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

Fujifilm INSTAX mini Link 2 review

17 Jun 2022 Gordon Laing

The INSTAX mini Link 2 is a portable wireless printer for your phone that uses the popular mini instant format. It includes a new Air mode that uses the printer like a digital spray-can. Intrigued? Check out my review!

Sony VPL-XW5000ES 4k projector review

26 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony VPL-XW5000ES is a native 4k home theatre projector with a laser light source and 2000 lumen output. Find out how it performs in my full review!

Accsoon M1 HDMI recorder review

05 Apr 2022 Gordon Laing

The Accsoon M1 is an adapter that lets you use an Android phone as an HDMI monitor, recorder, or streamer. It could save you money and weight over a dedicated recorder, so find out if it's right for you in my review!

Sony VPL-VW290ES VW325ES 4k projector review

24 Jan 2022 Gordon Laing

The Sony VPL-VW290ES is a 4k home theater projector that’s known in North America as the VW325ES. Unlike many 4k projectors which employ pixel-shifting, the 290 / 325 is a native 4k model delivering very detailed images. Find out how it can transform your home movie viewing in my review!

Rode Videomic GO II review

11 Jan 2022 Gordon Laing

The Rode Videomic Go II is a compact and affordable shotgun microphone aimed at video creators, podcasters or anyone wanting to improve the quality of Zoom calls. Find out why it's one of the best options for the money in my review!

Build the fastest portable SSD

07 Dec 2021 Gordon Laing

Portable drives are invaluable and in this guide I’ll show you how to build the fastest one I’ve ever tested - and it only took two parts and a few minutes to assemble!

Fujifilm INSTAX Link Wide review

02 Nov 2021 Gordon Laing

The Fujifilm INSTAX Wide Link is a portable instant photo printer that connects to your phone over Bluetooth and prints any picture onto the largest INSTAX Wide paper. Find out if it's the best instant photo printer in my review!

Rode Wireless Go II review

08 Mar 2021 Gordon Laing

The Rode Wireless Go II is a compact wireless microphone system that supports two transmitters, internal recording and USB connections to cameras, phones and computers. This makes it one of the most flexible microphone systems around from podcast interviews to upgrading your Zoom audio. Here’s my full review!

f-stop Guru UL backpack review

20 Jan 2021 Gordon Laing

A good backpack is an important accessory for any photographer and over the last five years I’ve relied on the f-stop Guru UL. In this long-term test I’ll show you why the Guru UL has become my favourite photography backpack!

SanDisk Extreme Pro v2 SSD review

08 Dec 2020 Gordon Laing

The SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD v2 is a rugged, pocket-sized USB drive that exploits the size, speed and robustness of solid state drives. It works with Macs and PCs, as well as some phones, tablets and consoles. Find out why you'll want a portable SSD in my review!

RevoRing filter adapter review

30 Jun 2020 Ben Harvey

The RevoRing is a cunning filter adapter from H&Y that saves you from carrying, fitting and swapping multiple step-down rings. A variable mechanism allows it to adapt one larger filter to multiple lenses, and fit it quickly too. Check out our review!

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!

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