Trends from the Trenches
Hi, this is Jay P. Morgan from The Slanted Lens and Lars Lindstrom. Today on Trends from the Trenches we will talk about the best items for this year’s Christmas Wish List for photographers and videographers. These are the things you can buy for your loved ones who are into photography and video. If you have any ideas for the list please let us know and post them in the comments! Keep those cameras rolling and keep on clickn’.
Dodge&Burn Vintage Camera T-shirts – Dodge and Burn was created out of a passion for analogue photography and classic cameras. The sculpted mechanical beauty of vintage cameras, the legendary photographers who used them, and the iconic images they created are the things that fuel the Dodge and Burn brand.
Capture Pro Camera Clip – The CapturePRO® Camera Clip is our flagship, pro-quality camera carrying solution. Carry any camera on any backpack strap, belt or bag. All-aluminum, extra-durable construction. Compatible with multiple tripod types, and can be used as a tripod head itself.
Fotodiox Pro GoTough SharkBite Wrench – If you know someone with a GoPro, this is a perfect gift. The SharkBite Wrench makes tightening those unique GoPro screws a snap. When you mount the camera to a motorcycle or action vehicle, it needs to be tight so your camera doesn’t move. Of course this tool also makes it much easier to loosen your GoPro when you’re done. The wrench also doubles as a bottle opener. It’s available in a variety of colors at a list price of $19.95.
GoPro Hero3+ – It’s advertised as the most advanced GoPro yet. It’s hard to argue with that statement. It’s not exactly what I wanted to hear after purchasing a GoPro Hero 3 earlier this year. The GoPro Hero3+, priced at $399.99, is the perfect under-the-tree gift for your favorite action videographer. The new features include: 20% lighter and smaller, still photos at 12 megapixels up to 30 frames-per-second, SuperView (wider angle), more battery life, and faster WiFi.
Gerber Steady Multitool and Tripod – No need to pack a tripod when outdoors! This tool has two legs that unfold for use as a tripod AND a suction cup that allows Dad to mount his smartphone.
Get Into Focus Lens Mug – Don’t buy your photographer friends or family any old mug this year. Certainly a good choice would be the Get Into Focus Lens Mugs from Photojojo. These ceramic, dishwasher-safe mugs are shaped like a camera lens. The mugs, which are available in black or white, are priced at $15.
The iPhone Scuba Suit (a.k.a. The driSuit Endurance) Get gorgeous subaqueous photos with your iPhone with this Scuba Suit. The iPhone Scuba Suit is a 100% waterproof case that’ll allow your phone to explore ocean floors. The case latches shut to create a liquid airtight barrier that keeps your iPhone safe underwater. Unlike other waterproof cases that have hard screen covers that don’t work well when wet, this case has a touch-sensitive gel screen cover that makes shooting photos underwater extra easy.
Gregory Heisler 50 Portrates – Best photography book of the year. Great Gift! $24 for hardcover copy.
Tamron 24-70 mm 2.8 lens – The world’s only full-frame F/2.8 standard zoom with image stabilization (VC). Features Tamron’s VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization system, USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) for fast, quiet and precise autofocus, and a 9-blade round diaphram for perfect bokeh. It’s compact size and light weight will make it your everyday lens.
Vanguard Heralder 33 Camera Bags-The Heralder Series is a fast-action messenger bag for on-the-move photographers, such as photojournalists and event photographers. One of The Heralder’s greatest features is a convenient tripod holder, perfect for today’s video-driven photojournalist. A tripod can be easily secured to The Heralder’s built-in tripod sling. The Heralder’s detachable inner pouch lets you remove, and reload, gear in one easy step, giving you a seamless transition from comfortable camera bag to an everyday messenger bag, and back! Other features include an extremely comfortable, padded anti-slip shoulder strap that distributes weight evenly on your shoulders, a padded laptop compartment, numerous accessory pockets to store loose gear and compatibility with other VANGUARD accessories, such as padded lens protectors.
iPro Lens System – Schneider Optics – Includes a case for iPhone 5 that lenses bayonet onto includes tripod/handle mount. 3 lenses includes in kit : macro, super wide, and telephoto. 3 section handle doubles as storage for your lenses.
Photoflex MultiDisc® 42” 5-in-1 – The MultiDisc® 5’n1 offers five reflector surfaces; translucent, white, silver, gold, and soft gold; in one easy to carry package. Switch surfaces in seconds.
Kessler Stealth Slider – 28 inch slider – The Stealth is a hybrid camera slider that combines the lightweight portable rail & carriage system of the standard Pocket Dolly™ with the drag control of our CineSlider™. Features include drag control, measuring tape, smooth rolling precision stainless steel ball bearing wheels and multiple mounting options.
Dynalite XP800 Pure Sine Wave Inverter – allows you to take your studio strobes on the road or off the road without electricity and without noisy generators or bulky old-style inverters. The XP800 weighs 15 lb including its battery and is able to deliver hundreds of full power flashes and thousands of partial power flashes depending on the pack or head. The lithium-ion battery which charges in 3.0 hours, separates from the power pack via large flip-locks so that you can swap out an optional spare. There are 3 USB ports available to power USB computers and other electronics.