First thoughts on the Edelkrone Pocket Shot
I love the design idea of the Edelkrone Pocket Shot. But I've spent an hour trying to find a setup which is both stable and comfortable and it's not working that well. I had to add a tiny little ball head to raise the camera up for many of the setups so that the viewfinder could reach my eye.
Right now it looks like a brilliant idea which was just not very well designed with regards to the way it can sit on your body. In most cases no matter what I do it's a bit too small even though I am not very tall. It can't reach from my belt to my face so I can see through the viewfinder, it can't properly wrap around the top of my shoulder and be able to bring the viewfinder to my eye. And as a shoulder "stock" it was slippery and wobbly but I will try some other variations of that too.
I feel it has a lot of potential if I can figure out how to use it in a way that works well for me. I certainly love the tiny size and portability of it.
It seems well made but in some setups it's a bit wobbly side to side because the plastic is a little bendy, I think it would be much worse for a larger camera in some setups.
Knowing myself I'll probably figure out a nice way to use it, or maybe not, my Gorillapod Focus is on the way, maybe that will make a better miniature rig for the A7s. I'll post a full review of both of them with footage once I get more shooting time with them. Both of them are "well priced" (that's a nice way of saying "expensive" :P ) so we'll see if either of them can be worth its price to be used as a travel shoulder rig. Meanwhile, here are some similar rigs I've discussed in the past. All of these videos are from my early Youtube days when I didn't pay much attention to properly setting up the camera for reviews, so apologies in advance for the poor lighting and focus.
The Edelkrone rig I discuss there is the older Pocket Rig design which was quite different to the Pocket Shot I got today.
I plan to use the new Gorillapod similar to this:
I still love this tiny tripod: