DP Shane Hurlbut, ASC, Debuts Modular DSLR Rigs
Developed with Letus, Systems Make Still Cameras Feel More Like Film
“No matter what Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc., develop in the future, this gear set will conform to fit. It is future-proofed,” Hurlbut wrote at his blog.
Letus Direct offers the system in four different bundles. The Action Cam (starting at $1450) is a stripped-down, bare-bones rig that keeps the camera footprint small. Batteries, remotes, and other accessory gear are carried by the operator in a customized backpack. The next step up is the two-fisted Man Cam (from $2250), which Hurlbut developed while shooting Act of Valor, about Navy SEALS. It holds a preview monitor, but most accessories are again relegated to a backpack that bears most of the system’s weight. The Shoulder Cam ($3270) mimics an ARRI 235, and the Studio Cam ($4100) is designed to maximize usability on a tripod head.
For more information: www.mastercinemaseries.com; letusdirect.com; shanehurlbut.com.