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Old April 7th, 2004, 01:30 PM   #1
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Question: Steadicam DV-what ever happened to it?

There used to be a successor to the Steadicam JR--the Steadicam DV.

From the pictures I've seen of it...it addressed some of the "shortcomings" with the JR --a quick release plate and the ability to hold heavier cameras.

But what happened to it? Expensive? Probably...
close to eight hundred or nine hundred I remember...

How many did they make and why did they stop making it?

If Tiffen were to improve on it and perhaps make it a Steadicam DV -lite(no monitor) and sell it for less...

It would be somethng I would definitely consider to ever replace my old/newly resurrected "frankenstein" JR(with parts I purchased off eBay)

Anybody know?
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Old April 8th, 2004, 02:46 AM   #2
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John:

The DV had a flawed design and was retired. It didn't work well and broke a lot. The JR is a bit long in the tooth...look for Tiffen to introduce a new DV handheld stabilizer in the next year.
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