3 Websites To Find DSLR Gear & DIY Tips

Joshua Lockhart 12-09-2012

dslr gearDid you just get a DSLR How To Make Use Of The Canon Camera CineStyle Setting Have you ever wanted to have those fancy picture styles from westerns and action movies for your own videos, made with a Canon DSLR? Have you actually tried to pull it off time and time... Read More for making videos? Did you believe that once you got it you would instantly be making creative, beautiful videos that would make all your friends think you are a screen-inspired genius? Yes, you probably did. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, for in order to make creative, beautiful videos How To Stream Live Video to Your Twitch.TV Channel Launched in June of last year, the world of online gaming needed a portal to livestream events and Justin.TV's secondary niche website, Twitch.TV, serves today as just that. What if you're just a guy sitting... Read More that will make all all your friends think you are a screen-inspired genius, you have to know the camera pretty well. Additionally, extra gear really helps in the field of DSLR.


Unfortunately, DSLR Start Shooting With These 4 DSLR Video Tutorial Sites Recently, I covered a little bit of DSLR video for those of you stepping out to see the low-cost solution to production. My focus has been on helping those who don't necessarily do much video... Read More video gear is extremely expensive. Fortunately, there are a few websites out there who want to help you get around that. Below, we have three websites devoted to aiding you in creating your own gear and finding equally-effective low-cost gear. The sites stay updated fairly consistently, so keep checking in on them.


dslr gear

Admittedly, I’ve never been a fan of the name “CheesyCam”, and for some reason, I just had to say it. I’ve always thought it sounded a little goofy, and whenever I find other sites with comparable names, I often discover that they are incredibly hokey or have poor information. However, do not let the name fool you when it comes to CheesyCam. This site offers a lot of information and expertise that you will rarely find online, and since the focus is on DSLR gear, you’ll find yourself in good company.

The site primarily posts articles and videos which simply review any and all products that the creators of CheesyCam can get their hands on. Unlike other sites, CheesyCam takes a very practical approach to everything they take a look at. With that said, if you’re considering a new piece of gear, I would highly recommend checking out CheesyCam first.

Additionally, the site offers a special section of the site that is categorized by all items surrounding a DSLR camera Swap Your PJs For A Camera - Try Taking A Photo A Day And Improve Your Photography Once, there was this interesting news item about the man with the perfect memory. No…Mr. Gordon Bell wasn’t a freak; as a research scientist he just used modern technology to record every waking moment of... Read More (i.e. “lenses”, “viewfinders”), and it’s very easy to find a specific piece of equipment if you aren’t really sure what you need. Beyond that, CheesyCam users often post links to items that they have for sale.



dslr diy

Vimeo already offers several DSLR video production tips, but one thing I believe we forgot to acknowledge is its wide array of videos concerning gear and DIY gear. The site offers a modest selection of videos in their DIY DSLR Gear group, but the videos found here are worth taking a look at. Additionally, Vimeo is just a great site in general for getting help on your filmmaking adventures.

The site mostly offers high quality content that is professionally produced, so I would take Vimeo over YouTube Go Back In Time: The First Ever YouTube Video, Tweet, Image, Website, Email, & More What was the first website to ever be published? What was the first Amazon item ever ordered? What is the first line to ever be tweeted? Curious? So was I. After several hours of extensive... Read More any day when it comes to seeking advice concerning my own film-related projects. Granted, I can safely say YouTube still has quite a bit to bring to the table. What I like about Vimeo tutorials is that you can see what’s being made in real time, and since the videos are typically so well-done, they are quite easy to understand.

Indy Film Gear

dslr gear


Indy Film Gear has a sharp focus on low budget filmmakers who are just wanting something to make their productions pop. The site is devoted entirely to do-it-yourself gear projects, and the content creators try to keep things affordable. IFG offers a ton of content just ready for you to get your hands on, and once you do, you’ll be putting those hands to work. Included are tips ranging from sliders to shoulder mounts to even full lighting set-ups. This site is worth taking a look at.

Granted, the site incorporates reviews, cheap gear as opposed to DIY 4 DIY & Handy Subreddits Worth Checking Out Confession time, real quick. I'm not a manly man... I mean, I understand the whole nonsense about gender stereotypes and such, but I want you to think real hard and just bear with me for... Read More gear, and the occasional tip thrown into the mix just to keep things interesting. All in all, Indy Film Gear is a great site to spend some time on if you are unsure of what you should be buying and what you should be making. I believe everyone wanting to create DSLR video should take a look here.


Above are only three sites of many that you’ll find which will help you with creating DSLR gear and finding cheaper alternatives. However, some of the greatest creations can’t be found on these sites.

With that said, do you have any of your own DSLR gear to show us? What other sites do you use for finding DSLR gear?


Related topics: Filmmaking, Photography.

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more.

Whatsapp Pinterest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Ramón García
    November 19, 2012 at 7:28 am


  2. Sachin Kanchan
    September 25, 2012 at 1:41 am

    helpful indeed

  3. Edmar Diego
    September 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    its nice to see indie back in the picture. artsy film are hard to come by especially good ones

  4. ThatGuy
    September 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    D stands for Digital in DSLR. So a DSLR is digital and an SLR uses film

  5. Kamal
    September 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    What is the main diffrence between slr and dslr camera

    • Joshua Lockhart
      January 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      Hey Kamal,

      I just found this comment. As ThatGuy said, DSLR is digital and SLR is film.

  6. Rahul Jain
    September 12, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Vimeo is blocked in India, so unfortunately only left with Indy Film Gear and Cheesy Cam :(

    • Krishley.G.Purmanun
      January 9, 2013 at 9:34 am

      Did you try using proxies? There are lots of proxy websites out there that will allow you to access blocked websites.


      • Joshua Lockhart
        January 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm


        Didn't realize that this comment existed. Thanks for answering it.