Hey all, I have a friend whom is a girl and is on the smaller side - around 5'2". She is looking to buy a vest to use to practice/use with my pro rig. She's trying to keep this affordable, so I wanted to know if anyone has used the compact flyer vest (http://www.tiffen.co...num=803-7800-01) with a larger rig like a pro cinelive OR has a smaller vest they are looking to sell. Thanks.
Vest for Shorter Person
Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:22 AM
She should look for a Zephyr vest. They’re very capable, and have a shoulder-size adjustment to fit smaller ops.
All the best,
Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:30 AM
Cool thanks for the fast response Chris, do you think there will be any problem with the weight of a bigger rig on the zephyr vest? I use to have one when I took the workshop but I can't remember if the piece holding the socket block is metal or plastic. Figure we'll have to get a pro socket block to put on the vest. I'm actually not sure if I can find a zephyr vest anymore either do you know if Tiffen is still selling them / are the Aero 30 vest the same ones?
Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:33 AM
It will hold a lot more weight than it was designed for, and no you dont need to change the socket block.
Posted 10 October 2017 - 01:13 AM
While not inexpensive... She should invest in a proper vest. I have a Pro vest that I bought used, but it fits me so well. So probably, Pro is still able to custom make one? And I also have a Walter Klassen vest who custom makes all his vests. He is located in Toronto, but he might still have my measurements. I'm about the same height.
Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:23 AM
Posted 10 October 2017 - 12:59 PM
I suggest she try either a used Compact Master Series or Compact Ultra vest, or a new Zephyr vest as Chris suggests. All these choices will fit well and easily handle the weight.