Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/08/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Telephoto -- hand held
From: "Roy Zartarian" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 18:54:29 -0400

I have the latest Leica shoulder stock and have used it with the 
400/6.8 and 280/4.8 attached to an R4sp.  It hangs from my 
shoulder on a Domke gripper strap attached with swivel hardware 
salvaged from a couple of straps found in dealers' junk boxes.

I personally find it inferior to my old stock which was cobbled 
together from a Kilfitt grip and Televit stock. The "C" shaped 
shoulder piece seemed to fit my shoulder more securely and the 
Kilfitt grip had a more comfortable, natural feel. The angle of the 
current product's grip is awkward - it bends the hand upward.  
Pistol shooters will understand.

So, having upgraded to the Really Right Stuff line of mounting 
products, I am reacquainting myself with the monopod


On 19 Aug 99, at 17:47, Andre Jean Quintal wrote:

> 	--> I always wanted to ask:
> 	do those "machine gun" type shoulder mounts
> 	with an adjustable abdominal or waist support work
> 	or are they cumbersome and half useless half aggravating?
> 	I'm under the impression there's one on the Leica
> 	price list.
> 	AJQ