I originally bought this for my GoPro Hero3+ so I could connect the Neewer CN-160 LED light to the top hot shoe mount and have good light for filming skate footage at night, and it works great for that. However, if you are buying this with the intentions of connecting a DSLR, then do NOT buy this item. It simply cannot hold the weight and it is very flimsy due to the plastic it is made of. My 7D was wiggling like crazy when I tested it. I probably wouldn't even trust something as heavy as my JVC handy cam. So, if you're planning using this with a GoPro & LED Light or VideoMic it will work great. But nothing else, trust me.
**The only reason I am giving this 3 stars is because in the picture it is being advertised as a DSLR C-Handled, which it would not safely hold...ever. If in the picture, they advertised it as a GoPro compatible accessory, I would have gladly given 5 stars.**
I've never given feedback on products and I normally never buy a product if it doesn't have any reviews, but this one was well worth it. Very sturdy. Not shaky at all. Well built. Material works. Everything is tightened so it is not rocky when recording. It can be placed on a tripod which is a major plus. It's not going to say I'm a verified user because my girlfriend bought it for me as an early Valentines Day gift, but trust me, I highly recommend it. I'm using a Toshiba x200 Camcorder with the Shotgun mic. I love it.
If you want a cheap camera stabilizer that you'll have to spend more money on to make practical, here it is. If not, then you can't 'handle' this.
From the day this toy arrived in its damaged, pre-opened box, I knew what I was dealing with. Here's the bad qualities:
-No matter how tightly the baseplate screw is turned, it's not quite tight enough; this creates unwanted rotation. One must buy additional things to fix this.
-Due to design, you must choose between having ability to focus but being unabalanced, or having a balanced stabilizer but being encumbered by the baseplate during focusing.
-The entire handle is flimsy. You're taking a risk in trusting hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars on this weak stabilizer. Additionally the rubber part has a cavity throughout. I see holes in the future.
-The design is just terrible. Firstly, the hot shoe on the top can't be used on the handle's side. What if I don't want my mic. towering...
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