PhotographyTalk’s 10 Best Holiday Gifts for less than $250
Photoflex LiteReach Plus
Vanguard Alta Pro 264AB Tripod and Ball Head Kit
Schneider Optics iPro Lens System
Creative Motion Design Website Templates
Tamron AF 70–300mm f/4.0–5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens
Sirui T-025 Tripod
SpiderPro Dual Camera System
Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition
Lowpro Flipside 500 AW Backpack
Photodex ProShow Producer 5.0
When you need a light where it’s impossible to place a light stand, grab for your Photoflex LiteReach Plus. At just short of 10 feet, an assistant can position a light source or reflector wherever it’s required. It includes balance-ball technology to eliminate pressure on the back of the holder. Click below to go to the Adorama page where you can order the Photoflex LiteReach HERE.
Vanguard has combined the Alta Pro 264AT Tripod and SBH-100 Ball Head into a complete kit that is compact enough for travel, but still delivers all the stability and flexibility any photographer needs. The innovative Multi-Angle Central Column makes it possible to shoot from more angles than comparable tripods. Plus, the SBH-100 Ball Head provides 360-degree rotation. Click below to order this Vanguard kit today from Amazon for only $219.00.
The iPro Lens System for the iPhone 4 and 4S contains separate fisheye and wide-angle lenses, plus a pocket-sized lens case. Not only does it house the lenses when not in use, but also serves as a universal tripod mount and convenient grip. The iPro Lens System received an Editors Choice Award from The Mac Observer during Macworld/iWorld Expo 2012. Click below for more information and to order for just $199.00.
For the best selection of HTML and Flash Website designs, visit Creative Motion Design. Any photographer can create a spectacular Website in less than an hour. Plus, it’s easy to edit your site, to sell your photos with the built-in photo cart and to customize your design with your branding. The one-time setup fee of $295.00 is half price, or $147.50, through 11/30/12 on all HTML and Flash Website templates (other fees and costs extra). Click below for all the details.
The Tamron SP 70–300mm f/4–5.6 Zoom Lens is a great combination of the features and photo quality for amateurs who want to add the next general-purpose lens to their shooting gear. It provides photographers with the portrait range at the low end, and then the telephoto mid-range that covers most subject matter for the amateur, from travel to wildlife to landscapes. It comes in compatible mounts for Nikon (built-in AF motor), Canon and Sony cameras. Click here to buy this Tamron lens from Amazon for $499.00. Then, click below for Tamron’s $100 rebate until 12/31/12.
Even though the Sirui T-025 tripod only weighs 1.3 lbs., it’s built with advanced technology to support as much as 13.2 lbs. (6Kg) of equipment. Instead of traditional metal castings, Sirui applies advanced forging technology that makes the metal stronger within a smaller footprint. The Sirui T-025 tripod also provides greater support for its size because it’s built with 5-section legs, which makes it safe and secure at a maximum height of 44.5” (1,130mm) and a maximum extension of 51.4” (1,305mm). Click below to order the Sirui T-025 Tripod for $219.95 from Amazon.
If you’re a serious amateur or professional photographer, who shoots with mid-size to high-end, full-frame DSLRs, then you want the SpiderPro Dual Camera System. It allows you to carry two DSLRs on your hips instead of in your hands or around your neck. The SpiderPro Dual Camera Kit includes two holsters, which are made from stainless steel and cast in hardened aluminum, plus the belt, camera plates and pins. Click below for more information and to order the SpiderPro Dual Camera Kit for just $235.00.
What makes Color Efex Pro 4 a superior photographic enhancement tool is the company’s U-Point Technology. It provides a level of precise control that no competitive software matches. With one click of your mouse, you can create a single control point and select an area of an image. Color Efex Pro 4 offers an amazing array of features, including filter combinations, Visual Presets, Style Recipes, History Browser and Interface, Interaction and Workflow. The Complete Edition has all 55 filters and its only $199.95, when you click below to order.
The Lowpro Flipside 500 was designed for the professional photographer who must carry a complete ensemble of equipment into the most rugged and barely accessible action and adventure shooting locations. The enormous interior space provides plenty of room (with no crowding) for a full-frame DSLR with a grip and as much as a 500mm f/4 lens; as many as 2 additional bodies and 4 lenses; and all the smaller equipment, accessories and personal items the pro must take into the field. Click below for all the details and to order yours for just $249.99.
Here is the ultimate tool for professionals and serious hobbyists to create amazing video slideshows. Add all the photos, videos and music you want, and do it quick and easy. Then, customize and edit your productions whenever you want to upgrade them. ProShow Producer 5.0 provides more than 40 publishing methods, including streaming on Facebook, YouTube and your blog and Website; hard media; and mobile sharing and viewing on an iPad or iPhone. Click below to learn more and to purchase for just $249.95.
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