Last minute gift ideas for shutterbugs

Last minute gift ideas for shutterbugs

December 13, 2011 , Vanguard World

The year's quickly drawing to a close, and the holiday shopping season is in full swing!

For those of you who haven't already wrapped everything and put it under the tree, here's a quick look at some photo-video accessories sure to please all of the shutterbugs on your list!

endeavor scopeFor the nature lover and shooter:
Endeavor spotting scope

Endeavor helps take nature observation and photography to new heights with bright, clear, high-contrast images, even in low light!

Pair it with your DSLR camera using our simple-to-use PA-201 adaptor (sold separately) for digiscoping to easily capture breathtaking images without a pricey telephoto lens (one less thing to carry!).

One hundred percent waterproof and fogproof with fully multi-coated lenses and a BaK4 prism, Endeavor is available with a straight or angled eyepiece and is perfect for bird watching or any other outdoor activity.

Endeavor comes with a straight or angled eyepiece in 65 x 16 ~ 48 or 82 x 20 ~ 60 and is available for $499 - $599

For more on Endeavor, click HERE


auctus plus in useFor the heavy lifter: Auctus Plus tripod

Made to support large format cameras and long, heavy lenses with security and precision, Auctus Plus tripods are loved by photographers for their stability and flexibility.

An Extreme Support Height Positioning (ESHP) Wheel System lets you fine tune your camera's position with the use of a unique, easy to use wheel-gear while holding a serious amount of weight. It's individually adjustable legs let you set up on uneven terrain, or get flat to the ground for low-angle and macro photography.

Award winner:
* Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Best Tripod 2010 (Auctus Plus 283CT)
* reddot International Design Award

Auctus Plus comes in aluminum alloy or carbon fiber and is available for $329 - $479.

For more on Auctus Plus, click HERE

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For the photographer who wants it all:
Alta Pro 263AGH tripod & GH-100

Quite possibly the most flexible tripod & ball head pair in the world, Alta Pro 263AGH is everything you need for out-of-this-world photography!

Alta Pro tripod's Multi-Angle Central Column and individually adjustable leg angles mean you can shoot from just about any angle imaginable. GH-100 offers smooth, ball-head precision with the convenience of a grip handle, which can be rotated to any of eight positions.

Together, they offer solid, simple to use camera supported limited only by your imagination!

Award winner:
* TIPA Best Photo Accessory 2009 (Alta Pro Tripod)
* Popular Photography POP Award for Best New Products of 2010 (GH-100)

Alta Pro 263AGH is available for $239.

For more on Alta Pro 263AGH, click HERE

TheHeralder
For the pro on the go:
The Heralder camera messenger bag

The Heralder is a great looking, fast-action messenger bag for photojournalists, event photographers and other on-the-move shooters.

Its Quick Top Access puts your gear right at your finger tips, and its amply padded deluxe strap is designed to distribute weight evenly for less shoulder fatigue.

It also has a laptop holder, tripod sling and fully customizable and removable interior, so you've got everything you need to get out and get snapping!

The Heralder comes in three sizes and is available for $139 - $199


For more on The Heralder and a demo video, click HERE.

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For the day tripper: Adaptor camera sling bags and backpack

Whether you shoot right or left handed, Adaptor daypacks deliver with quick-access zippered gear openings on both left and right sides, so you can get to shooting in a matter of seconds.

Easily convert from backpack style to a sling bag by repositioning one of the shoulder straps and neatly stowing the other in its pocket.


For long-lens shooters, Adaptor 48 passes on the side openings, but offers full-opening gear access from the back.


Adaptor comes in four sizes and is available for $89 - $129


For more on Adaptor, click HERE.

nivelo tripod in use
For the Micro Four Thirds shooter:
The Nivelo collection

With more and more manufacturers rolling out new offerings, 2011 was the year of the compact, interchangeable lens (or micro four thirds) camera.

Impress the early adopters of these game changing cameras on your list with these forward thinking accessories made just for them!


Nivelo tripod comes in black, silver or pink and is available for $79.
For more info, click HERE.

Nivelo camera bag comes in two sizes in
black or red and is available for $14-$18
For more info, click HERE.

Where to buy
Whether you prefer to shop in your PJ's from your home office or are a die-hard local business patron who loves to pop quiz the guys on the sales floor, we've got you covered.

Our photo-video accessories are available for purchase from the following online retailers:

Adorama
B&H Photo Video
Amazon
Cameta Camera
The Camera Shop
Overstock.com
Sears

Or, for a list of brick and mortar dealers near you, please visit our Where to Buy page on our website.

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