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#1 Aaron Freeder

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 11:56 PM

I'm doing a short film in the next few weeks which is going to be made with an elaborate series of long takes.

I currently have a Canon T2i setup, and I'm getting a wide 11-16/2.8 tokina that I'm going to likely be using the entire time with the takes we are shooting.


I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good source for getting a relatively cheap but effective steadicam rig for this little camera.

so far i've found this stuff but its all expensive:

http://www.google.co...ved=0CCgQrQQwAg

Any advice would be awesome!

Thanks
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#2 SteadyDSLR

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:34 AM

I had the same issue with my Canon 7D. The Steadicam Merlin was a bit too pricey and the Manfrotto Modosteady doesn't support the weight. So I built my own. It's called the Stead-DSLR and it's designed specifically for DSLRs.

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More info @: SteadDSLR.com

Edited by Aaron Marinel, 01 May 2010 - 07:36 AM.

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#3 Jeff Kolada

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 12:54 PM

I recently shot a scene for a movie with a glidecam 4000 that I own, unfortunately I greatly underestimated the weight of the rig I was using. (5D, canon 17-35 with zacuto rails, ff, mattebox filled with NDs, and a marshall monitor strapped on the back.) It ended up being incredibly heavy and all supported by my weak wrist. Three takes and I was shot.

But if you're just using a DSLR and lens (no AKS), the glidecam 2000 or 4000 will do perfectly well for you. And they're about half price of what you're looking at.

http://www.bhphotovi...tabilizing.html
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#4 SteadyDSLR

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 07:40 PM

SteadyDSLR (aka SteadDSLR) update! The SteadyDSLR now doubles as a steadycam and a shoulder rig. More info @ www.SteadyDSLR.com

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