A Camera Strap for the Hybrid Photographer
Demand for support tools to help keep a hybrid photography workflow manageable is growing. Is the Air Strap by Custom SLR a tool to help the professional photographer? When shooting hybrid, photographers need to switch from still to motion capture quickly and easily. Keeping the pace of the shoot moving is key to capturing the energy of the moment. A slow shoot and you might loose not only time but profit margin which if you’re running a business, is the bottom line. On the flipside, if you’re shooting for fun why carry more than you have to?
Although its not mentioned on the Air Strap Kickstarter page, I think it could help to capturer hybrid content fast. Here is how I would use the tools:
Air Strap with the C-Loop and M-Plate Pro on my GH3
Shoot handheld stills and b-roll motion clips quickly. When I want the subject only to move I could quickly mount the GH3 on my MeFoto Road Trip using the built in Arca-Swiss plate of the M-Plate Pro. When I need to shoot hand held again I would quickly take the GH3 off the MeFoto and shoot again. Shooting in a similar manner but with much larger gear I was able to shoot this hybrid model test for Adam in under two hours. That was with a DSLR so with a hybrid camera I’m under 45 minutes, I’ll guess faster still with a Air Strap/C-Loop/M-Plate Pro combo.
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The Air Strap could be the next big thing in straps for professionals and if you’re using a massive DSLR you should just get one cause I know your back could use some relief.
We’ll have a full review on the Air Strap the moment it gets in. In the meantime check out the official Kickstarter page to get your order in as I’m thinking these will sell out fast. Funding ends January 9, 2014.