This Crazy Rig Is Perfect For Shooting Airplanes
Photographer Jim Winters is shooting lots of aviation. As the way of Aviation photography, the camera/lens combo can be quite a heavy lift, and not easy to ballance. Some photographers use a lens collar or dual camera/lens bracket as a mounting point on a tripod, and while this setup is good for stabilizing the camera, is anything but portable.
Jim Winters came up with the perfect (pink solution) he built a triple axis rig which mounts both the camera, heavy/long lenses and a plethora of other goodies. He named it the TRIAXEZ.
Working with such a big rig, does have some additional advantages besides the obvious balancing and portability. Jim tells Nikon Rumors that the rig has a built in remote trigger which is attached to the handle, so Jim can activate the camera without moving his hands from the rig. The balancing weight is made from wheels and a 12V battery which can power the camera and other USB-charging accessories for
more than you’ll ever need days, while giving charge levels feedback with a voltmeter. And to keep things nice and tidy, the wires go through the aluminum tubing.
Oh, and its pink.
If you wanna see just how well it performs, take a look at Jim’s portfolio at Nikon Miami.
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.