Hess Chooses Norbert Sport for Extreme Shooting

Extreme sports photographer Michael Hess recently chose K-Tek Norbert Sport camera-mounting system to support his upcoming shoot of the Ultimate Boarder competition. K-Tek manufactures boom poles, microphone, and camera accessories.

The multi-award winning, patent pending K-Tek’s Norbert Sport is a unique camera-mounting system that features height adjustable carbon fiber side handles with foam covers, a top plate made of anodized aluminum 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.

“Norbert Sport is perfect for the smaller cameras like the Canon 5D and 7D as well as the Nikon equivalent,” said Hess. “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 stabilizing system out there.”

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