[•] Frankenstein Video Rig

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A Frankenstein Video Rig consists of a mix of camera parts that are not from one specific manufacturer. Here is a Sony A7II mirrorless camera with the 28mm Canon FD lens adapted via a Metabones FD to E mount adaptor.

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On top for pro res video recording is the Atomos Ninja 2 recorder connected via HDMI cable. It is an excellent combination for video and stills and probably my favourite full frame mirrorless camera on the market.

The cage is by SmallRig and the add on is the SmallRig monitor mount that can fix the monitor in any fixed angle position.

Lightweight and very run and gun for video. Perfect for travel videography. Easy to add a couple of 15mm rods and follow focus if you wanted to expand the rig further.

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5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilisation otherwise known as IBIS is on this camera making it a perfect combo with legacy glass. Overall performance is amazing and if you want further information on the Sony A7II just go to the home page and click the Sony A7II link.

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[•] p 🔺 z r 🔺 h n

 

 

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[•] Whats in my bag 2017

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Here’s my everyday bag. I’ve found over the years one of the hardest decisions in photography has to be the purchase and selection of a camera bag. Many photographers like myself have multiple bag setups depending on the type of situation. At the moment I’m sticking with the basic formula of one main camera bag which has turned out to be the ageless Domke F2.

In the Domke F2 bag with little introduction is the Sony A7II packing an impressive 24.3 Megapixels. Now it’s not the best camera in the world its strong point is using legacy glass.  Out of all the Sony A7 series mirrorless this model won’t break the bank account.

Many of us old photographers have waited a long time to use legacy glass this is what makes it brilliant. Three lenses in the bag are the Summicron amigos 28, 35, 50mm and not to be missed a Leica MP or what I call a stay with me for life camera. The Domke bag has two end pouches perfect for holding film. The front has two pouches for either a passport or moleskin pocket notebook perfect for documenting film shots.

It has a wax type finish to the outer layer of the canvas fabric. Only once have I been caught out in the rain with this bag and the water beaded off with ease and keep all of the gear inside dry. Even the moleskin book was untouched. I’ve learnt to be very careful in the rain as it can interrupt ones day shooting. My advice is be very careful with your camera as they are not 100% weather resistant. Ive found out the hard way 9 times out of 10 they are not. For example the Canon 5D Mark III is not exactly weather resistant they can take very light spray but anything more and you will find the electronics don’t like water. Try stay dry and leave camera’s out of the rain as much as possible or its an expensive disaster waiting to happen.

I’m not sponsored by Domke or any camera brand this is just a review of what I have discovered from using their product over the last year.

It’s really is such an excellent bag.  I now consider myself an emeritus professor of bagology.

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[•] p 🔺 z r 🔺 h n

 

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