The Shape Sumo II Pro camera support consists of the individual SU Shoulder Rig, Arm1 Telescopic 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 a core component of the Sumo II Pro 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 the knob accessible through a 3" slot on the camera platform.
Positioning the Pack Pad, Counter Weight, or Telescopic Support Arm is possible to fit your body type, along with easy removal capability. Positioning of the 15mm Rod System and Shape Box is also possible via the Shoulder Rig. A powder coated wrinkle finish and cushion for the shoulder pad are integrated into the Shoulder Rig. You can use the Shoulder Rig on either shoulder. Matte boxes, 35mm lens adaptor, and follow focus mechanisms are supported with the 15mm Rod System accessory that helps in avoiding additional weight on the lens by supporting the weight of these accessories.
The 15mm Rod System is composed of a bracket and two 15mm aluminum rods. Measuring 8" (20.3cm) in length, the rods have 1/2-13 threaded female tips, which allow attachment on other 15mm rods. Using a 4mm hexagonal key, the Rod System is attached to the front of the camera and can be easily removed when not in use. Offering easy adjustment, the Rod System uses a small knob for horizontal adjustments, allowing movement of the rods along the bracket, and vertical adjustments up to a height of 1 3/8" (3.5 cm) to match the height of the video accessory using a 4mm hexagonal key.
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", thus achieving higher reach. 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. Combined with the anodized aluminum Rod Block, the Quick Handle offers composite camera support for all 15mm rods. You can achieve precise positioning by sliding the Quick Handle along the rods and tightening the small red knob located on the Rod Block.
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 Shape Box and other accessories.
A compact and portable design allows the Sumo II Pro camera support to be applied in various situations. You can also augment the functionality of the Sumo II Pro via extensive compatibility for additional components such as Shape Belt, Shape Box, Counter Weight, and 15mm Rod Riser System.