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VariZoom VZ-DVTRAVELER DV Camera Support System

B&H # VAVZDVTRAVEL Mfr # VZ-DVTRAVELER
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You Pay: $305.59
Product Highlights
  • For Hand Held Size Camcorders
  • Shock Absorbing
  • User Adjustable

The VariZoom VZ-DVTRAVELER is a compact, shock absorbing, extremely solid, camera support. The telescoping shoulder arch can extend, retract, and rotate to the videographers perfect position.

Portable
This unit can also fold flat or completely remove the shoulder arch with no tools for storage or travel.
Solid Manufacturing
The unit is made with precision and machined to the highest standards, made from solid materials to make support rock solid without any flexing.
Abdominal Support
The abdominal support is a spring-loaded suspension pod that distributes the camera weight while providing shock absorption.
Suspension Rod Control
Easily shoot at the eye level of your subject without uncomfortable bending at the waist. Even shoot over a crowd of people by simply raising your camera.
Capacity 7 lbs (3.2kg)
Dimensions (LxWxH) Folded
23 X 10 x 3.5" (58 x 25 x 8.9cm)
Weight 4.5 lbs (2.1kg)
VariZoom VZ-DVTRAVELER DV Camera Support System
  • Suspension Rod
  • Shoulder Support
  • Quick Release
  • Belt and Holster
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    VariZoomVZ-DVTRAVELER DV Camera Support System
     
    4.1

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Solid/sturdy (4)
    • Fits well (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (4)
      • Sports/action (3)
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        • Pro photographer (5)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      5.0

      Very efficient product

      By Kerly

      from Puerto Rico

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about VariZoom VZ-DVTRAVELER DV Camera Support System:

        I am using the VZ-DV TRAVELLER with the Sony HXR-NX5U.
        Stability, comfort, versatility and freedom to move are some of the benefits of the Support System. For me, a disadvantage is that the VZ-DV TRAVELLER plate, is not compatible with my Manfrotto tripod (Mvh502A Head, 546B).

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        5.0

        Great Suport System

        By Ryan

        from Ohio

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Sports/Action
        • Video

        Comments about VariZoom VZ-DVTRAVELER DV Camera Support System:

        Overall, it is a little bulky but very stable. I use an XH-A1 and it is easy to connect and disconnect from the unit. The construction is solid and this works well with many other attachments.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Worst system ever

        By chessmasterscds

        from El Paso, TX

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about VariZoom VZ-DVTRAVELER DV Camera Support System:

            So I bought this system on a rush after someone robbed my Pag Orbitor. I was expecting at least something similar with some minor downsides. Well, I got to say I'm extremely disappointed on the design of the DV Traveler. When I first opened the box I noticed that the handles are completely welded to the head that supports the camera, so I cannot rotate the camera sideways or tilt it up and down... If you try to do so, the shoulder support will get off it's position and fly around while you move the camera.

            The next thing I miss from the Orbitor is that you could let go the handles while in use and the orbitor would tend to move the camera to the center position so it won't fall. The DV traveler, on the contrary, it tries to get the camera off the center position so you can never let go the handles or the camera and the whole system will fall apart. If this happens the spring that holds the tip of the suspension rod will break (happened to me) and you need to replace this or the functionality of the system will get even more annoying.

            So the cost difference between this DV traveler and the Pag Orbitor is not much but talking about functionality, the Orbitor actually works for your movements, while the DV travler limits you pretty much to do anything.

            I use this system to shoot weddings and social events, I used the Pag Orbitor for more than 3 years on over a hundred events and loved it. I have used the DV Traveler on 3 events an I hate it so much

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            5.0

            Great product

            By JR

            from Ada, OKlahoma

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife

              Comments about VariZoom VZ-DVTRAVELER DV Camera Support System:

              The DV Traveler is a wonderful product. We also have the Zacuto but I like this much better and for the price you can't beat it. Quality, durable and inexpensive, what more could you ask for -

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              5.0

              Well built. Expensive.

              By NathanS

              from Bloomfield, NJ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about VariZoom VZ-DVTRAVELER DV Camera Support System:

                Very useful for my FX1000 and Z5U. Love the spring loaded bar support to waist. Very comfortable to use. Made of aluminum so weight is less.

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                3.0

                A Good Start

                By JNeff

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Tripod Function

                Cons

                • Loose Clamp

                Best Uses

                • Stabilization

                Comments about VariZoom VZ-DVTRAVELER DV Camera Support System:

                Actually works pretty nicely. If your using the EX-3 like I am, it's still front heavy but the spring loaded arm really helps support the weight of the camera and at the same time keep fairly smooth shots. My only beef is that the screws holding the different levels of the shock resistant arm came lose the first week I had it...resulting in springs popping out and grease all over the place making it a little hard to tighten back up, especially in the middle of a shoot. But all-in-all, I'm very pleased with it. It definitely makes 12 hour hand held shoots tolerable.

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                5.0

                Durable

                By Jimmy Jackson

                from Jacksonville, FL

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about VariZoom VZ-DVTRAVELER DV Camera Support System:

                    My brother's brother-in-law cousins uncle bought one of these for a their daughters wedding. The shots were incredible and stayed together despite him falling over the table at the reception with the camera and stabilizer. Truly amazing technology.

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                    4.0

                    great support

                    By JAH Youth

                    from St. Johns Antigua

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Too light on shoulder

                    Best Uses

                    • Movies
                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about VariZoom VZ-DVTRAVELER DV Camera Support System:

                    this product works as promised. it really assists in stabling my sony HDR fx1 i wish it could however have a little more weight on the shoulder because the shoulder piece keeps flipping off. also the cushion keeps falling off. but all in all a great product.

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