TRhoads wrote in post #19080441
My LumeCube Panel Mini arrived today, and finally, I have something to use on the DJI or the FF body when I am trying to do video in the dark...it works exactly like I wanted, too bad I bought three other devices first...and no LED flicker which was an issue on another device I tried...now I see why people need a smallrig cage...
I've got 4 cages now
however, I finally hit the sweet spot. My criteria
1. Hold the mic
2. Protect the mic jack
3. Fit inside of my peak design 3L...... yes, the 3L, a tiny bag, keeps me from overpacking.
4. Holds a light like the one you mentioned, I'm using an older aputure M9, tiny, lightweight, inexpensive ($25 ebay open box years back)
5. Top handle mount.... I'm too scared to use the hot shoe flash, fear of damage.
I figured out how to rig it right and satisfy 1-4 with a half rig, a full rig with half components removed, not the same as a off the shelf half rig.
I can mount the light on the hot shoe, mic is mounted with a custom rig attachment. Most scenarios, I dont use the light, so I have the simplicity of taking the whole rig in and out of my bag without needing to remove anything. Fast convenient access is what I'm all about, I cant fiddle with gear when I'm around my kids.
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