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01/07/2011

Hess Goes All Norbert Sport For Extreme Shooting

When extreme sports photographer Michael Hess needed support for his upcoming shoot of the Ultimate Boarder competition, his first stop was K-Tek, leading maker of boom poles, microphone and camera accessories.
He said: "I needed something that would help me both hang up high above the boarders and shoot video. What I found was even better than I expected. Norbert Sport blows away anything else that is out there!
"Norbert Sport is perfect for the smaller cameras like the Canon 5D and 7D as well as the Nikon equivalent. I put it to the test immediately, using my Canon 5D Mark II to shoot the skateboarding and snowboarding action at the Ultimate Boarder competition at Mammoth Mountain.
"I added a microphone and a monitor onto the frame and instead of hanging onto the camera and getting 'jiggle video', the kind you get seasick watching, I was able to get extremely stable and exciting shots. I could even dip down into the bowl as the boarders hit the low point in their ride, and keep a greater balance than with any other camera stabilising system out there.
"I'm sold. From now on, every time I do extreme shooting - or even on-camera interviews K-Tek's Norbert Sport is going to be my go-to support."
The multi-award winning patent pending K-Tek's Norbery Sport is a unique camera mounting system that features height adjustable carbon fibre side handles with foam covers, a top plate made of anodised aluminium with numerous shoe mounts, as well as 1/4 x 20 and 3/8 x 16 threaded holes.
Its lightweight base frame can be used to mount everything from external viewfinders and monitors to strobes/flashes, audio/video recorders, microphones and more. The versatile Norbert system has mounting options for both tripod and handheld use, making it a rock-solid foundation for the latest generation of video-capable DSLRs and compact high-definition cameras.
(KMcA/GK)
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