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CowboyStudio Shoulder Support Pad for Video Camcorder Camera DV / DC
|Price:||$25.69 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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- Fully adjustable for camcorders and cameras
- Fits most video cameras
- Stabilizes and reduces shaking
- Adjustable to different body sizes
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|Package Height||5 x 6.9 x 14.3 inches|
|Shipping Weight||2.3 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
The CowboyStudio Hands Free Shoulder Pad For Camcorders is a great edition to any studio. This lightweight video support helps to eliminate camera shake while recording, at an affordable price. This hot item is an absolute must for anyone serious about getting the perfect shot, time after time.
Tripods prevent camera movement and provide stability for both motion and still photography. A tripod is also helpful in achieving precise framing of the image. Use of a tripod may also allow for an easier approach to photography. In relation to film/video, use of the tripod offers stability within a shot as well as certain desired heights. A tripod of some sort is often necessary for professional photography.
Some of the benefits of the Cowboy Studio Shoulder Support:
Helps you produce smooth, accurate, and effortless shots
Helps to avoid vibration
Cuts down the burden on your arm during a shoot
Can accept any standard mounted camera/camcorder
Can support up to 13lbs
Top Customer Reviews
Durability: Some have said that this product is too fragile. For use with my Canon HV-20 and HV-30 cameras, I detect no flexing or likelihood of breakage with normal use. The support seems quite tough, unless one has a very large and heavy camera (which should have its own shoulder support). To break this product, I would have to do it deliberately, over my knee or by standing on it. I do not imagine how it would break in "normal use," unless perhaps an earlier version of the product had a weaker design or material.
Comfort: My back gets tired as I hold a video camera up and ready for a long time. With this shoulder support, I can let my arms and back relax a lot. At a wedding last year, I ran out of steam early in the evening, due to the need to hold the camera up to my eye, and soon I took many shots from a chair or struggled to be in the best positions to capture important moments. At the wedding events of this year, though, this product allowed my camera to hang from my shoulder rather than be held up with my hands. I was even able to rest my arms on the stem, staying ready to shoot, rather than having to hold my arms up all the time.Read more ›
Some of the people who can actually afford the pro shoulder rigs out there are actually using this $24 one in conjunction with their rail system because the supports on this little guy are actually much more ergonomic than the ones that often come with the more expensive stuff. Go Figure.
EDIT: 10 months later and I finally broke the extender piece. Seems like a combination of over tightening and pressing the camera down while using it order to gain stability broke the piece. I'm still able to use the remaining pieces to make something that works, but it's not ideal. I'm buying another one. Totally still worth it.
Be aware, that because the front part of this shoulder mount rests on your chest, you will get some breathing movement in your shot. I didn't realize the first time I took this thing out, but now I know that I just have to control my breathing and be aware of the movement.
I assure you, if any purchaser would look at the photo of just how thin the plastic is that holds this entire mount together, they wouldn't dare purchase it. Unfortunately, the beefy plastic piece which is visible gives the impression that it is a sturdy mount, and hides the flimsy attachment point, only capable of inspection AFTER it fails and you lose your camera.
Sure, it's a great price, and in concept it works fairly well. But even if it were free would it be worth risking your precious camera equipment?
In my opinion, all those 5 star reviews are from purchasers who just haven't YET experienced a failure.
This product really should be removed from the market, and, in my opinion, any company who keeps selling this piece of crap, in the face of the scores of negative reviews regarding breakage, just renders ALL their products suspect.
Take my advice and stay away from this, and all the other similar no-brand-name clones. Stick with an all metal construction that is going to take care of your camera!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For the price this is a good option for stabilizing a camera when shooting handheld. I used it with a DSLR. I wouldn't want to use it with anything larger. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Adam C
Good stuff. Strong enough to hold a heavy rig without being too tiring. ((~10 lbs)
A couple more inches on the strap would be nice. Read more
But not as easy to get stable shot on the fly .
seem to be great for ski areas on a chair lift .
i like to try sking or ski touring with it . Read more
Very good quality, unexpectedly so because it is so cheap. Not a cheap product. Love it.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Solid enough! Not a Steadicam, but better than handheld for me. If it breaks right now, i have gotten my moneys worth.Published 2 months ago by Bill F.
love this thing! mount my 7" FPV monitor on it...have line of site and OSD stats right in LoS.
Fits REAALY nicely on you shoulder comfortably