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SMALLRIG 1779 for lumixG7
One day you will get the point when you have a desire to arm your camera.
and than you will find out SmallRig.com one of the BEST camera Rigs, Cages,acessories on market .not just for mounting options , but also for better grip and protection.
In my case it is for my small Lumix G7 ( smallrig 1779 with NATO handle)
I had always bit trouble with grip just because camera body is small or my hands big..? anyway this cage is made for lumix g7 and its gave me little bit of extra size to grab camera with all my fingers.
it is easy to fit camera in to the cage small rig does great ob with designing !
first fit small top locking piece in to hot shoe of camera …
and slide camera in to cage …make sure mounting screw on bottom is on place and tight bottom screw . than gently tight small screws on top piece just to lock top part of camera on place. (do not overtighten it ….it can damage hot shoe)
done camera is in cage well done!
all buttons and screen movement is easy to access ! an you getting extra grip with lots of options for mounting accessories .
smallrig NATO handle
to install NATO handle on top of the cage first screw on small handle rail on top with two screws and tight it with allan key (all included in package)
Slide handle on and tight knob. NATO handle has built in allan key for quick adjust on field.
of course you will connect external monitor or recorder connected via mini hdmi and to make sure cable will stay in connector smallrig coming with cable clamp . easy to screw and lock cable in camera.
lets move on … here is my run and gun setup
kit lens 14-42, shotgun microphone, external monitor(in this case iPhone 6s connected via wi-fi) and of course smallrig on Manfrotto minipxi tripod.this setup is light and good for quick stuff!
And when its time for real picture quality I normally using my sigma 18-35 art with complete adapter and nd filter as per picture … to be honest that lens was one of the reason to get smallrig …lens it self its big and heavy and combination with lumix g7 body was front heavy and I was not confident enough hold camera grip to carry it.
also if you have long lens or even lens adapter, you will want to have smallrig lens support or smallrig metabones support piece for better mounting and making it bit safer to carry…
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