I’ve recently spent a fair amount of time looking at photography accessories to assess what represents the best photography gear values for the current year. Value is a judgement call based on the observers perception, informed experience and knowledge of the requirements. Then considering price compared to other offerings meeting the same requirements. My value equation looks like this:
Value = (Quality + Functionality) / Cost
This is a round up of what I believe to be the best photography gear values on Amazon in 2021. Each one of these items represents great value in terms of Price, Functionality, Usefulness and over all Quality. You really cannot go wrong with any of these items to round out your photography kit.
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K&F Concept 62″ Tripod
For the price, this tripod is the most versatile and portable of anything available out there. Only 18″ completely folded up, but when unfolded and fully extended stands 5.5 feet tall. The center column can be used normally or turned around and used under slung to get the camera really close to the ground. This is insane value! A great tripod for both beginners and seasoned photographers.
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OP/Tech USA Hood Hat
The Universal Lens Hood Hat is the best way to cover and protect your camera lenses. Period. It’s designed to fit most any DSLR & Full Frame Mirrorless Camera lens with an airtight / waterproof seal, holding up to elements the most ambitious photographers might endure. You may regret freezing your extremities off in a hailstorm just to get that perfect shot, but you won’t regret bringing this lens hood hat.
Highly rated! More info available by clicking on the image.
Cotton Carrier Slingbelt
Carrying your camera with heavy lenses can be tough, which is why photographers need Slingbelt! Grabbing the perfect shot just got easier. The Slingbelt allows you to securely lock your camera into place and let go. To deploy, simply twist and you’re all set! The Slingbelt system works perfectly for those who need to always have their gear handy. Made with an adjustable hip belt and secure locking-mechanism, you can enjoy doing what you love without worrying about your camera.
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Altura Photo Professional Cleaning Kit
This little baby is a full professional cleaning kit. INCLUDES: 6 Altura Photo 16mm Dry Sensor Cleaning Swabs + Altura Photo All-Natural 2oz. Cleaner + Hard Carrying Case + Lens Cleaning Pen + Lens Brush + Air Blower + 50 Sheet Lens Tissue Paper + 1 Large and Original MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloth.
Rated 4.5 stars on Amazon with over 720 reviews. More info available by clicking on the image.
Canon 50mm F1.8 STM Lens
If you own a Canon camera, this is absolutely the best value you can get for your money! This isn’t called the Nifty Fifty by accident. Its because for the price no other lens can touch it in terms of value. Portrait photos look natural at 50mm and with the 1.8 F/Stop the background is a nice gentle creamy blur. If you want to do night photography, having 1.8 will let you grab tons of light without keeping the shutter open too long. Such an awesome lens!
Rated 5 stars in thousands of reviews. More info available by clicking on the image.
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Best Photography Gear Values – Conclusion
I hope you’ve found this post valuable in introducing you to some great gear options. Look for other gear round ups and more in depth product reviews coming in the future. Check out the post 11 must have camera accessories under $30
You may also want to check out the Product Reviews and Resource Page. This will give you an idea of what I use in my daily photography adventures.
Thanks for reading, hope to see you again soon and good luck out there shooting awesome photos.
Loyd is a professional photographer living and working in Portland, Oregon. Loyd has been doing all types of photography for over 14 years, but he is focused on fine art landscape photography. Loyd’s work has been on book covers, CD covers, on TV, in online galleries and on the walls of homes. You can see his online photo storefront at loydtowe.com If you are interested in crypto art, you can also see his collection of photography NFT (non fungible tokens) at: https://opensea.io/collection/loyd-towe-photography