Christmas Gift Guide - Under £150

In the final part of our festive gift guide we’re looking at gift ideas for under £150.

Three Legged Friend
How about a new tripod? Some shots are impossible to achieve without a steady hand. Using a tripod makes things quick and easy. They’re compact, lightweight and take only seconds to set up. Whether it’s an amazing sunset or a long exposure your tripod can keep things steady so you don’t have to. Macro photography and nature subjects will all benefit from using a tripod, whilst you can also expand your creativity by capturing scenes from unusual heights and angles, capturing new perspectives.

The Manfrotto 190XPROBB + 496RC2 Pro Tripod are a brilliant combination with a load limit of 4.5kg, ideal for a wide variety of cameras. The tallest tripod in Manfrotto’s 190 series, its independent 4 leg-angle settings mean it can be set at any height between the maximum and almost ground level. The kit is available for just £149, a saving of £50 against the recommended retail price.

An external flash unit makes a brilliant addition to any camera bag. Offering a range of creative possibilities, the Nissin Di622 Mk IIis a powerful, lightweight flash unit with a versatile head; it turns 90 degrees upward and 270 degrees horizontally for bounce lighting. With a guide number of 44 it offers powerful illumination of up to 44m / 145ft at ISO 100, yet is compact and weighs just 315g. Available in a choice of mounts to fits Canon, Nikon or Sony bodies, the Di622 Mk II is just £114.95, a saving of £45 against the recommended retail price.

Super Scope
Weighing only 185g, the Kenko Lens2scope adapter is the ideal alternative to carrying both a camera and spotting scope around with you. Taking full advantage of the fantastic optical quality of camera lenses which are often superior to spotting scopes, especially budget models, this powerful tool offers a magnification of 10, so a 70mm lens becomes a 700m lens. Focus is easily adjusted using the lens’ manual focus ring. Priced at just £99, it’s available in a choice of mounts to fit Canon, Nikon, Pentax or Sony lenses.

Orange Warrior
Dropping your favourite camera in water is a nightmare scenario for many of us. But when the beach comes calling, what do you do? Get the FujiFinePix ZP50! This tough compact camera sports a 14 megapixel CMOS sensor. It’s waterproof to a depth of 5m, shockproof from a height of 1.5m, sealed against dust and sand, and even works in temperatures down to -10°C. With a 5x zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) it’s a brilliant travel companion, and what’s more, it can capture 1080p movies. It's available for just £107, a £72 saving on the recommended retail price.

Bag a bargain
The Lowepro Vertex 200 AW is a premium backpack for the serious adventure bound photographer or sports photojournalist, the Vertex series is made for the outdoors. Rugged construction with water-resistant zippers and a seam-sealed All Weather cover protects gear while providing photographers with a bag that conforms to a variety of body types with an adjustable harness system. The bag can accommodate 1-2 Pro digital SLRs or a large 35mm or medium format system, 4-6 lenses (up to a 300mm f/2.8), tripod or monopod, flash and digital accessories, together with a separate compartment for a laptop or tablet. It’s currently available for just £109.95, a £93 saving on the recommended retail price.

Whatever your budget, Park Cameras is the perfect destination for your Christmas shopping, with our team of friendly, knowledgeable staff on hand to help you make the right choice. Why not pop into our Burgess Hill showroom today?

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