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Old November 27th, 2015, 06:57 AM   #16
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Re: waist belt with spring loaded support options

I'll check out your 'saved by the rod' thread as I would like to give it a real go and the fact that it's too long has stopped me - it would go some way to making evening receptions easier on my back and is more versatile than a monopod.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 06:33 PM   #17
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Re: waist belt with spring loaded support options

Hey Pete

It also gives great stability if you are using manual lenses with no OIS ..my 5 axis stabilisation on my Panasonics is awesome so I don't need the rod anymore ... I used the big tube almost closed and let the thinner top tube/spring do all the work. Good for long dance sequences .. However I'm so glad I moved to smaller and lighter cameras .. Maybe you should consider a simple twin handle frame like I use for handheld ... it really gives you easy shooting and the foam grips are close enough to the camera body to allow be to get to buttons without moving my hands?
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Old November 28th, 2015, 07:39 AM   #18
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Re: waist belt with spring loaded support options

Also worth checking out maybe?

VariZoom VZLSP Video Camera & DSLR Supports

I use one of these quite often with smaller cams like the X70, had it since Z1 days. Also from Varizoom but without the shock absorber.

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Old November 28th, 2015, 07:46 AM   #19
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Re: waist belt with spring loaded support options

I have seen similar systems where the support part leans against the upper or lower body, the only problem I saw with it was that breathing motion is transfered onto the camera while that is not the case if you suspend it from a belt.
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Old November 28th, 2015, 01:30 PM   #20
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Re: waist belt with spring loaded support options

I use this belt with a manfrotto monopod and a 701 head.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o01_s00

I couldn't stand the rod's spring that shipped with that belt...it's filmsy and pretty much impossible to use for smooth tilts.
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Old December 10th, 2015, 05:07 AM   #21
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Re: waist belt with spring loaded support options

Received mine and like has been pointed out it's too long but that depends how heavy your rig is, it's current length is designed for heavy cameras and I tested the amount of weight you have to place on it to get it to eye height which is around 12kg when you have the foot placed inside the belt that's around your waste. The design is pretty simple, just 3 tubes with 2 springs inside and you can take it apart so I am going to cut the tube and spring back.
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