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Cheap Steadicam, what are your thoughts?

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#1 Caleb Nehrbass

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 11:44 PM

So I actually made a merlin style steadicam out of wood for my Mobius Actioncam and it works pretty well. I only spent like 8 bucks on it so you can't really expect much but I am getting exceptional results from it. The problem is that it cannot handle wind in the slightest because of how light it is and it's not really adaptable past my Mobius.

I came across this $40 merlin style steadicam that looks to me like it's pretty good quality. I want to branch out into the steadicam industry and I wold like to know if you think it will be ok. I want to use it for my iPhone 5s, Mobius camera, and the occasional DSLR. I'm hoping that it's going to give me better than my scratch-built steadicam.


Here is the link: http://www.banggood....r-p-940726.html

(I know the website is a little sketchy looking, but I haven't ever been dissapointed with their service)


Anyways, just wondering if it's worth it, thanks!



Edited by Caleb Nehrbass, 26 October 2014 - 11:45 PM.

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#2 Andre Perron

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 01:26 PM

This forum may not be very useful for you. In fact, you might just attract some "not so pleasant" comments...


Please refer to this website:




Have fun!

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#3 Andre Trudel

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 01:46 PM

This might be a fun game. Can you think of any piece of gear that cost $40 in the "Steadicam" world? Maybe a single camera bolt or a few bnc barrels? 

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