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Old December 3rd, 2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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EX3 Users I need input -Exmount or ST7 mount ????

I need todo something to make the camera easier to shoot handheld long interviews etc with out a monopod,

right now Im running factory batterys

so I was looking at the exmount vs the ST7 mount any opinions or suggestions

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Old December 3rd, 2011, 01:57 PM   #2
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Re: EX3 Users I need input -Exmount or ST7 mount ????

You might want to consider a more generic shoulder mount which you can use with other cameras, especially as your currently using BP-U batts. V-Lock batts and charger are not cheap items. The ProTech works, but it's not the most elegant engineering I've seen.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 02:43 PM   #3
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Re: EX3 Users I need input -Exmount or ST7 mount ????

You may want to check out my solution:
EX 3 Tripod plate and Shoulder Brace Options
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Old December 5th, 2011, 08:07 AM   #4
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Re: EX3 Users I need input -Exmount or ST7 mount ????

I can vouch for Olof's mount. It's pretty much a permanent installation on my EX-3. However; I did already have the IDX brick system, so it was an easy and cost effective transition
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Old December 5th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #5
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Re: EX3 Users I need input -Exmount or ST7 mount ????

Olof's is an excellent support system. You may also look at this one from DM-Accessories: DM-Accessories — EX3-SHOULDER Shoulder Brace For EX3 Camcorders

I have used the original design for the last 3 years to good effect.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 08:57 PM   #6
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Re: EX3 Users I need input -Exmount or ST7 mount ????

here's my support shoulder brace. The nanoflash is screwed on with a bracket on the back. Works for me!
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Old December 5th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #7
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Re: EX3 Users I need input -Exmount or ST7 mount ????

I've become a big fan of the Genus Rig. It's the first outfit that lets me shoulder mount and maintain balance and functionality. I also use the original batteries or Switek to run my Nano and the extra weight on the back just makes balance a breeze, even for long periods.

With the aid of Manfrotto zoom controller (the smallest I could find), I no longer have to remove my hand from the handles to start, stop or zoom the lens.
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