Whether you shoot professionally or you’re just a novice, photography
can be one of the most addicting and gratifying mediums around. There is
nothing better than capturing that one perfect shot and there is no shortage of
awesome cameras and gear to help you get it. The Leica camera gives you high
quality in a small package, the Canon EOS helps you shoot professional photos
even if you’re a beginner, and the film cameras from Lomography and Holga will
produce some of the most interesting and artistic shots of them all (even by
Two of our favorite places to shop for the high tech gear
and equipment are J&R and B&H. For unique Holga cameras, fun film and
accessories Urban Outfitters Online has it all. Some of the coolest cameras and
gear come from a store in Japan called Photojojo--don’t fret about shipping
it’s free to the U.S. on any purchase of $50 or more. Last and not to be missed
is Lomography. Here is where you’ll find all of your fun, experimental film
cameras like the Lomo, Fisheye and Diana F+ and all the exciting accessories
you’ll need to go with them.
This roundup has some of our favorite cameras and
accessories on the market—take a look and get shooting!
Leica D-LUX 5 Digital Camera ($799) - The D-LUX 5 is a mini powerhouse of a camera. With perfect image quality and versatility, you can take this camera anywhere and easily achieve professional results.
Leica D-LUX 5 Leather Camera Case - $149.99
Roberu Braided Leather Camera Wrist Strap - $44
Hasselblad 503CW Medium Format SLR Camera Body ($3,460) - Hasselblad is a company that is well known for their superior craftsmanship, precision and of course high price tag. If you want a professional camera this is the Rolls-Royce.
Roberu Leather Compact Camera Strap - $108
Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital Camera Kit ($749) - An expensive price point but it's the perfect user friendly camera for the novice that wants to achieve professional quality photos and video.
Diana F+ Camera ($89) - One of the most popular cameras by Lomography, the Diana F+ is fun, easy to use and a great way to fine tune your film techniques.
Lomography Diana Flash Case - $19
Pentax K-30 ($899.95) - This Pentax is the most affordable rugged weather resistant digital SLR available-- a professional camera fully equipped for a safari (even if a safari for your means a family trip to the San Diego Zoo).
Lomography Fisheye 2 Camera ($88) - Another great from Lomography, this is the world's greatest compact Fisheye camera. With 180-degree wide-angle view and stunning fisheye barrel distortion the possibilities for your Fisheye lomography are endless!
Lomo LC-A+ Camera ($250) - The Lomo LC-A+ is one of the handiest, most delightfully unexpected, robust, crazy-sexy, easily pocketable, vividly colorful, and soundly addictive snapshot cameras of all time. (In other words, we love it!)
The Instax Mini 7s and Mini 25 Instant Cameras ($90 & $124) - These handsome Fuji instant cameras create small (think credit card size) photos that have a vintage saturated analogue look.
Holga 35mm Camera ($48) - If you're bored with digital try a Holga! This toy camera is inexpensive and creates fun photos with sometimes surprisingly genius results.
iPhone Fisheye Camera Lens ($30) - Fisheye photos are fun, wacky and creative. Now you can add this feature to your iPhone with one simple lens.
GorillaPod Hybrid Tripod - $39.95
Personalized Camera Neck Strap with Adjustable Length - $80
The Tokyo Dreamer Strap - $20
Camera Strap from IMO on Etsy - $25
Border Stripe Canvas Camera Strap - $198
Roberu Compact Camera Strap - $112
Roberu Linen Camera Strap - $130
LooDeLoop on Etsy offers a wonderful array of handmade camera straps made with fun fabrics.
Ephiphanie is a line of beautiful camera bags created by Maile Wilson. A professional photographer for over a decade, she hated lugging around "ugly man-bags" and launched Epiphanie - cool designs that function as both camera bags and purses. The Ginger bag pictured here is $164.99.
Kelly Moore bags are modern and beautiful - the Mimi is one of our personal faves. $199.
Dre Hartmann bags are amazing! Made of luggage-quality canvas with lots of incredible details and styling, these are among our favorites. The Liza, pictured here, is $200.
The Brooklyn from ONA Bags - $309
This mustard-colored Betsy Camera Bag from JoTotes is fun for summer outings - $109
The Bowery Camera Bag and Insert from ONA Bags - $119
Ketti Handbags Chevron Designer Camera Bag - $195
The Camps Bay Camera and Laptop Backpack from ONA Bags -
Golla Bags (from Finland) offer a youthful and modern variety of bags and their website allows you to sort of camera type. The Hollis is pictured here.
Camera Day Pack - $60
Cheeky Lime camera bags are priced relatively well ($99 for the one pictured here) and come in fun, vibrant colors.
The Stowe bag from F Stop Gear has old-school charm - and it lasts through just about anything. $95