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Old May 19th, 2006, 09:12 AM   #1
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Brace for Z1

Sorry for all the dumb questions, but I just got this camera, and as an aging shooter I find it to be a bit more difficult to hand hold then sholder mounted or the old PD-150. Are any of you guys using anything that is reasonably priced that can turn this camera into a pseudo-shoulder mount or make hand held shooting alot more comfortable?
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Old May 19th, 2006, 10:49 AM   #2
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For my FX1, I've devised a DIY version from some square aluminum tubing and wood for a should brace, somewhat like a gunstock. Very simple and pretty steady. At one point months ago I posted a picture of a version, that has now been trimmed down.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 02:50 PM   #3
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Hi David,

Check out the Video Innovators S-800 Pro Shoulder Rest :

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=57910
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

I don't use it for regular shooting because my arms are longer than they should be, but found it terribly useful once when I was shooting strapped to a ladder 30 ft high and used the rest on my knee making the shoot only slightly less comfortable.

Since I haven't it since, I'd be willing to give it to you at 1/2 price BH has it. (Is this kosher Boyd? If not, I apologize).
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Old May 19th, 2006, 03:33 PM   #4
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Sent you an email Joe.
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