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The Aputure MagicRig (sometimes listed as Polaroid Rig) is a mini 15mm rig used to stabilize small or lightweight video cameras comprised of a chest pad, one handle, and quick release plate. Amazon has just added this little stabilizer to it's Cyber Monday Deals (found here).

find-price-button Aputure MagicRig Shooter Video Rig


Neil writes in and shares another small price drop on those small target shooter style Aputure Magic Rigs a.k.a. Polaroid Rigs. We've seen them drop down to an average $68 dollars, and now they're down to about $58 via eBay (click here). [Thanks Neil].

That's coming from overseas China, but for USA customers, if you add an extra dollar you could have it shipping from the US for $59 + Free Shipping via Amazon (click here).

Target-Shooter-RigPolaroid Magic Rig Aputure
find-price-button Polaroid Rig / Aputure Magic Rig Target Shooter style Stabilizer


dslr video rig

I'm all for traveling light, shooting with small cameras, and using Mini Stabilizer Rigs, but I don't know about this new one. It's being offered from the same guys selling the inexpensive single filter DSLR Mattebox (found here).

This new Mini Rig is a two handle flat folding design, that can be reconfigured for an offset. Looks cool, but things just seem out of place. The shoulder pad to handle distance is way too short, and the camera will probably sit too low (no riser). Nice try fellas, but I don't think this mini rig configuration is going anywhere. (Nevermind. Looks like sold at least 10 already).

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Mini Video Camera Rig