The sun is swiftly setting and you are scrambling with five more setups until wrap. You’re changing lenses faster than a short-order cook. But where are those essential lens supports?
Instead of excavating the depths of the Bermuda Triangle that is your Camera Assistant bag, use ARRI’s versatile, adjustable lens support. The Lightweight Lens Support LLS-1 secures lenses with diameters from 39 mm to 153 mm. That’s a wide range from primes without support threads to big zooms.
The LLS-1 has a 3/8-16 and 1/4-20 screw for lenses with a support thread. Lenses with bare bottoms, such as the Alura Lightweight Zoom, primes and still lenses, can be supported with the bracket’s plastic support rollers. The LLS-1 can be flipped up or down.
(This is a “reprint” from August 2020 FDTimes issue 104.)