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

Tamron TC-X14 / TC-X20 teleconverter review

17 Mar 2017 Thomas

With their second generation telephoto zooms Tamron also offers two new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters (dubbed TC-X14 and TC-X20) which are specifically designed¬†to work with the SP 70-200/2.8 VC G2 and the SP 150-600/5.0-6.3 VC G2. I had the chance to extensively test the Tamron SP 70-200/2.8 VC G2 (model A025) with the TC-X14 and TC-X20.¬†They let this zoom-lens reach…

In Camera book - perfect photos out-of-camera

07 Mar 2017 Gordon Laing

In Camera is a new hardback photography book by Cameralabs Editor, 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! Each photo is accompanied by behind the scenes details, techniques and settings. Everything you need to shoot confidently in-camera!

Digital Retro - The Evolution and Design of the Personal…

16 Mar 2014 Gordon Laing

A book by Gordon Laing and a great gift for geeks! Digital Retro is a coffee table paperback book which tells the story behind 44 classic computers of the Seventies and Eighties. This was a unique period in the history of computing when a bewildering array of machines battled for supremacy in a melting pot which would shape the industry. Some machines…

Manfrotto 190XPROB

24 Sep 2012 Gordon Laing

The Manfrotto 190XPROB is a relatively compact and affordable tripod designed for general-purpose use. It's one of the best-selling models in Manfrotto's X range, striking a great balance between price and performance. Like most higher-end tripods, the 190XPROB does not come with a head as a…

Manfrotto 190CXPRO3

24 Sep 2012 Gordon Laing

The Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 is a light and relatively compact tripod designed for general-purpose use. It's based on the best-selling 190XPROB, but built from carbon fiber to minimise weight – indeed it's the lightest tripod in Manfrotto's X range. Like most higher-end tripods, the 190CXPRO3 does not…

Manfrotto 055XPROB

24 Sep 2012 Gordon Laing

The Manfrotto 055XPROB is a large but affordable professional tripod designed for general-purpose use. It's one of the tallest models in the range, and feels the part with its aluminium construction. Like most higher-end tripods, the 055XPROB does not come with a head as a standard.…

Manfrotto 055CXPRO3

24 Sep 2012 Gordon Laing

The Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 is a large but light professional tripod designed for general-purpose use. It's one of the tallest and strongest models in the range, but surprisingly light thanks to its carbon fiber construction. Like most higher-end tripods, the 055CXPRO3 does not come with a head…

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