Manfrotto 361 Shoulder Brace for Monopods

Manfrotto 361 Shoulder Brace for Monopods

Manfrotto 361 Shoulder Brace for Monopods

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The Manfrotto 361 Shoulder Brace for Monopods is a bracket that fits against the shoulder to provide extra support and greater stability to a monopod. One end connects to the top of the monopod via the monopod's 3/8" screw, and the other end features a curved shoulder support, with an adjustable pivoting arm in between.

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Manfrotto 361 Shoulder Brace for Monopods
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    Package Weight 0.53 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 2.7 x 0.3"

    Manfrotto 361 reviews

    361 Shoulder Brace for Monopods is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 67.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great For The Price Rather than use this with a monopod, I use it to brace the C100 against my body when shooting handheld. Since you can't lock any of it's moving points, it can be a little funny to get into position as you like, but it's flexibility can also be nice while actively operating, allowing you to pan or raise the shot. Feels sort of cheap, so I don't know how long it will last, but I could go through 15 of them and still have spent less than on Zacuto's Target Shooter.
    Date published: 2014-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a secret that needs to be told... At first I used it attached to my monopod to steady my camera shots, works like a charm. When I started using it for my filming with a Flip camera I was blown away, it turns shaky video that make you sea sick into professional looking, almost documentary quality, I found that for my walking and running videos I can use the brace a a handle for my monopod and it gives that steady floating look that a steadycam gives you (granted, it's not a Merlin, but pretty close). I would love to have more padding on the shoulder piece, but it works).
    Date published: 2010-03-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a bad piece of equipment I bought this shoulder brace to use with a DSLR camera rig I was peicing together. I had the rails and handle system and figured this would be the perfect solution to brace the rig against my body. Overall it works like a charm. However, what I was not expecting is its ability to swivel/rotate side to side. It's smooth, very smooth, but that isn't always a good thing when you're trying to keep steady during a shot. In use with a monopod this brace helps maintain a steady shot, and everything I've shot with it has looked wonderful. It takes a little getting used to but I really like it.
    Date published: 2013-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheap, light alternative to fancy rigs I use this shoulder brace with my new Zacuto Viewfinder to shoot steadier handheld video. So far without a monopod, and it works great. Although Zacuto offers several elaborate, expandable shoulder harness products, this cheap, lightweight shoulder brace works well as long as I'm not attaching audio recorders, monitors and mics to the rig, and is quite low key, so I can blend into a crowd and look like a tourist rather than a low budget film crew cameraman. It easily folds into a compact form to fit my camera bag too.
    Date published: 2010-08-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did Not Work Must Be Brand Specific? Tried to use this brace on the monopod that I own but it did not work. Tried to screw onto my Nikon D5000 but that also did not work. Measurements on my monopod and camera threads were 1/4 male and female. The shoulder brace measurements was 3/8 female threads which would have attach to the monopod head. Attaching to the camera the threads were 3/8 male also. Overview said for monopods thought that it might have worked on my monopod. The 3/8 threads should have clued me in so I should have measured the threads on my monopod and camera first. Must be brand Manfrotto specific?
    Date published: 2011-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its like adding a second leg. After a 20 year Air Force career as a cinematographer and videographer I learned the utility of shoulder braces. I especially like this one because of the button located in front of the collar where the brace mounts to the monopod. The shoulder brace twists freely around the monopod, allowing me to more easily find a position to shoot from, then I press this button and it locks the collar into position making the entire support more rigid. It feels like a second leg was added to my monopod.
    Date published: 2010-07-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too long, too much padding. I bought this product approximately a year ago and very quickly retired it to a shelf. I used it with a monopod, Bogen/Manfrotto 3232 (now known as 234) tilt head, and a Pentax K10D with the camera mounted on the head itself - I did not own any lenses with feet at that time. Even at its shortest setting, it was simply way too long to allow me to get my eye to the viewfinder, unless I moved the brace significantly downwards on my chest. At this point the unit is angled so much that any stability gains are lost - If anything I had an easier time handholding the camera! A year later, I decided to revisit this unit with the same 234 tilt head and a Sigma 50-500 lens (which has a foot). Even when mounted to the lens foot of a long lens, this brace is STILL too long to allow the camera viewfinder to reach one's eye! In addition, the foam padding on top of the brace's mounting area is too thick. When you torque down a 234 head (which does not have a smooth bottom, it is hollowed out except for four cross-braces on the bottom of the head at the mounting area), the foam warps to the point where it begins separating from the mount area. I find this incompatibility strange, since the 234 is Bogen/Manfrotto's special designed for monopods head solution - So why doesn't it work well with their designed for monopods shoulder brace? I can only see this product being useful with a camcorder or point-and-shoot, since both have live view viewfinders that do not have to be right up to your eye.
    Date published: 2008-07-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, and bad I was surprised to see the major structural parts of this product to be made of plastic, rather than metal but it is certainly rigid and strong enough! When not in use, both arm and shoulder pad section fold flat against the monopod and behave themselves by staying there. When in use both sections move freely and independently. A high quality brass bearing assembly attaches the brace between the pod and your mono-pod's head and does not sacrifice any stability by making that connection. The length of the arm is adjustable(quickly outward, not so quickly inward). It is a fast and easy process to put on your monopod but, can be much more difficult to remove due to friction. The connection to the pod moves freely and has no attempt at a locking mechanism. After using it for a while, I started noticing a great deal more sharpness in my photos, and an improvement in focus. This snuck up on me. I also use it for getting those difficult ground level-almost shots. You use your mono to hold your camera very close to the ground use this product as the second handle to hang on to your back will thank you! A good product, they knew what they were doing when they made it even though I wasn't so sure. Buy it.
    Date published: 2009-09-01
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