It’s that time of year again! Holiday season is upon us and the struggle is real; navigating the madhouse of B&H with little money and the numb realization of not knowing what to buy is a brutal experience we wouldn’t wish upon our worst enemy. Luckily, the Resource staff has got our readers covered with a hand-crafted, online list of stocking stuffers any right-minded photographer would be drooling over—all without breaking the bank.
This 30th Anniversary Limited Edition HolgaGlo uses 35mm film, a hot shoe flash sync and zone focus system to produce dreamy, vignetted photos great for personal use or fine-art projects. Did we mention it glows in the dark? ‘Nuff said.
The GoPole extension pole features a GoPro three-prong mounting interface with a non-slip rubber grip and removable clip that allows for a GoPro Wi-Fi remote to be attached. A perfect companion to that GoPro HERO you’ve been meaning to buy.
3. CanonPowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera ($99.99)
A formidable point-and-shoot under $100, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 uses a 20 megapixel sensor and 10x optical zoom capable of capturing 720p HD video. Its Intelligent Image Stabilization feature ain’t bad, either.
Olyumpus’ body cap, fisheye lens combination is a unique product that both protects your lens and gives you the ability to shoot ultra-wide angles. Weighing in at only 1.1 ounces, this body cap is impressive indeed.
Made of die-cast aluminum, Manfrotto’s 496RC2 Compact Ball Head can support up to 13.2 pounds and is capable of precise positioning. With its +/- 90 degree tilt, 360 degree panning system and Quick Release safety system, this ball head is a great buy for under $100.
6. AppleLightning to SD Card Camera Reader ($28.94)
This nifty gadget allows you to quickly transfer photo and video from your digital camera to a variety of Apple products, including iPad Air, iPad 4th generation or iPad mini. Insert your SD card, and viola!
7. X-RiteColorChecker Passport ($99.00)
X-Rite’s Color Checker Passport provides three photographic targets for in-camera white balancing and visual color controls. The included software allows profile adjustments to be applied to a large number of photos at once, saving an incredible amount of time for the photographer.
This impressive standalone film scanner takes 35mm, 110, 126, and Super 8 film types and turns it into 20MP images in just three seconds. With its 2.4″ color LCD screen, TV-out jack for viewing purposes and the ability to work with negatives, this gadget makes for one seriously cool stocking stuffer.
9. One year Individual Subscription to CrashPlan ($59.99)
CrashPlan’s one year individual plan gives you the ability to back up to other computers and hard drives with a 448-bit file encryption and minute-by-minute backups. Other perks include unlimited online storage and a CrashPlan mobile app.
10. JobyGripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones ($15.83)
Joby GripTight’s smartphone stand is a versatile stabilizer platform for phones between 2.1 and 2.8″ wide, and is considered a great tool for the capture of high-quality photos and videos. Go go gadget, go!
11. RevoSR-1000 Shoulder Support Rig & Support Strap ($87.50)
Revo’s Shoulder Support Rig and Shoulder Strap duo supports up to 5.5 pounds and is meant for small to medium-sized cameras, such as DSLRs. Aimed at providing “run and gun” support to photographers, this combination set is a great gift for those who are dealing with stabilization issues.
12. ExpoImagingExpoDisc 2.0 77mm White Balance Filter ($39.95)
The ExpoDisk 2.0 uses a 18% light transmission to produce corrected exposure and white-balance settings, saving an incredible amount of time in post-production. Attach this filter to a 77mm thread or simply hold it up in front of a smaller-sized lens for the same effect.
13. ObenTS-200 Tripod Strap with Two Quick-Release Loops ($29.95)
This fully-adjusted TS-200 tripod strap includes two quick-release loops for a securing a tripod’s head and legs. Backed by a one-year warranty, the TS-200 strap provides photographers on-the-go with an efficient way to set-up and break-down without breaking a sweat.
14. VelloThree-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level ($21.50)
This psychedelic-esque bubble level was designed to align cameras in three dimensions—talk about taking it up a notch. Mount it on your hot shoe and put all your worries to rest.
