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ikan Flyweight Camcorder Shoulder Rig

B&H # IKELEFLWCAM Mfr # ELE-FLWCAM
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You Pay: $449.10
Product Highlights
  • Lightweight Shoulder Pad System
  • Fits Any Midsize Camcorder
  • Vertical and Lateral Adjustability
  • Large Adjustable Base Plate
  • Accepts 15mm Rod Accessories
  • Easily Stack Components
  • Heavy-Duty Grips
  • Integrated Tripod Mount
  • 1/4", 3/8" & M4-7 Connection Points

The Flyweight Camcorder Shoulder Rig from ikan is a lightweight shoulder pad system for midsize camcorders that has an interchangeable pad that allows you to rest the rig comfortably on your chest for stability. It includes an empty soft weight bag so you can use the weighted material of your choice and ship the bag empty for convenience.

The large adjustable EV2 baseplate can be adjusted laterally and vertically (great for offset shots) and the integrated tripod mounting plate will accept typical industry-standard quick-release plates or larger wedge-style plates. It's equipped with enhanced adjustable tension knobs that safely secure your camcorder.

Stacking components with the Flyweight Camcorder is a simple matter with the included cheese plate and Cheese Stick JR universal mounting accessories. Heavy-duty non-slip rubberized grips in yellow and black each have a 1/4"-20 mounting hole for your convenience and the rubberized texture absorbs moisture so that you always have a good grip on your equipment. Key components of this user-friendly rig are preassembled for your convenience.

Vertical and lateral adjustability
New lightweight shoulder pad system
Large adjustable base plate
Easily stack components for custom configuration
Included 18" 15mm rods allow for addition of a follow focus, matte box, articulating arm or other rod-based accessories
Heavy-duty grips
Designed to accommodate any midsize camcorder
Integrated tripod mount
Assorted 1/4", 3/8" & M4-7 connection points
Dimensions 24 x 13 x 9" (60.96 x 33 x 22.86 cm)
Weight 4.0 lb (1.81 kg)
ikan Flyweight Camcorder Shoulder Rig
  • Cheese Stick Jr. Universal Mounting Accessory
  • 15mm Rail Mount
  • Cheese Plate
  • ELE-LBP EV2 Camcorder Baseplate
  • Light Weight Shoulder Mount Frame
  • Light Weight Shoulder Mount Pad
  • Weight Bag
  • Weight Clip
  • 2 x 15mm Rail Adaptor
  • 2 x Crossblocks
  • 2 x Molded Yellow Ikan Grips
  • Short Bar Inserts
  • Short Bar Inserts
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    ikanFlyweight Camcorder Shoulder Rig
     
    4.4

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Improves performance (6)
    • Professional quality (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Highly compatible (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (5)
      • Complex projects (4)
      • In the studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Much needed Shoulder Rig

      By DVCINC

      from Marshfield Hills, MA

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects

      Comments about ikan Flyweight Camcorder Shoulder Rig:

      I'm using this rig with several cameras including the Panasonic AF100, HPX250 and the Canon 7D

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      5.0

      Great Shoulder Rig

      By Alex

      from Plantation, Florida

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films

        Comments about ikan Flyweight Camcorder Shoulder Rig:

        This rig is a very effective stabilizer system for my camera (Canon XF300). It allows for smooth footage and gives a professional look to the film. It also has room for many accessories which is nice.

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        4.0

        Solid

        By editor_vince

        from Holland, MI

        About Me Director of photography, Professional shooter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality
        • Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commercial Spots
          • Independent Films

          Comments about ikan Flyweight Camcorder Shoulder Rig:

          Nice, solid shoulder mount rig with great value for the price (significantly less expensive than competitors). It would be better if the weight bag 1) was farther back and 2) came with weights. Ikan doesn't even sell weights for it, but I found some 1lb fishing weights to do the trick. Also, it's difficult to mount the camera on quickly - definitely would get a quick release plate to go with this.

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          3.0

          A bit on the heavy side and...

          By Alex Ojeda

          from El Paso, Texas

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Difficult To Mount Camera
          • Heavy
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Documentary Style
          • Field
          • Shoot And Go

          Comments about ikan Flyweight Camcorder Shoulder Rig:

          This shoulder rig would be great with a bit of improvement from the engineering side. Its not easy to mount the camcorder on it without disassembling a few parts of it, and its a bit on the heavy side. Construction is good, solid, and design would be great if it was a bit lighter and easier to mount and unmount the camera on it.

