Photography is an expensive hobby. Even after you have bought a camera and a couple of lenses, you can find yourself lusting after tripods, flashguns, and filters. If you want to spoil a snap-happy friend this holiday season, check out these genuinely affordable upgrades at the PopSci Shop—now with up to 86 percent off MSRP.
This unique smartphone accessory lets you flick between wide-angle, macro and fisheye lenses in seconds. In addition, RevolCam has a built-in LED light with 230 brightness levels to choose from. Compatible with most phones, this multi-purpose kit is down from $59 to just $29.99.
At only 15.5 ounces, Pakpod is one of the most portable tripods ever created. Made from high-impact ABS plastic and stainless steel, it provides a solid base for long exposures and timelapses on pretty much any surface. Worth $99, Pakpod is now $69.
For anyone who enjoys wildlife or sports photography, this telephoto lens is a must-have accessory. The 8x zoom lets you pick out distant details, and you can adjust the view by twisting the barrel. Normally $49.99, the lens is now $12.99 in two colors.
This smartphone lens kit supplies everything you need for upgrading your selfie game. The wide-angle lens is great for group shots, while the LED light provides a flattering glow after dark. Right now, it’s 25 percent off at $14.99.
The XtremePro HD Action Cam is only one inch thick, but it captures stunning footage in 4K resolution and 12MP photos. The camera comes with a waterproof casing and a variety of mounts. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to share your videos. You can get it now for $69.99—that’s 86 percent off the regular price.=
Carrying around a heavy DSLR for hours on end can be really uncomfortable. BOOMR takes the load off your shoulders with a strap made from bungee cord. You can use it as a neck strap, a cross-body sling, or over the shoulder. Worth $39.99, BOOMR is now just $14.99.
Aspiring YouTube stars will love Mini-MI. This lightweight gimbal keeps your smartphone videos rock steady, and provides backup power. In addition, the built-in app offers smart tracking modes and digital zoom. You can get the Mini-MI now for $94.99, saving 13 percent on the MSRP.
Own a VR headset? This clip-on camera lets you capture immersive 360-degree 4K videos using your iPhone. You can even livestream to your followers via YouTube and Facebook, or use the Insta360 for video calls. The camera is currently 13 percent off at $199.