Ronin-M 3 Axis Gimbal

If you've got something like the Sony a7 siblings, GH4 or even a 5D Mk III -- and aren't sticking a big lens on any of them -- I think the Ronin-M is THE sweet spot in the market for 3-axis gimbals. At just under $1,400, it is every bit as sophisticated as its bigger brother or the MōVI M5 at a fraction of the price, complete with iOS app to fine tune it. Everything about it is a class act, well finished and well thought out. If I have any complaint, it's only that I wish it were even lighter.

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Aputure VS-2 7" Field Monitor

At under $300, the VS-2 is a steal. With great brightness, sharpness, focus peaking, magnification, and zebras, just about the only things missing from the VS-2 are SDI connections (which I don't need); false color (which I'd like to have); LUTs (I'm not using them yet because I'm not shooting in log); and HDMI pass-through (which I'd also like to have). Comes complete with case, NP-style battery, sun hood, articulated arm, and cleaning cloth. It is not as robust as more expensive units, but I'm betting if you drop any of them you're going to cry. Highly recommended as a first monitor.

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Cartoni F127 FocusHD Tripod and Fluid Head

Incredibly smooth and robust, and priced accordingly. The Cartoni is my day-in/day-out tripod for my reviews and on-location corporate shoots.

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Benro A38FDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg

I actually have the slightly bigger A48FD, and it's a fantastic, aggressively priced video monopod. I only suggest its slightly smaller brother because it's a couple of bucks cheaper and a little lighter, while giving away just about nothing other than 3" of height -- which I don't think you'll need unless you're really, really tall (I'm 6').

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B+W Filters

Is there a difference among filter brands? Yes. Worth the difference in price? For me, for these, yes!

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