Is your father a passionate photographer, someone who lives and breathes pixels, is always shopping for the newest gear, and is also flaunting their existing prized collection of cameras, lenses, and other photo odds and ends? If so, you already know how hard it can be to shop for the photographer father who has it all, but you also know that getting them anything not photography related would just be out of touch. For those tricky-to-shop-for dads, here are some gear ideas to please even the most avid photographers.
There’s a pretty good chance your father shot some film in his time—and also a pretty good chance that there’s an abundance of film lying around somewhere waiting to see the light of day once again. As an alternative to a cumbersome scanner, the Nikon ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter Set is a handy tool for re-photographing film. This sleek adapter simply fits on the front of a macro lens (optimally, a Nikon 60mm macro lens) and allows you to photograph frames of 35mm film quickly so you can share your film photos online, view them on a computer, or print them digitally.
In a similar techie vein, an X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 is the perfect gift for photographers. Why? Well, it’s one of those items many people overlook or push down their wish list over time, since it can feel a bit extravagant. But, when given as a gift, it’s one of those things that can stir excitement despite it just being a pocket-sized chart of color swatches used to achieve perfect color. It’s an incredibly useful tool that’s the perfect thing to splurge on a bit; in other words, the perfect gift.