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Here's another overview of inexpensive and unique equipment by HDSLRnow. The extra long Manfrotto compatible quick release plate will allow you to better position your camera for balance, and the inexpensive Shoulder Pad with 15mm Rail Block is a great option for shoulder rigs.

Thanks again to HDSLRnow for a well executed introduction to these products, and make sure to follow via twitter @HDSLRnow. For more information about the products in this article, jump over to the website (click here).

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find-price-button Manfrotto 9" Inch Dovetail Plate & Shoulder Pad 15mm Rail Block


If you are considering building a rig and you work mostly with Manfrotto (or Benro) Fluid heads, you may want to start with a base that incorporates compatibility with these quick release plates. In this product overview HDSLRNOW offers a look at a Manfrotto Dovetail compatible dual 15mm baseplate, optional dovetail, and cage system.

For more of these product overviews make sure to follow HDSLRNOW via Twitter, and for more information about these products head on over to the website (click here).

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find-price-button 15mm Baseplate Manfrotto Dovetail Compatible


CoolRaiser 15mm Clamp

Here's a cool little item shared by HDSLRNOW.com that mounts a set of 15mm rails and allows you to adjust the rails up/down/left/right. The purpose it help line up accessories that might otherwise be offset as a MatteBox in the example below. [Thanks Joel]

CoolRaiser Clamp

Best part about this post thanks to HDSLRNOW.com is the item is being offered for $0 dollars, a limited amount is FREE. Check it out over at the CoolRaiser product page (Click Here).

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find-price-button CoolRaiser 15mm Adjustable Dual Rail Clamp

For more helpful tips on gear like this, visit HDSLRNOW.com