Thought the world of accessories was all tripods and ballheads? Turns out it's a jungle out there...
1. Look Lock system
Inspired presumably by the Samsung Clown-Cam, this camera-mounted iPhone holder allows you to use your phone to hypnotise your offspring long enough to snap a picture of them looking politely bewildered.
2. Stabilizer Strap
While this stomach-mounted camera holder is by no means a bad idea, the downside is that it’s difficult to pull off with a reasonable measure of dignity, as the chap above ably demonstrates. Admittedly the shorts aren’t helping.
3. Cloak Camera Bag
‘The Cloak is not a camera bag — in fact you shouldn’t even call it one,’ says Photojojo, on a page called ‘Cloak Camera Bag‘.
What’s different about this product is that the bottom can be quickly removed, allowing you to shoot straight through it, as demonstrated. This, purportedly, saves valuable time.
4. Lomography’s Colorsplash Flash
Obligatory Lomography entry: the Coloursplash Flash is essentially a rotating set of coloured flashes. For £35 you too can make your pictures look as if they were taken in a Blackpool Laserquest circa 1998.
5. Bottle cap tripod mount
They say necessity is the mother of invention. But not always.
6. H3Pro10 HD
Like most people, I own ten GoPros, and I resent the hell out of the fact that I can’t find a way to consistently use all of them at once. For a mere $745, this problem is now solved forever.
7. Blackrapid Double Strap
Is it possible to wear two cameras on your person at once without being openly heckled in the street? Find out!
9. The Super-Secret Spy Lens
Stick this on the front of your lens and a combination of a cut-out on one side and a precision mirror assembly within allows you to clandestinely shoot at a right-angle. It even swivels, allowing you to shoot left, right, up, or down at will. People won’t think you’re weird, probably.
10. Kenko Filter Stick
A relatively inexpensive way to make your camera look like a high society type from the 19th Century, the Kenko Filter Stick allows you to hold any 58mm filter up to your lens like a lorgnette. Fancy!
It’s a portable reflector card on a giant flexible arm that sticks out of your camera like a tentacle, and it can smell fear.
13. Bokeh Masters Kit
A number of discs are purposefully blank to allow you to cut whatever shape you want, but before you suggest the inevitable you should know that someone has beaten you to it.
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