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Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black)

You Pay: $29.95
Product Highlights
  • For Camera/Camcorder/Sport Optics
  • Durable Nylon Construction
  • Adjustable Eye Relief
  • Quick Release Mount
  • Lightweight Ergonomic Design

The black Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace from Stedi-Stock is a lightweight optical stabilization solution for photographers, videographers, hunters, and birders. Eliminate poor image quality due to camera shake and stop missing out on precious nature observations due to unbalanced optics. The Shoulder Brace is made of high strength nylon, has adjustable eye relief to fit the operator's use, and includes an attachment handle with a 1/4"-20 screw and a shoulder strap for added comfort. With this device, you have optical stability and mobility in a well-balanced and adjustable design.

Leave your cumbersome tripod at home; the Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace is a lightweight versatile solution to the problem of shaky optics.
Engineered for SLR and point-and-shoot cameras, camcorders, spotting scopes, and rangefinders.
Constructed of high strength nylon for increased stability and decreased weight.
Dimensions 14 x 4.25 x 1" (35.6 x 10.8 x 2.5 cm)
Weight 6 oz (170 g)
Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black)
  • Attachment Handle
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Nylon Storage Assembly Nut
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black)
     
    3.5

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    73%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (25)
    • Fits well (14)
    • Solid/sturdy (12)
    • Improves tripod function (3)

    Cons

    • Poor design (8)

    Best Uses

    • Video (19)
    • Weddings (11)
    • Sports/action (10)
    • Wildlife (10)
    • Travel (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (13), Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for the Price

    For the price its great, and it can get the job done, but don't expect super stability and at times it can be slightly uncomfortable.

    I do however get the...Read complete review

    For the price its great, and it can get the job done, but don't expect super stability and at times it can be slightly uncomfortable.

    I do however get the best use from my Stedi- Stock when coupled with a smaller video camcorder with flip out screen.

    When coupled with my DSLR for video it's usually with the shoot and go assignments. Like music videos or at the occasional weddings or anything that acquires B-Roll Footage.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pretty decent for the price

    I bought this for a wedding video I shot and it worked well. The footage is obviously still handheld but this made it watchable. Before my DSLR would be all over the place while...Read complete review

    I bought this for a wedding video I shot and it worked well. The footage is obviously still handheld but this made it watchable. Before my DSLR would be all over the place while focusing and adjusting the dials. This simplified that. Its only $20 and between this and rigging my camera strap around my neck it was pretty darn stable. This isnt a steadycam rig so dont buy this expecting that or a zacuto shooter. Duh! Its plastic and just a bit better than holding with your own hands. I think using a tripod head on this would work well and add more control.

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    5.0

    very ergonomic with spotting scope

    By leon 79705

    from Midland TX

    Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

    This is very useful when I'm track deer or elk. I use this with my Nikon Pro staff spotting scope. This makes the scope very ergonomic.

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    4.0

    Cuts down on Shakes

    By sirraimund

    from Niagara Falls, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Solid/Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

      I found that I was able to have a steadier hold on my Canon rebel. I had less blury shots using my 300mm telephoto. I shoot a lot of birds. Follow a moving one was much easier than using a tripod or monopod and easier to line up. I did get a couple looks from police in parks until they saw it wasn't a firearm.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Easy to use

      By Deb

      from TN

      Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

      Great accessory, easy to use.

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      1.0

      Don't waste your time on this

      By joer

      from Northern Illinois

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

          This is a flimsy toy, not suited for steadying anything like a heavy camera.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great low cost tool

          By Picture Picture

          from Colorado

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

            Great little device that won't break the bank. It does what it should and that is about it, so don't expect it to replace a $ piece of equipment. It does seem a little flimsy, but not overly so. It could almost be bigger, but the actual size is fine.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Works better than it looks.

            By Lark like the bird!

            from Arkansas

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife

              Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

              I took the Stedi-stock out and looked it over. It didnt look like it would do much good. After puting it on my spotting scope I was plesently surprised. It is not as steady as a tripod but it helps stedi the scope where you can do a quick scan of the area.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Works very well.

              By Peter Gunn

              from Lexington, KY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                I am using the brace with a Nikon D7100 and it makes a huge difference in the steadiness of the camera. It is certainly worth the price, maybe even a bargain. My only complaint is that the forward hand grip has to be tightened occasionally.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great for tight spaces

                By Artboy

                from Bakersfield, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                  I sometimes shoot DSLR video from a helicopter so I bought this because it was very inexpensive and lightweight. It is quick to set up and comfortable on the shoulder. I use cameras with flip out screens so an eyepiece works quite well with the stock. In addition I can clamp the stock between my body and arm for steadier low level shots. A minor issue is that the front part is a little sharp on the palm of the hand focusing and zooming. This will stay in my bag as a quick video rig. Definitely worth the money.

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                  • No

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                  1.0

                  Laugh Out Loud

                  By Tramo

                  from Ann Arbor MI

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • none

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design
                  • Very Silly Item

                  Best Uses

                  • Recycle The Plastic

                  Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                  I gave it a one star because I had to... Hope you aren't thinking of actually paying money for this. I got it with a scope - what junk.

