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Old March 24th, 2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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VariZoom VZ-LSP Pro/Sumo II

I honestly can't remember how much I paid for this thing many years ago. As I am currently looking to get a new rig more geared toward HDSLRs, I have it on the auction block here:
VariZoom VZ-LSP Pro Shoulder Brace for Camcorders/DSLRs - eBay (item 130501135536 end time Mar-26-11 16:05:39 PDT)
Perhaps I haven't been able to locate the real bargains out there, but based on much pricier offerings from RedRock Micro and Zacuto, I am baffled by the lack of interest in this item. (This is my third listing, with not a single bid or even watcher in the first two.) I did a "How Much Is It Worth" check and found no info on eBay, which leads me to believe the ones listed there for $550 have been listed many more times than mine. I see B&H lists it at $472. So is it unrealistic to expect to get at least $200 for this (like new), or is Varizoom smoking crack on the MSRP? I currently have this unit kluged into a rig with parts from Sticky Pod and Hoodman that does suffice for now. You can see it here:
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On a related note, does anyone have experience with this one?
SHAPE Sumo II SU3200 B&H Photo Video
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Other sub-$500 HDSLR rig recommendations gladly accepted. :)
Thanks, all.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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Re: VariZoom VZ-LSP Pro/Sumo II

Well, the LSP Pro sold for $162. Underwhelming to say the least. Still looking for recommendations for a replacement rig (for my Rebel T2i). Anyone? Feel free to redirect me to another thread. Thanks!
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Old March 30th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #3
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Re: VariZoom VZ-LSP Pro/Sumo II

i have the Shape Spider I and based on that rig, i would think the Sumo would be an even more solid rig.

got mine from B&H and have no regrets at all... solid construction, and rigid in all the right ways...
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Old March 30th, 2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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Thanks, Michael. I just needed a little tidbit of encouragement. Looks like some model from Shape will get my vote.
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