ikan Recoil DSLR Camera Stabilization


Looks like Ikan has a new product in their website called the 'Recoil' for Camera Stabilization. Let me emphasize that I like Ikan, I really really really like Ikan. They make some really good products and I like how they are really stepping into the DSLR accessories market, but this 'Recoil' product might not be a good marketing move. This 'Recoil' product newly released by ikan for $79.95 has been around for quite some time as the $20.00 dollar shoulder support in DSLR world. It has already been popularized by many 'big big big' websites, so not many people will find this as a new product. My oldest article post dates back before November of 2009, and even I had my share of tweaking this shoulder support rig found in this article: http://cheesycam.com/a-s-s-implants-how-to/. I'm glad Ikan is stepping into more products for DSLR shooters, but this one product is released a little late and a little too pricey.

Below is a video I did having fun with this product.

One thing I was keeping my eye on from Ikan was their Ikan fly Pack DSLR Support Kit. It's like a Fig rig, DSLR cage, LCD monitor, LED light, battery packs, some magic adjustable arms, you name it it's all in the bag ready to shoot your next DSLR event coverage. It's a great idea that just needed a bit more marketing behind it. Jump over to the link at bhphotovideo.com to get more information.

IKan Fly Pack 1 DSLR Bundle w/V5600

5 thoughts on “ikan Recoil DSLR Camera Stabilization

  1. quantumrider

    I bought this thing a few days ago and I absolutely love it! I also got a HDV PRO kit to mount my 60D on top of it and be able to attach my ZOOM H4N recorder on a flexible gooseneck plus LED lights and a shotgun microphone. The only thing I want to add is some sort of a utility belt with loops for me to wear on my chest and then use some sort of short rubber with hooks(I'm not sure what you call these things... used to secure stuff to your car rooftop or dolly...) can anyone give me an idea where I could get something like that? belt and short maybe 10 inch or so rubber thingies with hooks on both ends so I can stabilize the thing to the point I don't have to worry about taking my hands off it if needed...

  2. Duff

    I'm trying to plan out what items I need for my soon-to-be purchased VSLR set up. I plan on getting the $24 shoulder mount, and just today made a decent handle out of the tip of a cheap monopod and rubber grip I purchased from a surplus store for 45 cents (looks pretty legit). The closest thing I could find was this mic handle:

    Rycote Extension Handle with Foam Hand Grip, for all Standard Shotgun Microphone Mounts with a 3/8

    This site has been very helpful in many ways. Thanks and keep up the good fight!

  3. Randy

    I thought the same thing when I saw the Ikan Recoil: too expensive, too late. I have to say, though, that the Ikan Fly inspires me to try a do-it-yourself project. In fact, I was going to build one until I saw the Johan spark plug rig here. I bought the plug holders and should be getting the carbon fiber rods anytime. I'm building one to support my HV30.

    Although I've been thinking if you just build the front handles of the Johan rig, and mount the camera to that, you know have the Ikan Fly. Voila! I'll give it a try and let you know how it works.

    Thanks for all the great information and inspiration on this site.

  4. Emm

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    The new articles i've been posting about the Double L Brackets should work the same way. Gives you a handle and also some accessory mounts. In fact you can trim the size down with a Zoom H1 instead of H4n. Change the Rode VideoMic to Senn MKE-400 and that will trim down more. Shoot with a T2i and don't use a battery pack, and you'll get an even smaller package.

  5. Wow, it is the exact same shoulder rig. I like the idea of the additional handle though. Any ideas where we can find a cheapish handle like that?

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