The Shape Sumo II camera support consists of the individual SU Shoulder Rig, Arm1Telescopic Support Arm, Hand5 Quick Handle, and Pad1 Back Pad. Comfortable positioning is offered via a high camera platform raised 3/4" above your shoulder tip, and the camera support is optimally suited for digital DSLR photo cameras such as Canon 5D, Canon 7D, Nikon D300s and Nikon D5000, and Lumix GH1.
Forming the core component of the Sumo II camera support is the SU Shoulder Rig that provides easy adjustment to fit different body types and needs, all via convenient knobs. You can position the camera by attaching it to the camera support via a standard 1/4-20 camera screw. You can adjust the camera nearer or further away from you, or change the camera angle via a knob accessible through a 3" slot on the camera platform.
Positioning the Back Pad or Telescopic Support Arm is possible to fit your body type, along with easy removal capability. Positioning of the optional 15mm Rod System and Shape Box is also possible via the Shoulder Rig. The Shoulder Rig sports a powder coated wrinkle finish and includes a cushion for the shoulder pad. You can use the Shoulder Rig on either shoulder.
You can achieve augmented stability and versatility for the camera support using the Arm1 Telescopic Support Arm; a Manfrotto 233B Camera Mount Bracket with a 4" cup that provides large surface contact area. You can extend the Telescopic Support Arm from a length of 14-20". Rotation of 360deg. along both vertical and horizontal axes is possible via the rotating arm. You can place the cup on a stable surface such as your waist, hip, thigh, or a nearby wall, or on the ground.
The Hand5 Quick Handle is a professional video stabilization accessory with 2 camera handles, each providing an individual rotation angle of 360deg.. You can attach the handle to the camera platform using a simple screw knob. A push button located at the articulation allows easy attachment and removal. Augmented camera support stability and comfort is offered by the Pad1 Back Pad that is padded on one side, and weighs 0.35 lb. It can be attached to the Shoulder Rig via a screw knob.
You can adjust the positioning of the Back Pad in accordance to your body type with a vertical adjustment range of 1-1/4" and a horizontal adjustment spanning 360deg.. A screw knob allows easy attachment and removal of the Back Pad from the support. With a 1/4-20 threaded hole, the Back Pad supports attachment of the optional Shape Box and other accessories.
A compact and portable design allows the Sumo II camera support to be used in various situations. You can also augment the functionality of the Sumo II via extensive compatibility with optional components such as Shape Belt, Shape Box, Counter Weight, 15mm Rod System, and 15mm Rod Riser System.