The 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

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With this long list of fabulous photo finds, you’ll be sure to find the right gift for your photographer (or add to your wish list). Click the right arrow to begin.

What is on your wish list? Enter it in the comments section below and one random, lucky commenter will receive a selection of photography books featured just for participating.

The very gorgeous Nikon Df

$2,999.95 (with a 50mm f/1.8 kit lens, $2749.95 for just the body)

This vintage-looking, beautiful camera allows you to use most of your old Nikon lens collections—even dating back to 1959. With 16.2 MP FX format sensor and a sharp LCD monitor, Nikon pairs modern technology with a classic lookwith the goal of “reigniting your passion for photography.”

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The super fast Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8

$1299 (with a $100 rebate through December 2nd)

This lens is reviewed really well by pro’s, but is also an excellent addition to a serious hobbyist’s collection. Many say it is the only lens they need! Great for wide-angle shots as well as portraiture and wedding, the VC stabilization ensures your subjects are crisp, even in low-light.

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The groundbreaking Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 lens


This versatile and groundbreaking lens, which remarkably has a 1.8 constant aperture, is perfect for a multitude of things, but it is particularly amazing for family and wedding photography, with it’s dreamy bokeh and excellent low-light performance. See why our reviewer feels it can replace her primes and told us, “…this lens made me love photography even more.”

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The efficient, lightweight Canon SL1 (EOS 100D)

$699.99 (with 18-55mm kit lens)

One of the most frequently asked questions at is, “What is a good entry level DSLR for me or my wife/husband/son/mother/etc.?” There are several great options and this is definitely one to consider. This is literally the smallest DSLR on the market, yet it packs a lot of performance into that small body. It is perfect for someone who wants to graduate from a point and shoot or camera phone as well as an experienced photographer user who wants to travel light.

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The can’t-live-without-it WD My Passport Ultra or Slim

$119.99 to $179.99

Bring peace of mind to a new parent, hobbyist, student, or anyone that has a ton of photos and isn’t sure what to do with them all OR may need to transport them from computer to computer. Don’t let friends and family lose precious memories or digital works of art.

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The durable Pentax WG-3 Point and Shoot


This waterproof, shock proof, dust proof, and cold proof camera is incredibly resilient and the perfect point and shoot for the adventurous, risk taking, photographer. With a built in shake-reduction system, the WG-3 will help you capture some truly remarkable photos along your journey!

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The safe WD My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage


A place to save and backup everything of yours in one place, where you can access the files from your Mac, PC, tablet, or smartphone. You can purchase My Cloud with 2TB, 3TB, or 4TB.

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The professional-level Pixma Pro-10 (EOS 100D)


It may arrive in a big, heavy box, but you couldn’t get a more loved gift for a photographer, particularly a fine art photographer, that wants or needs a professional printer. This printer is especially noted for quality color prints.

Click here for the full review.

The ultra creative Lensbaby Spark


If you haven’t yet experienced a Lensbaby tilt shift lens, the Spark is a great place to start. Priced at only $90, you can step out of the norm and take a break from high-end glass lenses. It is designed purely for fun. It is currently available for Nikon and Canon mounts.

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Inspirational Big Picture Classes Gift Certificate


Ranging from Lightroom Basics to Picture Everyday, there are lots of different classes to choose from and they all focus on creativity. Most are self-paced, such as Picture Winter, where the student gets a daily email sent to them with an assignment of the day, including tips to inspire.

A way cool t-shirt from Dodge & Burn


These t-shirts, featuring vintage cameras, are soft, high-quality, and gorgeous. There are styles for both men and women.

The tough Hitcase Pro Waterproof and Ruggedized Case for iPhone


For the outdoor enthusiast, this case makes your iPhone waterproof for up to 33 feet (while retaining touch-screen functionality). You can now bring your iPhone kayaking or swimming. It also has a wide angle lens built in. Hitcase is a must-see.

The creative organizer’s dream: Adobe Lightroom


With this software, you can process AND organize photos.

