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Old July 1st, 2009, 08:16 AM   #1
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Hoodman Wrist Shot camcorder support system with EX1

I was wondering if anyone else has had experience with the Hoodman Wrist Shot camcorder support system: WristShot-Hoodman Corporation
I just got back from a 3 week vacation in Maui and used it for the first time. I found it quite helpful - especially freeing up my left hand for manual adjustments of the camcorder while shooting. It is especially helpful if you are walking around and you want to keep the camera in your hand and take brief shots on and off without having to put the camcorder back in it's bag. I used it in conjunction with the neck strap of the camcorder and could hold the camera in a type of sling position between shots to rest my arm. It also allowed me to be much more steady in my shots (not to the extent of a shoulder brace but better than just using the camera totally handheld).
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Old July 1st, 2009, 09:27 AM   #2
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This sounds (and looks) interesting; however I believe it still takes a strong guy's forearm to carry a camera as bulky as the EX1 strapped like this, for a long time...
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This sounds (and looks) interesting; however I believe it still takes a strong guy's forearm to carry a camera as bulky as the EX1 strapped like this, for a long time...
Yes it does and I did notice some arm and shoulder fatigue after using it for about an hour or so. In situations where one is walking around for an hour or so in areas where it would be difficult to keep putting in and taking the camera out of it's bag it really works well. Used with the camera neck strap it provides a convenient resting place between shots. I just really like the complete freedom it gives my left hand for focusing and iris adjustments because I have always had to balance the camera with my left hand before and it made manual adjustments difficult.
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