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Old January 4th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #31
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This looks like a really nice product that's very reasonably priced!... what am I saying? It's CHEAP!
I'm pretty sure I posted this before, but I didn't see my reply. You should check out the Steadybrace.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 10:16 AM   #32
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That woman looks like she's not happy....

looks very similar to the spiderbrace.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 08:36 PM   #33
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That woman looks like she's not happy....

looks very similar to the spiderbrace.
That's funny. She's serious about her video! Ha!

I'd say it's similar, but I think its better. I have both. The steadybrace's joints don't squeak when you stress it (bad for audio) and the handles have more room for mounting my Varizoom, which I use constantly. Lastly, I think my favorite steadybrace feature is the "leg" that rests on your chest. You don't have to hold all the weight with your arms.

Anyway, just my .02... which is probably worth less due to the economic downturn! ;-)

Speaking of shoulder supports and Varizoom. Has anyone used the VZ1 Shooter? It seems really nice, although expensive. But it only has one handle and my fear is that the single handle design will not be good with a Varizoom controller and awkward to hold. Thoughts?
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Old January 8th, 2009, 02:05 AM   #34
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I have a spiderbrace and I like it. I broke mine last year, and when I wrote to the mfgr about a replacement, they sent me one for FREE. Great customer service.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 05:18 PM   #35
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The was some discussion earlier in this thread about whether the Manfrotto / Bogen 521Pro remote could be fitted readily to the spiderbrace, or whether the foam covering got in the way. I found a setup that worked well - allowing right index finger on the toggle and second finger on the control buttons.

You can (ahem!) see a semi-closeup of the arrangement here: Manfrotto 521Pro Lanc Remote, with Spiderbrace - eBay (item 120365643039 end time Jan-25-09 15:10:18 PST)

(If that link 's unacceptable I'll try to find somewhere else to post the pictures).
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