all you want in your stocking, UN DER THE TR EE AN D IN YOUR DREAMS...
If you’ve been very good this year, you might want to ask Father Christmas for one of the things on our festive wishlist…
Cokin Landscape Kit 1
Complete filter kit to get you started
£50, $67 www.cokin.co.uk
This filter set is designed for anyone with a passion for capturing landscapes. It contains almost everything you need, including three 84mm P-Type rectangular filters (a blue-to-clear filter to intensify blue skies, a graduated warming one to boost sunsets and a conventional warming filter), and a holder that attaches to your lens. An adapter ring to fit your lens is the only extra you’ll need to buy.
LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt 1TB
Tough portable hard drive to keep your images safe
£149, $199 www.lacie.com
With its orange rubberised case this top hard drive is hard to miss. Featuring Thunderbolt connectivity and a USB3 socket, it boasts data transfer times of up to 110MB per second. It comes as 1TB and 2TB conventional drives, and 250GB and 500GB SSD models – but at £379/$500, the latter would be a special gift indeed!
Triggertrap Mobile Dongle Kit
A cable release with some very big differences
£23, $40 www.cokin.co.uk
Triggertrap is basically a wire that connects your camera to your smartphone. An app then enables you to fire the shutter with your phone. It uses many of your phone’s features to add functionality, such as triggering the shutter when it hears a sound, feels motion or sees a number of faces. It’s a great way to capture the festive fun.
Photo Phreeze Phun
I’m sure there’s a camera in my drink!
£10, $16 www.bigfanofphoto.com
The holidays are the ideal time to meet up with family and friends. To help get the party well on its way, this silicon ice tray creates perfectly formed ice camera bodies and lenses. If that isn’t enough for you, dip the end of one of the ice lenses into some water and attach it to the ice camera body, then pop them back into the freezer for ten minutes to create the perfect miniature camera popsicle!