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    Interested in lightweight balanced rigs and how you are monitoring - using EVF's???

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    I find it impossible to get any kind of a comfortable oporating position with a monitor. It's just too close to your face. I always use evf for hand held.

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    I rarely shoot handheld these days, but when I do it's EVF on the shoulder and LCD in the chest/belly/or holding it camera away from body.

    I used to run the LCD on the shoulder via rods and putting the display forward a bit, but alas it was limiting on the wide side and got a bit crowded with the follow focus out there. You can still do it for sure, but I find an EVF and 19mm rods for balance a better way to go.
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    Just did a feature with this setup...


    The support is something called a "DVtech multirig Pro" which is basically a light stand section with a spring in it but it works great for taking the front weight and redistributing it to the waist. You can run all day with this thing and it's much more maneuverable than an EZ-Rig. I also liked the 9" Red monitor out by the mattebox, my 5" also works for this and if it's direct sun I go with the EVF. Spider grips, a Wooden handle and a shoulder pad round out the package.
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    Here's my rig:


    Comprised of the following:
    Or SmallRig also sells this full kit, which I didn't get because I already had the Tilta handles and a top plate and handle already. The adjustable dogbones seem like a good idea, too: https://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-pr...smc2-2102.html

    What I like about the SmallRig setup is you can swing the dogbones and handles up to the sides of the camera and go for that Michael Bay/GDU Cowboy Handle set up if you want.

    Markus Forderer also had a neat and tidy shoulder setup in this thread: http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthr...-on-set-review
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    This is all my equipment for a shoot without lenses and charger.
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    I never shoot on shoulder rigs because I'm 6'5". But I will be building a shoulder rig for a feature film being shot over the next few weeks so I'll make sure to get some photos of it.
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    I never shoot on shoulder rigs because I'm 6'5"
    Just curious, how does being tall disqualify you from shooting hand held? I'm 6'1" and I doubt 4"s is really a deal breaker. That's what doing the squat walk is for ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Gardner View Post
    Just curious, how does being tall disqualify you from shooting hand held? I'm 6'1" and I doubt 4"s is really a deal breaker. That's what doing the squat walk is for ;-)

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    I'm 5'10 and find I have to squat a lot as I really hate tilting down the camera. 90 percent of my work now is using an EZrig.
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