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Old October 18th, 2002, 02:07 PM   #1
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Shoulder Mounts?

Does anyone know of any shoulder mounts available for the GL2?

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Old October 18th, 2002, 11:24 PM   #2
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These are the 2 I have heard from on these forums and am looking into myself for my GL2

http://www.varizoom.com/pages/lsp.htm

http://www.marztech.com/

Both look like they have advantages and disadvantages. The delemias of this hobby, $$$$$ for everything.
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Old October 18th, 2002, 11:35 PM   #3
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Whoa! Thanks for the reply, but those prices are absurd! Guess I'll live with a tired arm for the time being :)
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Old October 19th, 2002, 08:09 AM   #4
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Yeah the sticker shock on accessories for this hobby have taken a bit of getting used to. I was not planning on a shoulder brace yet, but after shooting some footage and realizing that after a few minutes the images start getting a little shakey as the cam tires the arm I figure I will opt for something soon. I may go with a monopod to help in the short term.
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Old October 21st, 2002, 02:44 PM   #5
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Hi Guys. I use a monopod for sports shoots and I find them better than shoulder mount

Jus' for whatever it's worth I tried both and prefer the monopod for stability. The shoulder mounts, besides the lack of comfort, translate too much user biological effects (breathing, coughs, burps, hiccups, etc.) to the camera.

They are great for short term shooting like NG work but over the long haul they are uncomfortable.

Monopods have their drawbacks too. Thier heads are usually awful and even if you find a good one with decent dampening you will find that as you tilt or pan you can overcome the stability of the monopod itself! In other words the more stiff the head the more likely you are to lose stability in the monopod.

Someone needs to come up with a quadrapod with a fixed footprint of say 6 to 10 inches. It would greatly reduce the inadvertant user tilt and lean from the monopod design and still allow for close phyisical user contact.

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Old October 22nd, 2002, 07:35 PM   #6
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Old October 23rd, 2002, 09:48 AM   #7
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Those prices are a lot more reasonable. Thanks!
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Old October 25th, 2002, 06:32 AM   #8
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Marztech

Have to say the Marztech equipment looks great. i am fairly short, so have trouble with fatigue when shooting stable high shots for prolonged periods of time

i would think it would not be too hard to make your own marztech setup by modifying a rucksack with a decent aluminium frame.

they cost aorund 70 here, and are probably chepaer in the states. one could rivet/bolt/weld (altho i know welding onto aluminium is difficult) the upper, curved support

after all, the marztech is a failry simple piece of kit

as an XM-2 owner, I have to admit to being an accessory addict. I found one of my most useful purchases was a flashgun handle, which i use use to give me better support. It also helps me keep the cam level when holding it abvove my head.
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Old January 15th, 2003, 02:47 AM   #9
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