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Easyrig Minimax

BH #EAMINIMAX • MFR #ERIG-MINIMAX
Easyrig
Easyrig Minimax
Key Features
  • Support for Small Video Cameras
  • 4.4 to 15.4 lb Payload Range
  • Lockable Camera Hook with Spring
  • Redistributes Camera Weight
Useful for documentaries, news, events, and more, the Easyrig Minimax is great for situations that require extensive handheld camerawork with cameras weighing from 4.4 to 15.4 pounds. Rather than uncomfortably handholding your camera, supporting the weight with your arms, the Minimax redistributes the weight of your camera setup through the body harness. Taking the weight off your arms lets you hold the camera steady for longer periods of time without fatigue. An added bonus of the Minimax is increased stability in your shots. The support rope, while transferring the weight to the harness, also adds a point of contact, reducing vibrations.
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Easyrig Minimax Overview

Useful for documentaries, news, events, and more, the Easyrig Minimax is great for situations that require extensive handheld camerawork with cameras weighing from 4.4 to 15.4 pounds. Rather than uncomfortably handholding your camera, supporting the weight with your arms, the Minimax redistributes the weight of your camera setup through the body harness. Taking the weight off your arms lets you hold the camera steady for longer periods of time without fatigue. An added bonus of the Minimax is increased stability in your shots. The support rope, while transferring the weight to the harness, also adds a point of contact, reducing vibrations.

The Minimax model features a redesigned spring system which results in smoother support rope movement with reduced friction. A conical wheel unrolls the rope with increasing force as the rope is unraveled. Additionally, an overload protection system will trip if the maximum weight capacity is exceeded. Another improvement included in the Minimax model is the pivoting upper arm brought down from the Easyrig 3 Cinema model. The pivot allows you to swing the camera to the side, or even have it sit on your shoulder. The Minimax includes two 3/8"-16 and two 1/4"-20 ball studs for mounting compatible components.

Easyrig Minimax Specs

Stabilizer TypeVest System
Load Capacity4.4 to 15.4 lb / 2 to 7 kg
Height35.8 to 39" / 91 to 99 cm
26" / 66 cm (Folded)
Depth7.8" / 20 cm (Folded)
Width12.5" / 32 cm (Folded)
Weight5.1 lb / 2.31 kg
CounterweightsNone
Vest Weight2.4 lb / 1.09 kg
Belt Size32 to 55" / 81.28 to 139.70 cm
Suspension Line Length43.3" / 110 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight12 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)26.5 x 15.3 x 12.6"

Easyrig Minimax Reviews

Mostly Great

By Jeff
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-11

This thing excels at relieving your back...which is wonderful. That means you can go longer and do more without fatiguing. My only gripe is that I've rented this same pack before several times (exact same Minimax model) and once I finally bought it - this newer (version?) one, it feels like it fits differently in subtle ways. There seems to be a lumbar support-ish area that doesn't work or sit where it should. I'm an average sized person, about 5'10'' 185 lbs 33-inch waist and this brand new version (compared to two other rental experiences) feels like it's made for someone much smaller. That said, it's still the cream of the crop when it comes to camera rig weight redistribution!

Arm Saver!

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-23

I wish I would have pulled the trigger on this sooner. I'm pairing this with the C70, RS2, and the Tilta Advanced Ring. Still have to be extremely smooth while walking but the weight off my arms allows me to hold this heavy set up for hours now.

Best item

By Seongmin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-20

Camera man must have !

great investment for long shoot days

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

Love it, it has been a godsend!

Happy I finally pulled the trigger

By Quinton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-22

Buy this. Save your back. Get better shots. It's really that simple. Added this Minimax to my FX6 rig and it immediately enabled me to get shots I wouldn't be able to manage otherwise. It's a great tool for when you need to be on the fly and can't be bogged down by a tripod, all while saving your body for better years. Worth every dollar to go with the name brand.

Saved my arms

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-16

I shoot observational documentaries. Sometimes I'm holding the camera up for hours on end. One day after a shoot my right arm got inflammation and lost all sensation and I suffered nerve damage. Now I'm have one of these - I can shoot all day and that does not happen. It's not useful for every scenario...but I never leave for a shoot without it and can't say enough good things about it.

Love it but quick release...

By Aram
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-17

Great piece of gear no doubt. But I started to regret getting quick release version. Maybe it's just my luck and I got the faulty one, but it sticks very often and it's getting really hard taking camera off the "hook" I tried WD40 on it, no luck. It's either design flaw or something not working right with that release. Anyways, besides that, it's a must have for camera ops no doubt.

A Great Camera Support System

By Izak
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

Great camera support to save your arms and back. Pricey, but worth the investment if you are doing long shoots for multiple days, and are doing them consistently enough that you can't afford to rent every time. The QR version is super quick and easy to use. Though if you want the traditional hook for your handle you will have to buy that separately. This comes with 4 ball-heads (two different screw sizes) that screw right into your top handle or camera cage, and the QR clamps on the heads directly. Very quick n easy, but means you need to have screw holes to mount them. Generally not a problem, but worth noting. My only complaint about this product, is the size of the vest. Before you read further I want to stress that it's more about discomfort than any serious issue. If it was a serious problem I wouldn't have given it 4 stars. Additionally, I believe this is an issue with most vest-type camera supports. I'm a big guy (6ft. 4in.) and so the waist strap (perhaps the most important to help redistribute the camera rig weight) ends up around or above my belly button. This makes the vest somewhat uncomfortable, but mostly means that my back takes more strain than the design intended. It's not a deal breaker, as it this has made working much much easier, but I have to be very careful to strap in properly and make sure my back is strong to avoid straining it too much. Thankfully this product is designed for lighter rigs (such as mine) so the strain isn't terrible. When using the heavier duty Vario 5 with a heavier rig the strain become more of an issue, as the weight transfer will end up going around the lower back (a particularly easily injured part of the body due to it's high mobility). For most people who aren't so tall, and therefore don't have such a long torso, this shouldn't be much of an issue. As the bottom strap will likely fall around their lower stomach or their waist, as intended.

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