Cameras Tripods

Black Bird Fly Twin Lens Reflex Camera

From our archives (originally published October 7, 2009), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

When was the last time you picked up a camera that had film? A while maybe? Might be fun to experiment with the old school style again, you might be surprised with the images you take. (Perhaps this could also be a delightful gift for a friend or family member?)

Shutter speed of 1/125
Standard 35mm film format
Also available from Amazon.

Purchase Information:

Price: $140.00
Available from: Poketo!

Galileo’s Telescope

Inspired by Galileo’s first telescope made in 1609, this little guy has the same focal length of 1 meter, yet is appropriately updated with ‘modern optical technology’ and a contemporary design. Now, whether you use it to for astronomical observations as Galileo did or neighborly spying is completely up to you.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $390.00
Available from: GSelect

Spinner 360 Camera

Just pull the cord with one hand and watch as the camera spins around 360° in the other, recording your complete surroundings in a split second. Who says film is dead?

Film Type: 35mm

Also available from Lomography for €125.00.

Purchase Information:

Price: $145.00
Available from: Velocity

Olympus PEN E-PL1

I was quite excited when the first one of these was released, though it was too expensive, had no viewfinder, and no flash. Wasn’t alone on these opinions and Olympus has thankfully addressed all of these issues. While my bank account still can’t afford it, at least it’s much closer to reality.

What’s to like about it? Micro four thirds, smaller body, interchangable lens. HD video. Way too many features too list right here, check out ‘em out at Amazon.

Check out dpReview‘s article comparing the original to the newer version.
Photo Credit: dpReview

Purchase Information:

Price: $600.00
Available from: Amazon.com

Source: Engadget

Joby Gorillapod Magnetic

Joby adds one more to the family on their innovative flexible, attach-to-anything Gorillapod tripods. This magnetic version has the added benefit of being able to stick to any ferrous surface. If you’re in an urban environment you certainly won’t have any trouble finding a place to perch this tripod for an impromptu portrait.

Weight: 45.3g (1.6oz)
Material: High quality Japanese ABS plastic, Durable German TPE grip rings, stainless steel camera screw

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.95
Availability: Buy Joby Gorillapod Magnetic here

Source: Engadget

ZipShot Tripod

Wow, you’re going to have to watch the video here to understand how awesome this tripod is. In a matter of seconds the legs spring out to a full standing tripod. The compromise for the added convenience is that the legs are not individually adjustable. Certainly not for the serious photographer crowd, but should work well for everyone else. Now how long does it take to refold it? Hmm…

Specifications:

11 oz. (312g).
Folded Size: 15� (38cm) when
Standing Size:� 44� (112cm) tall.
Material: Heavy-duty, metal ball-head with strong aluminum legs.
Max Weight Load: 3 lbs (1361g).

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.95
Available from: BHphoto

Source: Uncrate

Paint Can Pinhole Camera

I just saw this at a local store. You can always make your own pinhole camera out of materials laying around the house, but if you haven’t got the time this could be a fun gift to buy for yourself. Plus, you have to appreciate that the packaging is the product itself.

The Paint Can Pinhole Camera was developed and patented by Jim Kosinski.

For more, visit Paint Can Camera.
Also, here’s Step by Step Instructions.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.45
Available from: brooklyn5and10

Cell Phone Telephoto Lens

Hmm. Sometimes I wish my phone would take better pictures, but as to whether I would go to the trouble to carry this around and put it on when I want to take (better) pictures, I just don’t know. I’m curious as to how well it would work.

“Simply and easily top the camera on your cell phone, iPhone or any other smart phone with this external lens, sure to upgrade your phone’s camera to create high-quality photos. Coated optical lens for magnifying objects up to 8 times; clear focus; adjustable clamp for fitting most phones.”

Adjusts from approx 1.5″w to 2.75″w.

[via Incredible Things]

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Cell Phone Telephoto Lens here

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Pentax Optio H90

I love this little camera. It’s specs are perfectly competitive: 12 Megapixels, HD video recording and it’s designed to be compatible with the Eye-fi wireless memory cards which mean you can connect to your computer and upload your pictures without a cable. The best thing about it though are the colours and the styling. It’s very minimal with a distinctly Japanese look and the colours are very refreshing. Orange if you’re bold or clean black and white if you’re more conservative.

Available from February 2010 for $179.95

Purchase Information:

Price: $179.95
Availability: Buy Pentax Optio H90 here

The Fuji Instax Instant Camera

Saw this over at oneplusinfinity, where Tim gave it a thumbs up with the only negative being the price of the film. I agree. Yikes.

You see, the Instax is a bit different than its predecessors. It prints credit card-sized photos on bold Fuji film, but retains a classic instant film look that everyone loves. Plus, you’ve got more control when you’re shooting: four exposure settings for indoor/outdoor shooting, a built-in flash, and a sweeping wide angle. No USB cables, no memory cards, and no computer. Just a few basic chemical reactions that develop in the palm of your hand. Best of all, Fuji continues to make new cameras and new film, so you won’t need to go hunting for your instant film fix.

Camera: $90.00
Camera and Film: $105.00
Film Twin-Pack (20 exposures): $20.00
Three Film Twin-Pack: $55.00

[via oneplusinfinity]

More information:

View The Fuji Instax Instant Camera here

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Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer

I’m extremely curious about the printed picture quality on this mobile printer. Weighing in at 8 ounces, with dimensions around 5″x3″x1″, it looks like a great gadget to have on hand if you’re a picture-taker type of person.

* Portable photo printer delivers full-bleed borderless images that are dry to the touch
* Features automatic image quality optimization with water-resistant, tear-proof, smudge-proof and peel-off prints
* Prints 2 x 3-inch borderless color images in under a minute
* Wireless-capable Bluetooth hard drive interface; USB 2.0 hard drive interface
* For use with digital cameras and select cell phones

4.7 x 2.8 x 0.9 inches ; 8 ounces

$94.95-$198.99, Buy it here.

[via mightygoods]

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Purchase Information:

Price: $94.95-$198.99
Availability: Buy Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer here

Plamodel DIY Camera

If you’ve got a lot of extra time on your hands, and need to occupy said hands, here’s a kit to make your own camera.

the perfect gift for a budding photographer? how about a genuinely working do it yourself camera? the plamodel camera by japanese design house superheadz is a snap together kit that allows even the not-so-mechanically inclined to assemble their own 35mm camera. available in either black or custom Moriyama special edition model (images and color options reflect packaging color only).

camera type: 35mm, lens: 28mm

$17.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.00
Availability: Buy Plamodel DIY Camera here

Bottle Cap Tripod

This is exactly the kind of thing you don’t think you’ll need until you do.

This provides a solution to the issue that’s probably as old as the camera itself: What to use as a tripod when you don’t lug a tripod around? It’s easy, this little Bottle Cap Tripod slides onto the vast majority of national and international water caps, the universal adaptor fits onto pretty much every camera and the little hinge allows the little baby to swivel gently. That’s it you are done. Whether it’s the family picture, that special night shot or anything else that requires a tripod, the solution is in your pocket from now on.

$10.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Bottle Cap Tripod here

SONY DSC-T33 Silver 5.0MP Digital Camera

The SONY DSC-T33 has the exact same features as the Sony I bought a year ago, except it’s smaller, weighs less and cost about $200 less.
It’s roughly the size of a deck of cards, with no awkward protrusions.
It’s big 2.5-inch LCD makes for easy viewing when you’re out of pocket.

Purchase Information:

Price: $309.00
Availability: Buy SONY DSC-T33 Silver 5.0MP Digital Camera here

 
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