD card.

  • Hybrid instant camera in analog style
  • with 10 lens modes and 10 film filters
  • physical instant image or digital photo in the built-in memory or on microSD card
  • built-in Li-ION battery
  • incl. micro USB charging cable and carrying strap

Matching films: Fujifilm Instax Mini Film

  • 2 x 10 exposures for instant photo fun
  • For Fuji Instax cameras and printers
  • Free space at the edge of the image to label and personalize it as desired

 

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