The Best Affordable Photography Accessories

23/01/2020 10:34 AM

Levelling up your photography skills and growing your tool kit doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With the right camera accessories you can get the most out of your existing camera and enjoy a new range of effects and functionalities. 

 

Thankfully, at Ted’s Cameras we have loads of handy, affordable camera accessories to choose from - and we’re more than happy to point out our favourites for you.

 

From tripods and binoculars to cleaning kits, read on for our list of the best photography accessories that offer amazing value for money.


LensPen Cleaning Kit

The LensPen cleaning kit may not be the most exotic item on our list, but any photographer knows that taking care of your gear isn’t something to take lightly. This small and simple kit contains everything you need to clean and care for camera gear, including sensitive items such as expensive digital camera lenses.

 

This compact cleaning kit is the perfect size for keeping in a gadget bag or backpack at all times, as it contains no liquids - which can be potentially messy and damaging to gear. Perfect for on-the-go use, this kit includes a LensPen original lens cleaner, which is great for swiftly and safely removing smudges and marks from lens surfaces, while the blower and cleaning cloth assure that dust, dirt and grime can be taken care of in no time. Hello, sparkly camera gear!


Inca i3530D Tripod

As we explained in our tripod buying guide, a good tripod can make a huge difference to the quality of your photos. The Inca i3530D tripod is a great lightweight, portable option that is suitable for still photography and video needs alike.

 

The tripod head features a pan function that provides the smooth transitions needed for quality video recording, while the 3-way movements allow photographers to make more careful adjustments to their composition. Despite its portability, this tripod features a generous 3KG max payload, while the quick-release plate drastically decreases setup times. To top it all off, this Inca tripod comes with a carry bag which makes it even easier to bring travelling.


Joby Gorillapod 325

The Joby Gorillapod 325 brings Joby’s ever-popular, flexible, wrap-around legs to the world of compact cameras. With its payload of 325 grams, this versatile accessory can also be put to use supporting lights, microphones and other devices with a ¼”-20 thread.

 

The Joby Gorillapod 325 is so compact that it can easily fit in a pocket, handbag or backpack when not in use - so there’s no reason to leave home without it. The stainless steel reinforced head at the top provides remarkably quick and easy compositional adjustments and also allows for 90-degrees of tilt. As well as wrapping around poles or similar items, this Gorillapod is useful as a traditional mini tripod, or even a handheld grip, making this an especially handy tool for vloggers and content creators.


Tasco Essentials 10x25 Roof Prism Binoculars

The Tasco Essentials 10x25 Binoculars are a simple to use, compact pair of Binoculars that fit snugly in a jacket pocket and are comfortable around your neck through long days of travelling. Better yet, their portability and low-budget price also make them a great gift idea for kids and budding photographers.

 

The 10x magnification and 25mm objective lenses are versatile features and perfect for general-purpose viewing, while the knurled centre focusing wheel is quick and easy to find without looking - preventing any fumbling around and missing something important. These binoculars are covered in black rubber armouring that protects them from minor bumps and also makes them easy to hold in slippery conditions.


Hahnel 6 in 1 Travel Cleaning Kit

Another handy cleaning kit for our list, the Hahnel 6 in 1 travel cleaning kit is, as the name suggests, ideal for the travelling photographer. All of the cleaning accessories in this kit are kept in one easy, compact carry case. The case itself is waterproof, so there’s little risk of the items within being damaged by the elements. At the top of the travel-friendly case is a carabiner for quickly and securely attaching the kit to a backpack, so it’s always at the ready.


The 6 cleaning items inside are suitable for both wet and dry cleaning of stubborn dirt and smudges, and can be used for the clean and care of Binoculars, LCD screens and electronic devices - not just camera gear!


Hahnel Unipal Mini Universal Charger

The Hahnel Unipal Mini universal charger is a super helpful accessory capable of charging a multitude of lithium batteries. The Hahnel Unipal Mini universal charger is a portable unit, perfect for travel photography, while the ability to charge 1000mAh in 3 hours gets you back out and shooting with your camera quickly. 

 

It can replace lost, expensive chargers or simplify a photographer’s kit if it contains multiple cameras and batteries. The dual position contacts, controlled by fine adjustment wheels, are nice and straightforward, making it simple for even a beginner to use with ease. A versatile accessory, this Hahnel universal charger can be charged from any USB power source, which includes a USB mains adaptor, a power bank or a 12V USB car adaptor (not included in the box).


Enhance your camera with the right accessories

Camera accessories are a great way to refresh your tool kit and expand your skills without replacing your camera or investing in expensive equipment. Accessories from our wide range strike the perfect balance between quality and cost, and also make the perfect gift ideas for the photographer in your life.


Looking for more ways to upgrade your photography gear? Check out our list of the best digital cameras for photography or stop by your local Ted’s store today!


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