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Problems with Camera Weight

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#1 Joe Perchard

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:49 AM

Hi everyone,


I have a Yelangu S60T steadicam with a Nikon D5200 (18-55mm lens + Rode Videomicro). I have the sled as short as it can go but the drop time is still very quick. Any ideas?



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#2 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:39 AM

2 possibilities: Not familiar with that particular Steadicam but if you can, move the Gimbal towards the bottom. If not then add a weight plate under the camera to make the top heavier, or add any kind of weight to the top or remove weight from the bottom. All pretty obvious ideas to fix your issue.

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#3 Xavier Mercado

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:08 AM

I had a recent shoot with a DSLR on my Steady Proline Raven.  I ended up rigging up my monitor to the back of the camera with an articulating arm.  This shifted the weight enough to give me a 2-second drop time.  Hope this helps.

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