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Old September 9th, 2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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Chest/shoulder pad for DSLR rig?

Hi all - I'm looking for a chest/shoulder support for a rig from a UK supplier (or a supplier that will ship to the UK) - very similar to this one - I tend to rest my camera much in the same way you would place a shotgun - in the dip beneath your shoulder so something like this would be ideal. Also something that's not going to break the back like the Berkey System one!

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This one would be great but I can't find a UK supplier

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Old September 9th, 2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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Re: Chest/shoulder pad for DSLR rig?

Pete, I have one of those that came with my PR-1

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It works well. I would expect their shipping issues with on USA destinations to be very temporary.

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Old September 9th, 2013, 04:56 PM   #3
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Re: Chest/shoulder pad for DSLR rig?

Also check out www.cameraribbon.com - sometimes simplicity is good. Shoulder mount with counterweight = good. I'm not so sure about supports that stick into your chest, or that look like an explosion in a meccano shop!
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Old September 9th, 2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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Re: Chest/shoulder pad for DSLR rig?

Hi Pete

Cinecity has some pretty affordable rigs and they also ship to the UK ...Worth taking a look as I found they will also quite happily sell you parts of a rig too. I needed a spring rod stabiliser and belt that came with their camera shoulder mount rig and they happily sold me just the bits I needed. Thet have a huge range of DSLR setups too. http://www.thecinecity.com Try to speak to Sunita she is very helpful

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Old September 11th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #5
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Re: Chest/shoulder pad for DSLR rig?

Pete - i heard from pnc who have no idea when they might ship internationally

Chris - some nice stuff there but i already have a rig - i just need to find a chest pad attachment as opposed to something that goes over the shoulder - can't believe they are so hard to find without having to buy a whole new rig :/
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Old September 16th, 2013, 12:09 PM   #6
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Pete, Photography & Cinema appear to be back in business with international shipping.

I just bought their new "Kamerar Big Slider". I had to pay using Paypal because my attempt to use a credit card failed with a "gateway error" whatever that is - I think I've had that before with them.

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Shipping to the UK was an eye-watering $75. There may be the customs lottery on top of that as well. I've got quite a few P&C bits and pieces though and I do like what they make.

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Old September 17th, 2013, 06:21 AM   #7
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Hi Peter - International shipping from P&C seems to be only for certain items - not for my chest pad unfortunately

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Shame as I like P&C stuff - I have a DSLR cage which i love - is inexpensive and very well made!

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Old September 17th, 2013, 07:34 AM   #8
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Hi Pete

Take a look at Cine City's rigs and if you find the rig that has a chest pad, ask them if they will sell you just the bits you want ..I've done that a few times already and they seem to be quite happy to split up gear for you!!

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Old September 17th, 2013, 09:22 AM   #9
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Thanks Chris - will try today

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