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Kristian Roque July 24th, 2010 11:02 PM

Camcaddie and the Canon 7D
Hey you guys, anyone ever have any experience with this product at all? Welcome to The Original CamCaddie universal Steadicam Steady Cam Camera Mount I heard it from a good friend and wanted to know your opinion? Thanks again.

Kristian Roque July 28th, 2010 03:39 AM

Man, bummer, I was hoping someone at least heard of this company. I might just be their first review of here, if I end up purchasing one :-)

Chris Westerstrom July 28th, 2010 06:07 AM

looks perfect for filming skateboarding and snowboarding with

even better if you could directly mount it to a tripod

Paul Cascio July 28th, 2010 07:05 AM

It's just a handle, so I don't think you can go wrong, but they are calling it a steadicam, which it's not. Looks good for low level shots however, but it is just a handle.

Chris Joy July 28th, 2010 11:18 AM

I want a sturdy, low cost, low shot option so I went this route instead. Should be here soon.

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All metal construction and it doesn't block the shoe. I'm going to put my 7" monitor on a mini ballhead and mount it to the shoe. I'm going to add a mic mount, probably to the front of the handle, but I can't say for sure where it'll work until I have it in front of me.

Bill Pryor July 28th, 2010 11:32 AM

Think about how you'll balance it if you are planning on moving.

Jose Bucaro July 28th, 2010 11:44 AM

The movements with the Camcaddie do not look smooth; however,it looks good for supporting the mic and video light.

Nigel Barker July 29th, 2010 04:51 AM

All these manufacturers producing equipment for DSLR video shooters remind me of those vast selection of lures that you find in fishing tackle shops. The lures are likely far better at luring the fisherman to part with his cash than catching a fish. At least this particular lure only costs $100 versus the thousands of dollars that some manufacturers charge for their contraptions.

Philip Hinkle July 29th, 2010 08:40 AM

I agree....give me a good monopod for support and a strong pair of reading glasses for focus assist and I'm good to go. The whole kit cost me an extra $15 for the reading glasses. Already had the monopod. :-)

Bill Pryor July 29th, 2010 10:30 AM

Reading glasses are fine, but you go outside in bright sunlight, you need an LCD viewer.

Philip Hinkle July 29th, 2010 10:37 AM

Have already shot a few sections or projects outside. While an LCD viewer would have been nice the footage still turned out great. The reading glasses still magnify things for easier focusing just like indoors. For seeing the screen and exposure it was no worse to me than working with my Canon A1s outdoors at the same time.

Kristian Roque July 29th, 2010 11:43 AM

hey you guys thanks, Yea I was looking at the "steadycam' marketing they are doing. I am REALLY on a budget and spending and just trying to find a good low cost steadicam of any sort. Do you guys recommend anything?

Bill Pryor July 29th, 2010 02:02 PM

That Varizoom Flopod is the cheapest thing I've seen:
VariZoom FlowPod Camera Stabilizers & Supports, monitors, Zoom controls, Camera Stabilizers & Supports, Batteries, Monitor Kits Phone:512-219-7722

It's not going to be as good as something like the Steadicam Merlin, but people say it does work, and it is cheaper than most Steadicam type devices. Any of them, however, require practice before you can expect good results.

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