I'm still in the stages of experimenting with my Pilot, yesterday i put the socket block adjustment right down near my hips, it's now level with, not above, the waist part of my vest, as soon as i put the vest and rig back on it instantly felt right, like an old shoe, no more stress on the lower back and i now get this flying with the hips thing, i can almost now walk hands free and swap my body from one side of the rig to the other without the rig changing path. Also i don't have the problem of my elbow hitting the ride adjustment knob anymore.
The lens is obvioulsy now lower, the back of my camera (EX1) is now just in front of my shoulder, i've got less head room during shots whereas before i had too much headroom, which sometimes required a tilt down. I'm about 5'9 tall, (or is that short).
I've been looking at photo's of other operators on the net and in the Operators handbook and none of the photo's show the socket this low.
So is having the socket block this low one of those "dont's" or one of the "do what's best for you" things ?
Edited by Paul Kellett, 06 February 2010 - 10:24 AM.