I do not know if this had been asked before but I do have a Cotton Carrier vest system that includes Steady Shot. It was really great but I think I now need a fluid video head for my D300s to make my life a little bit more easier as I do not like carrying another tripod.
Can anyone here advise me on what to get and if possible, how to attach it to the steady shot? I am still green in this system and I tried to find the answers in their site to no avail.
G'day and Glock
#1. "RE: Cotton Carrier Vest System" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberFri 13-Jul-12 08:08 AM
Sorry I can't help. I couldn't find much on the subject on their site, except for an illustration of a monopod head mounted on it (link below).
This is a system I never liked that much.
While I laughed with and at those who asked me if it was a training bra, since I am always shooting from a tripod the need for extra accessory plates (Cotton Universal tripod adapter plate) and that placed the camera off-center from the ball head made the system not too practical for me.
I hope your experience with it is much better.
The Steady Shot top plate may allow for 3/8" bolt to mount a fluid head. The problem you may face with a true fluid head is their rather long handle. This may help you.
The Steady Shot made me shudder thinking in those times when one may fall into the ground -face first- or bump against a wall while climbing. Age alone has already disfigured me enough to add this additional risk.
When in the need for a quick draw I use either the Nikonians Pro camera strap (from the neck) or the Nikonians Pro Sling Camera strap (camera at the hip) or the slower ThinkTANK holster from the waist or neck. If there is the need for a steadier hold than handhold I use a monopod; a tripod ... better.
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#2. "RE: Cotton Carrier Vest System" | In response to Reply # 1Izzie Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2011Fri 13-Jul-12 12:14 PM
Thanks jrp...The Cotton Carrier suited me well when we had our convention late June and I was thinking of buying the Steady Shot. I am only 5' so I am nearer the ground if I tripped and fall. I was thinking of the convenience of not having to lug my tripod around, set it up, etc. and still have two cameras when attending airshows and air stuffs.
G'day and Glock