If you’re looking forward to stocking up on photo kit this festive season, you’ve come to the right place. Check out the next four pages for the best gift ideas and stuff you didn’t even know you needed... Christmas gear
AS ANY SCHOLAR may tell you, Christmas is traditionally a time for family fun, festive cheer and fabulous photo gear. So, whether you’re shopping for yourself, another keen photographer in your life or you just want to pick out a special gift for your favourite member of the PN team (hint, hint!), feast your eyes on these top gift ideas. There’s a mix of top-end gifts and more affordable accessory options, too. There are also some top camera and lens suggestions from our friends at MPB. Remember that you can make significant savings buying used kit this winter, and everything that MPB stocks is meticulously checked and described on its website. As well as this, all products arrive with a six-month guarantee as standard, so you can buy with confidence.
Canon EOS R + RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM If you’re looking to invest in Canon’s full-frame mirrorless system – and there’s plenty of reason to do just that – this is a great combination to get you started. You can pick it up with a significant saving by buying second-hand from MPB. The full- frame EOS R has 30.3-megapixel and uses Canon’s excellent on-
chip dual pixel phase detection AF for speed and accuracy. Its 14-bit Raw files are brimming with quality and it also shoots 4K video at 30p or Full HD movies at up to 120fps. Twinned with the RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro STM, you get a prime lens that’s great for all sorts of subjects, giving a natural
view for portraits, landscapes and street photography. *Prices are correct at mpb.com at the time of going to print and are subject to change.
New from film specialists, Analogue Wonderland, the Analogue WonderBox is a great way to keep your passion for 35mm film photography alive and get inspired, with new rolls delivered to your door every other month. Sign up and receive six films every two months. That works out as less than £6 per week. All subscribers get the same three 35mm films in each month’s pack, with a mixture of speeds of colour, black & white, and rare, specialist or
Peli 0915 Memory Card Case As well as producing the very best in protective cases for full camera kits and other sensitive gear, Peli makes some neat little accessory cases. Offering a high level of protection, with its tough polycarbonate resin impact-resistant outer shell, shock-absorbing liner and o-ring equipped waterproof construction, the 0915 Memory Card Case holds 12 SD cards, six mini SD cards and six micro SD cards. There’s also an 0945 version that holds up to six CompactFlash cards.
limited-edition stocks. The subscription also includes weekly emails with information about one of the month's films, plus tips on using it, and there are exclusive competitions for subscribers, too. Check out Analogue Wonderland’s website for loads more film goodness.
Tenba DNA 11 Messenger £85
Vanguard VEO Select 48BF backpack
Different bags meet different needs, and if you’re looking to travel relatively light, a messenger model is a great option. Tenba’s all-weather range includes the small and light DNA 11 Messenger bag, which weighs 1.1kg unloaded and has internal dimensions of 30x23x13cm, expanding to 18cm when required. It’ll fit a mirrorless or DSLR body with two or three lenses, including an attached 70-200mm f/2.8, plus a 11in tablet or small notebook. Available in blue or black, remove the inner padding and you’ve got
If you’re looking to upgrade your photo backpack this Christmas and want a model that’s going to last for years to come, look no further than the VEO Select 48BF. Available in black or a rather fetching dark green, the 48BF mixes high capacity with a stylish look. In its big main compartment, you can fit several bodies and lenses, and there are pockets for a 15in and a 10.5in tablet. Externally, tripods and light stands can be
easily stored. As well as the main compartment, a side opening allows quick access, and the wide, breathable harness offers a comfortable carry. It’s well padded all round, uses water-repellent fabric and has a proper all- weather cover, too. If you’re after a smaller offering, check out one of Vanguard’s battery cases. At £12.99, the Alta BCS is a neat little organiser than can be tethered to your bag, too.
a tidy day bag, too. There’s quick access via a zippered top or you can use the main flap, with its whisper hook closure – great for when you need to work inconspicuously.
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