Camera Arms

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  1. HuntMaine

    HuntMaine Weekend Warrior

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    Just curious looking to see what everybody is using for camera arms here..

    Right now I have a Motion Camera Arm, and one made by a guy locally.
     
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    I have one made by Skip Enterprises. I like it a lot. It's all aluminium and very compact. It's set up to either use a tree strap, or you can actually use a screw in step to hold the base to the tree. Makes for extremely quiet set up.
     
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    I have the Muddy Pro arm. So Far I like it, but I'll have a better grasp once I get into the season a bit.
     
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    Here's a picture of mine

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    jfergus7 Legendary Woodsman

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    I will try to get a picture of mine this weekend. I have a custom arm that was made by a friend a few years back.
     
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    Muddy Hunter Arm
     
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    I just have a Big Game Treestand Camera Arm. It's ok, very basic and affordable. It's what I went with because I didn't think I'd get so into filming my own hunts. I plan on upgrading my camera arm to something like a Muddy and adding either a shotgun boom mic or a wireless mic to my setup eventually.
     
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    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    I use the Lone Wolf camera arm with an additional extension.
     
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    coheley665 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Personal Opinion Muddy is leading the way in Camera arms. I am not saying there is'nt other good camera arms out there but you can not go wrong with a muddy camera arm and a manfrotto fluid head.
     
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    TheHardWoods913 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    ^This...same set up here.
     
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    anthonyzink Weekend Warrior

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    I have the Pine Ridge Pro Bow Camera Support. Figured I'd see if I like trying to solo film before I spent so good money on a muddy camera arm!!!
     
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    purebowhunting Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I have the hunting beast camera arm, just an improved version on the lone wolf arm. Its pretty sweet.
     
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    I bought an EZY Climb arm to give this filming thing a try. It's compact and light weight. It has a swivel head but, isn't as smooth as I would like. A little string wax on the ball inside the arm helped though. It was only $30 and if I enjoy filming enough, I'll go with a muddy and a better camera also next year. Just using a simple HD camera this year and a GoPro Black for some other angles and footage.


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    Have a muddy outfitter. It came in a couple days before I shipped back to ND for work, so didnt have any time to play with it. When I get home itll pretty much be hunting season, so I guess Ill figure it out in the tree lol
     
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    jakeratt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Muddy Outfitter with a Vanguar ph-113v Head on it. I love the thing. Wouldn't change it for the world and I film with a DSLR Camera
     
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    BigPhil_H Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I actually just got my Muddy Outfitter in the mail today. Super easy to mount, motion is great and I got it for only $104 on Amazon. So far so good, just waiting for my fluid head to come in and get off of work on Saturday for our opening day here in NC
     
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    Im looking into different arms, as my Motion arm may be just a tad under sized for my GL2 and manfrotto head.. Ive used it going on 3 seasons now but it can be a bit bouncy. It extends out roughly 40'' off the tree, not sure if I would like the Muddy Outfitter arm being only 30''...
     
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    I used the Gorilla arm. Its a bit heavy. I only use a Handy cam.

    This year I mounted it directly to my Summit Viper. I should be able to film stuff on my left hand side now. Before when mounted to a tree (right hand shooter here) I couldn't get the camera swung around to see to my left.
     
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    I use the Muddy Outfitter as well for my AX-2000. Handles and stabalizes the camera very well and its very easy to pack in
     
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    I have 3 that I made, there easy to pack, made from light aluminum and work very well! nice and stable. I can hang at multiple sets or just hang the heads and pack an arm to each set. There also double adjustable, I just level using bubble on my manfroto fluid head.
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