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Old April 2nd, 2009, 04:26 AM   #1
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Shoulder mount for Z5 / FX1000

I've noticed, that some folks are having a problem holding the FX-1000 steady during a longer period of time. For instance during a wedding shoot.
Allthough I do not shoot weddings, I nevertheless think I can point you guys at a possible solution.
I made a simple shoulder mount, with which you can use the FX-1000 as a full shoudercam. It is completely in balance, when it is on your shoulder. There namely is a counterweight that is behind your back.
I made this tool for €25 total matl. cost. But I should mention, that I already owned the Manfrotto Quick Release Adapter 577, that is on the tip. If needed, that cam can be rotated slightly, to enable viewing through the viewfinder, instead of on the LCD.
The tools you will need to copy the mount would be a vice, a drill, drills, a countersink-drill and a hacksaw for aluminum.
If needed I could add a sketch later.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 06:59 AM   #2
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looks just the one sold on Ebay-think it's called the CB9 or something like that. Had one and sold it as it was just way to heavy to use compared to the DVMultirig.The guy that bought it from me loves it though.
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Jo, that looks cool, perhaps you can post a picture with the camera on it to see the relevant dimensions.


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Old April 2nd, 2009, 07:38 AM   #4
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Don,

Indeed it is an improved copy of this one:
About CB-105 Video Camera Stabilizer Shoulder Support
Only that one does not have the possibility to rotate the cam somewhat.
The total rig weighs 3.6 kg.

Stelios,

In the link above you can see the relative proportions.

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