“Lightroom has taken my photos to an entirely new level as a semi-pro photographer and mother of four. It gives my images a depth and professionalism that I can’t get anywhere else with the ease of nothing I have used in the past. I absolutely love LR!”Rebekah Gough

Artsy, fun Sunprint Kits


Using your favorite little bit of nature, you can create a work of art using only the power of the sun. Add a pretty white frame to the print to finish your masterpiece. This is a great project to do with children as well. for a 4×4 or 8×12 kit or to create a cyanotype on a scarf or tshirt.

The sophisticated Olympus LS-12 Digital Recorder


As the world grows faster and more efficient, many photographers have taken on small video and audio projects to enhance their photography capabilities. With the LS-12 audio recording becomes incredibly easy. Easy formatting creates perfect sound compatible with all DSLR video and still recording.


The luxurious ONA Brixton Camera and Laptop Bag


See why Travel + Leisure rated this bag their favorite. The unisex Brixton is ideal for any photographer and appeals to a wide range of styles. Coated in a water-resistant wax, it is both practical for day to day wear and stylish for the trendy artist.

Read the recent review for more information. Visit ONA for purchase information.

The versatile Nikon 700 AF Speedlight


Take your portraiture up a notch with an external flash, which diffuses light and gets rid of harsh shadows and improves indoor shooting all around.

The innovative Sony Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100 II


With a full frame sensor, Raw image capture capability, high aperture and ISO sensitivity this new digital camera is already ideal. Add in its light weight and convenient size and you have the perfect DSLR/ Point and shoot combination. This is the perfect camera for on-the-go photographers.

The state-of-the-art Sony Smartphone Attachable Lens-style Camera


Today, iphone photography is a widespread use of the communication device. With this new portable lens style camera you can achieve high quality photos through the convenience of your own phone.

The essential Shootq Photography Studio Management Software


Managing a business can be incredibly stressful. With so many clients, contracts, price plans, leads, projects, etc., it can be very hard to efficiently keep track of it all. The Shootq Photography Studio Management Software helps balance the busy schedule of any photographer with ease and enable higher workflow efficiency.

The hipster Impossible Instant Lab


The Impossible Instant Lab converts any digital image into an actual, distinctive analog instant photo through your iPhone or iPod touch.

The reliable Lexar Memory Card

$47.99 – $999.99

Lexar has a wide range of cards to fit your needs, whether you shoot HD video or high-quality images. There isn’t a photographer out there who doesn’t need memory cards! These are fast and super reliable.

The adventurous GoPro Hero3 Black Edition


The world’s most handy camera enables the on-the-go photographer to capture the action and excitement of life (above ground and underwater) with hands free photography. The Hero3 Black edition comes with a Wi-Fi remote, awesome low-light performance, and 30% longer battery life than its predecessor. Who wouldn’t want the top-selling camera of all time?
For a GoPro video of Cape Cod wildlife, click here.

Educational Gift Gertificate


Imagine giving the gift of a review from someone that holds the position of Photo Director at Martha Stewart or serves as the chief curator of a museum. This gift will truly make the recipient a better photographer.

Read one photographer’s experience with Eyeist here.

To purchase a gift certificate, visit

Studious photography books!


Just in case you missed it, have a peek at the Best Photography Books of 2013 for more gift ideas!

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    • Nikon D800

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    • Wow, what a great variety of items, you've really covered the bases.  I dream of getting an underwater housing kit for my Canon 6D, but in the meantime the new Nikon AW 1 might be enough temptation to persuade me to purchase my first Nikon camera.

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    • My wish list is very long, but I think that a fast prime lens, formal photography lessons and photo processing software (Adobe light studio perhaps) would top my list

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    • I'm hoping for a Sony a77 this year. It's "old" but still the best value 24mp sensor camera out there - for under $800 body only.

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    • for me it would be lenses...

      a 35mm fast prime (for a FX sensor)

      a 18-200mm or 18-300mm, basically an everything lens as I already have the individual ranges covered with fast lenses.  Something for when I don't want to take more than one lens.

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    • Congrats to Jennifer, who was just chosen at random to win a selection of photography books from 2013!  I hope you all get what is on your wish list.  Jennifer - check your internal mail.  Thanks again!

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    • I want them all

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