I currently own the Merlin with arm and vest. I'm noticing from footage i've seen of the pilot that it appears to be a lot less susceptible to side to side wobble. What is it about the pilot that helps in this regard? Is it the length of the sled or the depth of the bottom counterbalance or maybe it's just the way the gimbal is designed that makes it easier to use without accidentally wobbling it?
What are some tips setup or operational to limit the amount of wobble I experience with the Merlin?
I'm using the Merlin with the 5D II and either the 24 1.4 or 24-70 2.8 @ 24. Is my camera too heavy for the Merlin?
Your rig is kept stable by inertia
Inertia is Mass X distance from gimbal Squared
A Pilot typically has twice the mass, double the distance from the gimbal, that makes it 16X more stable than the Merlin
As for the 5d and those lenses.. they are fine on the merlin Id use the 24 prime as you might find the zoom mechanisim in the other lens causes 'jitter'
Its a bit lighter too and easier on the arm