Here in Maui, i’m taking the Sony NEX-7 out for a more thorough review (I love it BTW). I’m using the lightweight shoulder pad on a Carry Speed camera strap system. There’s a PMA Las Vegas interview with Carry Speed (found here). Carry Speed is quick to attach or remove from the camera. The camera uses a system that floats across the strap for fast action shots.
While running about the island shooting videos and photos, the last thing I want to do is drop my camera or get shaky footage. To combat the possibility of this I have two allies- a Carry Speed Strap System and a P&C Pistol Grip. The grip gives me a comfortable handle when shooting video, and using the the EVF on the Sony NEX-7 adds another point of contact for stability. By pulling the camera away and adding tension with Carry Speed strap adds another element to help stabilize footage. These small tools help me keep the gear light without compromising too much on having an actual video stabilizer rig.
Carry Speed Strap System
The newest Carry Speed straps come in other sizes and feature new attributes including the anti twist baseplate and the ball adaptor. They can be found here.camera rapid strap, camera strap, Carry Speed, DSLR, P&C pistol grip, photography, pistol grip, Sony NEX 7, video