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Old May 9th, 2009, 01:32 AM   #1
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Will a z1 fully loaded be ok with a Merlin?

Hallo, i wanted to know if a HVRZ1 with wide angle and np970 battery on could be carried by a Merlin.I know tha max weight the Merlin could carry is 2,5 kg so i suppose i'm out of the game.What about if next year i wanna change camcorder to buy an EX1 or a Z7?

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Old May 9th, 2009, 05:54 AM   #2
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Could you? It's the high end of possible.

Would you want to? I'd suggest popping open a can of spinach before you do, Popeye.

Could it work with an EX1? That adds at least a pound over your current camera, taking you further outside the envelope of safety.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 05:45 PM   #3
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Adding the Merlin vest and arm will make this combination much more pleasant.
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Hallo, i wanted to know if a HVRZ1 with wide angle and np970 battery on could be carried by a Merlin.I know tha max weight the Merlin could carry is 2,5 kg so i suppose i'm out of the game.What about if next year i wanna change camcorder to buy an EX1 or a Z7?

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Yes it could be done, i did fly Z1 with WA and np970 on handheld Merlin, but you'll need an additional weight or better yet accessory plate, and it might be heavy;
bare EX1 with BPu30 and nothing else is still doable with the accessory plate on merlin, but that's where I decided to get pilot, Merlin's plastic handle was falling apart and the gimbal is not designed for that weight, later I got Blackbird fo quick steady shots, it can handle EX1, bp-u60, WA lens and light, of course if you can handle that,
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