Edit: Gliders hasn’t stood the test of time well. It went limp after a month or two, had it replaced twice and have now given up with it. Go with the el cheapo or better still if you have the cash, the Zacuto one.
Sorry it wasn’t as good as I had originally said.
I recently took delivery of a new shoulder mount for my EX1 that i bought on ebay. I have been using the “El Cheapo” mount successfully for a few months but this is altogether WAY better and still affordable.
Priced at $160 and from Cine City in India, the experts of cheap versions of camera gear. I have a Matte Box from them and it is fine, not great, just fine. But here they have excelled themselves!
First off you can adjust the height of the chest support to even go against the belly.
This makes it more comfortable and is less problematic with movement when you breathe.
As you can see here it is height adjustable for the camera. Another useful addition.
You can also adjust the distance of the camera away from the body
It hooks onto your shoulder like the El Cheapo. It is here that I still prefer the El Cheapo. But only just. It feels very comfortable to use, more than the old one and I was able to adjust it into the perfect position very easily.
It is also much better made and looks more professional, important in this business.
Now it is much more expensive than the El Cheapo but still a bargain.
I will be using it from now on. I can get really steady shots with this for hours on end. It looks like we have a new champion.
You can read all about it and buy it here:
Seriously, this is a really good bit of kit! Exactly what we have all been waiting for! I can’t tell you how impressed I am with this. It is what every handheld camera owner should use.
I shall dub this the “Steady as she Blooms”