Are you tired of carrying around your heavy camera day in and day out?

Are you worried your back won't make it many more years with your current work?

Consider getting an Easyrig Minimax vest to ease the strain on your upper body while recording.

The Easyrig Minimax is made for the filmmakers who are out shooting all day and are tired of the strain it puts on their backs, shoulders and arms.

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The Easyrig key features

  • Payload: 4.4 - 15.4 lb / 2 - 7 kg
  • Height: 35.8 - 39" / 91 - 99 cm (26" / 66 cm Folded)
  • Depth: 7.8" / 20 cm Folded
  • Width: 12.5" / 32 cm Folded
  • Weight: 5.1 lb / 2.31 kg
  • Belt Size: 32 - 55" / 81.28 - 139.70 cm
  • Suspension Line Length: 43.3" / 110 cm
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Easyrig Minimax payload

The Easyrig Minimax has a payload of 4.4 - 15.4 lb. That's 2 - 7 kg for you Europeans out there! This means that any camera within this weight range will fit the Minimax.

The Easyrig Minimax has a reasonably large payload range, which means it can support many different cameras.

Suppose you have anything below or above this range. In that case, it will not be able to stabilize it properly, so it is not recommended.

Easyrig Minimax weight

The Easyrig Minimax itself weighs 5.1 lb, which isn't too bad.

The Minimax is designed to redirect the camera's weight from your arms and back to your upper body and hip.

It significantly reduces strain from holding your camera and is a must for everyone with issues from carrying a camera all day long.

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Adjusting the Easyrig

Step 1: Adjust the knob directly on the back to fit the weight of your camera.

Step 2: Adjust the knobs on the lower backside of the Easyrig in the bottom. This adjusts the Easyrig to your size.

Step 3: Adjust the knob on top of the Easyrig to adjust how close the camera should be to your head.

How to use an Easyrig

Step 1: Put your Easyrig Minimax on your back.

Step 2: Buckle in the belts and adjust them until it is comfortable for you. Make sure it's tight.

Step 3: Attach the clip on top to your camera.

Step 4: Once it's adjusted, you can use the Easyrig by holding on to the camera.

Step 5: Move the camera in any direction or stand still with it to achieve smooth footage.

Step 6: Film footage all day long while avoiding strain on your upper body.

NB: You must be always holding on to the camera, or else you will get a lot of shaking because of your body movement.

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When to use an Easyrig

  • When your equipment is too heavy to use for longer periods
  • When you want to get smooth footage with a minimal amount of shaking
  • When you want the unique type of stabilization in the footage, accessories like Easyrig can provide it. (Think of it like a humanlike movement in the footage)

When not to use an Easyrig

  • For shots that require no shaking at all (use a gimbal instead)

Easyrig Minimax price and availability

The Easyrig Minimax can be found at your local photography/videography retailer.

It comes in several variations: Easyrig Minimax, Easyrig Minimax w/ Cinema Flex Vest, Easyrig Minimax w/ Quick Release Vest, Easyrig Minimax w/ Cinema Flex Vest & Quick Release.

The prices vary from $1,259 to $2,375.

Rent an Easyrig on Wedio

I hope this article helped you in your decision on whether or not to get the Easyrig MiniMax.

If you're interested, consider renting or subscribing to one on Wedio.

How to use Easyrig Minimax?

Step 1: Put your Easyrig Minimax on your back.
Step 2: Buckle in the belts and adjust them until it is comfortable for you. Make sure it's tight.
Step 3: Attach the clip on top to your came.
Step 4: Once it's adjusted you can use the Easyrig by holding on to the camera.
Step 5: Move the camera in any direction or stand still with it to achieve smooth footage.
Step 6: Film footage all day long while avoiding strain on your upper body.

How much does an Easyrig cost?

$1,259.

How do you wear an Easyrig?

Step 1: Put your Easyrig Minimax on your back
Step 2: Buckle in the belts and adjust them until it is comfortable for you. Make sure it's tight.
Step 3: Attach the clip on top to your camera.
Step 4: Adjust the Easyrig on its various knobs to fit your size and the camera's weight.