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SHAPE Counter Weight

B&H # SHPADCW1 Mfr # PADCW1
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You Pay: $60.72
Product Highlights
  • Stability for Camera Support
  • Padded Counter Weight
  • Weight - 4 lb
  • Easy Positioning to Fit Body Type
  • Easy Attachment / Removal
  • Used With All Shape Camera Supports

The Shape Counter Weight is a professional video accessory that augments stability of a camera support by balancing or counterweighing the camera at the rear. Free motion of the handles is also enabled as the camera weight is relieved by the counter weight weighing 4 lb.

It also includes padding for the counter weight. You can attach the Counter Weight to the camera support via a screw knob. You can easily position the counter weight to fit your body type, and a simple removal mechanism allows you to detach it from the camera support.

All Shape camera supports can be equipped with the counter weight to increase their stability.

Augments stability of a camera support by balancing or counterweighing the camera at the rear
Enables free motion of the handles by relieving camera weight
Includes padding for the counter weight
Weighs 4 lb
Attaches to the camera support via a screw knob
Provides easy positioning according to body type
Offers a simple removal mechanism to detach from the camera support
Supports all Shape camera supports
Weight 4 lbs (1.8kg)
SHAPE Counter Weight
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    4.0

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Improves performance (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Film professional (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (5)

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        4.0

        Nice complement to Shape Spider

        By Nobs

        from Oakland, CA

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Interface With Camcorder
        • Improves Performance
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about SHAPE Counter Weight:

          Great complement to any Shoulder rig. Only design element I'd recommend would be have a hole to possibly mount other items on to.

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          5.0

          Does its job

          By RB Turner

          from Toronto, Canada

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Stabilized Shooting

            Comments about SHAPE Counter Weight:

            The Shape Counter Weight is well-made, attaches securely to its partner shoulder support, and is comfortable in use.

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            4.0

            essential

            By nikochan

            from switzerland

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors
              • Upgrade

              Comments about SHAPE Counter Weight:

              if you have the composite rig, this counter weight is,in my opinion, essential. It make your rig heavier and more balanced... in a word, more stable !
              and it's not that heavy ;)

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              2.0

              Counter Weight

              By TjS

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

              • Poor Interface

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting

              Comments about SHAPE Counter Weight:

              First of all: I think [$] for a counterweight/piece of metal is totally overpriced. The padding is okay - the mount is not good. Although I closed the screw as hard as I was able, the weight still moves a bit - though I am not able to open the screw just with my hands. Not satisfying!Nevertheless the counter weight is important and essential to use the "Adjustable Shoulder Mount".

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              5.0

              A MUST for prosumer/DSLR camera users!!!

              By Big Steve

              from Cortland, Ohio

              About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films

                Comments about SHAPE Counter Weight:

                The SHAPE counter weight makes a huge difference when you're out in the field shooting anything that requires shots without a tripod. I run with an XHA1-s and it hurts my right wrist because of the weight of the camera + the length of time I have to shoot for. When I got a SHAPE shoulder mount and handles, I was pleased to see that SHAPE (through B&H) makes a padded counter weight. I hooked it up as soon as it came in the mail. It took 10 seconds to slide it on the back of my SHAPE shoulder mount and screw on the bolt+washer. I put my camera on the completed shoulder mount and was VERY happy with what I was feeling. The padding on my shoulder/upper back was just what I expected! Nothing uncomfortable about it. Now I'm getting steady shots and my wrist doesn't hurt because of the balance that takes place on my shoulder. Also the SHAPE handles have the ability to adjust to any angle (vertical). I usually set them both to a 45 degree angle and I'm ready to go. The guys I work with are impressed with the quality of the SHAPE shoulder mount and my shots.

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