2016 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again and it can be overwhelming to find the perfect gift for someone interesting in photography. There are so many camera, lenses, and accessories on the market it’s hard to find a starting point. We have put together this gift guide to cover almost anyone interested in photography, from stocking stuffers to some big ticket items.

Stocking Stuffers

Ilford HP5 Disposable Camera – $9.95

They say film is making a comeback, and what better way to enjoy it then with a fun disposable camera.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome Film Pack – $10.95

This new black and white instant film from Fujifilm for their Instax Mini cameras is sure to be a hit.

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[pro]master Leather Odyssey Camera Strap – Starting at $49.95

These handcrafted leather straps look and feel great. They also come in 6 different colors and two sizes.

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Dromida KODO HD Drone – $59.95

Drones have become very popular and their prices can be overwhelming. A fun way to get started is with this small drone to learn the ins and outs of flying. With the added ability to record HD video of the flight. This drone is so small it can fit into the palm of a hand.

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[pro]master Mobile Lens Kit – $79.95

The new [pro]master mobile lens kit is a cool way to enjoy cellphone photography. The kit has a wide angle lens, fish eye, macro, and circular polarizer lens with two clips. They attach onto any smartphone, and even if the phone is in a case. Small and lightweight, this kit can travel anywhere.

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Domke F5XB Camera Bag – $89.95

We love Domke bags here at Webbcam, in fact we all have the F5XB. The perfect bag for traveling light and holding just what you need. Made from strong canvas and made in the USA.

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Fujifilm Mini 70 – $99.95

This is a great gift for someone interested in photography, where they can watch the image appear on Fujifilm Instax film.

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Mefoto Backpacker Air – $125

We call this one a stocking stuffer because it is such a small tripod. While it may be small when folded up, it expands up to 4.9 feet tall while holding 8lbs of gear and comes in 7 different colors.

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Lenses

Canon 40mm f2.8 STM – $139.95

This pancake lens is a great addition to any Canon kit. Featuring an aspherical lens element and STM smooth focusing motor, this lens packs a big punch in a small package.

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Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM– $369.95 after instant saving.

Available in both Canon and Nikon mount, with APS-C sensor. This lens features optical stabilization, a great zoom range, and bright f stop of 2.8 throughout the zoom range.

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Tamron SP 35mm f.18 Di VC USD – $599.95

The new SP series 35mm f1.8 Di VC USD lens from Tamron is a great prime lens to add to an existing kit of lenses. The lens is sharp wide open, very well made, features optical stabilization, and a bright f stop. Available in Nikon and Canon mounts, and now has a $30 main in rebate.

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Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 – $1399.95

Enjoy sports or wildlife photography? A long zoom range with optical stabilization allows this lens to cover just about any event or grab the perfect shot of wildlife. Available in both Canon and Nikon mounts.

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Cameras

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-HX80 – $369.95

This advanced compact camera is a go to for travel photography. It features a Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar lens with 30x optical zoom, 24-720mm equivalent. It also has a pop up viewfinder and built in WiFi to seamlessly transfer images from the camera to a smart phone to upload right to social media.

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Nikon D3400 kit with 18-55mm lens + 70-300mm lens – $649.95 after instant savings

This Nikon D3400 kit features two great zoom lenses, both with optical stabilization, a 24MP sensor, and Nikon Snapbridge WiFi app. A great camera kit for someone to get started in photography, or upgrade from an older system.

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Sony A6000 kit with 16-50mm lens and 55-210mm lens – $699 after instant savings

One of the best deals in a mirrorless camera is the super powerful Sony A6000. It has a lot of great features in a small lightweight kit. Featuring a 24mp sensor and BIONZ X image processor this camera is capable of producing large high quality images. It can also shoot up to 11 fps to capture action, sports, and wildlife shots. This kit comes with two lenses, the 16-50mm lens and 55-210mm lens which makes it a great travel camera.

Nikon D500 – $1799.95 after instant savings

Possibly the most powerful DX DSLR on the market, the Nikon D500 is the perfect gift for someone needing a new DSLR or upgrading from an older system. This camera features a 20MP sensor, EXPEED 5 image processor, 4k video, 153 AF Points and 11fps. This is a pro level camera without the pro level pricing.

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Canon 5D mkIV – $3499.95

The new Canon 5D mkIV has some robust new features making it a worthy upgrade for any Canon photographer. It features a new 30MP sensor, DIGIC 6+ Processor, and 4k video. Professional build quality of the mkIV is ideal for any event photographer who needs a rugged camera built to last.

