Not all shoulder mounts are built for the same reasons or for the same camera. So before you invest in a shoulder mount, you need to ask yourself a few questions.
First and foremost, you need to consider what shoulder rig is best suited to the camera you will be using.
Next, you need to consider how much weight you’re going to be putting on the shoulder mount. Similarly, most shoulder mount will come with different count-weight options. As you start adding microphones, batteries, monitors and heavy lenses, to combat this weight imbalance you can add on weights that you attach to the back of the shoulder mount that will help you re-balance the rig.