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CobraCrane SteadyTracker UltraLite Overview

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The black SteadyTracker UltraLite Smart Buy Bundle from CobraCrane includes the SteadyTracker UltraLite with quick-release camera plate and locking screw, camera mount screw, low-mode open-sided tilting cage, and a carry bag. SteadyTracker UltraLite eliminates shake, roll, and yaw during handheld shots by providing a counter balance at the bottom. It is designed for use with DSLR cameras or camcorders weighing up to 3 lb. It also allows you to capture shots where the camera appears to float in the air.

SteadyTracker UltraLite is simple to set up and easy to maintain and operate. You can capture shots while walking, running, travelling upstairs, skiing, riding on a motorcycle, or even shoot out of a moving car. You can accelerate and decelerate when panning, quickly start/stop, reverse directions while flying, tilt smoothly at the start or end of a boom, or dutch off the axis during a flying move.

The low-mode open-sided tilting cage allows you to capture low to the ground shots. The side loading SteadyTracker carry bag houses and protects the bundle components. It comes with three individual compartments that run the length of the bag. It is made of durable padded nylon canvas and features a carry handle and shoulder strap for easy carry during travel.

CobraCrane SteadyTracker UltraLite

The Cobra Crane 210056 SteadyTracker UltraLite is a lightweight camera stabilization system for camcorders weighing up to 3 lbs. It features panning control with the ability to upgrade with monitors and low-mode accessories.

The SteadyTracker operates in the following modes:
  • Smooth "Flying Mode"
  • Monopod Mode
  • Locked Self-Supported Mode
  • Optional Static Body Mount (Vest) Mode
  • Periscope Mode
  • Optional Low Mode
CobraCrane 5047 Low Mode for SteadyTracker Ultra-Lite

The NetMarket 5047 is a low mode adapter for the SteadyTracker Ultra-Lite stabilization system. The low mode attachment allows the SteadyTracker to achieve the "doggycam" shot where the camera is moving inches from the ground.

CobraCrane SteadyTracker Carry Bag

The CobraCrane Steady Tracker Carry Bag provides the perfect method of transport for your SteadyTracker handheld stabilizer. Offering three padded compartments and convenient side-loading, the carry bag keeps your stabilizer well protected and easy to store. Meanwhile, the reinforced carry handle and shoulder strap mean your jib is ready for travel to the most far-flung climes.

CobraCrane SteadyTracker UltraLite Specs

Load Capacity
3 lbs
Head Assembly/Top Stage
Universal camcorder mounting plate
Quick Release
Docking Bracket
Dovetail Plate
Adjustable pan (not a gimbal)
Dynamic Spin
Optional Accessories
Low Mode
2 lbs
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
25.2 x 8 x 4.6"

CobraCrane 5047 Low Mode for SteadyTracker Ultra-Lite Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.3 x 9.3 x 4.8"

CobraCrane SteadyTracker Carry Bag Specs

Padded Nylon Canvas
Dimensions (WxHxD)
26 x 10 x 6" (66 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm)
2 lbs (0.9kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
27 x 13 x 1"

CobraCrane SteadyTracker UltraLite Reviews

Best buy for the money

By Shintill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-09-16

The SteadyTracker UltraLight by CobraCrane is a precise and easy to use stabilizer. I am a Videographer and photographer for a year round camp in south western Virginia, and I needed something to stabilize my Canon SL1. Without being too bulky, heavy, or over complicated. As a videographer at a camp I need to be fast and precise with my recordings. As most of the shots I need and/or want will be fast pace action (capturing the water slides, zip lines, and blob at the lake) I've been using the SteadyTracker for about four weeks now, and can say that it works flawlessly. I love that you don't have to move around counter weights and deal with extra nobs and switches (as you do with many or most models in this price range) to balance out the camera you simply move the plate the camera is attached to left, right, forward, and back, the grip also adjusts with ease. But has the tight fastening needed to stay put during intense action shots with lots of movement. If I had to give a negative. I would only say that it would be nice if you could fold up the unit. However I would like to note that despite the fact that you can't it is still quite small. Over all as you can tell I love this Stabilizer and will be looking at CobraCrane Products in the future as we grow our stock of video equipment.

What a fantastic low budget stabilizer!

By zach
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-05-07

This fantastic piece of gear has impressed me in many ways. I recently used the SteadyTracker UltraLite with a GoPro and 7 Liliput screen mounted on the top, as well as a Canon T3i with the same screen for a short film. The unit was suprisingly fast to set up for both situations! I would say that switching from the very light GoPro to the Heavier Canon with a large lense, balancing the unit, then shooting, took perhaps 2-3 minutes. This was so fantastic in keeping the flow going with the cast. There are only two pieces to assemble. No weights! Just balance by sligting the grip up or down the holding shaft. My only complaint towards the unit would be the hardware that comes with the unit. It is cheap and difficult to tighten. I went to the hardware store and spent approx 2 dollars replacing very specific bolts and wing nuts (two bolts, two wing nuts). This made everything so much more fantastic. I can't recomend this gear enough. The footage that I was able to get from it was so very smooth and clean. and at a cost of under 190.00 how can one really complain! I do recomend the bag that can be purchased for it as well. (or any bag really). Cons: Cheap hardware (that is easily replaced) Pros: Fast to balance Very smooth results Only two pieces to assemble. Easy to learn how to shoot smoothly quickly.

Works better than expected

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-08-13

Out of the box, I was able to assemble the SteadTracker in less than 5 mins (not bad for the first time using this product). Balancing it for the first time took no more than 90 seconds after a quick read through the manual provided (which is not long), and using it was a breeze.Reviewing the video footage after using it and I was amazed at the excellent results that I got, and it definitely increased the production value.My only major con with this is that the release plate is not compatible for use with other tripods, etc.

