I recently bought an ActionCam Raptor stabilizer and I'm trying to learn how to balance it properly with my gear on. Recently I put a 24 mm lens (I use still lenses) on my camera and almost achieved dynamic balance. Then I changed the lens to a 50 mm, which is lighter. Now I'm having much trouble to get it in balance. I know it's not so simple, so I guess I'll learn in time. There is one thing that bothers me though, and maybe I'm just stupid for not getting it, but if I achieve static balance while the rig is on the C-stand, and then just turn the sled 180 degrees, shouldn't it still be in static balance? As it is now it seems to be in a straight vertical position when the camera points to the left, but if I turn it to point right, it seems like it's a bit back heavy.
Here are two pictures illustrating my problem:
1. Camera pointing left.
So, if there's someone here who can explain why this is happening, I'd be very grateful.
I'm going crazy here...