Stuck for what to ask Santa for this year? Our conclusive Xmas gift guide has a range of ideas to suit every budget
There’s always an awkward moment when asked what you’d like for Christmas – you spend an age trying to think up a worthy present before failing and either naming the first DVD that comes to mind or settling once again on a pair of socks. The same goes if you’re buying for the photographer in your life – it just never seems easy to find the right gift. That is, until you read our conclusive round-up of all that a photographer could want in their stocking come Christmas morning. With something to suit every budget, you’re sure to be bursting with ideas by the end of it…
Christmas gifts for less than £100
Photoshop Elements 12
Latest version of the popular enthusiast image editing and organising program.
Available from: www.adobe.com/uk
Hoya HMC NDX400
9-stop Neutral Density filter that allows you to achieve some really long exposures.
Price: £83 (77mm)
Available from: www.hoyafilter.com
Vanguard Heralder 33
Quality shoulder bag with plenty of space for kit and loads of padding.
Available from: www.vanguardworld.co.uk
Manfrotto Unica VII
Excellent messenger bag with a handy bottom compartment for a travel tripod.
Available from: www.manfrotto.co.uk
WD Elements 1TB drive
Quality portable hard drive that’s ideal for backing-up images on the move.
Available from: www.wdc.com
Lovely paper that offers a smooth tonal range with a traditional darkroom look.
Price: £23 (A4, 20 sheets)
Available from: www.fotospeed.com
Lee Filters Seven5 kit
Filter starter kit that’s been designed specifically for CSCs.
Available from: www.leefilters.com
Nest Explorer 200L
Lightweight dual access backpack with side or rear entry with decent space for kit.
Available from: www.nest-style.com
For Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, creates a sweet spot of focus decreasing to a blur.
Available from: www.lensbaby.co.uk
Five-ink all-in-one A4 photo printer with a 3in display and Wi-fi connectivity.
Available from: www.canon.co.uk
Kata Orbit-130 DL
Lightweight and stylish messenger bag that can easily be converted into a useful city bag.
Available from: www.katabags.co.uk
Compact and lightweight tripod that’s perfect for travel photography.
Available from: www.velbon.co.uk
Olloclip 3-in-1 lens
Fisheye, wideangle and macro lenses for your iPhone, slotting easily into place.
Available from: www.olloclip.com
Tiffin ND 3.0
Powerful 10-stop Neutral Density filter that allows for some really creative results.
Price: £75 (77mm)
Available from: www.tiffen.com
Lowepro Fastpack 350
Laptop compartment and space for personal items as well as
Available from: www.lowepro.co.uk