Here are 15 filmmaking items you can buy for under $100

Jul 22, 2022

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Here are 15 filmmaking items you can buy for under $100

Jul 22, 2022

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Once you get hooked to them, photography and filmmaking can become pretty expensive hobbies. But it’s good to know that there are many items that offer a fantastic price-quality ratio. In fact, there’s a bunch of gear you can buy for under $100, whether you’re a photographer or a filmmaker.

In this video, Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter gives you 15 affordable items that will kickstart your filmmaking career or just be a great, yet cheap addition to the gear you own.

Two of the items are currently over $100, but not by too much. And of course, you can also wait for discounts to get them.

  1. Feelworld FW759 camera monitor ($93.99): while the resolution isn’t the highest there can be, according to Caleb, the value for money is more than great with this 7” monitor.
  2. Rode VideoMic GO II ($94): a fantastic microphone at an affordable price, and possibly the best budget microphone on the market. Check out our review to learn more.
  3. Impact Heavy Duty Air Cushioned Stand ($69.95): sturdy enough to support even heavier gear, and air-cushioned to protect both your gear and you from damage and injuries.
  4. Impact Combo Boom Stand ($99.95): sturdy and very versatile considering that it goes very high up, but also has an elbow.
  5. Konica 40mm f/1.8 lens ($50 and up): a nice, compact and fast pancake lens is just one of many vintage lenses you can use for shooting video.
  6. Nitze Stingray Handle ($67.99): a comfortable handle with plenty of mounting points and an angle for adding monitor mounts.
  7. Nitze Lil Stingray Handle ($49.99): this handle has the same qualities as the previous one, but it’s smaller and cheaper.
  8. NICEYRIG Camera Baseplate ($67.99): a versatile and great value-for-money baseplate.
  9. Aputure MC RGBWW LED Light ($90): a small, but powerful LED light with tons of different options.
  10. Falcom F22 Quick Release System ($24.90): a perfect system for quickly attaching and releasing a bunch of different accessories.
  11. V-Mount Mini Power Plate ($79.99)
  12. Mini V-Mount Batteries ($160) – one of the items that’s over $100, but as I mentioned, you can wait for a discount.
  13. HDMI/SDI Bi-Directional Micro Converter 3G ($65): as Caleb calls it, “one of the coolest video adapter boxes ever.”
  14. HDMI/SDI Bi-Directional Micro Converter 12G ($149): another great item over $100. Maybe Caleb got it at a discount and so can you. :)
  15. Magnus VT350 Video Tripod ($99.95): at just under $100, this is an incredibly smooth and lightweight tripod that will last you long.

What I’d add to this list is the $50 light bracelet KYU-6, it’s something I absolutely always have in my gear bag. Do you already own any of these items? What are some of your go-to filmmaking or photography items under $100?

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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