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2016 Holiday gift guide: Photography gadgets and accessories

Here are some of the top photography accessories, stocking fillers, and kit to make this holiday season special.
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Exolens

Mobile photography has exploded as an industry due to the increasing camera power and features found in today's smartphones and tablets.

For a high-end gift idea for enthusiastic mobile photographers, consider Exolens. The company offers a range of professional-grade lenses and accessories including telephoto and wide-angle lenses, brackets and covers.

Price: $Varies

Via: Exolens

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Personalized camera straps

For a photography gift with a personal touch, you can check out Etsy to order personalized camera straps made of leather for a variety of cameras.

Price: $Varies

Via: Etsy

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Manfrotto twist grip smartphone clamp

Another gift for mobile photography enthusiasts, the Manfrotto twist grip smartphone clamp is a universal mount to keep your smartphone stable when taking photos.

Price: £39.95

Via: Amazon US | UK

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Photorito Lens Wrap

For something novel but still functional as a gift this Christmas, the Photorito Lens Wrap comically looks like a Mexican burrito -- but the soft layers help protect lenses from damage when they are being transported.

Price: $20

Via: Photojojo

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Canon EOS 1300D DSLR camera kit

Over at PC World, the retailer is currently offering a good deal this holiday season on a decent, entry-level Canon DSLR which is all a budding photographer needs to get started.

The Canon EOS 1300D DSLR camera kit includes an 18-55 mm DC III lens and 75-300 mm DC II telephoto lens. The body of the camera has a 22.3 x 14.9 mm APS-C CMOS sensor, an ISO range of 100 -- 6400 and built-in Wi-FI capabilities.

Price: £348

Via: PC World

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Nikon Coolpix B500

The Nikon Coolpix B500 is a stylish, cute compact camera which could make a great gift this Christmas. The 16-megapixel camera has a 40x optical zoom -- extendable to 80x -- a rotating LCD monitor and is also capable of shooting HD movies.

Price: $256 (£199)

Via: Amazon US | UK

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Kodak Pixpro VR camera

While expensive, the Kodak Pixpro VR camera is certainly a talking point for photographers keen to venture into the world of virtual reality.

The small camera is able to to take 4K 360-degree footage for spherical shooting which can then be edited on your PC for VR purposes.

Price: $449.99 (£339)

Via: Kodak US | Jessops UK

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Iris mobile lenses

The Iris lens kit, suitable for iPhone photography enthusiasts, are Photojojo's latest move into the mobile photography space.

The kit includes three different lenses -- a wide angle, Fisheye and macro -- alongside a smartphone adapter.

Price: $69.99

Via: Photojojo

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GorillaPod Original

Every serious photographer should have a tripod or two in their kit, but they do not need to be expensive. For mobile devices and smaller cameras, Joby's GorillaPod is a safe, stable bet.

Price: $19.95 (£15.34)

Via: Joby US | UK

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Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket

Every photographer needs to have a safe place to stash their valuable memory cards and the Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket is an inexpensive but great option for a stocking filler this Christmas.

Price: $16.75

Via: Thinktankphoto

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Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular reflector disc

The 42-inch Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular reflector disc is a portable reflector which could be a great addition to any photographer's equipment. The disc, which comes with a storage bag, comes in white, silver, and gold variations.

Price: $49.95

Via: B&H

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Ona Camps Bay camera bag

An investment piece or gift likely to be appreciated, the Ona Camps Bay camera and laptop bag is a well put together canvas and leather bag which will keep expensive camera kit safe from the elements. The bag has been designed to accommodate a 17-inch laptop, camera, and up to seven lenses.

Price: $399

Via: Amazon

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