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Old October 5th, 2008, 02:30 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Ethan Cooper View Post
Travis - I usually have mine set up for the basic FX7 and large battery, and like you said it's easy to balance the rig when you always use it with the same camera/battery configuration, but I was talking about adding a wide angle to the front of the camera and then re-balancing. That's next to impossible in the field on the fly. I'm not even sure I could do it properly without the cookbook settings which is how I balanced my FX7 in the first place.
Yeah, I know what you mean. I've played with it a bit and just haven't felt comfortable with monkey'ing around with adding/removing accessories and re-balancing on the wedding day. Especially when the percentage of shots I'd use my accessories for are fairly small in comparison to the "regular" setup. Not only that, I use an A1, which is already close to the weight limit for the Merlin gimbal, so I don't see any need to test that and break it.
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