East Grinstead photographer and filmmaker Nitsan Simantov. Wedding photography and commercial video production in London and West Sussex.

The Filmmaker's Ultimate Gear & Stability Guide

All images in this book were shot by me, except this photo of me which was shot by Samantha Wordie.

By Nitsan Simantov

Updated: 17th September 2014
© Copyright Nitsan Simantov 2014 - All rights reserved. Copying prohibited.


I have spent a lot of my personal time writing this book. If you find it helpful you can support me by purchasing your gear via the links in this book. 

This is a guide to help you choose the best gear, that's why I will mostly discuss the best equipment that I know of within a reasonable budget. Remember, this is a book about ultimate gear, not a list of every single item I've used or reviewed. I will also mention some lower cost options, but only ones that are actually worth buying.

This book covers some things I find very important. It is something I will continue to update and broaden as often as I can. I would love to hear feedback from you regarding what you would like to see me cover in future chapters of the book. This book is written with the assumption that you either have some basic knowledge of filmmaking and photography words and terms or at least that you will take the time to Google the things you don’t understand.

I apologize that there isn't a photo for every single item mentioned. I did not want to use stock product images or other peoples images (obviously).

Ethics statement

I am an affiliate with eBay, Amazon, B&H and Adorama, this means that when you buy something after visiting my links I get a small commission from those stores. The price for you remains the same of course. This helps me create more great content for you guys. I still always review items honestly, and I never accept any payments to shoot reviews. A few manufacturers and distributors have sent me free review units, and I review those just like I would review something I purchased myself. Note: The affiliate links will give me commission if you purchase within a short time from clicking the link, usually 24 hours to 30 days depending on the store. Thank you for reading and for your support.


I provide this information in the hope that it will be helpful, but all information given is just my honest opinion. I make no guarantees whatsoever. Please always use common sense for safety and consult a professional if needed.

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