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NEED HELP CONFIGURING STEADICAM MERLIN FOR CANON 7D WITH 24-70MM 2.8 L LENS


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#1 JewelFiore

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:30 AM

HELLOOOOOO STEADICAM ENTHUSIASTS! PLEASE LEND ME YOUR EXPERTISE IF THE SHOE FITS!

I OWN A STEADICAM MERLIN AND QUITE FRANKLY I'M HAVING A HELL OF A TIME CONFIGURING THE PROPER SETTINGS TO CORRECTLY BALANCE MY CANON 7D USING THE CANON 24-70MM 2.8 L LENS. I'VE LITERALLY TRIED EVERYTHING, BUT TO NO AVAIL...MERLIN COOKBOOK IS OBSOLETE FOR MY LENS. I'VE TRIED VARIOUS TRIMMING, WEIGHT ADJUSTMENT, ARC SIZE ADJUSTMENT, STAGE...ZIP, ZILCH, NADA!

PLEASE ASSIST ME BEFORE A NEWS HEADLINES READS "PEDESTRIAN STRUCK IN THE HEAD FROM A FALLING STEADICAM MERLIN APPARENTLY TOSSED OUT A WINDOW" (JUST KIDDING) THANK YOU AHEAD OF TIME!!!!
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#2 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 09:59 AM

I'm not a Merlin owner so I can't give you firsthand info, but check out

this thread

for some info that might help.

Also, post details of what you are experiencing (tilting up or down, side so side, are you mounting accessories on the camera, etc.) And please don't post in ALL CAPS, it is hard to read and looks like you are yelling.
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#3 Sam Morgan Moore

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:05 PM

HELLOOOOOO STEADICAM ENTHUSIASTS! PLEASE LEND ME YOUR EXPERTISE IF THE SHOE FITS!



Thats a big lens so the camera is going to have to be mounted a bit back

Its quite heavy so I guess you will need at least three weights below

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