Manfrotto FigRig vs DIY version
Posted 16 August 2006 - 06:21 PM
Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:31 PM
Posted 17 August 2006 - 05:29 PM
Posted 18 August 2006 - 12:01 PM
Manfrotto building a $300 "official version" was handy. But if that's too much money for you, check out how the original was done...
Edited by David W Scott, 18 August 2006 - 12:02 PM.
Posted 29 August 2006 - 05:52 PM
Being a glorified steering wheel would lead me to think its a bit pricey/gimmicky at $300
although it's clearly quite a bargain compared to other camera support equipment.
At the right budget point I'd just rent it but I'm considering building one for more everyday use.
It wouldn't take that long to construct I'm not so sure it would be of any lesser build then what Bogen offers.
Well if you want to build one go right ahead...
Don't ask us for our advice if you've already made-up your mind.
God and make one and good luck.
Personally I find it mostly useless...
It's not sturdy enough for a real film or video camera
It's just good for prosumer cams which you can usually handhold in any manner.
So you'll rarely find the need for such a gadget...
Except for special shots that come every now&then.