Vocas equipment for our snowboard documentary in Japan
By Manuel Rennwanz
For me as cameraman, two things are particularly important in my work when it comes to equipment: Comfort and longevity. When a day of shooting lasts twelve to sixteen hours, what makes every cameraman happy is when his work material is of excellent quality. This makes his work as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Since I mostly work in very extreme conditions, such as deserts where the sun mercilessly beats down, mountains covered with ice and snow or tropical, highly humid rainforests, it is always important for me that I can rely on my equipment 100%.
My last film project took me to the island of Hokkaido, in the northernmost part of Japan for a month earlier this year. The Siberian-like winds there and the resulting snow conditions are a wonderful endurance test for any camera equipment. For these conditions I had the opportunity to test a Vocas set-up. This consisted of a MB-436, a V-lock mount battery plate, a MFC-2S, wooden handgrip, handgrip extender and a USBP-15 MKII.
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