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This belonged to my Dad and is probably from the 70's or 80's. I want to find a new home for it (if it is still useful) but I don't know what it is exactly. It appears to be some sort of steadying support which you wear but i'm not sure

  • I don't know for sure - but I would guess a monopod of some sort, with the bottom of the image being a stabilizing foot and the top being where the camera gets mounted. I would also guess that the straps aren't really indicative of "wearable" gear, but are simply carrying straps. Perhaps a couple pictures from different angles would give more detail. Do any parts extend/rotate/etc.? The top part in particular looks like it might be some sort of pan/tilt mechanism with a handle. – twalberg Feb 20 '18 at 12:18
  • Can you provide more photos of the object, from different angles? What do the buttons on the side do? Can you provide some measurements? – scottbb Feb 20 '18 at 12:47
  • Without a quick-detach mounting plate needed to attach the camera to the top of the device, it's not very usable as is. – Michael C Feb 21 '18 at 17:02
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This appears to be a SLIK EZ HOLD chestpod.

Details online are very scarce, so I would presume the model has been discontinued, but the central column is very similar to the current line of SLIK Easi-pod monopods. The manufacturer may have more information about the chestpod if you need its specifications.

I could not find any images of the SLIK chestpod in use, but the design is not dissimilar to this one by Novoflex which may give a clearer idea of how the parts would be positioned in use.

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