Photography Gift Ideas under $50

Posted by Gary Ramey on November 19th, 2011

Some of the products listed below are under $50 because they are on sale.

Tiffen 58MM Circular Polarizer Glass Filter

A polarizing filter is mandatory. It darkens skies, makes blue skies bluer, removes glare, and should be in every photographer’s kit. Be sure to get the correct size filter for your lens.

CowboyStudio NPT-04, 4 Channel Wireless Trigger Receiver

This set is designed for photographic studio and on-location work to trigger various flash lights. The transmitter is attached on the hot shoe of the camera while the receiver is plugged into the studio flash. Each receiver works with one studio flash. You can also get an extra receiver and still be under $50. 

Timer Remote Control RS-60E3

If you are interested in taking long exposures or time-lapse photos, you will need an external remote. Make sure that you get the model that will work with your camera. This remote will work with the following cameras:

  • Pentax K100D,K110D, K10D, *ist Ds2, *ist D, *ist Ds, *ist, *istDL, *ist DL2
  • Samsung GX-1L, GX-1S, GX-10
  • Canon EOS 30, 33, 50E, 300, 300V, 3000, 50, 300D (Digital Rebel), 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), 450D (Digital Rebel XSi), 500D, 1000D

If you have a Nikon, try the following link: LCD Digital Timer Remote Control (MC-DC2) for Nikon D Series Digital SLR Cameras (Check Compatibility)

Cowboystudio Backlight Strobe Flash Studio Photography Kit

This inexpensive studio flash requires AC power. It is a slave flash that will fire when your primary flash fires.

Serif PanoramaPlus X4

  • Powerful, easy-to-use digital-photo-stitching software
  • Create stunning panoramas in just 3 easy steps
  • Easily import photos and movie clips to create panoramas
  • Edit and enhance panoramas with simple-to-use correction tools
  • Save and share panoramas to share with family and friends

Eye-Fi Connect X2 4 GB Class 6 SDHC Wireless Card

The Connect X2 is Eye-Fi’s entry level SDHC card. Automatically upload photos and videos to your computer and to your favorite site – they’ll just land there already organized. Choose from 25 websites, including Flickr, Facebook, Picasa and more.

  • 4GB Memory to store up to 2000 photos or 90min or video
  • Upload JPEG photos & videos fast through your home Wi-Fi network thanks to built in 802.11n speed
  • Get email, Facebook, or Twitter alerts when your photos are uploading online
  • Photos and videos can automatically land in date-based folders of your choice on your computer or even directly into iPhoto for Macs

If you want more capacity and features, take a look at my review of the Eye-Fi Pro X2 SDHC card.


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