pocket jib

To Jib or Not to Jib?

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I’m considering adding a small jib to my rig. There are lots of options out there, from cheaper carbon fiber ones to more expensive solutions that have a built in pan head.

Some have a way to tilt the camera, which I think is quite necessary. The ones that don’t tilt the camera are generally cheaper and very light. They are considered “travel jibs.” Those models also allow for the extension of the back end that allows for using less counter-weight.

Right now, it’s down to three options, all have positives and negatives. I’m looking for the best value – something that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and will provide excellent results.

Kessler KC-Lite 8.0

Kessler Pocket Jib

Varavon T3

Has anyone had experience with these jibs? Any recommendations? Feel free to post your comments and recommendations below.