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Old December 9th, 2010, 12:38 PM   #1
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anyone has tried this (cheap) neck brace for EX1/Z1?

eBay.ie: DV NECK BRACE CAMERA SUPPORT Sony Z1 EX1 EX3/Canon/JVC (item 350370947689 end time 27-Dec-10 14:10:51 GMT)

extremely cheap but I wonder
1) is it reliable?
2) is it comfortable? doesn't look like
3) will it stay still? gives the impression a heavy camcorder like the EX1r could end up wobbling left and right like crazy

but if it really works it would be a bargain!!!
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Old December 12th, 2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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It's a neck strap that supports a short monopod....

Will fatigue the neck, you'll get breath motions unless you are a shaman/swami, and it won't relly "hold" the camera, just take some weight off your hand, which will still have to keep the camera in position...

You'd be better off with a monopod with one end stuck in your pants pocket or a purpose made belt holder. Not much more $, but solves at least two of the above problems. I have a couple cheap ultra compact monopods I use that way with smaller cameras and larger ones as well... fairly effective, and once again... CHEAP!
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