Introduction: DSLR Shoulder Rig
After surfing the World Wide Web and coming up empty handed I figured I'd design one myself. "Design what?" you are probably asking yourself and the answer to that question is a DSLR Shoulder Rig. If you haven't noticed it costs upwards of $200 to buy a half decent shoulder stabilizer for a DSLR and personally i think thats Horse Poo. So what I did was find a basic rig and build one myself. Its obvious by the pictures how it was done. That is why i don't have a step by step explanation on how i made it. The entire thing is pretty self explanatory when you take a look at the pictures. Something i do want to add to it though is a quick release so i don't end up damaging the threads on the bottom of my camera from taking it on and off several times. In total this entire project cost be $25. The $25 dollars includes all the threaded rod, nuts, and washers. All the teak that i used was salvaged from a local business scrap pile. I also took a cold shoe off of my old video camera and put it on the bottom. That is how my microphone is mounted. Eventually i want to add other attachments such as lights and a place to put my Zoom H4.
3 - 5/16 18 24inch threaded rod
25 - 5/16 18 nuts
25 - 5/16 washers
1- 13inch by 1 1/2inch wide aluminum
1 - foam pipe insulation
1 - rubber washer
20 - 3/4 flat washers
1 - 1/4 20 thumb screw
1 - 1/4 20 wing nut
2 - 5/16 18 2inch bolts
1 - 5/16 18 5inch bolt
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