Onward with add-ons

Even if they're happy with their camera, someone on your gift list could probably use an accessory pick-me-up.

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DxO One

Know a photographer who insists that all they need is their iPhone, despite the fact that they're not happy with a lot of the photos that come out of it? Get them the DxO One, a camera that attaches to any modern iPhone or iPad (the one with the Lightning connector) and let them take their photography up a notch.

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Lensbaby Creative Mobile Kit

A simple add-on lens solution that provides creative effects, The Lensbaby CMK is a great gift because it works on many Android devices as well as most iPhones.

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Lensbaby Velvet 56

For your favorite dSLR or mirrorless photographer, the Velvet 56 works both as a lovely standard lens or as a soft-focus lens, and it comes in mounts for most interchangeable-lens cameras.

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Olloclip 4-in-1

The Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus includes fish-eye, wide-angle and two different macro lenses in one clip that fits over the top of the phone and centers a lens over the back camera and the other over the front camera. That way if you want to take a wide-angle or fish-eye shot with the front camera, it's no problem. The set comes with a lanyard and three clips to snap the lens onto so you can have it handy when you're out shooting.

The 4-in-1 Photo Lens for Galaxy S4/S5 uses the same wide-angle, fish-eye and two macro lenses found on the iPhone version (you simply unscrew one of the wide lenses to use the macro beneath it), but puts the lenses on one side. All you need to do is slide it on one corner to shoot with one set, then flip it to the other corner to shoot with the other set.

Olloclip has several other iPhone lens sets including an ultrawide-angle that gives you a similar field of view as a GoPro, a 2x telephoto, a circular polarizer, and a set of macro lenses for up to 21x magnification.

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Moment lenses

If you'd like to gift an iPhone photographer with add-on lenses that are a little sleeker-looking than most, the Moment lenses are a great choice, especially since they've gotten rid of the adhesive mount and now offer a case-based mount.

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Editors' Rating
3.5 stars

MSRP: $99.99

Available at moment.com

Beastgrip Pro

For someone that's a little more serious about their phone photography, Beastgrip Pro is a great solution for making handholding easier, and it also has a mount for standard screw-on lenses. Don't let the "preorder" status fool you -- the first run sold out and what it really means is "backordered." The company says they'll be shipping more before the holidays, though.

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MSRP: $95.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Joby Ultrafit Sling Strap

This ingeniously designed strap has become my favorite. It tucks the camera neatly under or behind your arm when you're not shooting and quickly extends when you pull it out, plus it has an intelligent connector with a handle for screwing into the tripod mount. It does get a bit clunky around the attachment point so the camera can't really sit flat, but it's a great choice for use on ILC-size cameras or small dSLRs. It comes in a larger strap for heavier cameras, as well as a curved strap for photographers with female topography.

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Peak Design's straps

It's hard to choose one from Peak Design's excellently designed system of straps, but the combination of the $60 Slide and $40 Clutch is probably it. With tons of interchangeable attachments, including a base plate you can't see here, you can configure it as a comfortably neck or sling strap, and it's durable enough for relatively heavy cameras. I've also been using the company's latest, lightest and least expensive strap, the $40 Slide Lite, and while it won't be available until mid-December, it makes a great interchangeable-lens camera accessory. It's available for preorder from many camera specialty stores listed on this page.

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Think Tank Photo Lily Deanne bag

I've been using this newly released camera bag for a bit and really like it. While it's targeted at women, there's nothing in particular that's notable about it in that respect; it's just more attractive than Think Tank's typical bags, and it's possible that the strap's a little shorter than usual. It's got a comfortable padded neck strap, bright blue reconfigurable inserts and uses silent magnets on all the flaps instead of noisy Velcro. It comes in three sizes, Lucido (small, $200), Mezzo (medium, $250) and Tutto (large $300), but I think the Mezzo, which can hold a tablet and can hold a dSLR with lens and 2 to 3 more lenses, is the most flexible size.

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