These 3 Items are probably some of the most handy things to have around the house when you’re putting together a DSLR RIG, mounting camera equipment, or adapting your stuff to stuff.  The best part is, “all of this could be yours if the price is right”.

What is the right price? Well lets work from left to right. The first one is the . For a price tag of between $2 and $5 (I paid $3.49), this might be the most bang for your buck. Need to mount a monitor or field recorder? Just slap one of these little guys on there and you’ll be good to go. The nice thing is that this one has 2 thumb nuts. That means you can snug one nut up to your device and use the other to tighten down to your camera’s hot shoe.

The next one on my list is the . For $7 this adds flexibility to your mount. I have to say this is probably one of the lowest priced ball head to cold shoe adapters I’ve ever found. The Flash Shoe Ball head doesn’t give you any bells or whistles but the closest ball adapter in this price and size range is the Mini Ball Head at $13, (it doesn’t come with all the extra stuff) so the flash shoe ball head is one heck of a bargain.  The down side is that it is a little bit heavy and you normally have to wait about 2 weeks for a shipment from china. So if you think you might need a few down the road, you might want to order them all at once.

The Last one on my Bargain bin list (far right) is the . Not sure why this is the most expensive of the bunch but it does come in handy.  At $8.49 you can add this to mount things on pretty much any position or surface of your RIG.  This also works great at the end of flexible monitor arms and saves you the trouble of having to thread and un-thread items from your rig.

If you can find any of these cheaper somewhere else let me know. I think I could always use a few more.

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