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Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support

B&H # SOVCTSP2BP Mfr # VCT-SP2BP
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You Pay: $475.00
Product Highlights
  • 3-point Support
  • Folds Down to Tripod Mode
  • Quick Release Adapters

Sony's VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support uses a unique collapsible design to provide 3-point shoulder stabilization for just about any camcorder. Unfolded and extended, the VCT-SP2BP offers handheld camera support from hands, chest, and shoulder. Collapsed and folded down, the unit attaches easily to a tripod using the included adapters, adding a high degree of flexibility to your shoot. The adjustable shoulder and chest braces can be fit to body size and shooting preference, while the addition of a standard tripod screw lets you mount accessories, such as a battery plate or flash memory device, to the VCT-SP2BP's rear.

Three point support (shoulder, chest, operator's hands)
Simple but efficient stabilization capable of a variety of shooting styles
Quick release from tripod including tripods which require VCT-U14 quick-release adapters
Fast and easy transformation from tripod mode to support mode
Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support
  • Quick Release Adapters
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    SonyVCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support
     
    3.9

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Compact (6)
    • Easily adjusted (6)
    • Strong construction (6)
    • Adjustable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Stable (7)
      • Supporting camera (6)
      • Comfort (5)
      • Video (5)
      • Weddings (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (11)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I would by this product again

      VCT-SP2BP Camcorder shoulder support just does what it is built for. I am using it with my Sony PMW EX1R. Without it it is impossible to hand shoot with that heavy camera for a...Read complete review

      VCT-SP2BP Camcorder shoulder support just does what it is built for. I am using it with my Sony PMW EX1R. Without it it is impossible to hand shoot with that heavy camera for a longer period of time. It takes all the stress from your wrist. I tried it ones and it seems to be comfortable. I had used one of the accessories to mount my battery for Sony light, which makes the front of a camera a little bit lighter. Also I mounted a tripod quick release plate, so am able to go quickly to a tripod if needed. It would be much better if the front support arm could be steady fixed so you don't need to adjust it so often. I little bit overpriced. Otherwise, it is a good product. I would recommend purchasing it.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great idea, bad execution!

      My use: Panasonic dvx100be.

      After about 10 weddings I've taken with this product is broken, cracks appeared in a product, and I use it now with reinforcement and glue...Read complete review

      My use: Panasonic dvx100be.

      After about 10 weddings I've taken with this product is broken, cracks appeared in a product, and I use it now with reinforcement and glue around. My use of ordinary and not aggressive.

      Excellent idea but very bad stuff and not suitable for professional work!

      Cheap plastics and bad.

      sony did not take responsibility for the product

      Reviewed by 19 customers

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      4.0

      Excellent accessory

      By JLuc

      from Montreal, Qc

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • EXPENSIVE
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Broadcast
      • Independent Films

      Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

      I use it with a Sony PMW-200. Allows shooting in all situations with great stability: shoulder chest, close to the ground.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Shoulder Support

      By Gordon the Motion Monkey

      from Blacksburg, VA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

        I use the shoulder support when I have no time to grab the tripod, this isn't enough room for the tripod, or I have to be able to move quickly from spot to spot. While on the tripod I use the support as a handle to adjust the camera position.

        I can mount the camera on the shoulder support then mount the camera and shoulder support on the tripod for those shot where a tripod can be used. Then I can pull the camera and shoulder support off the tripod and be on the move in a few seconds.

        I wish the front leg would extend about 15 to 20 cm more, and there was a strap to go over the shoulder and connect to the shoulder support to create a nearly hands free contraption.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good idea, but ...cracking at critical s

        By Falcon

        from Mt. Prospect, IL

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

        Good idea, but...cracking at critical spot.
        Over all design is great, however adopting yourself to useful functions will take several approaches.

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        • No

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Great idea, bad execution!

        By Meir

        from israel

        About Me Pro Videographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization

        Cons

        • Bad material
        • Fragile
        • Not reliable

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

        My use: Panasonic dvx100be.

        After about 10 weddings I've taken with this product is broken, cracks appeared in a product, and I use it now with reinforcement and glue around. My use of ordinary and not aggressive.

        Excellent idea but very bad stuff and not suitable for professional work!

        Cheap plastics and bad.

        sony did not take responsibility for the product

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        • No

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        4.0

        works great very comfortable

        By Mike

        from Staten Island

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Made for the camera

        Cons

        • Price

        Best Uses

        • Comfort
        • Stabilizing
        • Supporting Camera

        Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

        I bought a support for my Sony Pmwex1r from another company and paid much less money and it is uncomfortable, clunky, and junk. I guess it is true you get what you pay for. I since bought the sony VCT - SP2BP brace and it fits like a glove. very easy to use and most comfortable.

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        • No

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        2.0

        Good and Bad

        By John

        from Australia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

              Used in Pro Video Weddings and TV Production.
              Great because it can be placed into the quick release on a tripod.
              Bad, because it is a terrible design, there is no comfort pad for your shoulder, all the weight of the camera is in the front and no support other than your hand.
              When placed on your shoulder the camera is facing down. You have to lift it into an uncomfortable position to have it facing in a level position.
              The Chest rest, is uncomfortable and does nothing.
              The adjustment knob is also sub standard.
              The only way I could use this comfortably was to carry it chest high.

