Here are some photos of my latest contraption. I started with 6' of PVC that was $6, and about $2 worth of various connectors. Now I've got 3' of PVC and about $1 worth of connectors. This mini rig is made to use within the tight confines of various aircraft cockpits, hence the funky design.
The grey utility box is removable so I can use it on my two-piece shoulder rig. Plug 'n play I suppose.
If the weather cooperates I my take this out on a flight to photograph the fresh snow over the Cascade Mountains this Sunday.