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Leica Q – $4250 for black, $4499.95 for titanium finish

For the photographer that has everything, the Leica Q is the perfect addition to a collection. This is a great street shooting and travel camera. It has a full frame 24MP sensor, 28mm f1.7 Summilux lens, Maestro II image processor, and built in WiFi. Available in both black and titanium finish. The Leica name is synonymous with quality, their optics are legendary, and the Q is the pinnacle of a professional compact camera.

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Black Friday Specials 2014

 10% OFF all in-stock Video Monopods!

 

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sigma1750   The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens is an incredibly versatile, lightweight, and compact lens designed specifically for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size sensors. The lens has a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range. It features a construction of 17 elements in 13 groups with glass that corrects for flare, ghosting and all types of aberrations. It produces high contrast and sharp images throughout the zoom range even at its maximum aperture.

$669 – $200 Instant Rebate = $469

 

sigma10-20The Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom lens offers an ultra-wide zoom solution to digital cameras, and was exclusively designed to suit the characteristics of digital SLR cameras. The super wide-angle capability of this zoom lens makes it a very powerful tool for both indoor and landscape photography

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$479 – $100 Instant Rebate = $379

 

 

sigma150-500This Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Lens is an ultra telephoto zoom lens ideal for nature, wildlife, or sports photography.

The OS (Optical Stabilizer) system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 3-4 stops faster. This allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions.

$1069 – $300 Instant Rebate = $769

 

 

 

sigma70200The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Canon is the second generation of large-aperture telephoto zoom lenses incorporating Sigma’s OS (Optical Stabilizer) anti-shake system. It offers the equivalent of shooting at shutter speeds 3 to 4 stops slower than without OS, thus allowing handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions. Its HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focusing.

 

$1399 – $300 Instant Rebate = $1099

 

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The Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a versatile and compact mirrorless camera that features a 20.1 megapixel APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to produce high-resolution still images and full HD movies with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 16000. Included with the camera body is a Sony E-mount 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable Zoom Lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-75mm. This range of perspectives is well-suited to everyday shooting and is further enhanced through the inclusion of Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for minimizing the appearance of camera shake.

$499 – $200 Instant Rebate = $299

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The Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced mirrorless camera featuring a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to produce high-resolution still images and full HD movies with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600. Beyond notable imaging traits, the image processor also lends itself to continuous shooting up to 11 fps and an intelligent Fast Hybrid AF system that uses both phase- and contrast-detection methods to quickly and accurately acquire focus.

$799 – $200 Instant Savings = $599

sonya58The Sony Alpha a58 DSLR Camera with DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II Lens is a compact digital SLR camera that blends high imaging performance with a host of intelligent and intuitive features to help achieve optimal results for both still and moving imagery. The a58 houses a 20.1 megapixel APS-C-sized Exmor HD APS CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor, which work together to produce clear, detailed imagery with impressive low-light sensitivity to ISO 16000 and fast performance that enables up to 5fps full-resolution continuous shooting. The processor and sensor combination are also significantly benefited by the unique Translucent Mirror Technology, which effectively directs light to both the image sensor and focus sensor simultaneously.

$599 – $200 Instant Savings = $399

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The Sony Alpha a77II DSLR Camera is a versatile and advanced digital camera featuring a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to produce high-resolution still images and full HD movies with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600. Included with the camera body is the DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM lens; a wide-angle to short telephoto providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-75mm. The constant f/2.8 maximum aperture maintains consistent performance throughout the zoom range while an SSM autofocus drive produces quick and quiet focus performance.

$1799 – $300 Instant Savings = $1499

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The Webbcam 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Under $50

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Holga 120N ($35)

Nothing beats a Holga for getting started in lo-fi, medium format photography. The photos have a very distinctive look and feel courtesy of the Holga’s plastic lens – owning a Holga is a must for every photographer!

Don’t forget the film!

kata-d-light-grip-14Kata Grip 14DL ($39)

One of our bestselling bags due to it’s sleek design and midrange size which accommodates most DSLRs and basic lenses. The holster-style design includes a shoulder strap and a rain cover.

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Phottix 32″ 7 in 1 Reflector ($46.95)

The 7-in-1 Light Mulit Collapsible Reflectors are a great addition to studio or on location work. The reflectors have 7 changeable colors: White, Black, Silver, Translucent, Golver, Green and Blue and collapse into a 12″ circular carrying case.

