So you just got your awesome new shoulder rig for your DSLR and love it. But as you pick it up to start filming you realize something terrible… You can’t actually control it without reaching back awkwardly to adjust settings and record… This is one of the biggest problem’s with filming on a DSLR shoulder rig. One solution is to move the camera so that it is front of you, but that creates a very front heavy rig. Luckily there is a solution to this.
I film A LOT of b-roll. I’ve used several different setups over the years and recently found this to be one of the best rig configurations to shoot with.
Anti-twist plates are important. Without some way to lock your camera down your DSLR will swivel left and right while mounted to your quick release. This becomes a big problem when you try to use a follow focus. While there are many different anti-swivel plates out there, this new one from Photography and Cinema is brilliant. It mounts directly to your quick release plate making it easy to use and without the bulk that other anti-twist plates suffer from.
No pricing information is available yet, but I’ll keep you guys posted.
There are a ton of new lenses and deals going on at the moment so I thought I’d put together a post for you guys.
This insane lens was announced a while ago, but pricing and availability are in. Looking forward to getting a review unit in for review.
Availability: July 31, 2013
I’ve been using some of this gear from 4 DSLR for a while now, thought I’d share it with you. They make 2 great accessories for the H4n and Manfrotto tripod heads.
Check them out at 4DSLR.com.