15 Great Nikon Gifts for Nikon Owners
Suitable for all Nikon SLRs – full frame or APS-C the Rokinon 14mm is a popular choice for those looking to bring a bit of super-wide angle capability to their camera bag. Its wonderful wide f/2.8 aperture is a great for low-light and night-time photography applications such as star-trail shooting. For those Nikon shooters with an APS-C sized sensor and keen to get an even wider, super-fisheye view check out the Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5 which is on an amazing offer at the moment! And for those after a super wide angle zoom lens the Sigma 10-20mm is still the standout lens in its class, for the mean-time at least, until one day hopefully Sigma roll out the ART treatment to a super-wide zoom lens!
An essential item for everything from studio shoots to long-exposure, landscapes to also of course those tricky group shots of the family at home where you need to get everybody in! Farewell 10 second timer, you’re awkward services are no longer required!
Have you ever seen those incredible shots of star-trails? Or beautiful light-painting images? Wire-wool spinning? Or even timelapse videos of streets, or construction sites? This is your simple, one stop key to mastering all of them.
Nikon’s own out of budget? That’s not a problem – there are plenty of much cheaper, non-official alternatives from manufacturers such as Polaroid.
Add a telephoto thermos to your friend’s collection with this comedy item sure to raise second glances and a few laughs when using it out and about!
For long days out shooting comfort is key – the BlackRapid RS7 may not be the cheapest but it’s certainly one of the favourite carriers out there that permit quick-grab accessibility to fire a shot off whenever is required. One of the best features is its great swivel mount allowing the camera to sit freely, upside down, for top carrying comfort.
Sometimes in life the simple things are often the most effective… If you’ve never experimented with shaped apertures we thouroughly reccomend it – they’re a seriously quirky and easy-peesy way to add a splash of something new to your photography. Check ’em out!
If you’re wanting to push the boat out with a real gesture for a loved one the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II is the telephoto zoom lens of choice in the Nikon shooters in the pro-sports and wildlife photography world. It’s not for the faint hearted though and if you’re an enthusiast on a tighter budget the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 OS is a beast of a lens for only a smidge over off half the price of its rival from Nikon themselves.
The Domke F2 was launched in 1976 after a careful design process and became an overnight success. 40 years on it’s still as popular as ever and one of the classiest, simplest and most functional camera bags on the block.
The saying in racing goes ‘you’ve got to look fast to go fast’. The same holds for photography – you’ve got to look the part to play the part. Have a photographer friend who takes their photography a bit seriously; who thinks their work should probably be on cover of National Geographic? Well… if they don’t have one already they’ll probably love a waist camera holster for safely carrying your camera hands free whilst walking.
If you’re brave enough to risk you’re prized gear underwater but not keen on shelling out thousands of dollars for a rigid polycarbonate case the guys at DiCAPac have done a pretty good job at filling the mid-ground with this affordable and fully waterproof case for the masses!
Especially in the portraiture world a ‘nifty-50’ as they’re affectionately known is the single most valuable lens you can have in your bag. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART has wowed critics the world over since its launch just 2 years ago. A mark of it’s calibre? It was awarded the highest rating of any lens, ever by highly respected DPReview.com when it was tested, a crown it still holds to this day. This really is one of the best lenses in the world at the moment, the best bit? It’s not the most expensive in the world and is an amazing value lens for the money!
Fed up with the awkward, uncomfort and clumsy carrying of an SLR by its top-mounted strap? So were we until we discovered this great little swivel mount! It’s one of those real ‘Why didn’t I think of that!?’ items that’ll fix an age old problem in an instant -a great gift for any Nikon owner.
Light, surprisingly versatile and compact Gorrilapods have grown from being a weird item owned by few into a photography must-have just as useful for complex planned shots out in the field as for impromptu family group shots in the yard.
Not all lenses and camera bodies are waterproofed, in fact, unless you’ve got a ! It’s not worth the risk, a rain cover is a great gift for any Canon owner who doesn’t have one! You never know when you’ll need one next…
If you’re after a cheap and easy gift for a Nikon owner a LensPen will certainly go down a treat; keeping your glass in top condition is a must if you want to take your photography seriously and something many new DSLR camera owners don’t pay enough attention to! This trusty lens cleaning pen will help them with that.