5 Super Cool Photography Gadgets
Written 7 years ago by Mark Evans
Lets face it, we’re living in the Gadget Age.Ã‚ Wherever you look there’s always a gadget for something, with new one’s appearing everyday; and photography is no different.Ã‚ A multitude of electronic bells and whistles exist for our cameras, but are they useful, or indeed affordable? More importantly, can they help you in your endeavour to capture a stunning image and improve your photography? Here’s some cool gadgets that might give you that creative edge:
The Super-Secret Spy Lens
Getting natural people shots is sometimes hard when they know you’re going to take a photo; not with this lens! Designed to fit on the front of most SLR lenses, the Super-Secret Spy Lens contains a mirror so works much the same as a periscope. While it looks like the lens is pointed straight on, you’re actually taking a picture to the side, and the lens can be rotated so that you can shoot to the left, right, up or down; now that’s seriously sneaky!
Getting decent underwater pics can be a pretty tricky business as there’s so many factors that can affect a shot; lighting can be difficult at the best of times, everything is moving around down there, and you actually have to hold the camera. Not anymore. Enter the Liquid Image HD320 Camera Mask. This dive mask incorporates a 5MP camera, has onboard storage of 64MB upgradable to 32GB via a microSD card slot, and shoots 720P (1280×720) HD video. It’s good down to a depth of 35 metres, and incorporates crosshairs embedded in the glass for lining up your shots. Not only that but it has attached spot lights for better colour and detail when below 5 metres. James Bond himself would be impressed!
For more info visit Liquid Image.
Looking like something from outer space rather than a monster, the makers of this crazy take on a tripod claim it will stick to almost anything. Walls, trees, fences, you name it, MonsterPod will probably stick to it! The secret lies in the base of the pod, which is made of a viscoelastic polymer, basically the stuff that makes it stick to other stuff. Unfortunately, it looks as though it can only hold around 300 grams (10 oz) although there could be a newer version that will hold more. Probably more suited to your point and shoot than your SLR, I’m not sure I would want my 5D on there!
Get one here.
White Balance Filter
Ever wondered how to get the perfect white balance for your scene, but were never really sure on how to do it? Well wonder no more; The ExpoDisk Professional White Balance Filter solves this problem. It’s pretty simple to use too, just mount it on the front of your lens, take a picture, and set your custom white balance to the resulting picture. This is definitely one of those things that would be good to have around for those crucial landscape shots!
The Ultimate Digital Camera
Have you got a very discerning taste and bags of cash to throw away on a digital camera? Well why not try the Hasselblad H3DII-50. This photo behemoth packs an astounding 50MP into a medium format sized sensor (36mm x 48mm) and will have you snapping wall sized photos in no time at all! Geared more towards your professional studio photographer than your average consumer, it’s easy to see why this thing has a whopping price tag of Ã‚Â£15995 ($23,525 USD) excluding lens.
If you can afford it, get yourself one from Robert White.
Have you seen, or even better; do you own any other super cool photography gadgets? Let us know in the comments below!