December and Christmas Tech Haul

December and Christmas Tech Haul

December is a busy busy month and it was only natural that with Christmas I'd be getting some technology and photography items. Some of these items I was gifted by family members and some of these items came from the brands themselves. 

As always I only recommend items I use and would buy myself. 

All the items are from Amazon and the links are all affiliate links to help maintain this site and helping it to grow. 

Nikon D610 + 24-85mm  

£1459 - Buy Here 

This is my new camera set up. This is a Nikon Full Frame camera which will allow me to really improve my photography and hopefully take it to the next level. 

I have been using the 24 - 85mm lens at the moment. 

RYCOTE Micro Windjammer

£9.95 - Buy Here

The beauty of these is that they will pretty much work on anything with a microphone. You can stick these to dSLRs, Point & Shoots or Smartphones. They help cut out wind noise so they are perfect for vlogging when out and about. 

Lowepro Deluxe Media Case 30

£14.57 - Buy Here

In the past my memory cards have just got thrown in my pocket or bag and often end up damaged. This pouch is great for me as I can keep them protected and it can attach to my bag and I then know I always have spare ones with me. 

Dymo Omega Embossing Label Maker

£9.44 - Buy Here

I've been after a way of labelling my things, items such as hard-drives and cases. This label maker is lightweight and I think it looks pretty cool with the embossed labels. 

Rode Smartlav+ + Rode SC3 iPhone Accessory 

Smartlav - £45.72 - Buy Here

SC3 - £10.20 - Buy Here

I'm always looking for ways to improve the sound quality of my videos and the Smartlav+ will allow me to do this. It can be connected to my camera or phone and not look to unsightly. The next phase will include me running my sound through a separate device. 

EACHINE E10C Mini Drone

£32.99 - Buy Here

I've been after a drone for a while buy the large ones just aren't practical for me at the moment so I now have a mini drone. This will help me to get used to flying one and also I should be able to capture some small video clips to use in videos. 

Black Rapid Sport Breathe Camera Strap

£81.99 - Buy Here

Since moving to Full Frame I've noticed just how much heavier the camera is. Before I was happy to hold it all day long but this would give a serious work out. I have been a fan of Black Rapid for a long time and was so happy when they sent me this for my new camera. 

Triggertrap MD3-DC2 Cable Kit for Nikon + TT-TRAP Smartphone Adapter

Cable Kit - £28.95 - Buy Here

Smartphone Adaptor - £14.99 - Buy Here

My reasoning for getting this was mainly to make long exposures easier to control. It allows me to control my camera from my phone and will mean less camera shake. This will open up a whole range of new photo opportunities. 

iPhone 7 Plus with ThreeUK

From £39 per month - Buy Here

I wish I could say this was mine to keep but it's not. I have been given this for a short period so that I can make a 'Real Life' review showing just how good the camera actually is. So far I'm really impressed with it.