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Old October 29th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #31
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Sorry to hear you are having such a frustrating experience Stelios.

Out of interest, what particular features make the more expensive alternatives work better? Alan spoke about a problem with the gimbal in his initial video review, saying how the rig rotates one way or the other depending on which way you tilt the handle — you could almost call that a feature!

Does the quality of the gimbal make or break a good design? Or what is it that makes the difference between a ‘joy to use’ and ‘hair pulling frustration’?
Trevor I also believe that the gimbal is to blame because when you balance the thing, a slight movement of your hand from the vertical position makes it to lean on one or the other side. Anyway as i said I gave up. Having my NX5 on the Manfrotto monopod 562B-1 acts like a very good steadyshot and combined this with with Active Steadyshot function of the NX5 works like magic...

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Old November 27th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #32
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Hey Derran, which ultra wide converter are you using?

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Old November 27th, 2012, 07:37 PM   #33
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Re: Opteka steadyvid pro steadicam review

Here's a more recent result with my opteka...
Canon 7D with 10-22m lens with no image stabilization and no post deshaking.
Just straight from the camera and a little bit of text added.

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Old November 28th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #34
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Hey Derran, which ultra wide converter are you using?

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Hi Richard, I'm using the Sony VCL-ECU1 wide angle conversion lens on the 16mm pancake. They work great together. But I'm very interested in the new Sony SEL1018 lens (DerranNL: Sony's new NEX E-mount 10-18mm, 16-50mm power zoom and 35mm F1.8 lenses). I wish Sony could send me one to review!
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