Under $75

ImageBlackrapid Straps ($39.95-124.95)

Not the cheapest strap, but by far the most comfortable! Often imitated but still the best, Blackrapid offers several models to accommodate different sizes of cameras and shooting styles. For most DSLRs check out the Curve (RS-7), our best selling model.

ImageGary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Speed Mount ($59.95)

The #1 selling flash diffuser here at Webbcam, Gary Fong’s Lightsphere Collapsible has been improved with a new velcro strap mount borrowed from the Universal model making it the best of both worlds. Check out Gary’s awesome Youtube channel for great tips on how to get the most out of your on camera speedlite!

ImageFuji Instax Mini 8 ($74.95)

A great way to capture Christmas morning memories! Fuji’s Instax cameras have taken over where Polaroid left off and become a worldwide sensation. There’s nothing like instant film photography for parties, weddings, vacations or anytime you want to pass around actual, physical prints with your friends.

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ImagePocketwizard Plus X ($99.95 less $15 instant rebate)

The best wireless flash trigger system just got better, and cheaper! Pocketwizards are the industry standard and the new Plus X Transceiver makes them more affordable than ever. Just $85 per unit after the instant rebate, and they now include many of the connection cables that were previously sold separately!

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Westcott Modern Vintage Backdrops ($79.95)

Westcott’s new Modern Vintage backdrops are a great alternative to a flat solid color background or dated looking crush-dyed fabric. They come in many different styles and color combinations and add a new look to your portrait or product photography!

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Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack 1 ($99.95)

A new and improved design of one of our all time best selling bags. The new Manfrotto Active Backpack series is a great daypack for carrying your DSLR body with a couple lenses in a sleek form factor with enough room up top to store your hoodie, laptop, and whatever else you need while out and about.

Under $199

ImageTamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 XR Di II ($199.95)

Looking to upgrade your basic kit lens, or increase your max focal length without carrying a second lens? The Tamron 18-200 is a very compact superzoom at an extremely affordable price – plus a $20 mail in rebate until the end of the year!

MePhoto_Trans_Group_Coll[2]Mefoto Backpacker ($139) & Roadtrip ($189) Tripods

The new Mefoto tripod series is a staff favorite here, and for good reason. The Backpacker model folds up to only 12.6″ for nearly effortless transportation, and all Mefoto tripods include a padded carrying case!

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A great alternative to the “nifty fifty” that upgrades the build quality with a stainless mount, and cuts down on the size! This lens is awesome on the new Rebel SL1 and makes a great, lightweight walkaround lens on any body.

videomic_03Rode Videomic ($159)

If you’re serious about shooting video on your DSLR, you’ve probably run into the limitations of the on-camera mic. The Rode Videomic eliminates a lot of these issues by stabilizing the mic in their proprietary Rycote® Shock Mount system, minimizing unwanted noise created by vibrations or autofocus. The highly directional microphone also isolates your subject from distracting surrounding noises.

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Phottix Mitros TTL Speedlite ($299)

Another Webbcam favorite, the Phottix Mitros is hands down the best third-party alternative to the pro level Nikon or Canon speedlites. With a feature set that rivals the SB-910 or 580EXII the Mitros is a very well constructed flash at a great price.

sigma_30mm_f14Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC Art Series lens ($499)

Sigma’s new Art Series of lenses has caused quite a stir in the photographic community over the past year, with the introduction of their fantastic 35mm 1.4, revolutionary 18-35mm 1.8 and the revamped 30mm 1.4 for crop sensor cameras. Roughly equating to a ~50mm on APS-C sized sensors the Sigma 30mm f1.4 is a sharp, fast lens that works wonders for shooting in low light or capturing your subject with a shallow depth of field.

d3200Nikon D3200 DSLR Kit w/ 18-55VR lens ($599 less $100 instant rebate)

The best value in an entry level DSLR right now. With a 24.2 megapixel CMOS and the new EXPEED 3 processor this camera is incredibly powerful for the price. If you are looking to step into the DSLR world from your point and shoot/iPhone etc, the Nikon D3200 is the way to get started.

dlcrigDLC HDSLR Rig ($399)

At only $399, DLC’s HDSLR rig is cheaper than many other companies follow focus units alone! In addition to including a follow focus, the rig also comes with a matte box, quick release plate and uses industry standard rail sizes for easy additions or replacement of components.

mn_mt190xpro3Manfrotto 190XPRO3 ($219)

The newest version of the 190 series of tripod legs improves on the leg locks and streamlines the design of the center column rotation feature that cuts down on the size a bit. One of the best, midsize/midpriced tripods just got better!

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