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Brooklyn, NY Member since December 2014

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I'm a writer and video producer living in New York City. Currently, I am the Multimedia Editor at The New Yorker, where I also produce the magazine's weekly film podcast "The Front Row." Website: http://www.monica.nyc Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/monica-racic Twitter: https://twitter.com/monicaracic

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Manfrotto 501HDV head and tripod

-Supports 13.2 lbs -Quick set-up and disassembly, consistently smooth pans -Works like new; great care has been given to this item More details (from B&H): -The Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod allows the center column to flip quickly and easily from vertical to horizontal. -Horizontal column feature allows the tripod to reach extremely low positions -Quick action leg locks, and leg-angle release mechanism -The 501HDV Pro Video Head features improved drag in both axes and switchable counterbalance -A sliding camera plate helps balance uneven payloads due to outboard batteries or matte boxes, dual rosettes permit left- or two-handed pan arm configurations, and the rear-mounted spirit level facilitates rapid setups. -Center column can be quickly and easily swung from vertical to horizontal without any disassembly -3-faceted center column which totally eliminates column rotation -Redesigned more ergonomic flip locks, with only 45° of movement -Leg warmers on 2 legs ease handling in extreme weather conditions, and help to protect the legs -Four leg-angle settings (25, 46, 66 & 88°) -Fixed counterbalance optimized for 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) payloads -Special Teflon-coated discs (used instead of fluid cartridges) ensure smooth movement and consistent friction of the head -Sliding camera plate for uneven camera/lens payloads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqGZorB9PBk -Will also rent head/base separately, if requested. -Carrying case available, if requested. Dual pan arm rosettes for left- or two-handed configurations

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OWNER NOTES

-Supports 13.2 lbs

-Quick set-up and disassembly, consistently smooth pans

-Works like new; great care has been given to this item

More details (from B&H):

-The Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod allows the center column to flip quickly and easily from vertical to horizontal.

-Horizontal column feature allows the tripod to reach extremely low positions

-Quick action leg locks, and leg-angle release mechanism

-The 501HDV Pro Video Head features improved drag in both axes and switchable counterbalance

-A sliding camera plate helps balance uneven payloads due to outboard batteries or matte boxes, dual rosettes permit left- or two-handed pan arm configurations, and the rear-mounted spirit level facilitates rapid setups.

-Center column can be quickly and easily swung from vertical to horizontal without any disassembly

-3-faceted center column which totally eliminates column rotation

-Redesigned more ergonomic flip locks, with only 45° of movement

-Leg warmers on 2 legs ease handling in extreme weather conditions, and help to protect the legs

-Four leg-angle settings (25, 46, 66 & 88°)

-Fixed counterbalance optimized for 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) payloads

-Special Teflon-coated discs (used instead of fluid cartridges) ensure smooth movement and consistent friction of the head

-Sliding camera plate for uneven camera/lens payloads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqGZorB9PBk

-Will also rent head/base separately, if requested.
-Carrying case available, if requested.

Dual pan arm rosettes for left- or two-handed configurations

$22
per day
$22
per day
Glidetrack SD Hybrid Slider - 21"""

I purchased this slider (which has a uniquely short rail) for the ease of travel. I can take this slider with me anywhere and it adds just that extra bit movement to your shots. It's small enough that you can disassemble it and put it in your carry-on luggage for a flight (as I've done many times.) Looks just like the picture, except my model does not have the protruding pegs at the end of the counter-balance weights. You can attach your tri-pod head or your camera. -I also have an adapter for the mount, if you'd like to attach any DSLR camera.

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OWNER NOTES

I purchased this slider (which has a uniquely short rail) for the ease of travel. I can take this slider with me anywhere and it adds just that extra bit movement to your shots. It's small enough that you can disassemble it and put it in your carry-on luggage for a flight (as I've done many times.)

Looks just like the picture, except my model does not have the protruding pegs at the end of the counter-balance weights.

You can attach your tri-pod head or your camera.

-I also have an adapter for the mount, if you'd like to attach any DSLR camera.

$22
per day
$22
per day
Cullmann Magnesit 519 Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Head

-Supports 8.8 pounds (I've pushed this limit with a slider/Canon 5d mii and a zoom lens, and it still held up.) This tri-pod is surprisingly good for video, and it so compact and lightweight that it is ideal for traveling (or for having a second set-up, if needed.) Manually panning can be a bit tricky for a long shot, but you can get small smooth shots. But this tri-pod ideal for steady set-ups. (I've often used it for interviews.) More details (from B&H) -Maximum height of just beyond 5 -Has independent leg spread and 2-part center column, so it can operate at a very low working height of just 10.2" including the height of the 3-way pan/tilt head. -It is named 'Magnesit' because it has extensive use of magnesium in the casings and fittings. Magnesium's a light and stable metal, helping to contribute to the 519's low weight of just under 4 pounds.

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OWNER NOTES

-Supports 8.8 pounds (I've pushed this limit with a slider/Canon 5d mii and a zoom lens, and it still held up.)

This tri-pod is surprisingly good for video, and it so compact and lightweight that it is ideal for traveling (or for having a second set-up, if needed.)

