Amazon Prime Day is Amazon's personal holiday where we get to have discounted prices like after Thanksgiving sales but on days Amazon designates vs waiting for the holiday.
As a result, we skip the lines and feel like kids in a candy store getting the things we need to operate our businesses at a discounted price.
That being said, we have entered into one of those holiday sales like days, and below you'll find my recommendations for entrepreneurs looking to buy gear to make content creation easier.
I would highly suggest taking a look around your house and what life looks likes now working more from home and having your family at home and what can help simplify that experience for you.
I would highly consider looking at tools that increase your efficiency in work and even your personal life.
I'll not only be recommending more camera-related tech but also some basic upgrades worth considering around the house.
If you don't have an Amazon Prime account, I'd highly recommend letting today be the day you give it a shot and get free shipping on your purchases today!
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For Canon Cameras
Rokinon AF 14mm f2.8 $599 ($479 at checkout) (Requires an adapter if using with the Canon M50)
This lens is a bit on the pricey side but has a 20% off discount at checkout so your checkout price will be closer to $480. This lens is weather-sealed and includes autofocus. If you use a Canon EF adapter or the Viltrox Speedbooster, you can then adapt this lens to the Canon M50.
Samyang 18mm f2.8 $299 (for Sony)
Samyang 35mm f2.8 $239 (Sony lens)
(Remember the lower the "f" number, the blurrier the background will be. If you want a blurry background consider lenses f2.8 or lower.)
These are some great camera tripod options that offer different features at different price points.
Saw the very popular vlogger Cody Wanner recently switch to using this little guy for his vlogging setup and I'm glad to see this is on sale and reasonably priced for a small versatile tabletop tripod. This is a small tripod, not a larger one like those listed above. Need a small and sturdy vlogging type tripod, this is what Cody is using, or at least trying out currently. ($19 version without the ball head listed here.)
My go-to favorite lighting kit for the last year! This lighting kit can be connected with up to 8 or so lights to fully light a setup and the simple remote to collectively or individually control my lighting has been a game-changer!
One of my new favorite wireless setups that in my experience has worked a bit better than the Rode Wireless Go when it comes to connectivity. Having the ability to mute and individually control the audio levels on the wireless unit and having a headphone jack easily made this a must in my camera bag!
Been using this little gem for close to 2 years now and I absolutely love it! If you want a headphone jack, be able to mount 2 microphone setups or send 2 audio signals into your camera and be able to control each specific volume levels, get this!
A microphone brand that has made its rounds on YouTube as a reliable source. I added this microphone kit to my cart to test in some future videos and for a simple lapel mic system is worth taking a look at for $10
A bit more reliable when it comes to heavy video use and especially 4k video footage that has added shockproof and moisture resistance when it comes to cards. One of the best cards available that are worth picking up anytime you see them on sale!
A capture card that is putting a lot of other brands to shame. I'm looking forward to trying this one myself but has a lot of great recommendations from content creators I trust. Worth taking a look at!
SSD hard drives are amazing! I have dropped my Samsung SSD hard drives more times than I care to admit with footage I couldn't afford to lose and the files were safe because drives like these are shockproof, moisture-resistant and so amazing if you're trying to maintain footage on the go or much smaller than HDD hard drives.
A gimbal I've had my eye on for a while and it's awesome seeing an already budget-friendly amazing gimbal at a steal of a price! I have always been impressed by the performance of this smaller and more manageable gimbal. If you have a Canon M50 or smaller Sony mirrorless camera like the a6400 or a6600 (or similar) and you're looking for a gimbal, this is a steal of a deal!
USB Mic & Ethernet Cable Phone Adapter $15.19 (for iPhones)
If you will be doing live streams directly from your phone and want a more stable phone connection and use it with your USB microphone, it's worth picking up one of these adapters. I've used one similar for Instagram live streams and it's been great to level up those live streams.
A simple yet great tool if you're constantly using your phone for work or even for the occasional remote live stream with its built-in microphone, these are a great option to free up your hands to do your work untethered.
This includes the free editable calculator to use with Sony's Clear Image Zoom feature on their mirrorless cameras.
You add your lens size and the calculator does the rest!