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#1 RickMcKinney


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Posted 17 October 2006 - 04:18 AM

I've been asked to operate a SK2 model with a Sont DigiBeta camera. Never done this before so, not sure if the camera falls within the load limits of the rig.

How do you know if the camera/ load is too heavy for a specific model of Steadicam? Is it as simple as placing the camera on a scale?
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#2 RobinThwaites


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Posted 17 October 2006 - 05:56 AM

Hello Solo2K6

Welcome to this forum, are a friendly bunch here and like to use our real names - worth remember for the future.

In answer to your question, the SK is designed for cameras up to 19lbs (8.63kg) so it depends on what accessories you are going to hang on the camera. A DVW-790 is usually around 7kg with the lens so a big NiCad battery will take you over weight whereas feeding power from the sled will be OK. If you can get hold of the camera and weigh it you have a real answer.

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