Who doesn't love a gadget? Whether we're talking selfie sticks, light prisms, pollution filters, or good old-fashioned tripods, the right gadget can elevate your photographs to the next level. If you're looking to make your photography more exciting, you'll find a wealth of add-ons to consider. They won't necessarily turn you into the next Annie Leibovitz, but they will turn your snaps into things you can be proud of. Here are 10 of the must-have photography gadgets for 2022.
10. K&F Concept Natural Night Filter Light Pollution Filter
Taking nighttime photographs in built-up urban areas can be a nightmare as a result of the light pollution caused by artificial lighting. Or rather, it used to be. Thanks to K&F Concept, there's now a way to reduce the unwanted effects of light pollution and introduce some clarity and contrast to your snaps. The K&F Concept Natural Night Filter Light Pollution Filter utilizes double-sided nano-coating to block the most common yellow and orange wavelengths of light pollution from entering the lens. The result? Clear, focused pictures with high-quality definition, natural-looking colors, low reflection, and no vignetting. The filter kit works with all 52mm lenses and comes with the benefit of waterproof and scratch-resistance technology for incredible durability.
9. Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet
If you're a fan of digital photography, consider the Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet your new best friend. This slimline, easy-to-use drawing tablet is ideal for photo editing, letting you easily retouch your photographs, wherever and whenever you want. It's also ideal for graphic designers and animators. Its small, compact size makes it ideal for use on the go, even in situations where the desktop area is limited, while the lightweight design makes transportation a breeze. It's compatible with both Macs and PCs, and comes with the benefit of four customizable ExpressKeys that put your favorite shortcuts in easy reach. Creative and EdTec software options are also available.
8. Andoer 54-inch Selfie Stick
What's a photographer these days without a selfie stick? If the standard selfie stick length just isn't enough to meet your needs, the impressively sized Andoer Selfie Stick should do the job nicely. Although it retracts to a tiny 18.5cm, it measures a whopping 54-inches when fully extended. Although it weighs in at a hefty half a kilo, the extra carrying weight is more than worth it when you consider all the great functionality on offer - if needed, it can even double as a mini desktop tripod. It's fully compatible with smartphones, action cameras, and smaller cameras. An aluminum construction ensures excellent tensile strength. A Bluetooth remote completes the handy package.
7. Power Junkie
An incredibly handy tool for both photographers and filmmakers alike, the Power Junkie is a multi-use powering adapter that lets you charge and power all your devices, gadgets, and cameras on the go. The three ports (1x2.5mm DC port and 2x USB-A) make it easy to charge your DSLR or mirrorless camera along with other accessories at the same time. Once it's been set up, it can extend your camera life by an impressive 10 hours. A handy LED power indicator gives you full visibility of your battery, letting you keep track of much is left and how full the battery is during charging.
6. Movo RC1 Clear Rain Cover for DSLR Plus 18" Lens
Rain showers don't have to get in the way of you and your camera thanks to the Movo RC1 Clear Rain Cover for DSLR Camera. Made from waterproof polyethylene and featuring a drawstring closure, this exceptionally handy tripod-mountable cover will keep your camera dry and protected even on the wettest day, while still allowing access to your camera controls and viewfinder. In addition to keeping your camera safe from rain, it also offers exceptional protection against dirt, dust, sand, and other environmental pollutants.
5. Aivina 4 Pack Optical Crystal Photography Prism Set
As expertphotography.com says, good photography is all about light. With the Aivina 4 Pack Optical Crystal Photography Prism Set, you can play around and manipulate that light to your heart's content. Each set contains 1 x 50mm crystal ball, 1 x 50mm crystal prism, 1 x 50mm crystal cube, and 1 x 60mm pyramid, each of which is made from the highest quality optically clear crystal and free of any bubbles, distortions, color or inclusions that could negatively affect your photographs.
4. Think Tank Digital Holster
If you're searching for a convenient way to safely transport a single camera and lens combo, the feature-packed Think Tank Digital Holster could be just the ticket. Available in a range of seven different sizes, it's ideal for everything from a medium-sized CSC right up to an SLR with a 150-600mm super-telephoto zoom attached. Key features include a removable strap, an oversized belt loop with a Velcro fastening, a slip-over rain cover to protect it from the elements, and a convenient grab handle at the top. It also comes with an adjustable divider and three additional pockets for extra storage.
3. Fotyrig Hot Shoe Level Camera Level
Proper balance can make all the difference to how well a photograph turns out, something which makes the Fotyrig Hot Shoe Level Camera Level an exceptionally handy tool to have at your disposal. This level camera cube features three styles of level that offer superb perspective control and exceptional accuracy.
2. Fujifilm Instax Mini Mobile Photo Printer
If you use your Smartphone for most of your photography, take the advice of sciencefocus.com and invest in the Fujifilm Instax Mini Mobile Photo Printer, an incredibly handy instant printer that will let you print photos and video stills directly from your Android or iPhone. It connects wireless to your device, so there's no need to worry about any fiddly leads. Once it's set up, it takes just 12 seconds to print a photo. On a full charge, it can print off 100 continuous shots. Additional features include Party Mode, which lets you combine images from multiple phones, along with the option to insert an image into one of 27 varieties of frames or create a collage out of multiple images.
1. Manfrotto 190XPro4
As digitalcameraworld.com says, every photographer needs a tripod, especially when it comes to night shots, time-lapses, long-exposure seascapes, and macro shots. The sturdily built Manfrotto 190XPro4 comes with an incredibly solid XPro ball that offers perfect stability and laser-sharp shots. Although it folds down to a modest height of 57cm for easy transportation and storage, it extends to an impressive operating height of 175cm.
Written by Dana Hanson
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