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              • No

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              4.0

              I would by this product again

              By Myron

              from Jersey City, NJ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Comfort
                • Stabilizing
                • Supporting Camera

                Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                VCT-SP2BP Camcorder shoulder support just does what it is built for. I am using it with my Sony PMW EX1R. Without it it is impossible to hand shoot with that heavy camera for a longer period of time. It takes all the stress from your wrist. I tried it ones and it seems to be comfortable. I had used one of the accessories to mount my battery for Sony light, which makes the front of a camera a little bit lighter. Also I mounted a tripod quick release plate, so am able to go quickly to a tripod if needed. It would be much better if the front support arm could be steady fixed so you don't need to adjust it so often. I little bit overpriced. Otherwise, it is a good product. I would recommend purchasing it.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Very useful

                By PSproductions

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Stabilizing

                  Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                  I got this to help steady my NX5U. It adds weight to the camera and takes some time to adjust to your body. But, works great. Its the next best "stabilizer" to my Merlin Steadycam. And better in fast moving and windy conditions. Because of its design I think it is the best of the shoulder mounts I've tried. I use it with my lighter Panny HMC40 also. Expensive but works.

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                  4.0

                  A must have, some engineering issues

                  By mbrown

                  from Walhalla, SC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Front pivot does not lock

                  Best Uses

                  • Stabilizing
                  • Supporting Camera

                  Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                  After a day of handheld with my EX-1R at a family reunion, I knew I needed support for future shoots. I decided to purchase this for use at an upcoming wedding. I found this support is necessary for stabile handheld use in videography. I am a large man and find the following with EX-1R - shoulder pad does not extend far enough down my back, can't line up eye to eyecup viewfinder (works good with LCD), the front stabilizer arm will not maitain the angle as it has only a poor friction lock. The unit includes adapters for VCT-014 which I have not used, but highly recommend. Even with the above issues, the unit definately makes handheld work much better than free hand.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  THIS IS SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!

                  By SPEED RACER

                  from NORTH BERGEN NJ

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Stabilizing
                    • Supporting Camera

                    Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                    I OWN THE PMW-EX1R, AND I READ SOME REVIEWS ABOUT THE BRICK BATTERY NOT FITTING WITH THIS SHOULDER RIG, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT BRICK THEY WERE TRYING TO USE, SINCE I USE MINE AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY WITH IT, SIMPLY AN AMAZING ONE BY SONY!!!

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    nice support

                    By craizy clark

                    from VA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort
                      • Stabilizing
                      • Supporting Camera

                      Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                      holds camera well

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Shoulder brace for the Sony EX1

                      By iFilmMedia Productions LLC

                      from Dallas Texas

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort
                      • Sony EX1 with Sony Bat
                      • Stabilizing
                      • Supporting Camera

                      Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                      I was really surprised, it fits great and is easy to use.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Very surprised!!

                      By Abe

                      from Meriden, CT

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Adjusted
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                        I was very surprised with this product. It does a great job of taking all the stress of your wrist. I used the shoulder support three days straight. I did everything from run & gun to shooting on sticks it worked perfectly. I gave it four stars because it add a little length to the base of the camera and does not fit my bag. One other minor thing is the front support arm need to be adjust every so often. I would recommend purchasing addition tripod plate for your camera and keeping it on the shoulder unit.

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                        5.0

                        Great support!!

                        By Westernomnimedia

                        from San Diego. CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Footing
                        • Lightweight
                        • Locks In Tight
                        • Smooth Movement

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                          This is a must if you use the ex3 on the shoulder!! Has nice accessory mount on side. Only bad remark is I cannot fit my ex3 in my bag with this support attached.

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                          3.0

                          Good for SONY battery in the camcorder.

                          By Musicianvideo

                          from LA, CA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easily Adjusted

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                            If you use the OEM brick battery, such as 96wwh brick, this shoulder support will be the big trouble. They can't fit with each other. For all-Sony accessories family, it works fine but with others, trouble.

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                            4.0

                            Good product

                            By pAbLiTo

                            from Sunnyvale, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easily Adjusted
                            • Lightweight
                            • Locks In Tight
                            • Smooth Movement

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                              I do a lot of handheld shooting. However, with the EX1r, doing it for even a few minutes can strain your hand. The VCT-SP2BP does a good job of distributing the weight of the camera, relieving/eliminating hand strain. I haven't run into issues while breathing. Only wish, however, that the front support actually went all the way down to the waist and more mounting options for the back (e.g. IDX batteries)

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                              4.0

                              Good but expensive tool

                              By Documentary filmmaker

                              from New York

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easily Adjusted
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                                  Great tool, although expensive.

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                                  3.0

                                  Too expensive, but works well.

                                  By slick

                                  from FL

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easily Adjusted

                                  Cons

                                  • Isn't perfect

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                                  This works well. It doesn't really come with instructions but can be figured out OK.
                                  If you want to use this with a Tripod, you also have to buy the adapter, part VCT-U14, another $200.00.

                                  I haven't used this long enough to know if I would buy it again. It is expensive and can be noisy when setting up.

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                                  5.0

                                  The BEST shoulder brace for EX1

                                  By Tony

                                  from Redding CT

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easily Adjusted
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Locks In Tight
                                  • Smooth Movement

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Sony VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Shoulder Support:

                                    I have checked out a number of shoulder braces for my EX1R. I was looking for one that was light
                                    yet very functional, easy to set up and that enabled me to use my viewfinder, not just the LCD screen. It's expensive but it's the only one that fulfilled my requirements. Sony has done it again.

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