Jump to content



Photo

STEADICAM WANTED..


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Scott Gilbank

Scott Gilbank

    New Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 3 posts

Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:40 AM

Hi There Steadicam Family,

I am looking to purchase a Steadicam FLYER LE, or Scout or similar.

Hopefully in well loved and perfect working condition.
( maybe someone wants to upgrade or sell off )

I will be using this with a Canon C 300 ( rigged up with complete Zacuto )

Any help, assistance or direction would be very much appreciated.
This is my first Steadicam purchase as I am just starting out and I am
not in a position to sell my house to purchase a top of the line kit !

Many thanks

SCOTT
AUSTRALIA
  • 0

#2 Kevin Andrews SOC

Kevin Andrews SOC

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 348 posts
  • Denver CO

Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:54 AM

You may want to dig a little deeper and look at this rig. You will get much better performance and not get so close to maxing out the weight range as you would on the little rigs. Especially with all the Zacuto and future add ons like wireless focus, matte box, video send...


http://www.steadicam...showtopic=15954
  • 0

#3 Wolfgang Troescher

Wolfgang Troescher

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 149 posts
  • Munich, Germany

Posted 13 May 2012 - 11:51 AM

I think the Zephyr would bei a good choice for you.
  • 0

#4 Mark Schlicher

Mark Schlicher

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 776 posts
  • Nashville, TN

Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

I agree with both Kevin and Wolfgang. If you plan to shoot only a personally-owned C300, the Zephyr is a very good match, with enough headroom for typical accessories. But if you aspire to be a freelance operator, handling a variety of (heavier) cameras, a good used bigger rig, such as the Archer Kevin linked to, could be a much smarter choice in the long run. The Flyer LE and Scout will fly a bare C300 easily, but Kevin is right about accessories adding up quickly. You have to be smart and realistic in how you accessorize if you really are committed to Flyer LE or Scout.

Both the Zephyr and Scout are such new models that you are unlikely to find a used one.

A used Flyer LE seems to go for almost as much as a new Scout (though you may get more accessories in a used package). The capacities are roughly similar, and each rig has pluses and minuses. Also try DVXUser.com; they have an active buy/sell forum where you are more likely to find lightweight rigs for sale.
  • 0

#5 Scott Gilbank

Scott Gilbank

    New Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 3 posts

Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:44 PM

Gentlemen,

Thank you very much for your replies and detailed information.

As I mentioned, I am new to the Steadicam line and appreciate your help.

I will look into all you have said.

Many thanks

SCOTT
  • 0

#6 Chris Cartwright

Chris Cartwright

    New Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 6 posts

Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:21 PM

Gentlemen,

Thank you very much for your replies and detailed information.

As I mentioned, I am new to the Steadicam line and appreciate your help.

I will look into all you have said.

Many thanks

SCOTT


You could get into my provid, it's looking for a new home.

http://www.steadicam...showtopic=15783

All it needs really is an upgraded LCD monitor capable of HD display or a switchable SD/HD display.
  • 0




SkyDreams

BOXX

Wireless Video Systems

IDX

rebotnix Technologies

Betz Tools for Stabilizers

PLC Electronics Solutions

Omnishot Systems

Teradek

Engineered Cinema Solutions

Boland Communications

Ritter Battery

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Varizoom Follow Focus

Paralinx LLC

PLC - Bartech

GPI Pro Systems