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SHAPE Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad

B&H # SHSHPAD2 Mfr # SHPAD2
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You Pay: $148.72
Product Highlights
  • Supports the Weight of a Camera Rig
  • Adjustable Height for 15mm Rod Mount
  • Modular Design
  • Lightweight Aluminum

The SHAPE Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad is a core component of SHAPE's Composite series of camera supports. The pad rests on the camera operator's shoulder to transfer the weight of the camera and any accessories closer to the core of the body. The lightweight aluminum shoulder pad is padded for comfort.

Attached to the front of the pad, the included Sliding Rod Block enables the adjustment – up to 2.75 in (7.0 cm) – that allows the operator to set a pair of 15mm rods and at the proper vertical level.

The Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad is compatible with several other camera rig components from SHAPE and, because it accepts standard 15mm rods, other manufacturers as well. You can attach a counterweight to the back of the shoulder pad to provide more support for the camera rig. The shoulder pad is recommended for camera rigs up to 15 lb (6.8 kg) if you're supporting it with dual rods or up to 7.5 lb (3.4 kg) if you're using a single rod, so it's perfect for heavy DSLR setups and lighter HD video camera rigs.

SHAPE Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad
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    SHAPEAdjustable Composite Shoulder Pad
     
    3.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

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        5.0

        Great Value

        By mike

        from vancouver, canada

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about SHAPE Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad:

          I use this shoulder pad with my hand held rig. It's a sturdy comfortable pad with the added flexibility of height adjust, and the option of a counter-weight if you require it.
          Again with Shape products, it's hard to fault them, just great value for money.

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          5.0

          Perfect and simple

          By 1264Films

          from San Diego

          About Me Cinematographer, Vfx Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Height Adjustable
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about SHAPE Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad:

            I had done some extensive research on shoulder rigs and concluded that you get what you paid for. Shape is amongst some of the best rigs out there and for good reason. They're built like a tank. The shoulder pad is no exception to that.

            The adjustable shoulder pad is comfortable and adds the option for a counter weight either on top of the shoulder area via rod block or on far back side of the pad. It's made of some sturdy aluminium and has an anondized finish. It is also height adjustable via the rod block on the front side of the unit. It also is compatible with an offset option for DSLR users.

            Simple, sturdy and pretty comfortable.
            This is definitely a vital piece equipment to have. If you're reading this, you obviously have been doing research as well. So team up with Shape and B&H. You'll be happy you did.

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            4.0

            Versatile

            By James

            from Canada

            About Me Filmmaking Instructor

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Interface With Camcorder

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about SHAPE Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad:

                This pad is simple and versatile. A quick release base plate can be mounted on top or it can be attached to 15mm rods.

                Battery is mounted at the rear on the threaded 1/4" mount hole provided for counter balance.

                It may not be the most comfortable pad but I like that I can easily mount it to many different camera systems quickly.

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                2.0

                The shoulder pad that wants to Escape!

                By AdamAndroid

                from Phoenix, Arizona

                Comments about SHAPE Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad:

                This shoulder pad is noticable inferior in quality of craftsmanship, compared with other Shape products. I purchase the "Shape HAND5 Quick Handle + Rod Block" and the quality is very impressive, from the ergonomics, the function and the finish. The "Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad" is not of the same class.

                First of all, the pad is poorly glued to the bracket, in fact it is partially separated with some glue extruding, right out of the box. The glue job is sloppy (in the other areas that are together) but makes me wonder how long until the thing really starts to separate more.

                The pads are also very strange. They maybe designed to be ergonomic, or maybe the padding has collapsed? i cannot tell if the uneven dented padding is intentional or not, either way it is not comfortable, and wants to slide off my shoulder.

                To be fair it seems to be plenty sturdy, and the adjustable rod block in the from is a good idea, to remain comfortable, while leveling the camera rig.

                At this price point, i expect a lot more.
                This is going to be returned immediately after some photos.

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                3.0

                Could be much better

                By TjS

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Not comfortable
                • Poor Interface

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • DSLR filming
                • HD Shooting

                Comments about SHAPE Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad:

                The Shoulder Pad is a useful product and I am surprised that it is hard to find a big variety of medium priced shoulder pads.

                The shoulder pad is helpful - but not very ergonomic. I wouldn't use it without the counterweight. And adjustable is ONLY the mount for the 15mm rods - the pad itself cant be adjusted which makes it hard to use, as it doesn't really fit to my shoulder. I will have to approve the padding somehow to fit it better...

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                3.0

                Not too bad

                By Little Tiger

                from Singapore

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting

                    Comments about SHAPE Adjustable Composite Shoulder Pad:

                    This fits my shoulder perfectly. The only issue i have is with the paintwork. My paintwork started dropping off after a week use. Email the company last week but so far no reply from them.

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