Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System

Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizer/Metal Gimb/Case

Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizer/Metal Gimb/Case

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Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizer/Metal Gimb/Case Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System Porta Brace LR-2BMRL Custom Case for Steadicam Merlin

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Product Highlights

  • For Small Cameras Up to 5 lb
  • Create Smooth, Elegant Shots on the Fly
  • Rigid Camera Plate
  • Multi-Angle Viewable Level
  • Larger Easily Adjustable Knobs
  • Secure Gimbal Lock for Precise Tuning
  • Porta Brace LR-2BMRL Custom Case
  • Padded Interior and Main Pocket
  • Three Cloth Covered Hard Dividers
  • Two Top Carry Handles / Two Side Handles
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Configuration: With Metal Gimbal & Case

Stabilizer System With Metal Gimbal & Case

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Steadicam Merlin 2 overview

  • 1Description

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.

Please see the links below for more information on the various components of this kit.

  • 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 offers a camera mount platform and features a multi-angle-viewable level
    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
    Optional Merlin Vest and Arm available
    Secure metal interconnect to Merlin arm post
    UPC: 884613025502
  • 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.

    Construction
    • 1000 denier Cordura nylon
    • Padded interior main compartment and front pocket
    • Three attached cloth covered corrugated plastic dividers.
    Pockets
    • Large front pocket with touch fastener closure for cords, cables and reflectors
    • Full length zippered pocket at the rear
    Carrying options
    • Two top suede leather-covered handles
    • Two side suede leather-covered haul handles
    • Removable, adjustable, suede-leather shoulder strap
    UPC: 877547021436
In the Box
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System
    Stabilizer Type Single-Grip Handheld
    Load Capacity 0.5 to 5 lb / 0.23 to 2.27 kg
    Height 8 to 15.3" / 20.3 to 38.7 cm
    5.3" / 13.5 cm (Folded)
    Weight 1.4 lb / 0.6 kg
    Counterweights None
    Material of Construction Aluminum, Stainless Steel
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.4 x 10.0 x 5.1"
  • Porta Brace LR-2BMRL Custom Case for Steadicam Merlin
    Material Exterior: 1000 denier Cordura nylon
    Interior: Two padded dividers
    Interior: Padded
    Type of Closure Zippers
    Exterior Dimensions 22 x 17 x 12" (55.88 x 43.18 x 30.48cm) (LxWxH)
    Interior Dimensions 20.05 x 13 x 11.5" (52.07 x 33.02 x 29.21cm) (LxWxH)
    Accommodates Light heads and accessories
    Carrying/Transport Options Two top handles
    Two side handles
    Shoulder strap
    Weight 4.7 lbs (2.13kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 17.0 x 10.0"

Steadicam Merlin 2 reviews

Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizer/Metal Gimb/Case is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product overall, amazing performance but hard to setup This thing has amazing performance, totally stable fluid footage even while running. The one major downside is that this thing is a nightmare to setup. Took me several hours to setup, even while watching instructional videos. The included instructional DVD was a lifesaver, but youtube videos online are better because the DVD is a little dated. Another downside is the fact you have to re-balance the unit every time you change your lens etc. The included case was WAY too big for the unit and obviously wasn't designed for it. I'll just use it for some of my other camera gear. But the bottomline is that this thing gets ridiculously good footage as long as you are willing to spend a while setting it up. Would recommend spending more money for a motorized gimbal if you can.
Date published: 2016-07-21
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