Easy Set Up Guide For The EZFX Expandable Jib In 2′ 4′ 8′ 12′ Configurations

Easy Setup

The EZFX Expandable Jib is portable, lightweight, and can be easily assembled by one person. One of the unique features of this jib is that it can be fully assembled using the included T-Handle hex tool. Use it to get beautifully smooth panning shots.  All you need is a tripod. We recommend using a Kessler K-Pod, but you can use any tripod that suits you.

2′ Configuration

To set up the 2′ configuration, you will first need to remove the head of the tripod and replace it with the center post with the tripod mounting hardware. Once you have the center post securely attached, you are ready to start building the jib.

First, you will need to attach the 2′ tail beam and the 2′ para beam. Connect the tail beam to the center post. Then, attach the para beam. Finally, connect the camera end beam.

Before you attach your camera, add weights to the rear of the jib for counterbalance. Then, fasten the fluid head to the camera end beam. You can now safely attach your camera to the jib.

4′ Configuration

To set up the 4′ configuration, first remove the head of the tripod and replace it with the center post with the tripod mounting hardware. Once you have the center post securely attached, you are ready to start building the jib.

Next, attach the 4′ tail beam and the 4′ para beam. Connect the tail beam to the center post. Then, attach the para beam. Finally, connect the camera end beam.

Before you attach your camera, add weights to the rear of the jib for counterbalance. Then, fasten the fluid head to the camera end beam. You can now safely attach your camera to the jib.

8′ Configuration

To set up the 8′ configuration, you will need the 4′ beams and the extension beams found in the black bag. Connect the 4′ tail beam and the para beam to the center post. Next, connect the extension beams to the 4′ tail beam using the T Handle Hex tool. Then, connect the para beams and affix the camera end beam to the para beams.

Additional support is required for this configuration. You can achieve this by using the tail beam hitch, extension beam, and the cable pole roller from the accessories bag. Attach the tail beam hitch using two hitch knobs—these can also be found in your accessories bag. Then, attach your cable pole roller using two more hitch knobs. Finally, attach the extension beam hitch. Extend the cable over the cable pole roller, secure at both ends, and tighten. Attach your camera. You are now ready to use the EZFX Expandable Jib in the 8′ Configuration.

12′ Configuration

To set up the 12′ configuration, you will need the 4′ beams and the extension beams found in the black bag. Connect the 4′ tail beam and the para beam to the center post. Next, connect the extension beams to the 4′ tail beam using the T Handle Hex tool. Then, attach an additional 4′ extension beam to the end of the 8′ set up. Next, attach the camera end beam.

Additional support is required for this configuration. You can achieve this by using the tail beam hitch, extension beam, and the cable pole roller from the accessories bag. Attach the tail beam hitch using two hitch knobs—these can also be found in your accessories bag. Then, attach your cable pole roller using two more hitch knobs. Finally, attach the extension beam hitch. Extend the cable over the cable pole roller, secure at both ends, and tighten.

You will also need to add the swing arm to support the para beam. Add in the last extension beam hitch and short cable. Adjust the length of the short cable. Attach your camera. You are now ready to use the EZFX Expandable Jib at its maximum length.

As you can see, the EZFX Skinny Jib, easy to set up, versatile, and requires only one person for assembly and disassembly. Its 2’, 4’, 8’, and 12’ lengths give it a wide range of configurations.

Check out our easy to follow video tutorial below:

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