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Old January 7th, 2016, 06:11 PM   #1
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Recommendations for an affordable handheld stabilizer anyone?

Hey everyone,

Looking into getting a Steadicam-esque stabilizer that could work for my X70 and DSLR. There seem to be A LOT of options of the lower end side of thing, and I can't seem to find a model that immediately jumps out at me.

Does anyone have recommendations for something solid in the $300 to $400 range?

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Old January 8th, 2016, 03:08 AM   #2
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Re: Recommendations for an affordable handheld stabilizer anyone?

Do you want one with or without a 3 axis gimbal?
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Old January 8th, 2016, 11:54 AM   #3
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Personally back in the day, I used to use a Merlin with an old Sony FX1 & it was great, I never could get on with the Glidecam/Flycam types as easily - YMMV

Now days I use a GoPro & Feiyu Gimbal for the occasional 'steadicam' shot, but I rarely use it. If your budget can stretch that far (& assuming the X70 will fit!) It may be worth investing for the future in something like a Nebula Gimbal Upgraded Version Nebula5000pro 3-Axis | Filmpower Inc.
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