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settings Merlin 2 Mark II + b attery grip

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#1 kris verdonck

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:11 AM



I'm new to the Merlin 2, and I was wondering if anyone could help me out balancing a Canon Mark II, 50 mm + battery grip (2 batteries). What are the settings?





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#2 Stavros Papastavrou

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:07 AM


I don't think one can say any more than what's in the manual. The procedure is very straightforward and with testable results (as to correct balancing).
Operating on the other hand, takes lots of practice and you should not expect extraordinary results right away, even if you balance correctly.
Also, battery hangars some times seem to introduce vibrations. Keep that in mind.


Edited by Stavros Papastavrou, 29 October 2013 - 03:08 AM.

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#3 Elliot Gabor

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:37 PM

a 50mm lens on a Merlin is really pushing it especially for someone starting out.

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#4 kris verdonck

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:30 AM

I've nearly figured it out with the battery grip & 50mm:


after trying almost every combination, these settings are pretty close:


dovetail N, arc 35 cm, plate 1,25cm

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