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Old April 26th, 2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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Alternative to Fig Rig?

Advice please ... I'm using an FX1e and want to invest in a support to aid movement shots.

Interested in the Fig Rig, but have come across this alternative in the UK ...

HAGUE Pro-Camframe

Any views / users out there?

Thanks!
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Old April 26th, 2009, 01:42 PM   #2
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I don't see why it wouldn't work, it operates on the same principle. Seen lots of "hardware store specials" people have made up with the same basic design.

I myself use a "mini" rig cobbled up from a couple flash brackets for my small cameras, and am happy with the results - the key is getting the center of gravity "outside" the camera a bit, and since we are all used to steering a car and keeping it straight/turning, the operation comes pretty naturally. I find it works quite well for moving shots once you practice a bit, but can get a bit tough if you try to "stand still" - the design lends itself to smoothing motion, but like many other steady concepts, can get a bit tough to hold in a static shot. Mainly a factor of arm fatigue.
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Old April 26th, 2009, 02:26 PM   #3
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This alternative hase been "black stove enameled" and it is for sale. 150 excl. shipping off Holland.
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/shoulder-...cular-rig.html
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