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Glide GearDNA 1000 Small Camera Stabilizer
 
3.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves performance (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Independent films (4)
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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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3.0

recommend it your on a tight budget

By LTW

from Charlotte

Comments about Glide Gear DNA 1000 Small Camera Stabilizer:

I have slowly become a fan of the glide gear products. After loving some additional products I decided to give this small stabilizer a chance. Balanced nice and easy with my canon 70d. However my 5dmkiii with a samyang 14mm took so almost an hour to balance...but I was determined especially since it was in its recommended weght. I didn't have a quick release plate at the time so I had to keep undoing the bracket to manipulate the camera on the plate... so I highly recommend a quick release plate. I would have rated this at 3.5 decided to round down because of a couple of cons... the bottom piece that the weights are attached to to the center pole unscrews at random...also the screw hardware on the center pole is plastic and just cheapens the product...overall good product you just have to be more patient than you would a competitor like glidecam

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4.0

great stabilizer for small sized cameras

By danmalver

from bk, ny

About Me Hobbyist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Home Movies
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Glide Gear DNA 1000 Small Camera Stabilizer:

    I used this product for a DSLR camera (nikon D750 with a 24mm 1.4 lens) but it doesn't support. The camera is too heavy. But I did tried with a smaller camera, and it works perfectly. I will say, the set up it is time consuming.

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    4.0

    Great Stabilizer for small DSLR

    By Andrew

    from NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Glide Gear DNA 1000 Small Camera Stabilizer:

        Bought this stabilizer for my conn t3i and once I got it balanced it worked very well. Considering it's small build, this is great for anything from a go pro to a small dslr. Something like a 5D or a D800 probably wouldn't balance correctly

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        3.0

        It could get the job done - be patient

        By qbgabe12

        from Hong Kong

        About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films

        Comments about Glide Gear DNA 1000 Small Camera Stabilizer:

        Bottom line of this stabilizer is: With patient, you could get silky smooth video.

        There are two major problems with this particular model:

        1. The load capacity description in bhphoto is between 0.7 to 3.7 lb, but in the Manuel it said 700gram.

        In my own experience, I need extra counterweight plate for GH2 + Panasonic 14mm F2.5 + Rode Videomic + quick release plate, which weight 8xx grams.

        2. Since you can not shift the base platform left and right (only front and back), you have to manual shift the counter weight to achieve balance.

        I HIGHLY recommend the purchase of two things: a light quick release plate and 1 or 2 spirit levels to check balance.

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        4.0

        Get what you pay for.

        By ConRadical

        from Summit county, co

        Comments about Glide Gear DNA 1000 Small Camera Stabilizer:

        Good stabilizer. Not super awesome, but gets the job done. Using it with a sony a3000 and bower 8mm fisheye. Could have a longer main post, but as long as you stay within the weight recommendation, it's pretty sweet

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        4.0

        Very useful, but hardware not up to par

        By Craig

        from PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Glide Gear DNA 1000 Small Camera Stabilizer:

          The only bad thing abot this was the screw on the center post is difficult to use. It even stripped within 24 hours of owning it. The company sent a replacement within days and that one works fine.

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          1.0

          I would not recommend

          By lobostyleimages

          from san jose, ca.

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality
          • Poor Design
          • Poor Performance
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

            Comments about Glide Gear DNA 1000 Small Camera Stabilizer:

            I never got to use this because i did not like the plastic parts. They did not hold tight and they allowed for easy slip after it was adjusted. There should not be plastic clamps on equipment that needs to be finely adjusted like this.

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            4.0

            Works Great With Canon My Canon 60D

            By ZachD

            from Ephrata, WA

            About Me Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Film Student

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Inexpensive

            Cons

            • Slightly Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Event videography
            • Independent Films
            • Weddings

            Comments about Glide Gear DNA 1000 Small Camera Stabilizer:

            This stabilizer is a pretty decent alternative to the name brand Glidecam. I just had to pick up some cheap washers from the hardware store for more counter weight. And as with all stabilizers, it takes a LOT of practice to get really great looking shots. I used it for a whole day shooting a wedding and it was awesome. It really makes the finished product look sooooo much more professional. If you do have a small or medium sized DSLR or camcorder, this is a must have.

            I only gave 4 out of 5 stars because the foam on the handle is a bit cheapy, and the little tightener thing on the adjustable rod is kinda small and is hard to tighten. But overall, it works great. :)

            Thank you B and H!!!! :D

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