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Glide GearDNA 1000 Small Camera Stabilizer
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves performance (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (4)
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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

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            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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