If you’re shopping for camera accessories or gifts for a photographer, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve put together a list of my essential camera accessories I never leave home without. From filters to tripods, batteries to storage, there’s something for everyone here, plus some bonus coffee action at the end! And best of all, most of the items are priced in the affordable double-figures.

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Accessories

Canon EF-EOS R Filter adapter review

04 May 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon EF-EOS R Filter adapter lets you mount EF DSLR lenses onto an EOS R mirrorless camera, while exploiting the spare space inside the adapter to accommodate drop-in filters. I tested the polarizer version in my review!

Rode NT-USB Mini review

11 Mar 2020 Gordon Laing

The Rode NT-USB Mini is a compact USB microphone designed for gamers, podcasters, musicians, streamers or voiceovers. It’s a smaller and more affordable alternative to the original NT-USB from 2014, a microphone I personally use for most of my YouTube video voiceovers. In my review I’ll compare the features and quality of both mics.

Canon SELPHY Square QX10 review

09 Mar 2020 Gordon Laing

The Canon SELPHY Square QX10 is a portable wireless photo printer designed to make small square prints of images on your phone. Squarely targeting the popular INSTAX format, I've compared them in my review!

QNAP TVS-472XT NAS review

18 Jun 2019 Gordon Laing

The QNAP TVS-472XT is a four-bay network attached storage device (NAS), sporting 10 Gigabit ethernet as well as dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, allowing not only quicker network access than most NAS units but also supporting direct connections that are fast enough for video editing. Find out how it’s fitted into my workflow in my 6-month review!

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD review

05 Jun 2019 Gordon Laing

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a rugged, pocket-sized drive that connects to new and old USB ports and exploits the size, speed and robustness of solid state storage. It works with Macs and PCs and available from 250GB to 2TB. Find out why it’s become an invaluable part of my workflow as a photographer and video editor in my…

Rode Wireless Go review

29 Apr 2019 Gordon Laing

The Rode Wireless Go is the World’s smallest wireless microphone system and one of the most affordable options for anyone wanting to explore the benefits of cable-free recording. A built-in mic means you can also clip the transmitter to clothing without mucking about with a separate mic. Find out why it could transform your videos in my full review!

In Camera book - perfect photos out-of-camera

17 Dec 2018 Gordon Laing

In Camera is a book by Cameralabs' Gordon Laing. It celebrates the art of JPEG photography with 100 of his travel images, all presented out-of-camera. No filter, no Photoshop, just pure photography! A great gift for beginner or advanced photographers!

Rode VideoMic Me-L review

02 Oct 2018 Ben Harvey

The Rode VideoMic ME-L is a small microphone designed for iPhones with Lightning ports. It's aimed at vloggers, interviewers and musicians who want to capture higher quality audio than the phone's built-in microphone. Hear the difference in Ben's review!

Rode Podcaster review

20 Aug 2018 Gordon Laing

The Rode Podcaster is a high quality USB microphone optimised for spoken vocals and ideally suited for podcasts and voiceovers. With an audio and physical design that mimicks the sound of classic radio presentations, it's become a popular choice. In my review I'll compare it to the NT USB.

Feisol TT-15 Mark II mini tripod review

01 Aug 2018 Gordon Laing

Feisol's TT-15 Mark II is a high-end table-top tripod, boasting surprising stability, strength and weather-resistance thanks to its anodized aluminium frame, carbon fiber legs and rubber feet. Find out why it's become my favourite accessory in my review!

WD My Passport Ultra review

31 Jul 2018 Gordon Laing

WD's My Passport Ultra is a portable drive that's powered by your computer or console over a single USB cable and provides plenty of storage for backup, data transportation or simply expanding a system that's stuffed to the brim. In my review I compared an older 1TB model against a new 4TB version.

Rode NT USB review

13 Jul 2018 Gordon Laing

The Rode NT USB is a broadcast-quality USB microphone designed to capture a wide range of sound from vocals to musical instruments. The condenser design captures a broader range of frequencies than dynamic mics like the Podcaster, allowing it to deliver more transparent audio. Check out my review!

WD My Passport Wireless SSD review

20 Jun 2018 Gordon Laing

The WD My Passport Wireless SSD is a smart drive that lets you backup SD cards in the field without lugging around a laptop. Built-in Wifi lets you browse or share the drive with phones or tablets or even stream content to a smart TV. Find out if it's your ideal backup in my review!

BenQ SW271 review

24 Apr 2018 Gordon Laing

The BenQ SW271 is a high-performing 27in 4k monitor, aimed at photographers and videographers who desire better colour accuracy than budget displays, but at a more affordable price than rival pro monitors. Check out my review!

Retro Cameras book review

20 Mar 2018 Gordon Laing

Retro Cameras is a compact and stylish hardback book that tells the story behind 100 vintage film cameras. Pitched as a guide for collectors but equally appealing to any classic camera lover, it presents each model with a short history and original product shots. Find out more in my review!

Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 tripod review

24 Nov 2017 Gordon Laing

The Manfrotto 190 is a flexible and solid tripod designed to suit photographers seeking a serious, stable platform. A significant step-up from budget models, the 190 series strike a compelling balance between price and performance. I tested the latest MT190XPRO3 in my review!

Instax Share SP-3 review

13 Nov 2017 Gordon Laing

The Instax Share SP-3 is Fujifilm's first instant photo printer to use its Instax Square format. It'll wirelessly print photos stored on your phone or via a variety of social networks, or if you have a compatible Fujifilm camera you can print direct. Find out if it's for you in my video review!

Canon SELPHY CP1300 review

01 Nov 2017 Gordon Laing

Canon's SELPHY CP1300 is a compact wireless photo printer that produces 6x4in postcard-sized lab quality prints from phones, tablets, laptops, computers or cameras via Wifi, direct USB or by inserting SD cards or USB storage. Find out more in my video review!

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