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It’s that time in history when the relevance of the DSLR is lost on us. In an age when filmmaking has become democratic, a medium that plays on a totally level field, we bring you the kit that you absolutely need to capture awesome sounds and imagery while on the road, whether it be MWC 2017 or your pet Blair Witchish project..

ExoLens lens system for iPhone 6/6S

jcrop-previewThink add-on lens kits to smartphones, and surely precision-machined aluminum bracket with integrated tripod mounts don’t come to mind. A partnership between Zeiss and office supply company Fellowes, this company is out to change a few perceptions. Included is a Zeiss Mutar 0.6x Apsh T wide-angle lens, a telephoto lens hood and a front lens cap.

AED 819, www.exolens.com, www.amt.tv

Beastgrip Pro + Wide-Angle and Fisheye Lenses Bundle

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They rightfully proclaim it the world's best camera rig. This is one super robust piece of kit with tons of accessories that has lived up to its mobbish response on Kickstarter. The Beastgrip Pro has slots to attach external LED lights, shotgun mics, lavaliar kits and with the optional DOF adaptor, you can even attach SLR lenses! Talk about getting you equipped.

AED 790, www.beastgrip.com, www.amt.tv

Peli S115 Sport Elite Camera Pack  

jcrop-previewIgnore the term camera in the title, for this watertight, crushproof and TSA ready case comes with a large sized padded divider compartment, for your shotgunic, Beastgrip Pro et al. It’s large side pockets keep charging cords and accessories organized and allow attachment of full sized tripods while the pressure equalization valve prevents vacuum lock.

AED 750, www.peli.com

Lume Cube

jcrop-previewThink of it as perfect gear for the casual filmmaker, making your photo studio as mobile as you are. With powerful and adjustable light, you can even use the Lume Cube as a slave for your DSLR camera – offering unlimited capabilities for firing multiple cubes to completely light your scene. Pair the Lume Cube with your smartphone, and the free app lets you control flash, duration, and brightness of multiple cubes. Perfect for pairing with your GoPro, it’s also the first ever lighting mount for a drone!

AED 349 onwards, www.lumecube.com, www.amt.tv

jcrop-previewZoom H6 recorder

It’s the name any journo or professional worth his salt will swear by. And now Zoom have raised the bar on the super portable six-track recorder even further. Think four interchangeable input capsules to ensure precision sound-shaping like never before. The ultimate chameleon of the audio world ? When it comes to classical music, film work or that exclusive interview you snagged on the noisy MWC floors, this is a must-have. We love the pre-record feature, which captures a few seconds of audio before the record button is pressed.

AED 1250, www.zoom-na.com, www.amt.tv

Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Reach him at: [email protected]
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