The Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System Kit with Custom Case from B&H provides you with a lightweight camera stabilizer with a custom case designed to store and carry it. The kit includes the Merlin 2 stabilizer and the Porta Brace LR-2BMRL Custom Case.
The lightweight Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System lets you go where the scene takes you--up or down steps, indoors and out, through crowds--almost without limitation. The Merlin 2 weighs just 1.4 lb and can handle cameras up to 5 lb in weight. Utilizing a metal gimbal, the stabilizer gives you precise, elegant control for dramatic, smooth, and professional looking footage. The quick-release mount lets you instantly switch between your stabilizer and any tripod.
When it's time to pack up, the Merlin 2 stabilizer can be stored in the LR-2BMRL custom case designed by Porta Brace. The case is constructed from 1000 denier Cordura nylon and features a fully padded interior main compartment and large front pocket. There are also exterior pockets that will hold accessories and production supplies. The three dividers can create four compartments or can lie flat to make 1 large compartment. The run bag can be carried by two top suede leather-covered handles, two side suede leather-covered haul handles or a removable, adjustable suede-leather shoulder strap.
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Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System
Designed by Garrett Brown, the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System is a lightweight handheld gimbal stabilizer that lets you capture smooth, professional-looking footage whether you go up or down steps, indoors and out, through crowds, or wherever else the shot takes you. It weighs just 1.4 lb and its counterbalancing weight supports cameras up to 5 lb. The system utilizes a dual extended weight system that increases inertial stability and features a precise Folding-Caliper hinge that lets you fold and unfold the unit without any readjustment in balancing needed. Additionally, a multi-positional lens support platform is provided that adjusts to various heights and angles to help support longer lenses and camera bodies.
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
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
Optional Merlin Vest and Arm available
Secure metal interconnect to Merlin arm post
Porta Brace LR-2BMRL Custom Case for Steadicam Merlin
The Porta Brace LR-2BMRL Custom Case for Steadicam Merlin (Midnight Black) is a 1000 denier Cordura nylon case designed to carry a Steadicam Merlin system. The interior main compartment and the large front pocket are fully padded. There are exterior pockets that will hold accessories and production supplies. The 3 dividers can create 4 compartments or can lie flat to make 1 large compartment.
The run bag can be carried by 2 top suede leather-covered handles, 2 side suede leather-covered haul handles or a removable, adjustable suede-leather shoulder strap.
1000 denier Cordura nylon
Padded interior main compartment and front pocket
Three attached cloth covered corrugated plastic dividers.
Large front pocket with touch fastener closure for cords, cables and reflectors