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Old December 17th, 2006, 02:31 AM   #1
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Ever tried THIS shoulder support?

Did anyone ever try this shoulder support:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Shoulder-support...QQcmdZViewItem

I have a video innovators s-800 and I feel it's kind of small and awkward to use. The shoulder rest is too small and the cameras ends up way too close to my face. Some month ago I was shooting an interview and after 2 hours of shooting, the s-800 was really bugging me. The shoulder support displayed on this ebay ad actually looks better and it's quite affordable. Anyone?
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Old December 17th, 2006, 10:26 AM   #2
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It looks pretty darn cool for small cameras. I may just get me one! Thanks for posting.
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Old December 17th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #3
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I was actually thinking about using it with the Canon A1...
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Old December 19th, 2006, 05:42 AM   #4
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I can see that not many people tried it, but many people will try it now. I checked the ebay link and the 10 units sold out. This guy should give me a commission.
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Old February 11th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #5
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Does anyone know how to get one of these now? And if so, what are your thoughts of using this with an XH-A1?

I am very much in need for a shoulder-mount solution for the XH-A1. Much too heavy to "palm" this model.

Thanks in advance !!!
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Old February 27th, 2007, 11:22 AM   #6
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Im also very interested in some experience with the A1 with this brace...
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Old February 27th, 2007, 04:16 PM   #7
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I'd love to hear some independant reviews of this brace. It looks like it might get uncomfortable after awhile, but who knows.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #8
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For what its worth, my experience with these braces, in making and designing different "do-it-yourself" ones I have made, is that the shoulder rest really does nothing for the handy cam type cameras. All the weight is forward and the handgrips are bearing all the weight. So for extended shooting, you still have hand and arm strain. The double grip obviously helps. My current self build and evolving add-on for my FX1 has turned into more of gunstock affair....
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Old February 27th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #9
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Perhaps you didn't look at the item, because one of its main features is the counterweight behind your shoulder. They even offer a velcro attached extra weight for when you add things like mattebox, monitor, light, etc. I agree most leave the rig front heavy, but I don't think you can lump this one in that group.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #10
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Yeah, when I went to the site, I clicked on one of the other adapters, and missed the main one that had been referred to in the post...
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 03:00 PM   #11
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The trouble I have with using this rig for A1 is that A1 is pretty heavy, especially on the front (the glass lens and all). So, I don't see how this rig:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=012

really saves you anything. You are supporting the camera with two hands, there's not much counterballance to distribute the weight on the shoulders...

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I was actually thinking about using it with the Canon A1...
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Old June 12th, 2007, 12:09 AM   #12
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Just got one of these today...I love it! It balances the camera (PD 170), and accessories well. The camera site just far enough forward to use the viewfinder as well as the lcd.

I highly recommend it.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 12:09 PM   #13
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Could you please post the seller's ID as the link you listed is not longer valid. Thanks.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 12:16 AM   #14
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Here it is... I love it.

Ebay Item number: 220158891825

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Old October 23rd, 2007, 09:12 AM   #15
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Just got the CB-105 counter balanced shoulder support for my FX1 ( ebay search no 220158891825 for information). It does a fair job of balancing up the camera - but it still seems a little too front heavy - perhaps it needs an extra weight which the info says is not necessary. My main immediate worry is the screw/washer fixing of the FX1 to the CB-105. It seems a bit loose and allows the camera a 1/2 inch or so of play on the support. Is this as it should be ?
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