I ran across a neat little rig on eBay. It turns out it's a Chines knock-off of a system designed by Edelkrone called the Pocket Rig. Edelkrone gave up on producing these ever since Chinese manufacturers started making them without permission.
Edelkrone doesn't sell them anymore, but you can still get them on eBay.
|Folded Pocket Rig - Chinese knock-off|
|Shoulder brace and rods folds out for use|
It's a pretty clever, extremely portable, rod system. It incorporates folding rods as well as a folding shoulder brace. I mount the camera with CUBE cage onto the Pocket Rig attach a matte box and follow focus and I'm ready to use on a tripod or I can fold-out the shoulder brace and use hand-held.
Below is the Sony a7s mounted on the Pocket Rig with the CUBE cage.
|Here's the Pocket Rig with Sony a7s in a cage|
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