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Shoulder mounts (like a rifle stock for a camera)

 
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Mar 15, 2004 13:17 |  #1

In the past I used a shoulder mount, but the one I had was really cheap, and I ended up tossing it. When it wasn't letting loose of the camera, or the adjustment arm loosing lock, it helped with making a steady shot.

I was wondering if anyone here is familiar with the Bushhawk brand, or any other brand. Are they cheaply made? Any comments would be appreciated.
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Mar 22, 2004 15:25 |  #2

After reading this thread, I wonder if a rifle stock mount would be a wise idea.




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Apr 06, 2004 16:55 |  #3

And certainly don't take it to an airport. That would be funny.


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Apr 07, 2004 13:43 |  #4

Take it to the airport with just a spotting scope on it, no camera body. :cry:

I really am having second thoughts, last week I was challenged twice while walking around with my 100-400 IS L (without a gunstock). Both people were very kind after they found out it was a camera.




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Apr 07, 2004 15:14 |  #5

What, they thought it was a bazooka? :D L - style, hehehe


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Apr 07, 2004 15:26 |  #6

Have you tried taking a monopod with a ball head, not extending the monopod but cocking it back clamped under your arm with the camera at a good shooting angle? Use the neck strap as a sling, either around your neck or around the other arm adjusted to counterbalance the monopod. I get a very steady hold with this technique.

I wouldn't walk around airports like that though. Probably get you shot, or at least get old ladies screaming terrorist...


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Apr 08, 2004 19:03 |  #7

Cool idea John, I'll have to play around with it.
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Mar 01, 2008 15:42 |  #8

Yes I have tried the Bush Hawk, and it does work. However I have also found the Stedistock @ Adorama for about half the price, it is lighter and will do the same job and you can shoulder the thing with the carry strap around your neck.




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