I thought I wouldn't use it anymore after I bought my beautiful, modular Gini rig. But the Varizoom VZ-LSP has held its ground and remains my first choice when shooting with my Sony EX1R.
The biggest advantage over the Gini rig is weight, or the lack of it I should say. The second biggest advantage is the abdomen support. The rig just sits on your abdomen and takes away a lot of strain from the arms.
The downside is you'd have a hard time mounting a mic, monitor or light to the Varizoom.It just isn't designed for that and there really is no place to do so.
I mounted a quickrealease plate on mine so I can easily switch to my tripod. The unit can be folded down to a very practical size.
|Solid machined connections|
|this screw 'caves in' under weight|