By Dan Chung
The EOS-1D X wasn’t the only innovative product on show in London this week. Several accessory manufacturers chose the Canon event to demonstrate their latest products. One that caught my eye was the latest incarnation of the strangely named Swedish Chameleon rig. Before the show I had never seen one in the flesh and was pleasantly surprised at how well the contraption worked. The hands free operation really works and the novel friction band follow focus is good as long as you don’t want to change lenses in a hurry. They offer a more conventional gear based option for the follow focus for shooters like me who are forever swapping glass. The rig is suitable for all Canon DSLRs and there are also version for cameras like the Sony F3.
They also showed a very basic new rig which buyers of the Canon 60D in Sweden will soon be lucky enough to get for free. It is ultra lightweight and does the job intended.
Many thanks to Felix Clay for shooting these videos.