This is a great purchase for any video maker. However the quick release clamp leaves a great deal to be desired.!
on 2 occasions the camera "slipped off" of the unit. I was fortunate in the fact that I had the strap still on the camera and the camera did not crash into the ground!.
The first time I thought it had been "operator error" - I have used Quick Release clamps (a different design) before. However after the first incident I was even more careful. After the second incident I tried moving the camera when it was in the locked position ... the QR clamp only offered slight resistance to sliding and as there are no "stops" it easily came off the shoulder mount.
I did examine the QR clamp again for user error .. the clamp & plate itself does appear to be substantively constructed BUT does not retain the camera.
I replaced the supplied QR clamp with one of my own ... (Manfrotto style I believe) the camera firmly locks into place and there is no movement.
On the whole it is a good deal BUT use caution if trusting the QR clamp and plate for your expensive & delicate equipment.
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