Manually panning can be a bit tricky for a long shot, but you can get small smooth shots. But this tri-pod ideal for steady set-ups. (I've often used it for interviews.)

More details (from B&H)

-Maximum height of just beyond 5
-Has independent leg spread and 2-part center column, so it can operate at a very low working height of just 10.2" including the height of the 3-way pan/tilt head.

-It is named 'Magnesit' because it has extensive use of magnesium in the casings and fittings. Magnesium's a light and stable metal, helping to contribute to the 519's low weight of just under 4 pounds.

$10
per day
$10
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MeFOTO BackPacker Travel Tripod

-Load Capacity: 8.8 lb -Max Height: 51.2" -Min Height: 17.3" -Folded Length: 12.6" -Leg Sections: 5 -Weight: 2.6 lb -Two Leg Angle Positions -Arca-Type Compatible Ball Head -Separate Ball and Pan Locks -Carrying Case Included The tripod's legs can be spread independently, with two-position leg angle stops. A spring-loaded hook is located in a recess at the bottom of the center column, allowing you to hang a heavy object from it for additional stability. The ball head offers separate head and pan locks, a 360° pan index, and an integral bubble level. An Arca-type quick release plate with a 1/4"-20 camera screw is included in the kit, along with a durable carrying case with a shoulder strap for storage and transport. ***Lister's note*** This little sucker is PERFECT if you are traveling, flying, hiking and want to get that amazing timelapse, long exposure, or even if you need to conduct an interview, but are traveling abroad. I've travelled with it extensively and not only was it easy to carry, but it always got the job done. I cannot reccommend this item enough.

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OWNER NOTES

-Load Capacity: 8.8 lb

-Max Height: 51.2"

-Min Height: 17.3"

-Folded Length: 12.6"

-Leg Sections: 5

-Weight: 2.6 lb

-Two Leg Angle Positions

-Arca-Type Compatible Ball Head

-Separate Ball and Pan Locks

-Carrying Case Included

The tripod's legs can be spread independently, with two-position leg angle stops. A spring-loaded hook is located in a recess at the bottom of the center column, allowing you to hang a heavy object from it for additional stability.

The ball head offers separate head and pan locks, a 360° pan index, and an integral bubble level. An Arca-type quick release plate with a 1/4"-20 camera screw is included in the kit, along with a durable carrying case with a shoulder strap for storage and transport.

***Lister's note***

This little sucker is PERFECT if you are traveling, flying, hiking and want to get that amazing timelapse, long exposure, or even if you need to conduct an interview, but are traveling abroad.

I've travelled with it extensively and not only was it easy to carry, but it always got the job done. I cannot reccommend this item enough.

$15
per day
$15
per day
Zoom H4n

-Built-in X/Y stereo mics record at either 90° or 120° -Four channel simultaneous recording using built-in and external mics -Digitally controlled, high-quality mic preamp for improved audio quality -Large 1.9-Inch LCD screen and improved user interface for easy operation -24bit/96kHz Linear PCM recording for pristine recording -Great for recording from wireless mics for sync sound or gathering ambient sound -XLR cable available upon request -8GB SDHC card (2 AA batteries included) (But it's good to bring back-ups!)

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OWNER NOTES

-Built-in X/Y stereo mics record at either 90° or 120°

-Four channel simultaneous recording using built-in and external mics

-Digitally controlled, high-quality mic preamp for improved audio quality

-Large 1.9-Inch LCD screen and improved user interface for easy operation

-24bit/96kHz Linear PCM recording for pristine recording

-Great for recording from wireless mics for sync sound or gathering ambient sound

-XLR cable available upon request

-8GB SDHC card

(2 AA batteries included) (But it's good to bring back-ups!)

$18
per day
$18
per day

Reviews (18)

Average 5.0 Stars

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Zoom H4n

April 2018

Renting went excellent! Monica was sure to be on time and make sure I had extra batteries for the recorder.

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Zoom H4n

April 2018

This rental was great! I have rented from Monica now multiple times and she has been friendly, flexible and responsive whenever I have questions.

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Zoom H4n

April 2018

Really helpful and communicative!

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Zoom H4n

March 2018

The zoom came fully charged and worked well with my wireless mics!

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Zoom H4n

March 2018

This rental went perfect! Monica made sure that I had enough space to store my audio on the zoom and was able to meet with me at my convenience!

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Zoom H4n

February 2018

Just what I needed! The filters were in great shape and Monica was very pleasant.

Monica is always great to work with and flexible.

Always easy to work with and accommodating.

Monica is always flexible and works with you so you can get your gear.

Always efficient and easy to work with.

Great renter, very flexible and helpful. Thank you!

Monica was really easy to work with. Highly recommend.

Very useful!!!

Monica responded to my last minute request quickly and was very accommodating!

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Zoom H4n

January 2016

Monica was wonderful - kind, collaborative, prompt, and flexible. She made my first KitSplit experience a dream.

Everything went great! Monica even made sure the zoom had fresh batteries and a clear card. Thanks!!

April 2015

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