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Morris's Sure Shot Heavy Lens Aid--Looking For Interest
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Dec 19, 2013 11:50:32   #
Morrisdh
 
I am an amateur photographer that loves to do Birds in
Flight and Wildlife in general. Being old and having a bad
shoulder I had to have some help holding my Canon 7D,
with dual battery pack and my 100-400L series Lens.
Last year I started working on a support and now have it
completed and tested. It is simple and strong and works
like a charm. I keep it in the truck mounted and ready for
out the window shots at all times. It is set up for universal use with 300mm 400mm 500mm lens.

I am working on the Legal stuff and setting up a Website and new Email. IF I can get enough interest I will try to
put some in production this spring to share with all my
friends here.

If you do sports, motocross or car racing birds in flight
you will find this support great for panning. It also has
a hole under the front end for a Mono-Pod.

If you have an interest please PM me. mdh
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Dec 19, 2013 12:15:54   #
rocco_7155
 
Very cool device. Good luck going forward. I'd be interested.
Dec 19, 2013 12:20:15   #
joer (a regular here)
 
Morrisdh wrote:
I am an amateur photographer that loves to do Birds in
Flight and Wildlife in general. Being old and having a bad
shoulder I had to have some help holding my Canon 7D,
with dual battery pack and my 100-400L series Lens.
Last year I started working on a support and now have it
completed and tested. It is simple and strong and works
like a charm. I keep it in the truck mounted and ready for
out the window shots at all times. It is set up for universal use with 300mm 400mm 500mm lens.

I am working on the Legal stuff and setting up a Website and new Email. IF I can get enough interest I will try to
put some in production this spring to share with all my
friends here.

If you do sports, motocross or car racing birds in flight
you will find this support great for panning. It also has
a hole under the front end for a Mono-Pod.

If you have an interest please PM me. mdh
I am an amateur photographer that loves to do Bird... (show quote)


What does it weigh?
Dec 19, 2013 12:26:26   #
Wall-E
 
Morrisdh wrote:
I am an amateur photographer that loves to do Birds in
Flight and Wildlife in general. Being old and having a bad
shoulder I had to have some help holding my Canon 7D,
with dual battery pack and my 100-400L series Lens.
Last year I started working on a support and now have it
completed and tested. It is simple and strong and works
like a charm. I keep it in the truck mounted and ready for
out the window shots at all times. It is set up for universal use with 300mm 400mm 500mm lens.

I am working on the Legal stuff and setting up a Website and new Email. IF I can get enough interest I will try to
put some in production this spring to share with all my
friends here.

If you do sports, motocross or car racing birds in flight
you will find this support great for panning. It also has
a hole under the front end for a Mono-Pod.

If you have an interest please PM me. mdh
I am an amateur photographer that loves to do Bird... (show quote)


The hand position looks kinda awkward to me.
Have you considered a second pistol grip for the other hand, below the frame, with a remote trigger on it. Like holding and shooting a rifle. That would also make it usable by left-handers.
Dec 19, 2013 12:27:50   #
Pentony
 
rocco_7155 wrote:
Very cool device. Good luck going forward. I'd be interested.


Ditto :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Dec 19, 2013 13:14:31   #
TNmike
 
I like the idea of having the right hand on the camera. It give you access to more of the controls than a pistol grip and remote switch. I'd be interested at the right price point. TNmike
 
Dec 19, 2013 14:53:42   #
ecobin
 
Looks like it's well designed - I'd be interested.
Dec 19, 2013 15:05:26   #
f8lee
 
It looks nice, but know that there are similar items out there:

http://www.sharpshooterindustries.com/Stock2.html
http://www.bushhawk.com
http://stedistock.com/products/stedi-stock-black/#prettyPhoto
Dec 19, 2013 15:48:26   #
skylane5sp
 
That's a neat idea! One thing I see is that if you extended the top of the shoulder pad up and over a bit so it "hangs" on your shoulder and add some vertical adjustment, you wouldn't need to pull it back with your left arm just hold it up. Less arm strain especially with ginormous lenses.
Dec 19, 2013 16:05:57   #
Wall-E
 


I like the sharpshooter.
Just like I suggested.
Ambidextrous and a shutter release on the pistol grip.
Dec 19, 2013 18:11:54   #
Morrisdh
 
rocco_7155 wrote:
Very cool device. Good luck going forward. I'd be interested.


Thank you and I will keep you in mind. mdh
 
Dec 19, 2013 18:13:02   #
Morrisdh
 
Pentony wrote:
Ditto :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


Thank you for your interest. mdh
Dec 19, 2013 18:18:36   #
Morrisdh
 
TNmike wrote:
I like the idea of having the right hand on the camera. It give you access to more of the controls than a pistol grip and remote switch. I'd be interested at the right price point. TNmike


Thank you and you are correct, I tried a remote trigger, it works
but adds to the cost and I want my hands on the camera grip.
We have tested it on both Nikon and Canon. I wanted to build
something that you can use a T3I with 70-300 kit lens all the way
to a high dollar camera and lens and not worry about it falling off.
I also want to keep the price down. mdh
Dec 19, 2013 18:19:15   #
Morrisdh
 
joer wrote:
What does it weigh?


2.4 lbs and it will work for the ladies or men. I have cut the
weight down as low as I can and still have faith of strength. I
am not looking for a get rich scheem and will not resort to pot
metal or light tubbing. Thanks for your interest. mdh
Dec 19, 2013 18:25:05   #
Morrisdh
 
ecobin wrote:
Looks like it's well designed - I'd be interested.


Thank you and when I start production I will repost. I am looking
for people that want something they can afford and not be
ashamed to be seen with it and most of all will do the job. mdh
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