I'm Wilkie, I'm a total beginner for steadicam, I knew I always like steadicam, until now I've made up my mind, that I'll start my first small step, I looked up workshops, but they don't have it in Finland, and there's only the gold workshop left which I honestly don't think I should take on. But I'll take it as soon as they're available.
For now, I'm wondering if anyone would be able to give me some advice. I've done some research and with my very limited budget, I have a few options now, either go for a used Solo kit or Aero 15 kit or a used Pilot kit.
The used solo and Pilot are pretty much in the same price range, since I've never played with any sort of steadicam, I figured its best to start with the very basic, however, I do not understand if there's any massive differences in the "sled" comparing the Solo with Pilot at least. Also, operating with the monitor or without the monitor (which is Pilot / Aero and Solo), will that totally change the way how I operate?
Will anyone suggest me to get the Solo kit for now?
May I please ask any experts here to drop some knowledge and help me out please? I'll be using it with my Sony A7S II and the Sony 28-135 F4 lens maybe with the Letus 1 axis gimbal altogether, it should be within the weight limit. This is going to be my practice set up for a while until I'll be at a better position to upgrade.
Thank you very much