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    Default Shoulder stocks, version 2

    After a very short learning curve with version 1, I came to really enjoy using a shoulder stock. I guess they are midway between hand-holding and shooting on a tripod. You cant get past a tripod for stability though, so the solution was a stock with a quick release base, so it could be fitted to a tripod for the slow stuff or unclipped for flight shots. This is version two - I love it.

    I'm really surprised they are not more popular. They seem to be one of those things which has been around for years and never really gained acceptance but never really been killed off either. I do notice that they become very top heavy with a large lens though, so maybe that is the limiting factor. Maybe the lens you see on it (Nikkor 300mm f/4) is their limit.

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    Default Re: Shoulder stocks, version 2

    Looks well made mate. Yeah, you don't see too many people using them in the field.
    Check out this contraptionhttp://www.naturesportal.net/Service...43367643_AgRHT
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    Default Re: Shoulder stocks, version 2

    $US495 plus shipping. I think I'll wait for the Chinese knock-off version.

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    There is another fellow here in S.A. who uses one of these and gets some good BIF shots using it by using it off tripod. My main reservation would be it's looks like quite a bit of extra weight to lug around.
    Repost at will......Cheers from Colin

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    Default Re: Shoulder stocks, version 2

    Quote Originally Posted by seesee
    My main reservation would be it's looks like quite a bit of extra weight to lug around.
    Timber varies greatly in weight, so I guess it depends on what timber you use. This is myrtle (I think) which is in the middle somewhere. You could make a very light weight one out of Australian red cedar or something, but I kept this one heavy to keep stability.

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