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VariZoom VZ-1SHOOTER Shoulder Brace

B&H # VAVZ1SHOOTER Mfr # VZ-1SHOOTER
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You Pay: $96.20
Product Highlights
  • Prosumer DV and Hi8 Shoulder Support
  • Tough, Lightweight

The VZ-1Shooter is the most affordable and effective camera support eliminating fatigue of your arm caused while holding the camera and support system. It provides adjustable fittings for an endless variety of shooting configurations. The special aluminum alloy allows you to bend the support into the desired position. Customize it with a lens controller for getting the best looking video with comfortable hand-held shooting.

Designed specifically for the popular "prosumer" camcorders, which are smaller than traditional shoulder-mount cameras, including the Sony DCR-VX2000, DCR-TRV950, DSR-PD150 and Canon's GL1 & GL2.
Insures a stable-shooting platform by resting easily on your shoulder, keeping most of the weight of the camera off your arm. The 1Shooter simply adjusts to fit your body.
Attaches to your camera's tripod mounting receiver with the included knurled screw.
Adjustable to fit anyone and any situation.
Non-slip locking clutch and foam grip handle.
Built-in twin-pod for stability when sat down.

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VariZoomVZ-1SHOOTER Shoulder Brace
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Stable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Stabilization (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (4)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Simplicity

    By Tony

    from St. Albans, Vermont

    About Me Film Professional, Teacher, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Shooting Sports

      Comments about VariZoom VZ-1SHOOTER Shoulder Brace:

      Light weight, easily adjustable, and durable. This rig works for just about any video camera or DSLR. I will be ordering more for my digital video program.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Not very effective

      By Gary J.

      from Cherry Hill, NJ

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Low cost budget product

      Cons

      • Not steady

      Best Uses

      • NONE

      Comments about VariZoom VZ-1SHOOTER Shoulder Brace:

      Unfortunately, I am returning this product. It proved not steady enough to support a midsized pro camcorder

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      • No

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Over priced

      By larf

      from pahrump, NV

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Design
        • Poor Performance

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies

        Comments about VariZoom VZ-1SHOOTER Shoulder Brace:

        This product is meant to support a video camera, which is does, however, if it sold for $15. 0r even $25 dollars it would be over priced!

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        4.0

        Very Good For The Money

        By marko the cameraguy

        from Upstate NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cost

        Cons

        • Fasteners washers bolts

        Best Uses

          Comments about VariZoom VZ-1SHOOTER Shoulder Brace:

          I have just this past week used the VZ-1 Shooter for the first time. I'm certain now that I can customize it to be extremely useful for me. Such as a little more weight on the back. I like shooting handheld, I'm used to carrying a Betacam on my shoulder all day. And with this VZ-1 Shooter, and a few modifcations, I feel that I can do the same with my Sony Z-1. It could use better bolts, washers and fasteners as well.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Just needs a counter-balance

          By srenkin

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Stabilization

            Comments about VariZoom VZ-1SHOOTER Shoulder Brace:

            I'm using the VZ-1SHOOTER with a Sony HVR-V1U for general shooting. The quality of the design, thickness/durability of the extruded aluminum and the price are great.

            The only thing it lacks is a set of adjustable weights for the back of the shoulder brace to offset the weight of the camera. Without 5-6 pounds on the back, your arm must support the weight of the camera and it is fatiguing. I have explored using a system of scuba diving weights and a strap to properly balance the rig. The extra pounds also steady your shoulder and make it feel much more like a full size shoulder mount camera.

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            4.0

            It's pretty good...

            By NB

            from New York

            About Me Freelance Videographer, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Awkward Shoulder Support

            Best Uses

            • ENG and live action
            • Stabilization

            Comments about VariZoom VZ-1SHOOTER Shoulder Brace:

            Pretty good stabilizer with the possibility to adjust camera in various positions. Shoulder Brace fits awkwardly so I've integrated the back of the brace with a weighted pad to add stability and balance...works even better now.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The best support for the money

            By David

            from Boston

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Movies
              • Stabilization

              Comments about VariZoom VZ-1SHOOTER Shoulder Brace:

              This is a great shoulder support. It's light weight and you can make several adjustments to get the right fit - from eye to camcorder. Feels very solid on the shoulders. For the price, you can't beat it

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