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Best Camera Accessories

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 complicated 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.

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KUVRD Universal Lens Cap
If you’ve ever lost a lens cap then you know how it expensive it can actually be to replace one. Instead, I highly recommend this unique idea. I’ve also found these to be a great option for traveling as the material is soft and provides a little extra cushion to your lens, especially for those that sometimes just throw a lens in a bag (guilty->me).
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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 the best 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.
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Best On 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.
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Peak Design
Peak Design has such a smart and cool integrated system that makes everything work together so flawlessly. Their materials are solid, high quality stuff. I’ve owned their gear for over 5 years and never had a single issue. Here are a few of my favorite products:
Peak Design Cuff Camera 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.
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Peak Design Leash Camera Strap (small version)
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 so quick and easy to adjust the length of the camera strap on the fly.
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Peak Design Black Slide Camera Strap (big version)
Same idea as above, just a thicker, more substantial size for heavier cameras.
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