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  1. #1 Epic-W ENG / ENP style rig suggestions 
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    Hi gang,

    Looking at shooting reality TV show style stuff and need to work out
    a great ENG style rig for my Epic-w.

    Any suggestions, ideas, advice???

    Cheers,

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    thanks
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  4. #4 My Shoulder setup 
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    For me it's all about being as lightweight but also keep the camera as low as possible and close to my shoulder, for that, I actually found the Sony VCT-FSA5 shoulder pad to work best, I tried the Zacuto VCT for a day, but this sony one, strangely enough works best in conjunction with the WC easy riser. it's still feel better then using the Zacuto VCT without the easy riser for example. I added Vocas handles on the front and the camera with Ultra Primes was perfectly balanced on my shoulder.

    Because I had many shots were I needed to be standing still for a long time, I've used the easyrig only for those shots.

    Only thing I will improve for next time is putting the monitor upside down, not sure why I didn't, but even this way, it worked great.

    I'll just add, that this is a very specific setup that is prefect for those lenses in this configuration, the down side is it's not very flexible, but I didn't test it, it might worked great with a zoom, just probably needed to move the battery further back for balance.

    Hope it helps.
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    Using an EVF and a good EVF mount are key. I like the tilta EVF mount, and I have used everyone available. But that is the key right there, getting the evf where your eye already is, and not being in some awkward position.

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