When I talk about the cool camera accessories, I cannot miss the Gorilla Pod which is well known to all my fellow photographers. I am quite sure, there is no need to introduce Gorilla Pod to a professional photographer since he or she will be already having it in the kit. The Gorilla Pod is highly flexible and it can attach to any surface. There is a Gorilla Pod made specifically for iPhone 3G and 3GS. A lot of cool camera accessories are available now in the market. I selectively collected a few of these accessories and all these products really help me to enhance my photography skills. The accessories that I collected include the camera phone lenses, the camera lens mug, solar powered camera strap, corner picture frame, camera USB drive, camera level cube, model mini camera with 3 lenses and the Bottle cap tripod.
Camera phone lenses
The users of cell phones often make the complaint that their cell camera is not up to the market. The camera phone lens is the best solution to their problem. The camera phone lens is attachable to the camera and one can conveniently take the photos.
Camera Lens Mug
Those who had a full day of photography can enjoy the Camera Lens Mug when they relax at home.
Camera USB drive
This is a mini camera. The exciting feature is that the lens detaches from the camera and becomes a USB stick.
Camera Level Cube
The Camera Cube will slide in to the user’s camera hot shoe. Now, pointing at the subject the bubbles are to be aligned to set up a narrow straight frame.
Bottle Cap Tripod
This is a mini camera with a USB flash drive. It is also a memory card reader. It can shoot two mega pixel photos. This is a Japanese product.
When Holga lens is attached to the DSLR, images can be captured instantly. Just like a regular lens, Holga lens fits into the DSLR. It has a fixed focal length of 60mm. Holga lens has a tiny aperture and hence the camera is to be used in manual mode. Because of that, one can get better results in bright sunlight outdoor. However, this accessory cannot be used for clarity and sharpness.
iPole is an extendable pole with a tripod at one end. This can be used with compact cameras. iPole has a Smartphone grip also. Once attached, the pole can be extended to 3 feet.
texture-12503545.jpg” width=”300″ height=”250″ align=”left”>I came cross with numerous cool camera accessories in the market. I collected a few among them and when I used them I found them really good. These accessories help me to improve the quality of my pictures. I am sure all professional photographers will be benefited by using these products. I found that these products are offered for quite affordable prices. These products help the users to find out new idea also. These accessories are compatible with all types of cameras. With the help of these devices I am able to take much better shots. I would like to share with the readers the information I have about a few cool camera accessories.
This is a product from third party manufacturers. The intervalometer is used to take photos at intervals. It will operate automatically once it is set. Using the intervalometer the camera is mounted over a tripod and a time lapse. The photographs over a few hours can be captured using the time gap. Further, they may be stitched into a video. Within few seconds the video will be showing the effect of the extended time.
During the shooting of macro images if a light source is kept at the periphery of the camera lens the light can reach to the subject. This accessory can be used with most of the DSLR lenses. The battery unit that is a part of this device is plugged into the hot shoe of the camera. One can get sufficient light on the subject in a macro shot using this product. This product comes with a host of color adapters to provide light effect. One can have either AA battery or a wall adapter for power.
iPole is extendable and it has a tripod at one end. iPole has a Smartphone grip also. iPole can be used with compact cameras. Once attached, the pole can be extended to 3 feet. iPole also acts as a stabilizer that can minimize the effect of hand shake.
I conducted a survey of various photography gadgets and cool camera accessories that are available in the market. In the meantime I could also collect some of my favorite camera accessories such as camera slider and camera tripod. Al these products help the users to take better shots. I can now share with the readers the list of cool camera accessories. Those who have passion for photography will be delighted to see these products. Hence these accessories are ideal gift items for the photography fans. Moreover, these cool products help the users to get new ideas and improve their photography skills. Another interesting aspect that I wanted to mention here is that these accessories are suitable for any type of camera – DSLR, Point-and-Shoot, Smartphone, GoPro and many more.
When the `gyro stabilizers and Steadicams are very expensive these stabilizer rigs are very cheap. This stabilizer steadies the camera through a gravitational grip. The camera is stabilized using its own weight. Hence one need not hold the camera and work against its weight. This stabilizer is available in different versions. I tried the black powder coated aluminium version and found it working. It is provided with a screw that holds the camera using the tripod mount. It comes with a padded grip and a hot shoe.
When the Holga Lens is attached to the digital SLR one can instantly capture the images with same characteristic light leaks, distortion and blurriness. The Holga Lens fits on DSLR just like a regular lens. However, it has a fixed focal length of 60mm. Due to its tiny aperture, the camera is to be used in the manual mode. As a result one can get excellent result in bright sunlight outside. This accessory cannot be used when one needs clarity or sharpness.
The intervalometers are offered by third party manufacturers. They make use of the port to connect the remote shutter. The intervalometer can be used to take photos at intervals. Once it is set, it will function automatically. The camera is to be mounted on the tripod and a time lapse using the intervalometer. With the time lapse the photographs over several hours can be captured. They can be stitched into a video. The effect of the extended time will be shown by the video in few seconds.
While shooting macro images if a light source is provided at the edge of the camera lens the light can get to the subject. This device is compatible with most of the DSLR lenses. A battery unit is provided along with it that plugs into the hot shoe of the camera. One can get sufficient light n the subject in a macro shot using this device. In order to provide light effect it comes along with different color adapters. As the power source one can use either AA battery or a wall adapter for power.
iPole is an extendable pole with tripod mount at one end. This can be used with compact cameras and it has a Smartphone grip. Once the device is attached the pole can be extended to 3 ft. It is used to capture videos and photographs. iPole also acts as a stabilizer that minimizes handshake.
The Gorilla Pod is a small tripod. The flexible legs of this tripod can be wrapped around an object. The camera is attached on the top. This tripod is available in different sizes depending on the type of the camera. Those who experiment with the Gorilla pod are sure to find out more uses for this tripod.
I am sure all professional photographers are familiar with the Gorilla Pod. No photographer can miss Gorilla Pod. The greatest feature of Gorilla Pod is its flexibility. It can be attached to any surface. A special version of Gorilla Pod is made for iPhone 3G and 3GS. Today, the market is flooded with cool camera accessories. I have a few cool camera accessories with me. The camera phone lenses, the camera USB drive, the camera lens mug, the camera level cube, the Holga lens, etc. are some of the cool accessories that I have tried and found really amazing.
The bottle cap tripod
The Bottle Cap Tripod is a mini camera provided with a USB flash dive. It is also a memory card reader. This product was developed in Japan. It can shoot 2 mega pixel photos.
Camera level cube
The camera level cube slides into the user’s camera hot shoe. The bubblers are to be aligned pointing at the subjects.
When attached to the DSLR, the Holga lens can capture the images instantly. Holga lens fits into the DSLR just like any other lens. Holga lens has a fixed focal length of 60 mm. Because of its tiny aperture, the camera is to be used in manual mode. Holga lens gives better results in bright sunlight outside.