Last week I received the awesome Zacuto EVF Flip. This left me to totally redesign my Cowboy Studio/Express35 shoulder rig. At first I thought I would no longer need the Express35.com offset adapter (reviewed here), but after trying different combinations, it is still a vital piece of the configuration. The camera is no longer directly in front of my left eye, now with the EVF in place, I can now move it back onto the rig itself, inline with the shoulder support. The EVF is supported to a rod with an articulating arm, which now sits in front of my eye and is easily adjustable to several different positions. I am also happy to see that by still using the offset adapter, a quick release plate can still be attached for easily mounting onto a tripod.
This weekend I am shooting a short documentary and I will fully be able to test out the new system. Once I get back I will be putting together a video review to go over what I liked about the new setup, and also what the weaknesses are. Please check back soon for Part III of the Cowboy Studio rig build!