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Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:20 AM   #1
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Merlin on a monopod

I was wondering if anyone thought about some kind of monopod type device to use with a heavy Merlin config.

My thinking is some kind of pole so I can rest the unit for stationary shots. If it had some kind of suspension/hydrolic foot it could also work live moving from a seated position to mobile situation without judder.

Anyone tried something like this?
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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I'm new to the Merlin world, but I built a small adapter that I've been able to mount onto my monopod.

I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but it's a simple way to connect the Merlin to the monopod via a quick release, with enough offset so the Merlin doesn't bang into the monopod.

I'll try to make some photos of the rig later today and post them here.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #3
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As promised, here's a page that shows some photos of the offset arm I made for using the Merlin on a monopod or tripod. The page shows the parts and fabrication details.

http://www.zenreich.com/ZenWeb/video/merlin_mount.htm
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