Thread: ET Mantis or Red Clutch

Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Hybrid View

  1. #1 ET Mantis or Red Clutch 
    Senior Member Adnan Siddiqui's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    NYC/TDot
    Posts
    364
    Hi

    I'm looking to get a shoulder mount and trying to decide between the Mantis or the Red Clutch Shouldermount. Can anyone advise me the pros and cons?

    Thanks
    Adnan
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    good old Berlin
    Posts
    3,907
    both are great.we have the mantis, because we already had the 19mm bridgeplates from ET and didnt want to buy in the red qr system.
    (because we wanted to save money :)
    so it was the mantis for us.
    red is not a color, it's a camera.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3  
    Senior Member Justin R Goff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Charlotte, NC USA
    Posts
    329
    Hey Adnan,

    Just wanted to list an alternative to the shoulder mounts you mentioned. The ActionProducts shoulder mount is modular and allows for almost limitless configuration options. It's designed for maximum comfort (also rotates 360 degrees), and also allows other modules to be mounted directly on to it.



    link
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4  
    Senior Member Justin Marx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Hollywood, FL
    Posts
    1,323
    I use the Mantis and really love it.. The price is amazing for the adjustability of it as well.. I love being able to slide it on the built in dovetail and slide it right onto my tripod in seconds.. It also balances fairly well on my shoulder..The clutch is amazing, but very expensive and limits your mounting to REDs quick release.. (unless there is some adapter I don't know about?) Can't say anything for innocinemas product as I have never seen it..

    Ill attach a picture when I can
    EPIC-M 1261 - officially named "Take 2"
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5  
    Senior Member Adnan Siddiqui's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    NYC/TDot
    Posts
    364
    Thanks guys. This is really helpful. I'll choose between the Mantis and ActionProducts.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #6  
    Senior Member Adnan Siddiqui's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    NYC/TDot
    Posts
    364
    Justin G, your PM box is full. I wanted to discuss the razor.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #7  
    anyone choosing the mantis over the clutch has clearly never use the clutch. if you haver $5000 to spend theres no question the clutch is better than anyshoulder rig ever made here are some more opioins

    .http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthr...321-THE-CLUTCH
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #8  
    Senior Member Adam C Lubkin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Maryland, USA
    Posts
    641
    Might want to wait for NAB...
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #9  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Hollywood CA
    Posts
    743
    We have both and actually way prefer the Clutch. The Mantis put the camera way too high IMO.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  10. #10  
    Senior Member Mark Phelan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,067
    Have to agree, the Clutch is in a league of its own. The Mantis is a fine rig, owned one for years and it was wonderful. The Clutch simply has much more specialized focus on how the Epic/Scarlet is made, it becomes one with the camera. Synergetic design.
    Reply With Quote  
     

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts