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Paul Donahue
Shoulder mount for Canon XF305?
on Sep 4, 2012 at 4:07:24 pm

Hi,

I recently purchased a Canon XF305 and am looking for a good shoulder mount for it. Any and all suggestions would be welcome. Thanks in advance.

Paul Donahue
Media Eye
http://www.mediaeyemedia.com


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Al Bergstein
Re: Shoulder mount for Canon XF305?
on Sep 5, 2012 at 1:48:14 pm

I've bought a few. The most flexible, for the price, has seemed to be the one from Westside AV in NYC. It has a flexible arm(s) to it, and you can mount a receiver, recorder, or other device to it. You can also mount a battery on the back. Bare bones, but very flexible rig. I mount a receiver on the front hot shoe, and sometimes mount the Marantz PM661 on the Westside mount arm.

Zacuto and Red Rock Micro makes a real nice mount with rails for a much more expensive price, as do a few other companies. For my style shooting (more documentary) I eventually found myself happy with shoulder jamming it without a mount, but wonder if the Zacuto mounts that simply add a support to the chest would work better. I find that I have no problem holding it pretty steady with just shoulder support, as the tilting LCD gives you a great range of vision to allow you to be flexible with, unlike a DSLR. The Zacuto "Target Shooter" might be a good option for the price. The IKAN flyweight might also do.

But I've also found a monopod to be just about as steady as my shoulder mounts.

Looked into the Fig Rig, and it's similar ones, but I just worried about too much attention being drawn to me. I don't shoot theatrical work much (at this time) and wandering around a general location with a big tire seemed to add even more attention to my already attention getting camera.

http://www.westsideav.com.

Al


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Paul Donahue
Re: Shoulder mount for Canon XF305?
on Sep 5, 2012 at 4:05:24 pm

I also shoot mostly documentary style work and have to hand hold the camera for several hours at a time. That's why I've been thinking of a shoulder mount. A monopod though might be the way to go. There would be a lot less back strain and they still keep cameras very steady.

Paul Donahue
Media Eye
http://www.mediaeyemedia.com


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Al Bergstein
Re: Shoulder mount for Canon XF305?
on Sep 5, 2012 at 4:10:31 pm

I can't imagine ever shooting hand held for hours, even shoulder mounted. I always rely on at least a monopod, and even that's not ideal. LIghtweight tripod is preferable, no matter where. But you can try a mount. Heck I might sell you one of mine if you want! (G)

Al


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Paul Donahue
Re: Shoulder mount for Canon XF305?
on Sep 5, 2012 at 4:17:36 pm

What shoulder mount do you have?

Paul Donahue
Media Eye
http://www.mediaeyemedia.com


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Al Bergstein
Re: Shoulder mount for Canon XF305?
on Sep 5, 2012 at 4:27:55 pm

DV Multirig - I've not used it as much with my 305 as I did with my HMC150. Not really sure why. But I'd likely sell it

http://www.dvtec.tv/id33.html

Al


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