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          5.0

          My BFF for mobile camera work

          By cspada

          from Lake Forest, CA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality
          • Versatile Feature-set

          Cons

          • No Quick-release Adapter

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about ikan Flyweight Camcorder Shoulder Rig:

          After looking at support options for mobile camera applications with somewhat heftier camcorders, I decided that a shoulder support would be more appropriate for my needs than a true stabilizer, and the Ikan Flyweight Camcorder Shoulder Support seemed to offer an extensive set of features at a reasonable price. So I took the plunge and so far I haven't been disappointed. The quality of materials and construction is excellent, resulting in a sturdy but surprisingly light solution. The large camera mount platform can accommodate sizable equipment and cam be adjusted both laterally and vertically; the extent of lateral movement can be greatly increased by repositioning the set screws, but the range of vertical movement is somewhat more limited. The lengths of the dual axial rods that support the camera plate and front cross-bar support are generous enough to accommodate off-camera accessories such as follow-focus and remote zoom controls if desired, and the front/back angle and lateral positioning of the dual rubberized hand-grips can be independently adjusted as needed for comfort and convenience ((with my equipment configurations I've found that using the grips at a slightly wept forward angle results in great balance and longer term comfort).

          A durable zippered pouch is provided to hold material that provides some weight at the rear to stabilize the way the rig sits on the shoulder; I use about two pounds worth of metal ball bearings sealed in a plastic bag. The length of the pouch's supporting strap is long enough to allow for a variety of mounting options if a battery pack or wireless transmitter is attached to the rear cheeseplate assembly.

          Additional nice little touches are the versatile range of attachment points provided on the rear cheeseplate, a seriously heavy-duty bottom plate with four 3/8" and five 1/4" threaded attachment points to allow the rig to be mounted on a tripod, and a threaded hole on the shoulder support brace just behind the rear rods attachment collar to store the D-ring bolt used to fix the camera to the upper platform. A note about the D-ring: rather than hassling with having to pull one of the rods out to get the D-ring bolt in position under the platform so as to mount the camera, I attached a heavy-duty quick-mount adapter to the top of the camera platform to make life easier. On my rig, the D-ring will thus get to spend the rest of its life relaxing in the threaded storage hole.

          I found that when suitably adjusted, the rig makes handling relatively heavier equipment very comfortable over longer periods of time; one thing I immediately noticed was how much easier it became to manage front-heavy camera rigs, especially with hand-held panning shots -- much smoother. Overall, I'm quite happy with the Ikan Flyweight unit, and would recommend it as a serious candidate for hand-held shooting applications when a more costly stabilization system isn't really necessary. Your arms and neck will be grateful.

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          5.0

          Most bang for your buck

          By Todd juckett

          from Jupiter, Florida

          About Me Professional Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about ikan Flyweight Camcorder Shoulder Rig:

            Very well built. Super easy to put together and break down.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Value High Quality Reasonable Cost

            By wiseMichael

            from Reno, NV

            About Me 40 Years Pro Stills, Business Owner, Film Producer, Hands On Photographer, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 100 All Aluminum Build
            • Beautifully Designed
            • Compact Design
            • Easily Expandable
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality
            • Stands Safely And Easily

            Cons

            • Camera Height Limited

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about ikan Flyweight Camcorder Shoulder Rig:

            I use this shoulder rig to carry my Panasonic AG-HMC40 and accessories like a Swintronic light, Sure microphone, Ikan 7" field monitor and Manfrotto remote control. It looks like gear made in Germany or Switzerland or Italy -- beautiful design with 100% high quality aluminum machined construction with the satin finish of the finest cameras. No plastic! This rig will last me a very long time. Now that you know it looks great, it also works great for me. I use it to film documentaries, commercials and music videos. I really had a problem keeping my Pansonic steady while moving around outside. No kidding, this rig almost works as good as a steady cam. I can snap my Panasonic camera off the rig in a few seconds with the addition of a Manfrotto quick release which lets me mount it to my big, HD tripod and/or monopod quickly and safely (requires 2 Manfrottos -- one for the rig and the other for the tripod, but sharing the slide attached to my camera.) Very handy. I'll be adding a follow focus since the rig is ready for mounting and easy use. I do not have to worry about expanding the rig to suit my future needs. It's expandable for proper camera fit and a ton of gear. I got it to fit me very well and 70% of the weight is on my shoulders, leaaving my hands almost at rest on the front support handles. This rig is not 100% customizable, but I've centered my camera easily and properly with more leftward or right travel, if needed, and forward or rearward travel. This rig easily works for left or right handed use. My guess is this rig would support my Sony EX-2 easily. Any larger, I would look at larger Ikan rigs. If your camera is something like mine, and you're paying much more than this rig cost me, you're wasting money and effort. I looked for four months and can assure a Pro or "Serious-ProSumer" photographer, you can not do better. Now that I've told you how great this thing is, the only problem I have with it is, it's not adjustable up and down on the camera mounting riser easily. The limit of travel is not more than 1/4" up or down. I wish it could be more close to an inch. I'm working with Ikan right now to fix this issue for my needs. They say they have accessory plates that can fix my problem. They are extremely helpful and very quick to respond by e-mail or telephone. Yea, you can actually call these guys and speak with a product expert within a couple of minutes. And they also return your messages on the same day. This is top customer service for me.

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