Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight

Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight

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

Opteka OPTCBW1 overview

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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.

In the Box
Opteka CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight
  • Bracket
  • 4 x Hex Screws
  • Hex Key
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Opteka OPTCBW1 specs

    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 OPTCBW1 reviews

    CBW-1 Counterbalance Weight is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed! 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.
    Date published: 2013-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for exercise & balancing mount 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.
    Date published: 2013-04-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but ought to include more hardware 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.
    Date published: 2013-05-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from useful addition 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...?
    Date published: 2013-02-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from does something useful 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.
    Date published: 2013-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good rig for the price 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.
    Date published: 2013-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many options 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.
    Date published: 2013-02-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a weight... It counterbalances...questions?
    Date published: 2012-12-13
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