Sony designers excelled themselves with this remote arm, they decided every cameraman/woman carries a screw driver so in order to extend this remote arm you need to unscrew two screws.
A Canadian company called Shape saw this design flaw and produced their version with an easy to release tool-less version, now all I have to do is release the red knob and extend the remote handle.
Better still Shape took the re-design a stage further and added a quick release knob (Red button) which makes it easy to go from shoulder mount to tripod use.
Well done Shape for making a tool-less version of this arm, now all we need them to do is make a better design of the viewfinder bracket and we are ready for action.
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