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Old August 13th, 2005, 12:28 AM   #1
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Shoulder support for the XL2

I usually use a tripod with my XL1S, but sometimes I need to shot "run and gun" on my shoulder. I use a MA200 XLR adapter for wired and wireless mics on the XL1S. This lets me hold it fairly steady on my shoulder. I have started to use an XL2. The built-in mic adaptor on the XL2 is much narrower than the MA200. I get some camera movement that I do not get with the XL1S setup. Has anyone dealt issue with the XL2 and developed solutions to use it on the shoulder? Thanks for any information...
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Old August 13th, 2005, 12:42 AM   #2
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Some of that movement may be due to the shoulder pad, but don't overlook the extra weight of the 20x glass. I was able to feel the difference right away and it leads to fatigue a lot faster. If you can find a way, mount some weight on the accessory bracket to balance the camera more towards the rear.

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Old August 13th, 2005, 04:47 AM   #3
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Greg,

Have a look at http://dvtec.tv/_wsn/page3.html

I will be happy to answer any questions on the DvRig XL.

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Old August 13th, 2005, 10:18 AM   #4
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Thanks Greg for reminding me of the weight difference in the 20X lens. That probably has a lot to do with the movement I experience. I have the 16X manual lens and will try it as well.
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