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Old August 13th, 2007, 02:55 AM   #1
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Recommend a shoulder support?

Was wondering if anyone could recommend a good shoulder stabilizer for the A1. Preferably one that will accept a Bogen 3273 Quick release. Thanks!
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Old August 13th, 2007, 06:49 AM   #2
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I'm using the media rig from Varizoom. Works awesome but is a little costly.
Check their website to see the different features. In a wedding I use this in combination with the glidecam and hand held. My wife uses the media rig for the entire day and 7 pounds of camera weight. She doesn't feel any sore.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 07:03 AM   #3
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I was looking into that one. Will the bogen 3273 work with it? Also, can it be used easily one-handed? Thanks!
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Old August 13th, 2007, 07:39 AM   #4
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Check out the DVTEC DV Multi Rig it's similar but a little different from the Varizoom DV Media Rig. I borrowed one from a friend and won't give it back until mine arrives in the mail :-) The DV Multi Rig works with quick release plates.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 07:46 AM   #5
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Looks like the DVTEC DV Rig Pro is more comparable to the Varizoom Media Rig.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 07:56 AM   #6
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DVtec DV Rig pro is a excellent unit. Loads of options and packs away small. I have one that I customized with a Kenyon KS-8 gyro for the Canon A1.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 08:11 AM   #7
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Yes works with the 3273 Bogen. I'm still thinking that the varizoom is more confortable.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 02:27 PM   #8
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Check out the SPIDERBRACE. Do a Google search. Good Luck.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 04:56 PM   #9
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I like this one from Birns & Sawyer:

http://www.birnsandsawyer.com/cgibin...der%20Supports
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Old August 13th, 2007, 04:58 PM   #10
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Checked out the DVtec and its looks a little better than the varizoom, to me. My concern is, with the two-handed rigs, if you let go to use the lens, will it tilt to one side? Can you position the handles so that the right side is closer to the middle, or is the shoulder support bracket enough to keep it from moving?
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Old August 13th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #11
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I like this one from Birns & Sawyer:

http://www.birnsandsawyer.com/cgibin...der%20Supports
That one looks good too, but im not sure if the two handed rig is as adjustable llengthwise as the vari or dv. It is alot cheaper though!
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Old August 13th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #12
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I should have posted that my interested is in the single handle one. I don't see why you'd want 2 handles. If you didn't see the single, scroll down.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 05:46 PM   #13
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in my opinion I have the spider brace and with a small bit of weight added to the back of it, it works amazingly well. www.spiderbrace.com its also cheap. I am looking forward to trying it on my xh a1 when it arrives.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 08:49 PM   #14
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This review of the SpiderBrace may be of interest...

http://dvformat.digitalmedianet.com/...e.jsp?id=38293
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Old August 18th, 2007, 07:13 AM   #15
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Does anyone know if the spiderbrace accepts quick release plates? Namely the bogen 3273?
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