Carry All Your Gear with This Insane DIY Photography Rig

Apr 13, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

Carry All Your Gear with This Insane DIY Photography Rig

Apr 13, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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A few months ago I came across a photographer who had a DSLR strapped to his chest, another taking stills and a GoPro mounted on his head capturing video. Never mind that most of his footage was likely not even worth watching, he seemed to have a pretty decent method of carrying all that gear.

Then came along this Japanese photographer to show us all how it’s done. Almost more gear than man, this walking pile of equipment uses a custom-made rig to lug three Nikon DSLRs, the same number of off-camera flashes, a smartphone and an assortment of compact and action cameras.

This zealous photographer was spotted at a cosplay street festival in the Japanese city of Osaka, though you might be too focused on the guy to even notice the women with the green or purple hair, or the occasional karate guy walking through the frame.

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The video was uploaded by the Osaka tourism channel and by the looks of it this guy seems to be receiving more attention than anyone actually participating.

If you happen to know who this guy is, please ask him to contact us. I’m dying to know what other gear he has packed away in the bags he’s carrying.

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Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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14 responses to “Carry All Your Gear with This Insane DIY Photography Rig”

  1. Andrew Sible Avatar
    Andrew Sible

    Lol! That’s absurd. I can’t imagine he does better with all that than he could if he practiced with a single lens, camera, and flash. Perhaps two lenses… Looks like Megatron or something, maybe he can transform into a bicycle.

  2. André Weigel Avatar
    André Weigel

    Object of ridicule… !

  3. Kevin Smith Avatar
    Kevin Smith

    Glenn Pollen, this could be you.

  4. 大阪観光JAPAN@YouTube Avatar
    大阪観光JAPAN@YouTube

    Please have a look because I made a new long version video! Thank you! :)
    https://t.co/qkjW8gb8gL

  5. MikeDF Avatar
    MikeDF

    And if it rains he’ll need to dash for cover unless he has a few umbrellas on there too. He looks like the photographic version of a one man band

  6. Dumeril Seven Avatar
    Dumeril Seven

    Reminds me of that old Al Franken “Mobile Uplink” skit on SNL. Showing my age here… http://www.hulu.com/watch/271788

  7. Jeff Hüng Avatar
    Jeff Hüng

    He looks like a robot rather than a photographer

  8. jason bourne Avatar
    jason bourne

    Looks like the battle rig Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt wore in “Edge of Tomorrow.”

  9. mike Avatar
    mike

    Came here to make a Gundam joke… video already did. I love Japan. :)

  10. Ralph Hightower Avatar
    Ralph Hightower

    I wonder how he feels after carrying that gear around for a day.

  11. joe_average Avatar
    joe_average

    Ah how cute. Data from the Goonies is all grown up and still making cool gadget vests.

    1. angry at stupid white man Avatar
      angry at stupid white man

      Dude. Data was Chinese. This guy is Japanese. It’s fine if you want to make racist jokes, but at least pay attention to the freaking country these people are from. I would never confuse one of you Texas people with one of you Connecticut people. Jeeeeeeeeez

  12. joe_average Avatar
    joe_average

    Taking a run-and-gun rig to the bazooka level?

  13. C.B. Avatar
    C.B.

    I bet he never heard about the KISS system!