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Top 5 Accessories for Under $150

Top 5 Accessories for Under $150

If you’re a fan of Brisbane Camera Hire, then you are almost certainly in the photography or film-making industry, and what an expensive industry that can be! Brisbane Camera Hire staff and friends have collated a list of our Top 5 favorite accessories, that will not only make your life easier, but won’t break the bank.

Here are our best five accessories for under $150:

  1. SmallRig Folding Took Kit – $29
  2. Three-Legged Thing Quick Release Plate & L Bracket – $69
  3. Lume Cube II LED – $135
  4. Beike Q166 Aluminum Mini Portable Tripod – $139.99
  5. Peak Design Slide Camera Strap – $118.14

Let us tell you why we wouldn’t be without these gadgets and where you can buy them from!

SmallRig Folding Tool Kit

Small silver, swiss army knife style folding tool set

You will never be caught fumbling again, if you have one of these pocket-sized folding multi-tool sets in your bag.

This handy tool has 4 Allen keys, 1 slotted screwdriver (perfect for quick release plates), and a Torx T25 driver to take care of those tamper proof screws. Have this tool in your pocket and you’ll likely safe someone else’s day too!

Learn more about the SmallRig Folding Tool Set here and order it for only $29. Bargain!

Three-Legged Thing Quick Release Plate & L Bracket

I have only recently started using one of these on my camera and I love it! It is a universal Arca-type compatible L bracket that allows you to quickly switch between portrait and landscape orientation while on a tripod, without having to fiddle endlessly with the tripod itself!

Copper coloured metal L bracket holding Nikon DSLR camera in portrait orientation on a tripod.

The underside of the plate also features a connection point for standard camera straps or a circular connector from Peak Design. Keep reading for our Peak Design recommendation!

This handy accessory also won’t break the bank at only $69 from our friends at Digi Direct.

Lume Cube II

This feature packed little Lume Cube won’t take up any room in your bag and is so versatile and useful!

Small black LED light with warm diffuser, soft diffuser click on panels plus cold shoe mount.

With a constant 5600K Colour Temperature, continuous output light, or strobe capabilities and waterproof up to 9 meters – what else could you want! This powerful light can run for up to 1.5 hours at 100% brightness and includes a number of accessories to soften your light, adjust colour temperature and to mount on top of your camera.

You can find it for $135, and a bunch of other cool stuff, from the guys at CR Kennedy.

Beike Q166 Aluminum Mini Portable Tripod with Ball Head

Have you ever considered a mini, or tabletop tripod? This Beike Q166 Mini Tripod is the perfect portable travel companion. It folds down to just 20cm and weighs about 700 grams. This is perfect for low angle shots or table top positioning.

Portable black and gold tripod showing fully folded at 20 centimeters in length, minimum height of 31 centimeters tall, or fully extended to 55 centimeters tall.

For the low price of $139.99, this one is worth keeping in your bag for all those “just in case I need a tripod” days! Grab one here.

Peak Design “Slide” Camera Strap – $118.14

A Peak Design camera strap has been on my wish list for a while now. Their “Slide” design is the flagship camera strap and allows you to configure it as a sling, neck or shoulder strap.

Male model wearing a dark grey camera strap with rust coloured accents, looking at the rear LCD screen of a Nikon DSLR camera.

Forget the bulky D-Ring connectors, Peak Design feature their own low-profile anchor mount, capable of holding up to 90kg of weight! Not only does the strap feature internally-padded webbing for max comfort, but also has a huge range of length adjustments, made possible by 2 quick pull adjusters. Camera straps that are stylish, comfortable and practical!

Make sure to check them out at Peak Design and see all the colours in the range too!

If you have a must-have accessory that you can’t live without, please let us know in the comments!