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#1 Erwin Landau

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:42 AM

I had lunch today (Vietnamiese/Thai, thanks Josh) with a bunch of steadicam operators...

We started arguing about the weight of the individual support arms and how much heavier they are at the end of the day...

So... here more useless information from me...

Anyhow, found an old scrap of paper where I had measured the weight of a couple of arms at Clairmont (I believe it was 2004). All at the same day with a digital scale:

- Master/Ultra: 11.5 lbs
- Bear Bel: 11.7 lbs
- PRO: 12.0 lbs
- Sachtler Artemis: 13.2

Other weights that I collected (for my never finished book) before that and weights from websites, etc:

- 3A/EFP: 10.1 lbs
- ProVid: 11.0 lbs
- SK: 6.6 lbs
- SK2: 7.0 lbs
- Actioncam Zero-G: 13.0 lbs

Anybody can cim in for the following?

- Silver Spring Arm
- G-50
- G-70
- Latest Ultra (with tooless socket)
- Gold Arm
- ProGear/Sprint
- MK-V XO (Hugs and Kisses???)
- Steadicenter Arm


Nothing better to do...

Erwin
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#2 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 10:24 AM

My G50 weighs 9.5 +/- while holding it based on my digital bathroom scale

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#3 Lars Erik

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 12:01 PM

Just weighed my G-50 with a fish weight. 9 lbs.

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#4 Charles King

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:09 PM

Eh Erwin, didn't know you were writing a book. Will you be finishing it up anytime soon? What's it about if you don't mind me asking? :)
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#5 Erwin Landau

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:47 PM

It's out dated with most info easier accessible online these days. It's now a history lesson at best (some was used for the "Steadicam: aesthetics and technics" book a while back) and history is better told by Garrett himself. Stay tuned for his memories... I heard of people that read some sample chapters and they were rolling of laughter...

It would be nothing more then presumptuous of me to publish anything steadicam at that point in my carrier... maybe in 20 years... maybe.

Peace,

Erwin
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#6 Charles King

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 10:35 AM

Okay thanks Erwin. :)
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