Best Camera Accessories

Best Camera Accessories

Here are a few of my favorite things, all aside from actual cameras and lenses.

SMALLRIG Top Handle Grip Cold Shoe Mount for Digital DSLR Camera

This handle attaches directly on top of my camera and helps me grab steadier handheld shots when I don’t have the time to set up a gimbal or large setup. I love how simple and easy the design is – it doesn’t complicate or add any weight to my setup. And it really helps make those handheld shots much smoother. Great if you are trying to maintain a low profile or simply don’t want to spend a lot of money on a gimbal.

SmallRig Camera Top Handle Grip, DSLR Cage Handle with Cold Shoe Mount for Camera Rig - 1638
  • 【TOP HANDLE】This SmallRig top handle equipped with built-in shoe mount for microphone and LED lights, is designed for handheld shooting, can holds the weight of a large cage rig with various attachments with ease.
  • 【MOUNTING POINTS】The SmallRig camera handle with abundance of 1/4'' and 3/8'' mounting points, can attach different gears on it for additional attachment options and DIY operations, such as monitor mount 2905, magic arm 2065, wireless remote control 2924, shotgun microphone 3468, led light 3286
  • 【COMPATIBLITY】This SmallRig camera handle grip can be attached to a camera cage directly with 2pcs 1/4” screws ( the adjustable space between two 1/4 inch screws is 30mm-40mm), Fits any cage with the standard 1/4”- 20 thread on top, such as SmallRig cage 2087, cage 2168, cage 3667, cage 1661 and most cages of SmallRig.
  • 【EXQUISITE DESIGN】The versatile handle is made by aluminium alloy, this material is light, durable, is very sturdy and solid, you will feel very safe carrying the rig around with this solid and light handle stabilizer rig.
  • 【SATISFACTION WARRANTY】All SmallRig camera rigs come with a YEAR warranty, any problem after purchasing please contact us, we will try our best to help you within 24 hours.

Last update on 2024-05-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Best On Camera Microphone:

Rode VideoMic Pro+ Compact Directional On-Camera Shotgun Condenser Microphone

If you are shooting home videos, family vacations, documentary style films where you are always on the move, this mic is a great choice. It fits on the shoe mount on top of your camera and picks up high quality audio so you don’t have to worry about wires and extra connections on your characters.

Rode VideoMic Pro+ Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone,Black
  • Still with the best-in-class Rycote Lyre suspension system onboard, the VideoMic Pro improves on the existing VideoMic Pro capsule/line tube and windshield, plus boasts a host of new features.
  • Automatic Power Function (with plug-in power availability) is perfect for the run-and-gun shooter, automatically turning the microphone off when unplugged from the camera.
  • Built-in Battery Door makes replacing the battery a breeze - plus it won't get lost.
  • Power options the VideoMic Pro can be powered by the all-new and included RØDE LB-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery, 2 x AA Batteries or continuously via Micro USB.
  • Digital Switching - will ensure the user has ultimate capture of the audio signal at the source, reducing post production and editing times.

Last update on 2024-05-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Best Small Screen Monitor:

FEELWORLD F7 7 Inch DSLR On Camera Field Monitor

Much of what I shoot is outdoors and being able to see my camera’s back screen in the bright sun is almost impossible. This monitor makes it so easy to actually see what I’m shooting while on the move with a gimbal or handheld in the sun. It’s intuitive to use and compact.

FEELWORLD F7 PRO 7 Inch 3D LUT Touch Screen DSLR Camera Field Director AC Monitor F970 External Power and
  • [External Install and Power Design] A Sony F970 external install and power kit design is added to the back of the monitor, it can install the external equipment like wireless transmitter, LED light, video converter and others which can be powered by Sony F970 battery.
  • [Viewing clearly and capture every detail] 1920 x 1200 maximum resolution, sRGB / Rec.709 Color Gamut and 1200:1 contrast ratio, which can offer you exceptional screen clarity even in intense lighting conditions.
  • [Daylight Viewable] No need for sunshade, the ultra-bright 2200 nits screen, almost 4 times the brightness of conventional field monitors, can make you shoot outdoors without reflections washing out your image.
  • [Light Sensor for Auto Dimming] LUT7 PRO has an ambient light sensor that detects ambient light levels and automatically adjusts the screen brightness. It ensures that the screen is readable in different environments and always protects your eyes.
  • [Support Touch Screen and Button Control Menu]You can uses simple tap and swipe gestures for the important monitoring functions. It also supports physical buttons control. Tap/Rotate the wheel button for quick selection and function settings.

Last update on 2024-05-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Peak Design Leash Camera Strap

The proprietary connectors are so perfect for video shoots when I want to easily and quickly take off my camera strap to put the camera on a slider, gimbal, or tripod. You can do this in seconds by clicking these notches on and off. Also super quick and easy to adjust the length of the camera strap on the fly.

Peak Design Leash Camera Strap (L-BL-3)
  • Light, quick-release camera strap that fits in your pocket and carries over 200 lbs (90kg) of gear.
  • Universal compatibility with all cameras, including CANON, NIKON, SONY, FUJI, and other systems.
  • Smooth seatbelt-style webbing glides over clothing for fast camera access and all-day comfort.
  • Quickly shorten and lengthen using dual aluminum/Hypalon quick-adjusters. Range: 33 to 57 inches.
  • Connect Leash to binoculars, rangefinders, tripods, tools, firearms, and more.

Last update on 2024-05-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Peak Design Wrist Strap

Perfect for smaller sized cameras where you just want easy access and ability to hold while you work. Also provides a nice bit of extra support for handheld video shots.

Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap Ash (CF-AS-3)
  • Ultralight quick-connecting wrist strap for on-demand security.
  • Works with DSLR, compact and point-and-shoot cameras
  • Dyneema Anchors alert you to wear and tear
  • Limited Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty

Last update on 2024-05-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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