My under 350$ video rig (video)

Edit: If you are interested in the cheapest possible shoulder rig, you should check this post for a kit that goes under 200$.

I talked about my rig a while ago and never had time to (1) show it to you guys (2) write a proper review of the follow focus. So in this first post I am going to present the rig which consist of:

Manfrotto 323 RC2 Rapid Connect Adapter(you really need to buy one of these!)

DV City Lens gear: they changed the model since I made the video. This newer version is way better!

D-Focus: we all know about this cheap and effective product!


FD to EF adapter

Also shown in the clip are my Manfrotto 701HDV Pro Fluid Head and the Manfrotto 190XB Tripod.

Sorry about the quality of the clip. It was made with my girlfriend Canon PowerShot G9 with the Wide Converter which caused some flaring and I edited the whole thing in less than 10 minutes.

Have fun with my French Canadian accent! The D-Focus tests results will be online in the next 24 hours. are now available.


If you get the D|Focus DSLR Mount, you can replace the RailsPro with it, reducing the overall weight and size of the rig and save some money. If you are not planning to get a matte box, this is the way to go.

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Photography allows me to be what I want to be, to be where I want to be, and to do what I want to do ... I'm not professional photographer and I don't need a title, I love to take photographs and that is what I do, I love to learn and I always try to do it better ...

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