The Photographers Christmas List

by Johnathan Aulabaugh

Every year around this time I am asked, what do you want for Christmas, and every year I either say you can't go wrong with Adorama or Cabelas. Now that's not entirely true but for the most part people know I am an outdoorsmen and a photographer so this year I made a list and that list started from the basic $5 item to the most outrageous $6000 item, which as a camera of course. Now I realize that Black Friday is in 2 days and that many of you have already started your shopping but if you are still searching for that gift or stocking stuffer here is a quick list of things that many photographers might want but often overlook while trying to build their photography kits.
Now I did not list lenses because the list would be to long but it is generally acceptable to by a Nikon user any of the following, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikon 24-70 f/2.8, and Nikon 70-200 f/2.8. Generally known as the Nikon Trinity. Canon users have their own trinity and it is comprised of prime lenses. The 35L, 85L, and the 135L. Canon users also tend to love the 70-200 lens as well.
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What, why, and who?
Better than a tripod level for most things
Keeps your camera/tripod steady in windy conditions

LensCoat Lens protection
A great way to save your lenses from damage lens specific
Read my review here on Living Overland, A must have
Adobe Lr and Ps
Limited time only but well worth it.
Google's Nik Collection
The next step in editing software
Tiffen ND filter set
ND filters come in handy for a lot of reasons, simply a must

This list is basic and leaves room for growth. Feel free to change the items to better suit your personal needs. Be sure to know what camera brand your loved one likes before making the BIG purchases.