Not bad at all.

By MrCrispy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2011-10-10

The results are good enough for the price. Set up was a bit more difficult than advertised, more because of a woefully vague instruction manual than actual product complexity. One quick trip to the manufacturer's YouTube channel, however, and it was set up and balanced. It does take some practice, mind you. The first time you try it you're probably going to be thinking you wasted your money BUT you need to practice/play with it for a day or so. Once you get the hang of it then you'll be zooming all over the place.

OK for the price

By Anonymous
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2011-09-21

I purchased the steady tracker altra lite for real estate walk throughs all though the altra lite works well to eliminate camera shake but it's hard to stop the wobble from side to side.. But it's easy to correct that problem in final cut X image stablizer.

Nice camera stabilization!

By Lana
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-09-20

I use this product with 2 DSLRs and one Canon video camera and have found it incredibly useful in my work. The until is very portable and light, yet is able to keep the camera steady while shooting moving subjects outdoors. I ordered an extra quick-release plate for my cameras and have been quite pleased with how fast I can make the switch. All in all this is a very durable and useful product. I've found Cobra Crane products to be a good value and quite durable.

Good value, but not great workmanship

By Kevin with the YouTube daughter
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-07-16

I just started using this yesterday, so don't have much experience, but it seemed to work well. I bought this due to reviews of how much easier/faster this system was to balance than traditional gimbaled systems. Indeed, it was easy and fast to set up. The directions on Youtube help greatly in making it all work. Also, the cost of this stabilizer, which was lower at B&H than other sites, and hundreds more for gimbaled units, make this a good value, though I need more time to see how well it works in various conditions. The first shots went well though. The first thing I noticed on opening the box: the directions didn't match the parts, and the parts that were correct, were poorly shown. When directions refer you to fig. 2, and there isn't a fig. 2, then that can be a bit frustrating. Aside from the assembly directions being off a bit, the balancing directions were fine. There is one particularly cheesy component on the Ultralite: the quick clamp used to adjust the height of the foam pad on the main tube. It's the same kind of cam clamp as used on quick release bicycle tires, but this one used a rubber grommet instead of a real spring. The grommet has very little deflection capability, so I've had to use a wrench each time to help loosen and tighten the nut holding the assembly together. The good news: once the pad is in the correct position, it shouldn't need to move again. Other details: the two screws held in the plate that the camera attaches to are held in place with rubber grommets lining the holes in the plate. A better design would hold the screws from falling out. Also, the weld lines weren't very well finished. None of these criticisms are meant to dissuade anyone from buying this unit though. After researching the difficulties of many folks with gimbaled units, I was happy to find this solution., and am hoping it will do what I need it to do.

My Best Investment

By epthedp
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-09-23

I've been using the Steady Tracker for 9-10 years already. These things last and last. It take some getting used to at first, but I use it constantly while filming events. I rest the bottom on my leg for more static shots, and run circles around my clients, run at them, run between them, great on the dance floor. I even still use it with DSLR. It's not going to be the smooothest shots ever when compared to movi, or glidecam, but when you know how to use it, it's extremely smooth, and more versatile then the rest. I can actually put it down with the camera on it. To the person that said you can't switch between things easily, get an adapter plate, like the one by manfrotto: You buy one of those for each piece of equipment you use with your camera (monopod, tripod, stabilizer, slider, etc), and then mount the plate to the camera, and you can switch in seconds between all your gear. Been doing this for years, and it's the absolute best time saver. PLUS, i can use this to balance the camera. I've set the side to side balance, and just need to worry about the front to back depending on the lens, or gear attached to the camera. I do have the pad all the way to the top, but you could technically add a tiny bit more wait to the bottom if you don't want to do that, or for even better balance. Works for me though! Only things I will complain about is: I've purchased a couple of new ones, for friends, and they were not coming with this rubber ring that came with my original one. The rubber ring keeps the pad in place, otherwise it slips down to the bottom which is annoying. you can likely find an o-ring or something at a hardware store to replace it. When I called them about it, they had no idea what I was talking about. Also on newer models plate is different, and I've found it to slide left and right more due to camera weight. A 2nd screw would be helpful further up on plate, again something you might be able to do on your own, but perhaps they've gone back to the old style. It's compact, I keep it in the trunk, and I'm just lazy about taking it apart, but that's one thing that would make it more compact, if it was easier to do that. Overall, the best piece of equipment I own. Use it ALL the time for great shots (pans and tilts too, not just running around). Absolutely worth the investment!

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I have a Canon 70D with an 18-135 mm lens and a Shure VP83 mic. The total weight is 3-1/2 pounds. Does anybody have experience using the UltraLite with equipment in the 3-1/2 to 4 lb range? I would prefer to get the UltraLite instead of the Extreme because it is half the weight (2lb vs. 4lb) and because the base looks a bit shorter front-to-back. However, I am concerned that the maximum recommended weight is 3lb and that the extra 1/2 to 1 pound of extra weight will impair my ability to get stable shots. Also, I have never used a stabilizer and I just started shooting video with a DSLR. Thanks.
Asked by: Richard
I use the SteadyTracker with a Canon 7D, with NTG2(and shockmount) and a heavy Tamron 10-24mm lens. Being half a pound over is nothing I would worry about it. In my experience using this for the past year the heavier the camera the better it works. When I use a very light setup I find it sways a little bit but with a heavier camera it works perfectly.
Answered by: Wes B.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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