TRIPODS + MONOPODS:

     Sachtler Ace M Tripod Kit

sachtler
Fluid head with counter balance + drag adjustment 
Way smoother than any other tripod I’ve worked with
75mm Bowl, 9.7lbs Weight Capacity

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     Manfrotto 560B-1 Monopod

monopod

Monopods are the perfect choice between handheld and a tripod.
Fluid cartridge at base, for smooth panning
Does need regular lubrication
Tilt head is not for video

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      Manfrotto MVM500A Monopod

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Monopods are the perfect choice between handheld and a tripod.
Fluid cartridge at base, for smooth panning
Includes very smooth tilt head
Slightly taller than 560B-1

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      Benro A1573F Video Tripod Kit with S2 Head

benro

Lightweight, good for travel
Levelling bowl reduces setup time
Can be used very low to the ground
No drag adjustment

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     Konova K5 Slider

konova slider

 

Good length for substantial movement
Very smooth operation
Versatile mounting options
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RIGS:

MY CUSTOM RIG:

Standard 15mm rails for follow focus /matte-box
Easily go between tripod and handheld
Very sturdy build quality
Parts can be reused in other rigs
Well balanced, but no counterweight
Single handgrip so other hand can focus
Top handle makes life easier as a shooter!

PARTS:

Express 35 baseplate

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9″ Carbon Rods

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6″ Rod

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3x Right angle blocks

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Redrock Grip

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Skier Top Handle

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Quick Release Adapter

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Shoulder Stock from Polaroid

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     Polaroid Rig

handheld

Very inexpensive
All metal, but each part will ‘slip’ and not stay in place
Less than ideal quick-release setup, best to use QR adapter

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Upgraded Polaroid Rig

Same idea as polaroid rig
No ‘slip’, will stay rigid
Quick-release adapter enables universal mounting.
Redrock Grip

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2x Right angle blocks

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6″ Rod

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Quick Release Adapter

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    P&C Gear Box

cage

Solid build quality
Many mounting points
Top handle possibility
15mm rails
Wider handgrips – more stable

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