Five Camera Kit Essentials For $5.


Here are five camera essentials for under five bucks each. So at around twenty five bucks you too can have some stylin’ AKS in your camera bag. If you have any cheap kit solutions, please list them in the comments section below. Thanks!


Titan Magnetic Tray. This is a great tool to have on the cart to stash screws and small parts that can easily get lost.





Twist Jar Opener. This can work as a follow focus, a zoom stick or help remove a stuck filter. These are great all around tools to have in your kit.





Carlon Socket Dimmer. This is a handy dimmer switch that connects directly to the bulb. It will handle up to 150W and can make life easier when using practicals in a scene.





County Comm Screw Key Set. Find yourself with a camera and tripod and no screwdriver?   This handy key set screwdriver will do the trick. It will also save the embarrassment of using a coin to tie down the camera. Magnetic tray




1/4-20 Camera Mount Screw. Everyone should have a backup camera screw. I like these D-Ring screws for ease of use, however they will not work will all systems. Check compatibility with your tripod plate.

Update The shipping on this item is crazy! Try this link for a Sachtler 1/4-20 screw. A little less at $9 for the screw and $4 for shipping. Thanks!




Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.