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Shoulder mount
Nov 8, 2012 00:46:44   #
olcoach Loc: Oregon
 
Hi, I am in a wheel chair and I am thinking that a shoulder mount like the Bush Hawk would help me with bird pictures. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that uses one with some insight into experiences, problems, recommendations Etc. Thanks, Mike

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Nov 8, 2012 01:06:56   #
BHC Loc: Strawberry Valley, JF, USA
 
olcoach wrote:
Hi, I am in a wheel chair and I am thinking that a shoulder mount like the Bush Hawk would help me with bird pictures. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that uses one with some insight into experiences, problems, recommendations Etc. Thanks, Mike


Try a short monopod with a Manfrotto 361 shoulder brace:
http://www.manfrotto.com/shoulder-brace-for-monopod
Or have someone tap the bottom strut of the Bush Hawk for a monopod, i.e., 1/4" X 20tpi.

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Nov 8, 2012 06:32:15   #
JR1 Loc: Tavistock, Devon, UK
 
I had someone ask me one what they could use in a wheelchair.

Almost as above.

I simply placed a monopod with a decent gimbal head

http://www.lensmaster.co.uk/index.htm

on their wheelchair. Attached to the front of the frame with strong cable ties, which were later replaced with one of these.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-manfrotto-mn349-column-clamp/p11040

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Nov 8, 2012 08:08:06   #
nat Loc: Martha's Vineyard, MA
 
Have you looked at Cotton Carrier Steady Shot? I purchased it last summer and am happy with it generally. It is a little bulky but I think anything like that is going to be. the link is www.cottoncarrier.com. Good luck in your search.

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Nov 8, 2012 08:11:36   #
nat Loc: Martha's Vineyard, MA
 
P.S. You might also call B&H for advice. They are very knowledgeable and helpful and there's a good return policy in case your purchase doesn't work out.

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Nov 8, 2012 08:12:43   #
nat Loc: Martha's Vineyard, MA
 
P.S. You might also call B&H for advice. They are very knowledgeable and helpful and there's a good return policy in case your purchase doesn't work out.

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Nov 8, 2012 19:05:35   #
treehugger Loc: Eastern Idaho Highlands
 
olcoach wrote:
Hi, I am in a wheel chair and I am thinking that a shoulder mount like the Bush Hawk would help me with bird pictures. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that uses one with some insight into experiences, problems, recommendations Etc. Thanks, Mike


A Bush Hawk has been part of my equipment for several years. Love it! I use it with my Nikon 70/200 on a regular basis. I have also used it with a Sigma 150/500, but do not recommend it for heavier lenses. Tried it with a Tamron 400 f4 with not so good results.

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Nov 9, 2012 07:56:15   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
olcoach wrote:
Hi, I am in a wheel chair and I am thinking that a shoulder mount like the Bush Hawk would help me with bird pictures. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that uses one with some insight into experiences, problems, recommendations Etc. Thanks, Mike

One of our members made a nifty shoulder brace out of an aluminum crutch. I forget his name, but his avatar shows him in camo, with a camera and a floppy hat. Maybe he'll chime in.

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Nov 9, 2012 11:03:52   #
Old Tom Loc: South Fort Myers
 
I am in a wheel chair/ pwr scooter and use a mono pod+ ball head for wildlife shooting. Use a light weight Nikon P500 and the tilt back screen helps.

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