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Best grip/rig for my 600D for smooth video

 
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Jul 28, 2012 16:16 |  #1

Hi guys,

Recently purchased my 600D, waiting for it to come through the post ;)

Meanwhile I am searching for the best affordable grip/rig for my 600D when shooting video and not using a tripod, so such as run and gun kind of action...

I have seen Cam Caddie, Opteka grip, a pistol grip for DSLR, and also some shoulder rigs, but I am not sure what is the best and most affordable for what I am after...

I am just after something that makes the video look as smooth as possible when walking around without a tripod!!

Looking to spend no more than £60 at the moment, very small budget :( I'm only a student! £60 is about 95 USD :)




  
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Jul 29, 2012 01:22 |  #2

Look up X grip. There not that expensive and looks like something you can carry around anywhere.




  
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Jul 29, 2012 04:30 |  #3

Thanks, yeah it's pretty similar to the cam-caddie + opteka grip just cheaper :)

Any ideas if a battery grip actually helps with image stabilisation ? As it could be nice to have some grip with extra battery life too :P




  
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Jul 29, 2012 09:12 |  #4

Get a mono pod and a loupe.


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Jul 29, 2012 13:59 |  #5

I was thinking about a mono pod, thanks for that! :)




  
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Jul 29, 2012 14:10 |  #6

A LCD Viewfinder with a monopod is about as cheap as they get;

http://www.cowboystudi​o.com …ct_p/ggslcdview​finder.htm (external link)

http://www.cowboystudi​o.com/product_p/monopo​dcl50.htm (external link)

For an actual shoulder rig, I use this;

http://www.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​2ebfd08ead (external link)


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Jul 29, 2012 14:14 |  #7

Do you find the shoulder rig good for the price?




  
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Jul 29, 2012 21:01 |  #8

Yes-for the $$$$ it is solid choice


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Jul 29, 2012 22:31 |  #9

If you have some tools laying around and are pretty handy, you can DIY a shoulder rig. I saw a video on youtube somewhere that looked pretty solid.


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Jul 30, 2012 12:30 |  #10

Darvex wrote in post #14786308 (external link)
Do you find the shoulder rig good for the price?


Here is it super cheap:

http://www.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​43ad58ac21 (external link)


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