(photo by Sascha Plagge)
UPDATE: The DSLR Light-Jib is available now: www.abc-products.de
After i posted my Cinec Best Of i got a “few” questions regarding to the ABC DSLR LIGHT JIB. As it seems like a nice tool even for our work back here i did contact ABC due the fact there is almost no info out there yet. (as it was shown the first time ever at cinec 2010 anyway). So here are some facts i got to share with you.
- its made of carbon tubes so it should be lightweight (around 3,9 kilos / 8,6 lb)
- total max length of the jib arm is 1,52m (5 feet) that should be enough for some nice moves / shots
- max payload is 4.5kg /9,9 lb (so you could even use XH-A1 or HVX 200 kinda cams)
- the jib should be easy and quick to mount
- the jib head can set at “infinite” positions and locked
(will keep the angle during movement)
it can also set to tilt “automatically” during a move. (angle can be set)
- the jib has a horizontal and vertical brake as well as a bubble level
- very handy is a monitor bracket that can be mounted (a plug-in system) on the head (left or right) or the jib arm.
(we alway struggle on other system to get a LCD mounted)
- the jib can be mounted on every 75 and 100mm tripods (and very handy as well as 1/4″ or 3/8″ Cam-Stands via adapter)
- for “transportation” the jib can be “reduced” to a small packing size
- pricing is arround 1.190 EUR (without tripod or stand though)
- should be available December 2010
Overall it’s a nice little jib for nice moves. I hope to get one in my hands to test it in real working conditions as soon as it comes out. My experience at the Cinec show with the jib was great. I was able to get the mounted 5DmkII in some nice angles / settings and managed to make some real nice smooth moves. It’s very user-friendly, easy and “light” to operate. the head has adjustable angles and tilting. Yery nice is the monitor arm. I’m really looking forward to use it again sometime.
More info at the ABC Website shortly. (as i was told ;) )
( NOW ON DSLR NEWS SHOOTER AS WELL! )
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