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Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight

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Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight

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Product Highlights

  • Balances CXS-1/CXS-2 Camera Shoulder Rig
  • Multiple Can Be Stacked Together
  • 4.1 lbs

You Pay: $29.95

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The Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight balances the CXS-1 and CXS-2 shoulder rigs by 4.1 lbs.

A bracket, screws and a hex key come included to attach the weight to one of the rigs. Multiple weights can optionally be stacked together using the bracket that comes with each weight. Heavy camcorders or DSLRs with long lenses would require two weights.

The weight can optionally be used with Opteka's CXSB-1 Shoulder Strap Support Belt, which transforms the CXS-1 or CXS-2 into a hands free rig.

UPC: 813789015222
Weight 4.1 lbs (1.85 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.6 x 4.1 x 2.3"
Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight
  • Bracket
  • 4 x Hex Screws
  • Hex Key
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    4.3

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Improves performance (6)
    • Compact (3)
    • Highly compatible (3)
    • Professional quality (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    5.0

    Good rig for the price

    By jzkarap

    from Cleveland, ohio

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    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

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        Comments about Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight:

        I have no complaints. Solidly built and does what it should. The only thing I might note is this really should come bundled with a shoulder rig... You should include this in the price if you plan on buying one.

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        4.0

        Good, but ought to include more hardware

        By Alex

        from Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

        About Me Film Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance

        Cons

        • No Screws For 2nd Weight

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films

        Comments about Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight:

        I bought two of these weights. One of them attaches well to my Opteka stabilizer, but the second weight that I bought doesn't have the proper hardware to attach to the first. At least the weights both use standard 1/4"-20 screws. I'll just have to get longer screws than the ones provided to attach the second weight to the first.

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        4.0

        does something useful

        By JFrizz

        from New Orleans, LA

        About Me Professional Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Improves Performance

        Cons

        • Lacks Functionality
        • Not Effective Enough

        Best Uses

        • For A Light Camera

        Comments about Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight:

        I use the counterbalance weight with a CXS-2 Opteka Shoulder RIg with my Canon 5d to film live concerts. It does a ton to improve from handheld. But the system/weight is probably designed for a lighter camera. It doesn't totally counter the 5d.

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        5.0

        Great for exercise & balancing mount

        By DSH

        from Brooklyn, NY

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        Pros

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

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            Comments about Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight:

            This is an absolute must if you purchase the CXS-1, which I recommend for lighter camera/lens combo's - otherwise, it will not balance.

            It attaches to the CXS-1 shoulder mount PERFECTLY!!! You just screw in the screws until they are tight and WHAMMMO! The weight is completely attached to the mount. I mean for real, it's that easy!

            I also used the counterweight as a part of my balanced workout. Really complements 15lbs dumbells really well.

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            5.0

            Many options

            By ParkerDP

            from Memphis, TN

            About Me Cinematographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight:

              I used this weight to help me construct a personalized dslr rig. It has plenty of mounting options and provides a good base weight for counter-balancing.

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              2.0

              useful addition

              By J-frog

              from Fremont,CA

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                  Comments about Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight:

                  this is a 4 pound weight with a metal bracket and 4 screws for $20. It helps balance the shoulder mount, but does not fix the inherent design flaws with the Opteka unit being made for short people. I'm debating returning both pieces, but is it worth the shipping cost...?

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                  5.0

                  Exactly what I needed!

                  By UrbannSavage

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight:

                    I use this counter weight with my Opteka CXS-2 shoulder rig. The weight turned out to be heavier than I expected....but that was a good thing! I didn't expect that much weight for the price. Also, with the screw holes in the weight, it seems multiple weights can be put together for added counterbalance with heavier equipment. I am definitely pleased with this purchase.

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                    4.0

                    It's a weight...

                    By Chris L

                    from NJ

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                    Comments about Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight:

                    It counterbalances...questions?

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