6 accessories to make your film camera look cool


Whether for style or functionality, a lot of photographers tend to dress-up their beloved cameras with accessories. To help you customize your own, we’ve come up with a list of items that you can buy without breaking the bank.

Lens Hood (P300 – P500)


The most affordable item on the list is the lens hood. Aside from serving its purpose of reducing lens flare and protecting your camera’s lens, it also looks aesthetically cool especially if you purchase a petal lens hood.

Film Case (P500 – P1500)


Though technically not your camera, having a film case at the ready would help you keep your film rolls organized and make you look professional. We’ve heard that you could purchase these cases at some Daiso/Miniso Japan surplus stores but your best bet is to buy from JapanCameraHunter.

Replacement camera strap (P200 – P2500)


Let’s face it, a lot of our film cameras were bought secondhand. Given that these were made years ago, the chances of it coming with its original camera strap are low. With this, you can simply purchase more fashionable straps made out of fabric or leather. There are even some straps that are highly collectible such as the Nikon 100th anniversary premium camera strap.

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External Optical Viewfinder (P1,500 to P5,000)


Nothing makes you and your camera look any more hipster or at times cool than an external optical viewfinder. But it isn’t just pure aesthetics as it helps photographers align their shots properly with the lens.

Leather Case (P1,000 to P6,000)


Made to protect your camera, having a leather camera case just adds to the already cool looks of a vintage camera. Just make sure to take care of the leather since it’s known to deteriorate over time.

Leather “Mailman” Shoulder Bag (P2,000 to P10,000)


Nothing says vintage and class than a handcrafted leather mailman shoulder bag. It goes well with any clothing style you choose and for any occasion. The only downside of this is that it can be a bit pricey but we think it’s definitely worth it.

Hope that this list helps you find the right accessory to customize your camera and truly make it your own. Let us know in the comment section below if we missed something or what you would like to buy for your camera.

The Film Traveler

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  1. Why doesn’t someone make a stick-on fake LCD screen for the back side of your film camera. So you can pretend to look at it after every shot! 😉

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