An update on my "Heavy Rig"

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Brian Wadie
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An update on my "Heavy Rig"

In an earlier thread I shared some post-surgery thoughts on my future use of Olympus kit for beach work:

The final set:

- EM-1X (only £1750 new! )

- 300f4 pro + Olympus 100-400

- Gitzo fluid damped Gimbal

- Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Tripod

(I'm already about £1k in profit from the sale of my now unwanted gear )

- Aluminium Lightweight Rollator - Blue (with under-seat camera bag )

Camera + lens + waterproof trousers + emergency medical supplies go into under-seat camera bag

Tripod + Gimbal sit across the handle "scissors" strapped down with "bungies" if needed

Unload rollator from car

Stagger to shooting point

set-up tripod + gimbal

Attach camera to gimbal, comfy cushion on rollator, dress up like Nanook of the North (I'm still a bit weak and get cold very quickly)

See where the main windsurfing action is, point camera, start shooting

An hour later, pack up - go home with 2.5k shots of the action, process and up on the website 2 hours later

I've been developing the rig further and thought I would share progress and a few learning points just in case anyone thinks of going this way (and to seek ideas from anyone who is already there)

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So much to learn, so little time left to do it!

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Sony RX10 IV Olympus E-M1 II Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD Olympus 40-150mm F2.8 Pro Olympus 12-100mm F4.0 +1 more
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