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Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw for the Merlin Stabilizer

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Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw for the Merlin Stabilizer
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    Steadicam8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw
     
    4.5

    (based on 17 reviews)

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      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Professional quality (4)
    • Highly compatible (3)
    • Improves performance (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Hooray for camera mounting screws

      I use this screw on my steadicam merlin.

      I bought my merlin used, and the seller had apparently lost the original mounting screw and had replaced it with a screw from the...Read complete review

      I use this screw on my steadicam merlin.

      I bought my merlin used, and the seller had apparently lost the original mounting screw and had replaced it with a screw from the local hardware store. I figured it'd be worth attempting to go with something closer to the original equipment, so I purchased this screw. This screw from steadicam doesn't hold the camera in place any tighter than the generic screw I had been using, but I do like that its slot is large enough to allow it to be tightened using a coin.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It's okay

      I use this with my Merlin steadycam for my Canon XH1 and it does the job okay. I slips off after much use and is one of the reasons I had to buy another...Read complete review

      I use this with my Merlin steadycam for my Canon XH1 and it does the job okay. I slips off after much use and is one of the reasons I had to buy another one. I put plummers tape around it and it still slips a little but not as much.

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      5.0

      Excellent Services

      By BamBam

      from Homestead Florida

      Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

      I get everything in this store Thanks

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      5.0

      As advertised

      By Mattthecoxcomb

      from Washington, DC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

      This screw is vital to anchoring a camera in a steadicam Merlin. It works as it should, is of high quality materials/machining and arrived promptly.

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      4.0

      Great

      By Julie

      from New Castle, DE

      About Me Film Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • In The Studio

        Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

        Very useful

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Simple replacement, the same as original

        By David K

        from Princeton, NJ

        About Me Film Student

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

              It's annoying that one tiny screw is so expensive, but it works.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              for merlin

              By daniel

              from brasilia df

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                  hard to find similars arround here

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Small and very easy to loose.

                  By DJProduction

                  from Nashville, TN

                  Verified Buyer

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                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                        I misplaced this screw for my SteadiCam Merlin and figured I could use a typical household screw I had in my toolbox.....NOT!!!!! Because of the design, you are forced to use a flush/flathead screw so the mount for your receiver plate will adapt to your Merlin. I did however find the same screw at my local hardware store for $0.29 and I bought a dozen of them. The only downfall, the screw I bought was about .75mm to long and I had to cut them down and shave off the sharp edges. They work great now!!!!!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect

                        By Zach

                        from PA

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Independent Films

                          Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                          Exactly what I needed, and cheap. This is the screw for the baseplate to attach to the camera.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Without this screw you are LOST!

                          By Chezney f1.4

                          from Montreal

                          About Me Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                            If you have a Merlin steadicam, you already know how important this little piece of magic is. Shipped quick too. It did arrive in a 11x17 envelope which i still don't understand but, very happy with this purchase.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Vital Element

                            By Maverick

                            from Lynchburg, VA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Pricey / Poor Value

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                            The Stedicam Merlin (and we have the vest/arm upgrade) all comes down to this one screw. If you have it you are in business, if you don't you aren't. A team member turned in this rig missing the screw and a hunt around town at hardware suppliers was a bust...it has a shallow head that fits into the mounting plate and no one locally had a suitable screw. So while it seems pricey for a screw -- without it your expensive rig is screwed. Buy several to have spares!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Incrdible!!

                            By Eric

                            from Corpus Christi, TX

                            About Me Video producer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                                This screw is amazing! It's so good in fact, I paid for two of them! The only downfall is they can easily be lost in the backseat of a rental car if it is around midnight and you are not careful. Be careful and take precautions.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Screw It!

                                By Tony

                                from Murfreesboro, TN

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                                    Yep, it's a screw. It works.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Well, you kinda need it...

                                    By *

                                    from Virginia Beach, VA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Design
                                      • Poor Performance

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                                        This screw is integral to the working of the Merlin. I would highly suggest you have two on hand. The one I bought originally with the steadicam wore-out after a year of moderate use. Tightening it with a screwdriver wears it out each time. Eventually you just strip it so that it can't be used any more because it won't tighten.

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                                        5.0

                                        What a great screw!

                                        By Larry P

                                        from Macon, GA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                                            Endless

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Hooray for camera mounting screws

                                            By ZachNFine

                                            from Studio City, CA

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Made of Metal
                                            • Secures camera tightly
                                            • Shiny
                                            • Tighten with coin

                                            Cons

                                            • No steadicam logo

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                                              I use this screw on my steadicam merlin.

                                              I bought my merlin used, and the seller had apparently lost the original mounting screw and had replaced it with a screw from the local hardware store. I figured it'd be worth attempting to go with something closer to the original equipment, so I purchased this screw. This screw from steadicam doesn't hold the camera in place any tighter than the generic screw I had been using, but I do like that its slot is large enough to allow it to be tightened using a coin.

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                                              4.0

                                              It's a great screw.

                                              By Bonzo

                                              from USA

                                              About Me Film Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Expensive

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Movies

                                              Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                                              It is just the perfect screw - just like the one that we lost. Which we then found in the sink.[$]

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                                              3.0

                                              It's okay

                                              By vidiot

                                              from Eau Claire, Wisconsin

                                              About Me Videographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Right screw for merlin

                                              Cons

                                              • It slips in camera

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Stabilization

                                              Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                                              I use this with my Merlin steadycam for my Canon XH1 and it does the job okay. I slips off after much use and is one of the reasons I had to buy another one. I put plummers tape around it and it still slips a little but not as much.

                                              Share this review

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              It works!

                                              By flyaway

                                              from Manhattan, KS

                                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Stabilization

                                                  Comments about Steadicam 8017436 Replacement Camera Mounting Screw:

                                                  [...]fits with the Steadicam Merlin. I had to buy one after I lost the original.

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