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                  • No

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                  1.0

                  MMeehhh

                  By KEHMB

                  from SF Bay Area

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                        This device is too small and flimsy to be much use. It came free with my spotting scope, and I can not hold the scope to my eye comfortably with it. I tried it with my Canon DSLR, and again, the geometry is just wrong. In both cases, it did not feel ready to support the weight I was putting on it.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        A must for bird & sports photographers

                        By Stevo Birdbrain

                        from Central Coast NSW Australia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Improves Tripod Function
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                          This product is a must for bird photographers.
                          It allows the user to use his/her body as a tripod for shooting up into the trees.
                          It's very portable with only initial set-up required unlike a mono-pod or tripods if the bird keeps moving.
                          Ideal for photographers on the move like bush-walkers.
                          I use it with a Nikon D7000 & 55~300mm lens without a problem. Being plastic it is as light as a feather.

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                          1.0

                          Piece of garbage

                          By Buff McCloud

                          from Watertown, MA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Cheap

                          Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                          This is a piece of plastic. Need I say more?
                          Glad it was free with purchase.

                          Directly into landfill.

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                          • No

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                          2.0

                          It does the job, but

                          By Mike H

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy cheap plastic

                          Best Uses

                          • Video
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                          I was a little surprised at the simplicity and flimsy of this stedi stock. Wish I would have seen it on a shelf somewhere. To pay that much for a couple pieces of molded plastic and a bolt. I could have made one out of a 2x4 with a Dremel tool and a drill. It does the job, but the plastic is on the thin side. I'm almost afraid to crank down the camera and put too much pressure on it.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent tool!

                          By MV Adventures

                          from Big Pine Key, FL

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                            This product is great for supporting and steadying a big telephoto lens when shooting fast-moving action. It's very simple to use, and it really works. My bird photography, hand-holding a 400mm lens while sitting in a kayak, has improved tremendously using this little gadget. It's lightweight and a little bit flex-y, but that doesn't take away from its ability to help manage a heavy hand-held lens.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent product.

                            By digger

                            from Alberta, Canada

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fits Well
                            • Improves Tripod Function

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                            The product works so well with my spotting scope, bought another for my camcorder. The product is light & can be applied to other applications.Have been looking for this kind of product for sometime.Test: will be to see how well the material it's made from works in our Canadian winters.

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                            4.0

                            Inexpensive and flexible stabilization

                            By Ube

                            from Maui

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Telephoto

                              Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                              A simple, inexpensive idea that works to stabilize your camera telephoto lens by reducing your handheld motion. The mount is flexible so I was able to move my camera close enough to my eye to use the viewfinder. Placing a small piece of material between the lens and the Stedi-Stock allows me to operate the manual zoom lens without interference from the stock.

                              It's small so it doesn't resemble a weapon.

                              Overall, the Stedi-Stock reduced handheld motion blur in my telephoto lens slightly more than I could do by instead carefully bracing my elbows on my chest and pressing the camera against my eye.

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                              4.0

                              Given the options, Stedi-Stock is a gem.

                              By epokhe cut

                              from epokhe cut

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Tripod Function
                              • Inexpensive
                              • Portlable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                                Sure, I want a fully adjustable shoulder mount with all the fixin's. Who doesn't? But that's crazy: they're stupid expensive and no one is making a super basic, cheap option.Enter, the Stedi-Stock.Sure there are cons.The plastic will bend if you're really muscle it into your chest. It's not a shoulder mount, but a chest-brace. It's not going to eliminate all your DSLR shake. And it can be tricky to adjust settings and keep stable, since you only have one, small center grip.But it accomplishes a lot. It provides just enough stability for walking and shooting, which is a huge barrier to DSLR video quality. And it's super small and portable for on-the-go shooters. And it's [$]

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                                1.0

                                Not worth the money!

                                By Bman

                                from Durham, NC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                Cons

                                • Bulky
                                • Loose Clamp
                                • Poor Design

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                                  I got this to do some video with my 7D. What can I say but it did not work at all. I am a bigger guy with long arms. I tried to set the handle on the furthest setting and after about 10min of filming, my arm was soar. Don't buy it!

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                                  5.0

                                  Gets the job done.

                                  By Markay Mark

                                  from Cranston, Rhode Island

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Casual
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Professional look
                                  • Solid/Sturdy
                                  • Very affordable

                                  Cons

                                  • Not fixable to a tripod

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                                  I am a videographer that uses a dslr camera for filming. I have been searching for the right items for a rig stystem that fit my needs.

                                  I added this stedi-shock shoulder brace to my rig and am very pleased. People complain about the item because it is plastic... I have no complaints. I have gone all plastic in my choice of rig-wear because, for my films, I need to be able to move quickly and be able to shoot for long periods of time. The plasic is very durable and beneficially light. Also, the strap that comes with the item allows a very easy and casual transport between shots and in crowds.

                                  Another plus is that an adapter is given so that you can just use the hand piece without the shoulder stock.

                                  My only compliant is that this system is not mountable to a tripod with the stedi-stock still attached.

                                  All in all, this item does what you buy it to do.

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                                  3.0

                                  Pretty decent for the price

                                  By BeefSupreme

                                  from Chicago, IL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Priced Well

                                  Cons

                                  • Hard to get used to
                                  • Look kinda like a dork

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Stedi-Stock Shoulder Brace (Black):

                                  I bought this for a wedding video I shot and it worked well. The footage is obviously still handheld but this made it watchable. Before my DSLR would be all over the place while focusing and adjusting the dials. This simplified that. Its only $20 and between this and rigging my camera strap around my neck it was pretty darn stable. This isnt a steadycam rig so dont buy this expecting that or a zacuto shooter. Duh! Its plastic and just a bit better than holding with your own hands. I think using a tripod head on this would work well and add more control.

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                                  • No

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