i've been looking at various solution for hand holding or shoulder mounts and solutions that were not going to break the bank.......i did buy the fig rig, and i like it because you can mount the microphone as well as some lights to the rig...now it does look a little strange walking around with what appears to be a steering wheel out in front of you, but it works well...
i also found an item by a company called Bushhawk products called the 320d double shoulder mount with handles...
) and purchased one yesterday from a retailer here in ny. both the 5d2 and the d90 mount beautifully to the bushhawk!! i bought one that has the canon release, so that i can take 5d2 stills effortlessly by using the trigger built into the handle, while shooting video...i like the bushhawk so much that the fig rig may be going back..
My cheif fear on the figrig is the number of people who would shout out 'where's the car?'
The bushhawk avoids that risk, though I don't like the flesh colored one, I looks like an artificial limb.
Any chance you could vimeo some footage shot with your bushawk?