What’s in my Smallrig Nikon z6ii rig kit and what do you really need?
We that’s your first question you need to ask yourself and what works for one person might not for another so this rig review is going to explain my two different setups and how they work for me in each situation.
One of these rigs should be nearly perfect for you.
1.- Serious setup for the day long shoots, serious gear for jobs where nothing else will do.
2.- Small and powerful setup for run and gun shooting. It all packs down to a very compact size but yields great results.
The one thing you are going to need for nearly any rig setup is a camera cage as this is the foundation of your kit and where it all bolts together. So go buy a good cage and my recommendation is the SmallRig Nikon Z6ii cage model 2824 I have a review here or you can also watch the unboxing video below.
Now do you have to have a camera cage for all these setups?
No, you don’t, the last setup is proof of that but before we get to the basic setup lets have a look at the serious kit first.
My serious day long setup
When you are going on a day long shoot and time is not an issue nor is weight but the priority is the best result then my default setup is the one in the video below. I have a full run through on the build and how I put it together.
I have the gear listed below that goes into making this kit and also the vital accessories needed for the day.
Small and powerful setup
So with these two items I have enough control over my camera and it’s depth of field to help me create exactly the look I want for my footage.
Will this small compact kit ever replace my main kit? Absolutely not, but sometimes the best camera you have is the camera you have with you and with the smaller footprint this rig is usually with me.
I will be adding more to this article again soon so until then….
Until then have a look at the below posts on other cinematography gear you might be interested in.
See you out there,
Kieran Hayes Photography Landscape photography Ireland SmallRig Nikon Z6ii rig setup video https://www.landscapephotographyireland.com/smallrig/smallrig-nikon-z6ii-rig-setup My Nikon Z6ii rig setup video and how to build it including my run and gun setup 5 5 0 5 5 0 43 kieran hayes 01/09/2021