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Just Starting out and Buying Steadicam (used)


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#1 Adam Berland

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:13 AM

Hey Guys,   I was thinking buying a Steadicam Pilot AA"Barely Used" and someone I know is selling it for $2300. By the way, I'll be getting my certification pretty soon. Do you think it's worth it or should I talk him down? However, should I wait till I get little more money in my pocket and get a bigger one? 
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#2 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:39 PM

If you can I would recommend you go with the Anton Bauer or V-Mount batteries instead of the AA system. It will avoid you a lot of issues. 


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#3 Adam Berland

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:15 PM

Are you able to change out?


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#4 Janice Arthur

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 03:13 PM

Adam

Personally, take your class first then buy.

You dont know much as you will after the class and then u can decide better.

Also use your complete name.

Its always easy to hand someone money its much harder to figure out good deals from bad and who's to say the advise you heed here is the best advise for you?

New used rigs pop up all the time and maybe a better one even.

Janice
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#5 Frank Born

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:21 AM

I was thinking buying a Steadicam Pilot AA"Barely Used" and someone I know is selling it for $2300.

The SD V-Mount Package is just $2500.- (w/o batteries) at B&H, you could talk the guy down a lot. Upgrade from AA to V is expensive though - around $400 for the battery mount.
Best, Frank
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#6 Nikk Hearn-Sutton SOC

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

This is sort of funny because Janice and I were just talking about the same thing a couple hours ago. Take the class and decide if it's for you I will say this... Make sure it's what you want and if you're going to grow out of it anytime soon and look towards the future and make sure you have everything you need to start off. I myself have a unit that I've grown out of and looking for the next best rig.

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