August 2, 2014

5000 kit
What equipment would I get, if I had $5000 to spend on equipment? It’s all about prioritising, and splitting your budget between camera, audio and lighting equipment!


The links below include all of the products I mentioned in the video. Buying your equipment through any of the links on my website is a great way to support the show!

Check out the full episode right here:…



2 x Canon T3i Body  2 x Canon 700D Body
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC  Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8  Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
4x 16GB Sandisk Extreme 4 x 16GB Sandisk Extreme 
Rode VideoMic Pro  Rode VideoMic Pro 
Zoom H5 Audio Recorder  Zoom H5 Audio Recorder
Rode Boom Pole  Rode Boom Pole
Audio Cable  Audio Cable
Audio Grip  Audio Grip
Audio Case  Audio Case
Benro Travel Tripod  Benro Travel Tripod
Heavy Duty Tripod  Heavy Duty Tripod
Manfrotto Monopod  Manfrotto Monopod
Polaroid Handheld Rig  Polaroid Handheld Rig
2 x Lanparte External Battery  2 x Lanparte External Battery
Genus Eclipse ND Filter  Genus Eclipse ND Filter
Kamerar QV-1 Viewfinder  Kamerar QV-1 Viewfinder
CaseLogic Backpack  CaseLogic Backpack
Lowepro Lens Exchange  Lowpro Lens Exchange

Lighting (US Links)

Lighting (UK LINKS)

*Fluorescent Light Fixtures (85W) 2 x Fluorescent Light Fixture (85W)
 **OPTIONAL: 85W Replacement Bulbs 8 x PhotoSel 85W Replacement Bulbs
Aputure AL-528S LED Light Aputure AL-528S LED Light
Small LED 160 Light Small LED 160 Light
4 x NP-F970 Battery for LEDs 4 x NP-F970 Battery for LEDs
Dual Battery Charger Dual Battery Charger
40″ C-Stand 20″ C-Stand
2 x Heavy Duty Light Stand Heavy Duty Light Stand
Lightweight Light Stand 2 x Lightweight Light Stand
Pack of 4 Sandbags 4 x Sandbags
2 x ConviClamp 2 x ConviClamp
Reflector Clip Reflector Clip
2 x Five in One Reflector (43″) 2 x Five in One Reflector (43″)
2 x Manfrotto Swivel Head 2 x Manfrotto Swivel Head
Gaffer Tape Gaffer Tape
Black Wrap Black Wrap



Rode NTG-2 Microphone  Rode NTG-2 Microphone
Tripod Head  Tripod Head
Boom Pole Holder  Boom Buddy




Simon Cade

Filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide. Since I was making my first film age 11, I have always been fascinated by the way films are produced, and the effect it can have on the audience.