Our 5 Favorite Photo Gadgets & Gizmos: Must Have Camera Straps & More

Capturing Couture’s Cap Saver: This tiny device eliminates the possibility of accidentally losing your lens cap. Available in five styles (polka dot, diamond, flower, alphabet and paper flower) and 16 color choices (including clear, white, lime green, light pink, tan, purple and cream) this small decorative disk attaches directly to your lens cap with an adhesive, and the elastic loop securely wraps around your lens. The suggested retail price ranges from $10 to $12—depending upon the style.

More info on the Cap Saver here.


DryZone Duffle: The DryZone is a brightly colored, waterproof and cushioned bag for your camera gear. The cushioned compartments are ideal for an SLR camera and you can configure the removable dividers to fit your needs. The DryZone Duffle’s outer shell airtight and waterproof, the inside is a removable cushioned bag that protects your gear from scrapes and bumps. It has lots of straps and loops to hook it onto your kayak, ATV or backpack and it  has extra padding inside for your delicate electronics. It will accommodate an SLR camera body, 2-3 lenses, battery grip and more. The suggested retail price is $149.

More info on the DryZone Duffle here. Read reviews of our favorite photo dry bags here.


JOBY 3-Way Camera Strap: With a gentel tug, this handy strap offers users maximum versatility. The JOBY 3-Way Camera Stap adjusts from a small wrist strap to a neck strap or a shoulder strap. It easily and seamlessly switches between modes as needed. The 3-Way Camera Strap adjusts instantly with a simple pull. To extend the strap, unlock the lock mechanism at the strap base and pull your camera and the strap in opposite directions. Then lock the strap back in place to secure in neck or shoulder mode. To return to wrist mode, unlock the lock mechanism and the strap will automatically retract. The suggested retail price is $39.99.

More info on the JOBY 3-Way Camera Strap here.


Hoodloupe 3.2 Inch Glare Free LCD Loupe: HoodLoupes are ideal for helping you view your images (without the annoying glare) when working in the field. The HoodLoupe is worn around your neck so you can place it up to your LCD screen for a quick glare-free look. This device is made for use with most camera models that have a 3.2 inch LCD screen.


+3 diopter adjustment

1:1 ratio of magnification

Rubber coated body

Detachable lanyard

Carry case included

1/4 20 mounting solution

The suggested retail price is $99.99.

More info on the Hoodloupe here.


SpiderPro Hand Strap: The SpiderPro Hand Strap offers users new concepts, useful features, functionality, and beautiful design. Created for pro camera bodies and shooting environments, it offers reliable performance and comfortable ergonomics.


Adjustable to any size wrist

Compatible with extended battery pack/vertical grips

Puts your hand in a perfect shooting position

Compatible with any tripod or Spider plate

Clear access to your memory card slots and battery door

It is available in black ($65), red ($75), cream ($75) and Kodiak ($75).

More info on the SpiderPro Hand Strap here.