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Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer

B&H # STDBZ MFR # 801-7900
Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer

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The Steadicam 8017900 is a docking bracket for the Merlin camera stabilizer system. This bracket works with display stands to allow the Merlin to stow upright while preparing for usage.

Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer
  • 1 Year Parts and 6 Months Labor Warranty
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    Steadicam8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Solid/sturdy (9)
    • Fits well (6)
    • Improves tripod function (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (7)
      • Weddings (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      set it up and shoot

      finally somewhere to put my merlin when it's not in use on the shoot. And it's so easy to grab and shoot with when I want. already balanced and ready to go.

      finally somewhere to put my merlin when it's not in use on the shoot. And it's so easy to grab and shoot with when I want. already balanced and ready to go.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      DO NOT BUY

      I bought this Docking bracket when I was using the merlin and it snapped into two pieces and my Merlin came crashing to the ground. It destroyed my merlin which Tiffen replaced and destroyed...Read complete review

      I bought this Docking bracket when I was using the merlin and it snapped into two pieces and my Merlin came crashing to the ground. It destroyed my merlin which Tiffen replaced and destroyed my merlin accessory plate that they did not replace.

      They have admitted to a design flaw and until they change it I WOULD NOT buy this product.

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      4.0

      Merlin Docking Bracket

      By Ira

      from New York. NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer:

        Works as advertised. Definitely helps with balancing of the merlin.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        A must have if you have a merlin

        By matchstix studios

        from Placentia, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Shots
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer:

          I've managed to take my merlin on productions for the past two years without this and have basically just hated the set up process and when not shooting.

          I do not recommend skimping on this product!

          This coupled with a c-stand or light stand is a must if you fly a merlin. I can't believe I've gone on for so long without this great piece of gear. Worth every penny.

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          5.0

          Invaluable

          By VidBear

          from MA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer:

            The only way to balance the Merlin

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great item and makes balancing much easy

            By MarekB

            from Wellesley Hills, MA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Improves Tripod Function
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer:

              I am very happy with this item, which allows me to take my time when balancing my Steadicam Merlin.
              I just attached it to my tripod and it works great!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Seems Solid To Me!

              By Tony

              from Murfreesboro, TN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer:

                This is a well build product, I don't know how it could 'fall apart' like another review had mentioned, unless you really over-loaded it. It works for me, does the job, and is a must to balance the merlin. Works well with a cheap light stand or c-stand.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Merlin Savior

                By SENOJ

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer:

                  The Merlin is not that heavy until you spend about 2 hours trying to balance the stabilizer. Tripod + Docking Bracket saves you lots of energy and also minimizes your own effect on the merlin being out of balance.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  DO NOT BUY

                  By Jake

                  from DC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Design

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer:

                      I bought this Docking bracket when I was using the merlin and it snapped into two pieces and my Merlin came crashing to the ground. It destroyed my merlin which Tiffen replaced and destroyed my merlin accessory plate that they did not replace.

                      They have admitted to a design flaw and until they change it I WOULD NOT buy this product.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Makes Merlin setup a breeze

                      By Dave Baker

                      from Heber Springs, AR

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Merlin Setup
                        • Video

                        Comments about Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer:

                        I use the bracket on a light stand to do my setup before going out on a shoot.
                        Beats holding in your hand and getting tired.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        set it up and shoot

                        By hitmanhink

                        from Oceanside, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer:

                          finally somewhere to put my merlin when it's not in use on the shoot. And it's so easy to grab and shoot with when I want. already balanced and ready to go.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          works great!

                          By katajos

                          from Ottawa, Ont.

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer:

                            It's much easier to balance the camera on the Merlin with this bracket.
                            It's also a safe place to keep both out of harms(i.e producers) way. Looks good too!

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Works as advertised

                            By bsatchfield

                            from Tampa Bay, Florida

                            About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adds professionalism
                            • Provides mounting support

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Mounting support

                              Comments about Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin Camera Stabilizer:

                              This device simply mounts on the top spud of a C-Stand (or the custom Merlin Stand) and allows you to safely rest your Merlin with your camera attached out of the way without having to hold it. It has two twist knobs that tighten onto the spud and a top post that matches up with the hole in the handle of the Merlin. This product also can be useful when making adjustments to your Merlin. Looks professional on the set!

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