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Old March 31st, 2012, 02:15 PM   #31
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Re: Sell my GH2 for 5D mkiii or change lenses or what?

I've purchased one of these (EZ-Steady- iPhone, DSLR, GoPro Camera Stabilizer by Kyle Hart — Kickstarter) for my GH2. I haven't received it yet so I can't comment on how well it works. I'm only a casual shooter. I don't know if it would be robust enough for professional use.

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Old April 1st, 2012, 03:12 AM   #32
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Dennis, looks very promising. Please post back with your thoughts. I'm not crazy about the color, but it appears to be a very nifty device.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 03:22 AM   #33
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There are all sorts of cheap & not so cheap hand held stabilisers that all work on the same principle. Here are a selection B Hague & Co Ltd Steadicam "type" Stabilizers
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Old April 1st, 2012, 03:35 AM   #34
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Ive about given up on using my GH2s or any DSLR as "A" cams for the wedding "ceremony"....too stressful for me...maybe I will change my mind when I have more experience using a DSLR. I must admit, I love shooting with my GH2 and would prefer using DSLRs over video cams...but not for weddings.

I will use two XA10 video cams and tripod the GH2 at a "fixed" location for wide alter shot. The GH2s will be great during the reception though as there will be enough time to make adjustments.

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Old April 1st, 2012, 09:24 AM   #35
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The trick to the balance stabilizers is to avoid going to the upper weight limit listed by the manufacturer unless you find experimenting and shipping things back acceptable. Over the years I have tried and shipped back two of these balance stabilizers as the equipment I was using was near the upper end of the weight limit and the stabilizer didn't behave in a usable way. Also you have to remember that these are harder to hold after a while then the publicity photos of cute women posing with them imply. The stabilizer adds a significant percentage of weight to your cameras. For short take style shooting they are great, long events, I am not sure. I switched to shoulder mounts and am happy that way.
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