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#1 filmania

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 05:43 PM

Hi all, I'm a newbie for this forum. I have recently got a stabilizer system called M516 runner kit. It's like steadicam but it's a more affordable system. It comes with the arm and the body vest (or more like body straping system). The kit is from a custom metal shop in California and it was design by a group of film equipment gurus. I try out one and it was pretty nice, the image was very stable and smooth even when you are walking in fast pace. Well, check it out on this link http://search.ebay.com/m516 and see for yourself! I think they started out making their own film equipment becasue they could afford to get their own. I guess people around them want the stuff that they were building so they are selling the custom film equipments at a limited quanities. Oh yeah, I contacted the main guy for this M516 kit before I bought the kit and he's email is paperisdelicious@yahoo.com see ya!!! :) :) :)
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#2 DavidWest

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:50 PM

M516 runner kit.


this is for sale on ebay....

the seller is posting posts like this in steadicam groups all over the web....

he claims to be some "happy customer" but turns out to be the guy doing the selling...

pretty sad when your product is so bad that you have to pretend to be a happy customer.....


this unit is on the LOW end of the spectrum of rigs, even below most homebuilt units...


and before i get criticised for flaming, email me if you wish and i will tell you how you can tell this is the same guy that is selling the "rig" made from surplus lawnchairs....
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#3 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:57 PM

David,

This has allredy been discussed in a mirror topic in the general discussion forum.
But thanks for mentioning it here too.

-Mikko
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#4 DavidWest

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 03:52 AM

David,

This has allredy been discussed in a mirror topic in the general discussion forum.
But thanks for mentioning it here too.

  -Mikko

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thanks Mikko,,, i had missed the other post... i had emailed this guy to prove to myself that it was the same guy, but i see that i am not the only one to have done so..


SO, in the famous words of the church lady from SNL,,, "...nevermind..."
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