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Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System With Arm and Vest

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Product Highlights
  • For Small Cameras Up to 5 lb
  • Create Smooth, Elegant Shots on the Fly
  • Swing Arm and Vest Included
  • Rigid Camera Plate
  • Multi-Angle Viewable Level
  • Larger Easily Adjustable Knobs
  • Secure Gimbal Lock for Precise Tuning

The lightweight Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System With Arm and Vest lets you go where the scene takes you--up or down steps, indoors and out, through crowds--almost without limitation. A swing arm and a vest are included, which allows the Merlin to operate with a vest and arm for a more professional feel and longer shot capability. The Merlin 2 can handle cameras up to 5 lb in weight. It gives you precise, elegant control for dramatic, professional you-are-there footage. The quick-release mount lets you instantly switch between your stabilizer and any tripod. This system utilizes a metal gimbal for smooth camera movement. Designed by Garrett Brown, this model outperforms the original Merlin.

The robust stage design features a rigid camera plate, multi-angle viewable level, and larger easily adjustable knobs for secure camera mounting and ease of use
The included vest and arm offer a more professional feel and longer shot capability.
A secure gimbal lock allows for precise tuning
The lens platform adjusts to various heights and angles to help support longer lenses and camera bodies
The ergonomic handle affords a comfortable grip for hours without undue fatigue for either right- or left-handed users
All parts are stainless steel, aluminum or brass for corrosion resistance
Dovetail plate and gimbal are retrofittable with original Steadicam Merlin
Top dovetail plate has been designed to clear battery doors on most DSLR cameras
Secure metal interconnect to Merlin arm post
Sleek new black and stainless steel styling
Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System With Arm and Vest
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    SteadicamMerlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System With Arm and Vest

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    Awesome Stedicam for my JVC GY-HM100 cam

    By Mi-Sheldon

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Film Professional

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    • Good Interface With Camcorder
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction


    • You Will Need To Practice

    Best Uses

    • Advantages For All Shoots
    • Shooting Indoors
    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Travel

    Comments about Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System With Arm and Vest:

    It does pay to watch the entire dvd on this one. A few hours (and patients) for the set up and then it is very impressive. If you're not willing to put the practice time in for a stedicam, then this may be the one for you. Folks think I've been handling it forever and I've only been using it a week. I do wish I had bought the stand for my rig when I first ordered. You'll want it.

    The inventor is a freaking genius - and he is super proud of his products.

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