Posts Tagged ‘gift’

Custom Mini-Figures Made from Portrait Photographs

Wanna give a unique present this Christmas? If you have two portraits of a particular friend (head-on and profile), Sculpteo can turn them into a miniature figure that resemble the “big head mode” from GoldenEye on the N64. Only the head is created from photos — you’ll need to describe the clothing and accessories you want to see on the figure (might we suggest a DSLR as an accessory?). A 7cm figure will cost you $75, while a 10cm one sets you back $130.

Customized figures, avatars, mini-you (via Wired)

Luma Introduces the LoopIt Sling for Lighter Cameras

The LoopIt is a new camera sling by Luma designed to be smaller, lighter, and more affordable than the Luma Loop. Both slings use a lanyard and connector that slide along the camera strap and connect to cameras via any available strap mount point. The push-to-release swivels are manufactured at the same factory that invented the swivel used by the US military, with tolerances that supposedly exceed the ones used in combat.
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Vintage Camera Bookends for Propping Up Your Photo Books

Want something fancy to prop up your growing collection of photography books? These snazzy vintage camera bookends sell for $50 on Amazon, and could also make a fun gift for your favorite photography-enthusiast bookworm.

Vintage Camera Bookends (via MCP Actions)

How to Make a Super Ghetto Fake Leica

Instructables member willferrari599 recently posted a funny tutorial on how to turn a cheap $20 disposable camera into a ridiculously ghetto looking fake Leica. It’d be sad if you took this tutorial seriously, but a camera like this might make a hilarious present for a photography-loving friend!

How to Leica-ify a $20 camera

35mm Camera Disguised as a Juice Box

Photojojo is selling this nifty Juice Box Camera, a 35mm camera that looks like a box of apple juice. The shutter is triggered by — you guessed it — the straw!
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Retro Camera Business Card Case

Carry around your business cards, cash and/or plastic in style with this nifty retro camera business card case by Etsy seller Coolbeans717. Each handmade case takes 5 days to make and costs $13.50.

Mini Retro Camera Business Card Gadget Case (via KEH Camera Blog)

Fashionable Camera Cufflinks for the Budding Photographer

These might not be as practical as the USB cufflinks we shared a while back, but with Christmas just around the corner, camera cufflinks might be a fun gift idea for a photog in your life. They sell for £7.95 (~$12.5) over at Weesh.

Camera Cufflinks (via Small Aperture)

Spy T-Shirt with a Built-In Spy Camera

ThinkGeek is selling a spy-themed T-shirt with a twist — the camera being used by the spy in the design is actually a working camera. The Electric Spy Camera Shirt shoots 640 x 480 images (storing about 150) with a remote you can use while having it tucked away in your pocket. It costs $40 from the ThinkGeek store.

F-Stop Watch for Photo Geeks Tells Time in Aperture Values

This watch has a maximum aperture of f/2. Wait… What? That’s right, this novelty watch for uber photo geeks by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild has f-stop numbers on its face instead of the 12 hours used by normal people. If you’re ready to geek-out your wrist, it’s available in their online shop for $36.

Tiny Pentax DSLRs from a Toy Capsule Machine at Photokina

At Photokina 2010 Pentax had a toy capsule vending machine that spit out mini Pentax DSLR cameras in exchange for coins. The colorful cameras are made to attach to standard hot shoes, giving your camera a little buddy while shooting.

If only the toy capsule machines at the grocery store dispensed these things!


Image credits: Photograph by Ron Hendriks and used with permission