Other Digital Camera Accessories

Special camera products and accessories

Written by Gail Bjork

If you want to enhance the functionality of your camera or save money on supplies, one of these companies may have just what you’re looking for.

These fine companies offer specialty or discount camera accessories and supplies. If you have a photographic need such as improving the ergonomics or functionality of your camera, or simply want to save a little money on supplies, one of these companies may have exactly what you’re looking for.

ClearViewer

The ClearViewer is a folding high-diopter lens that lets you view and focus on the LCD screen with your eye right up to the lens. See fine detail in a variety of lighting conditions. ClearViewer comes in two versions: the tripod socket model and one that attaches to a hotshoe. The company has viewers for several camera models in stock or will make one for your specific camera make and model. Orders are shipped by Priority Mail in the U.S. and International Standard or Priority Mail to non-U.S. countries.

Hoodman

The Hoodman Corporation manufactures unique digital camera accessories that make the photographer’s / videographer’s job a little easier. Their offerings include such things as viewfinder hoods, right-angle viewfinders, camcorder hoods, loupes and eye cups. Hoodman has a 30 day return policy, for any reason. A product will be replaced or you’ll get a a full refund of purchased price.

Lensmate sells a wide range of accessories such as conversion lenses, filters, lens caps and quick-change adapter kits. Their website offers helpful information, tips and samples of photos, including EXIF data, taken with and without various popular converter lenses. This information will prove invaluable in helping you evaluate if a product is suitable for your needs. You can return or exchange an item, excluding any shipping charge, within a 10 day period.

Red River Paper

Red River Paper sells high quality, premium photographic inkjet papers at up to a 40% discount. The paper comes in a variety of sizes, weights and finishes. They sell Fine Art, Coated and Double Sided Inkjet Papers. Red River Paper also sells specialty and roll inkjet papers and paper in big sheets including panoramic sizes. For those who use Epson & Canon printers, they offer genuine ink cartridges at a slight discount. The company has a 30 day return policy.

Richard Franiec’s camera accessories

Richard Franiec manufactures a collection of custom-made, limited-edition camera accessories including custom grips, hot shoe covers, remote cable releases and more. The components are made to the highest standards and help enhance the photographic experience. Shipping rates are reasonable and Richard accepts returns in the unlikely event you’re not satisfied with one of his products.

SterlingTek

SterlingTek sells all sorts of digital camera accessories including adapters, memory cards and card readers, camera tripods and camera bags. Their highly regarded digital camera batteries sell at prices far below the prices charged by the original equipment manufacture; plus the batteries are often a higher capacity. SterlingTek offers a 30 day full money back guarantee on all products. Plus if anything breaks under normal use within the first year, you can send it back for a free replacement.

What do you think?

Have you used any of these products? Are there more that should be added to the list? Please leave a comment below and let us know.

About the author

Gail Bjork

Gail Bjork, who is passionate about digital photography, is the owner and editor of Digicamhelp.Gail is the author of three illustrated ebooks about digital photography. A number of her photos and digital photography related articles appear at other websites.In 2006, a series of her photos, People in the Louvre, were exhibited at the Underground Photo Gallery
in Iisalmi Finland. Eight of her photos taken in the Florida scrub are on permanent exhibition at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida.Gail served twelve years as an elected member of The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida, one of the largest school districts in the U.S. She has also been the editor of a small town newspaper and a free-lance writer. Gail and her husband owned and ran several small businesses.