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#1 Niall povey

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 05:03 PM

Has any one tryed a panasonic HVX202 on a merlin? Steadicam list it in the cook book , but I cant get to balance , mind you the weight they say the merlin can take is less that the 202 weights. Claimed weight with abattery and one card is 2,8 kilo's So ... can it be done?
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#2 Amando Crespo

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 06:54 PM

I realy use the anteler every time I need it. The antlers rules ok. Had a problem...it´so heavy... but the result are so fine to use it. For inertial moments or augmentinens.. I prefer the antler. (I ´ve an ultra2).
For precission "travelling"... arround 3-6 meters... and uping or downing camera...view... the antlers..helps you to have a very fine precission.
Amando Crespo :)
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#3 Lukas Franz

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:47 AM

Hi Niall,

I don't know the weight the Merlin is able to carry. I think, something about 5 pounds. Well, the question is, are you able to carry over 6 pounds (2.8kg) handheld? Because I think, the HVX200 (or 202 in down under) is too heavy for any handheld stuff. Yes, my arm already fell off ones after using the camera in one hand :(

Well anyway, I think, the HVX200 and the Merlin doesn't fit together. Read the specifications.

Cheers, Lukas
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 11:39 AM

Hi Guys

I have balanced an HVX-200 on the Merlin, all weights on, 2 memory cards (they are heavier than tape and sit high) small battery and no wide angle. You definitely dont want long shots but the arm and vest will help when available.

Robin Thwaites
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