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Old March 14th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #16
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Yes, I had to pay extra for it but it was worth every cent, I just love Canon, they at least take every customer request serious.
Ha, I was like "Reallly? oh wait, the 'Canon' logo is reverse" lol
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Old March 16th, 2009, 04:40 PM   #17
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I've gone through and studied many shoulder mounts before carefully picking the CB 105.
It's amazing for it's price and quality.

I bought mine used for around $40 including the extra weight.

I recommend the extra weight for use with the XH-A1. It is almost mandatory.
With this shoulder support, you can practically tape for hours without shaky video.
Just remember to take it off and rest once in a while, so you don't get a sore shoulder.
It adds around 10 lbs to the camera.
The handle is perfect for fast moving scenes and action shots.

Here are some sample shots- CB105 Demo Footage video by Rodney41 - Photobucket

Get it, Great Buy!

Hay where can i buy this i need it quick!
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Old March 16th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #18
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Hay where can i buy this i need it quick!
Dynamic Motion Video Camera Stabilizer Shoulder Support

Kevin is right about the extra wheight, or you could add some accessories to the back to balance it better.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 12:06 AM   #19
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The only annoying thing is that you need to find a tripod screw that'll hold your camera onto the shoulder mount. I don't know if mine was supposed to come with a special one. Right now, I am just using an old tripod screw, and washers because it's too long.

I heard a lot of people use a bogen quick release on this shoulder mount, but I forget the model and price. Anyone have any details?
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Old March 17th, 2009, 06:40 PM   #20
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Bogen 577. I have three and will soon have 4.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 09:15 AM   #21
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How about with the Canon WD-H72

Anyone use the CB105 with that big piece o' glass added to the front of the camera?
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Old March 19th, 2009, 12:33 PM   #22
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Anyone use the CB105 with that big piece o' glass added to the front of the camera?
since that piece of glass adds quite a lot of wheight on the far end of the camera I think you need at least 2 extra kg on the back to counterbalance, think the whole rig would wheigh almost 10kg in that set up.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #23
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Shoulder mount/rig for XHA1s with 35mm adaptor

Hi everyone! Please forgive my grammar as English is not my first language. Also, excuse me if I'm posting in the wrong forum.

I'm planning on assembling a "run-and-gun" kit for my Canon XHA1s, mostly for shooting documentary and short films. This kit would include:

- A XLR microphone.
- A 35mm adaptor (I'm thinking Brevis or Letus?) + 2 or 3 prime lenses.
- A follow focus unit.
- An LCD monitor (I'm thinking Ikan).
- Some sort of shoulder mount/rig.

(I'm not including a Merlin Steadicam, since I've heard it won't take the additional weight of an adaptor, and I can't afford a Glidecam).

The thing is, I need a shoulder mount that would:

1) Support all that weight and still be comfortable.
2) Allow me to easily pull focus with one hand, and hold and move the camera with the other.
3) Include all the necessary rods and hopefully a baseplate that I can also use on a tripod (the idea is to minimize costs)

Do you guys know any affordable shoulder mounts/rigs that comply with all this? I'm on a tight budget, I need equipment that is cheap, rough and effective.

Thank you!

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Old May 21st, 2009, 08:43 AM   #24
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I've found that the MultiRigPro works well if you mount the rails directly to it (not with a quick release). Works even better without the rails/35mm Adapter. Might want to look at the DvRigPro HD, seems like it'd be a perfect solution for you if you're using a 35mm adapter all the time. Definitely get the Velcro belt, though, you'll want it with a heavier rig.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 07:13 AM   #25
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Neck brace for XHA1s

Hi There,
I purchased a Canon Sbr1000 shooting brace for $200.00 from the VideoGuys (Australia) last week.
I used it over the weekend and recorded 3.5 hours of video over a 5 hour period, the length of the individual clips is between 90 seconds and 9 or 10 minutes.
Using the brace greatly reduces the fatigue that you get when hand holding a XH A1s for this period of time. I used it to video ballroom dancing competitions and the stability of the camera is greatly improved.
I have to remark that it is a bit harder to put the camera down between shoots as you have to lay it on it's side, but if a tripod or mono pod is not a good option this will help a lot.

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Old July 23rd, 2009, 10:40 AM   #26
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I am custommaking one now and made a wider wooden shoulderpad which is 10cm wide so it's much more stable on my shoulder and i ordered a hood-pro with sock loupe to attach to my lcd so I can use my lcd as a viewfinder.

When it's completely finished I"ll post some more images on my blog but the first tests I did were very promising, it weighs about 7 kg totally (incl camera) but it carries a swit light with adapter an big sony battery, a big spare canon battery and a azden 500udr and it exactly balances on my shoulder. I also attached a quick release plate to easily remove the camera. Every part on the back can taken off as I used a same type of shoe which normally fits a camera light.
I'd love to see pictures of the custom work. Did you construct a new shoulder mount from scratch? Thanks! -JP
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 11:19 AM   #27
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I'd love to see pictures of the custom work.
ofcourse you can, here you go:

CB105 shoulder support and sock loupe lcd screen magnifier part 3|videograffiti

there's also a part 1 and 2 I wrote on that which can be found below, the above link shows everything setup.
CB105 shoulder support and sock loupe lcd screen magnifier part 1|videograffiti
Sock loupe from hoodman|videograffiti
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 12:03 PM   #28
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Cool, thanks so much Noa for the pictures and the explanation.

I'm curious - how did you mount the Sony HVR-DR60 to the handle of the XH-A1? Could you have mounted it to the back of the CB-105?

Thanks! JP
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 12:24 PM   #29
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I'm curious - how did you mount the Sony HVR-DR60 to the handle of the XH-A1?
Even for that I have an explanation: :)
Sony HVR-DR60, attaching to a camera, part 3|videograffiti

I did not attach it to the cb105 because when I would take the camera off it needed to stay attached to the camera
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Old July 24th, 2009, 09:25 AM   #30
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Wow! That's a great DIY solution. Noa, your handle attachment scheme for the Sony recorder is beautiful - simple, elegant and cheap! I even have the exact same hot shoe attachment that you used, sitting in my bin of discarded parts... Thanks!!
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