Suggested Gear

Here's the gear we find most useful for any type of shoot. These tried-and-true items make your footage look more professional and make filming more fun.


Starter Pack

Moment

Moment lenses are the best cell phone lenses out there, and they are priced accordingly. You must purchase a Moment case that fits your phone at about $30. After that you’ll pay from $100 to $120 per lens. You can get 4 to 5 separate lenses but you probably only need 2; wide angle and telephoto. Fisheye might be another option to consider. Moment lenses are heavy and require a top-of-the-line gimbal due to the weight.

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Zhiyun Smooth Q

This is the best low-cost gimbal we found. Will support some lighter weight lenses, has good battery life, and works well. Comes with an app to control modes.

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Apexel Lens Kit

With its low price and many options, this lens kit is a great choice for the budget minded. It comes with a wide angle, fisheye, and 10X telephoto lens.

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Arkon - Gorilla Pod Tripod

The Arkon iPhone Tripod and mount is a really good low-cost solution. The mount allows for portrait and landscape modes and can be used on other tripods.

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Anker PowerCore 10000

Remarkably compact. One of the smallest and lightest 10000mAh portable charger. Provides three full charges for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models. Great for use with a single phone or tablet.

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Smartphone Gimbals

Zhiyun Smooth Q

This is the best low-cost gimbal we found. Will support some lighter weight lenses, has good battery life, and works well. Comes with an app to control modes.

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Zhiyun Smooth 4

This is the best mid-cost smartphone gimbal we found. Like the lower-priced Smooth Q, it supports lighter weight lenses, has good battery life, and works well. Comes with an app to control modes.

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Freefly Movi Cinema Robot

At $300 for the basic unit and $400 for the full kit with counter weights, this gimbal is at the high end of the market. The stabilization is second to none and the battery life is very good. It works with virtually any phone/lens combo out there.

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Lenses

Apexel Lens Kit

With its low price and many options, this lens kit is a great choice for the budget minded. It comes with a wide angle, fisheye, and 10X telephoto lens.

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Moment

Moment lenses are the best cell phone lenses out there, and they are priced accordingly. You must purchase a Moment case that fits your phone at about $30. After that you’ll pay from $100 to $120 per lens. You can get 4 to 5 separate lenses but you probably only need 2; wide angle and telephoto. Fisheye might be another option to consider. Moment lenses are heavy and require a top-of-the-line gimbal due to the weight.

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Beastgrip

Take your smartphone to the next level with Beastgrip lenses and mounts. Beastgrip has adapters to mount professional camera lenses to your smartphone. Turns your smartphone into a production camera.

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Tripods & Tripod Mounts

Arkon - Gorilla Pod Tripod

The Arkon iPhone Tripod and mount is a really good low-cost solution. The mount allows for portrait and landscape modes and can be used on other tripods.

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Amazonbasics - Regular Tripod

Lightweight tripod with weight hook for added stability. 60 inch height. Max weight 6.6 lbs.

(Please check out our suggested mounts for mobile phones and tablet. Both will work with this tripods.)

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BaaLand

The Baaland is versatile and big enough for tablets. 70 inch height; 65 inches for selfie stick. 11 lbs max weight. Weight hook for added stability.

(Please check out our suggested mounts for mobile phones and tablet. Both will work with this tripod.)

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Ailun Tripod Phone Mount

Excellent mobile phone mount for almost any tripod. Easily adjusts for portrait or landscape mode.

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Arkon Tablet Mount

Excelelnt tablet mount for almost any tripod. Easily adjusts for portrait or landscape mode.

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Power Banks

Anker PowerCore 10000

Remarkably Compact: One of the smallest and lightest 10000mAh portable charger. Provides three full charges for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models. Great for use with a single phone or tablet.

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Arkon Power Bank 24000mAh Portable Charger

Large capacity and 4 outputs make this power bank excellent for charging multiple devices at once. Get multiple full charges for tablet and phone from this device.

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25000mAh Solar Charger With Power Bank

Charge your power bank with solar power. Great for outdoor use this 25000mAh power bank charges from attached solar panels.

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