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Old 28th of July 2012 (Sat)   #1
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Default Best grip/rig for my 600D for smooth video

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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Old 29th of July 2012 (Sun)   #2
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Default Re: Best grip/rig for my 600D for smooth video

Look up X grip. There not that expensive and looks like something you can carry around anywhere.
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Old 29th of July 2012 (Sun)   #3
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Default Re: Best grip/rig for my 600D for smooth video

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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Default Re: Best grip/rig for my 600D for smooth video

Get a mono pod and a loupe.
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Old 29th of July 2012 (Sun)   #5
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I was thinking about a mono pod, thanks for that!
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Old 29th of July 2012 (Sun)   #6
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Default Re: Best grip/rig for my 600D for smooth video

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

http://www.cowboystudio.com/product_...viewfinder.htm

http://www.cowboystudio.com/product_p/monopodcl50.htm

For an actual shoulder rig, I use this;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DLC-HD-DSLR-...item2ebfd08ead
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Do you find the shoulder rig good for the price?
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Yes-for the $$$$ it is solid choice
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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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Old 30th of July 2012 (Mon)   #10
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Do you find the shoulder rig good for the price?

Here is it super cheap:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Video-Camera...item43ad58ac21
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