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The year is 2012. Mr. Edwin Land has traveled a long and perilous trek to the future. He has only two messages:
1) Where the hoverboards at? and
2) A digital instant camera? Genius.
That would be the Polaroid Z340 Instant Camera.
It delivers instant prints straight into your hand like your favorite Polaroids of yore … with one major extra. It shoots 14 megapixel photos that you can save and edit!
Custom borders, cropping, filters, *and* instant gratification — if anything could impress the godfather of instant film, it’s the Z340.
$299 for the Polaroid Z340 + 10 Prints
Technology’s moving fast. We should be able to control electronic devices with our brainwaves by now, right?
Here’s something just as brilliant. The iPhone Shutter Remote puts a portable shutter button in your hand. That means you can shoot photos and videos from 30 feet away.
Pair it with the included stand, and you can shoot group photos, time-lapses, long exposures, and self-portraits. All without having to touch your iPhone.
$40 in the Photojojo Shop
You’ve been looking for a strap that goes with anything and gets the job done, like the photographic equivalent of your favorite pair of jeans.
Meet your future go-to — the DSPTCH Camera Strap!
San Francisco designer DSPTCH made this strap with durability and style. Military-grade nylon webbing means it’s tough, and its medium width was chosen to comfortably carry cameras big and small.
Utility and good looks? That’s when you know you’ve found the one.
$46 in the Photojojo Shop
Your flash is meant to illuminate your subject, not blind it.
Thanks to the Flash Bender and Diffuser, that’s something you won’t ever have to worry about again.
This flexible, bendable flash attachment will give you even lighting in any shooting condition.
Fold it to bounce the light from your flash in any direction. Roll it up to make a snoot for a spotlight. Or use the separate Diffusion Panel to get an even softer light for portraits.
You’ll get your lighting just where you want it, any way you bend it.
$49 in the Photojojo Shop
Fifty years ago, photogs were all about the rangefinders.
They’re snappy, but who wants to wait for film processing? You want old-school style and immediate gratification.
If wishing makes it so, then say good day to the iPhone Rangefinder!
This crafty little guy isn’t just an iPhone case that looks like a rangefinder. It’s actually a functional system, complete with a viewfinder, shutter button, tripod mount and more.
Plus, it works with the all of the Magnetic Cell Lenses for maximum camera realism! We’re pretty sure Bresson would trade all of his decisive moments for an iPhone that looked like this.
$65 for the Case
$99 for the Case with Magnetic Lenses
Quick! Name something that is beloved by millions and is back after a long hiatus.
If you said Justin Timberlake, you’re unfortunately not correct. We’re talking about the SLR Sloop!
The ubiquitous, perfect-for-every-occasion, superfly camera bag is back, and it feels oh-so-good.
With padded adjustable compartments and a mega-durable exterior, you can see why the SLR Sloop flew out of our store faster than a caffeinated toddler.
So snatch up the perfect satchel! Don’t let it be the one that got away…again.
$149 in the Photojojo Shop
Check out that sweet collection of lenses for your smarty-pants phone. You’re prepared for everything, aren’t ya?
Alas, it never fails. Somehow, the lens you need is always nestled in the deep recesses of your bag.
Your solution: the iPhone Lens Wallet! It keeps all of your favorite cell lenses in one handy case. It’s as if someone fired a shrink ray at your camera bag.
The Macro/Wide Angle, Fisheye, 2x Telephoto and 8x Telephoto lenses all have a home in this durable case. A fool-proof way to always have the right lens at the right time!
$15 for Lens Wallet
$79 for Lens Wallet with Lenses
If those hapless videographers from “The Blair Witch Project” knew about The Cam Caddie, they’d still be doomed, but we’d all be less queasy.
This light-as-air handheld stabilizer uses the weight of your camera to cleanse your DSLR vids of jerks and jolts.
The design’s awesomely simple: a curved handle mounts your camera via the tripod thread. Nothing’s left but smooth HD video, just like the pros shoot.
Better yet, it won’t break the bank. Take that, witches.
$39 at the Photojojo Shop
That sweet lens of yours looks good enough to eat. That boring lens wrap on it? Not so much.
Say hola to the Photorito, a protective lens wrap that looks like a burrito!
This super-tough cover will protect even the meatiest of lenses from 24mm to 200mm.
Toss it in your camera bag, backpack, or purse to protect it from bumps, drops, & dings.
It won’t, however, protect you from the sudden urge to hit the nearest taquería.
$20 at the Photojojo Shop
Soon you’ll be launched into a food-nomming, photo-snapping, gift-searching frenzy.
Here to help: our roundup of delectable photo goodies. Wipe that drool off your mouth and dig into Photojojo’s Very Last Gift Guide!
Don’t forget, free priority shipping on orders over $50.
p.s. Not sure what to get the photog fanatic in your family? Check out our first ever Photojojo Present Picker!
For Christmas delivery, order by Fri Dec 16 by Priority Mail (FREE) or UPS Ground, Wed Dec 21 by UPS 2-Day*, and Thurs Dec 22 by UPS Next Day*. *Order by 1pm CST.
SX-70 Polaroid Camera
FREE SHIPPING! Fully functional, lovingly restored Polaroid cameras will have you shooting instant photos just like the good old days.
These refurbished originals are a limited edition (only 100!), so don’t let them slip away into photo history without you!
35mm Movie Camera
FREE SHIPPING! It looks like Super 8, it feels like Super 8, but it’s 35mm film made into movies!
Load your finished movie in the included movie viewer, and hand crank it to watch your masterpiece old-school style.
iPhone Carabiner Clip
No more phone fishing!
This Carabiner lets you securely attach your iPhone (aka your favorite camera) to your belt loop or camera bag so it’s always ready to shoot.
Click Click Camera Print
Each of these camera-loving posters is printed by hand on a vintage letterpress.
Hang one in your office, studio or bedroom. You’ll be inspired to go outside and “click!”
The Folding Tripod
Here’s a tripod that folds up small enough to fit in your bag!
When you’re ready to use it, just shake it, and the jointed legs spring into shape in seconds.
Sterling Lens Wrist Cuff
FREE SHIPPING! A refined take on photo love.
This aperture ring bracelet will grace your wrist with sterling silver precisely engraved with f-stops from f/2.8 to f/22.
Cloak Camera Bag
FREE SHIPPING! After using this shoot-through camera bag, you’ll never go back.
Why? Because you don’t have to take your camera out to use it!
It protects your camera from bumps, rain and potential thieves while keeping your lens always ready to shoot.
iPhone Panorama Lens
FREE SHIPPING! This iPhone lens shoots 360 degrees of footage using the magic of mirrors!
The result is an interactive video that lets you capture more in one frame than you’ve ever been able to before.