Perfect for macro, wildlife or long exposures, Vello FreeWave’s wireless remote shutter release trips your camera’s shutter in situations where the less movement there is, the better. With a range up to 100 meters and sixteen possible channels, this remote shutter is a great option for under $100.
This eye-catching Lomography camera uses analog 110 film and a 13mm fisheye lens to produce quality analog photos with deep vignetting. Simply put, it’s a fun, quirky camera that promotes creativity and limitless possibilities, not to mention bragging rights among all your jealous friends.
17. LenspenSensorKlear Loupe Kit ($49.99)
This is the sensor cleaning kit used by NASA on the International Space Station. There is nothing more left to say.
18. Manfrotto681B Heavy Duty Pro Monopod ($79.88)
A high-quality monopod can make a great addition to a photographer’s gear. Manfrotto’s heavy duty monopod is a superb buy for under $100, including flip-lock levers, a large head platform and maximum height of 63″.
19. DinkumSystems ActionPod PRO (10″)($40.45)
Dinkum Systems’ ActionPod PRO allows you to mount your device on surfaces up to 2″ thick with a large spring clamp that “makes camera placement painless and uncomplicated”. It’s long arm allows micro-adjustments and helps you set up shots in very little time at all. Sounds good to us!
Manfrotto’s Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate is great gift for those interested in macro photography or other ultra-fine positioning work.
21. VelloAuto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS ($79.95)
This Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS lenses provides three extension tubes of lengths of 13mm, 21mm and 31mm to give your lens the ability to focus closer than normal. These little gems can be used individually or combined to create a more magnified effect.
22. OP/TECHUSA Fold-Over Pouch #303 ($11.95)
Made from rugged neoprene, this pouch is able to store a small lens, adapter or other accessory from dust, dirt and rain. And it’s darn cute, too.
23. PearstoneArticulating Arm and Mini Clamp Kit ($55.00)
Available exclusively from B&H, Pearstone’s Articulating Arm and Mini Clamp Kit has the ability to fit on any shoe mount with an articulating arm that has an extension range of 8.3″; a very valuable piece of equipment to have when shooting in tight spaces.
This on-camera LED light is a great buy under $100, delivering a 640 lux brightness at three feet with a 5600K daylight color temperature. Its accessories include a warming filter, slide diffuser and thread adapter for SONY AIS shoe mount.
SD cards are essential, so why not go for one of the most highly-regarded brands in the business? SanDisk’s Extreme Pro 32 GB card is rated UHS class 1 with a maximum read speed of 95 MB/s and maximum write speed of 90 MB/s. The card also comes with highly-regarded RescuePRO data recovery software.
One of our favorites, this Revo Quad skate dolly looks like it could be one hell of a toy to play with. This four-wheel dolly has a weight capacity of twenty-five pounds and can support up to three articulating arms to mount whatever light-weight camera or accessory you desire. Yes, please.
27. VuPointSolutions Photo Cube Compact Photo Printer ($79.99)
Vu Point Solution has created something that can print photos from Apple products as well as Android devices—without a computer, that is.
28. PromoteSystems Promote GPS-90 ($99.00)
Promote System’s GPS device for Nikon can attach to your camera’s hot shoe and geotag your photos without the need for computer processing. It’s incredibly power-efficient and charges straight from the camera instead of using batteries.
29. XShotPocket Xshot ($20.26)
This telescopic camera extender from XShot takes selfie photography to a whole new level. Collapsing to 6.5″, it’s small enough to fit in your pocket and a sure-fire way to wow all your friends.
30. olloclip4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus ($79.99)
Another Resource favorite, olloclip’s 4-in-1 photo lens for iPhone 6 and 6-plus includes a wide angle, fisheye, 10x and 15x macro lenses to enhance the iPhone’s already-impressive camera. Well played.
For more photo stocking stuffer inspiration, visit B&H’s website here.