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Old April 16th, 2009, 07:34 AM   #1
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5d stabilisation / MultiRigPro

Has anyone tried using the 5D on a MultiRigPro?

As a stills photographer I do a lot of street work, preferably as quickly and discreetly as possible. Iíd like to be able to do the same with video on the 5D, and Iím aware I need some stabilisation, but Iíd like to keep as low profile as possible. A lot of the rigs appearing seem determined to make the camera look as important and movie-like as possible, which to me is a disadvantage: I want stability, but Iíd trade some of that for discretion.

I tried a PAG Orbitor and it seemed to work, but itís bigger and more obvious looking than Iíd like. Iíve looked at the Bushhawk, but rigs that resemble firearms make me a bit nervous.

The MRP looks interesting though. It seems to pack up very small, and since I travel a lot thatís a big advantage. Iím in the UK for a week or so, and Iíd hoped to find a dealer here and see how it works, but it seems there are no distributors here. Thereís supposedly one in Moscow, where Iím usually based, but theyíre way overpriced and donít keep it in stock anyway.

So has anyone any MRP/5D experiences they can share? Or any alternative suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

Jeremy Nicholl
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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:50 AM   #2
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I asked the same question a few weeks ago.. A guy was nice enough to post a quick video form the MRP... do a search in the 5D forum and you'll find the thread..

My MRP is arriving today.. I'll be shooting a promo video this weekend for a friend's music performance website so I'll be on location at a wedding and shooting amongst a raucous crowd.. I'll post some thoughts and videos from that
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Old April 16th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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I asked the same question a few weeks ago.. A guy was nice enough to post a quick video form the MRP... do a search in the 5D forum and you'll find the thread..

My MRP is arriving today.. I'll be shooting a promo video this weekend for a friend's music performance website so I'll be on location at a wedding and shooting amongst a raucous crowd.. I'll post some thoughts and videos from that
Thanks very much for that. I'd missed the original thread, very helpful.

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Old April 17th, 2009, 02:35 AM   #4
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I have a Multirig Pro which is a wonderful piece of equipment but I have been thus far too shy to use it for shooting anything in the street as it would just draw far too much attention. Using a monopod is far more discreet, does a good job & is cheap to boot. I like the Manfrotto 561BHDV as it has 3 short feet at the bottom of the pole that make it far more stable than the pole alone which can tend to skate over surfaces like cobbles. It pivots on that foot so you can tilt & pan from the base as well as the fluid head. In addition the 24-105 F4L IS USM lens does an awfully good job of image stabilisation for hand held video work & is a great combination with a monopod.

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