Don’t have a large gear budget? No worries, there is a lot of important equipment that can be had without breaking the bank. It is also getting close to Christmas… And a lot of these purchases would make for great stocking stuffers for that special filmmaker/photographer in your life.
1. Macro Tubes
Attach to the rear of your lens for fantastic macro shots on almost any lens.
2. Fader ND
Don’t have $100+ to spend on a high-end fader filter? I’ve been using this sub-$20 one for months and it has worked great.
3. Monitor Friction Arm
From mounting accessories to building rigs, these monitor arms always come in handy.
4. Nikon to Canon Lens Adapter
These are cheap enough to have one for every Nikon lens you own. Don’t know about using Nikon/Nikkor lenses on your canon? Check this post out.
5. Cold Shoe Trimount
To many accessories and not enough cold shoes? Problem solved.
6. Camera Grip
The clean, simple and discreet way to rig your camera.
7. Cold shoe
You’d be surprised how handy these are to have around
8. Speed Crank
Cheap accessory for your follow focus.
9. Monitor Adapter
These little guys are fantastic for monitors, EVFs, audio recorders and so much more.
Got to keep that glass clean! Great addition to the camera bag.
11. 15mm Rod Mount
Fantastic little accessory for mounting anything to your 15mm Rods.
12. Lens Hoods
Cheap way to keep rays away from your sensor.
13. 5 in 1 Reflector
I always keep several of these close at hand. Such a great tool for lighting.
14. Lens Caps
You can never have enough lens caps.
15. Six Foot Light Stand
I have found having multiple backup light stands is very important when on set. You never know when you will need to use one to hold a flag, drape or mic. Always good to have extras.
16. Short background light stand
Fantastic for getting a light source nice and low.
17. Sand Bags
I’ve talked about these before, VERY important and useful tool for every set.
I don’t care how many of these I buy… I always feel like I need more.
19. Lens Gears
I love these zip tie lens gears. They work great with my Nikkor primes!
20. Camera Card Case
Keep your cards safe and organized with a case.