Axler Robin 20 Stabilizer S

Axler Robin 20 Stabilizer S

Axler Robin 20 Stabilizer S

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Product Highlights

  • 7 lb Maximum Payload
  • Height-Adjustable Gimbal
  • Three-Stage Center Column
  • Compact Size Ideal for Travel
  • Quick Release Camera Plate
  • Easy Balance Adjustment
  • Base with Retractable Spiked Feet
  • Four Counterweights
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Camera Screws
  • Carry Case Included
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Axler RBN-20S overview

  • 1Description

The Axler Robin 20 Stabilizer S lets you capture smooth, free-floating handheld shots with camcorders and camera rigs weighing up to 7 pounds. The system employs a height-adjustable gimbal and three-stage center column which collapses to a compact, travel-ready size for convenient transport. The center column also makes it easy to balance heavier loads without increasing the weight of the stabilizer, letting you shoot for longer periods of time with less arm fatigue. Four counterweights are included, which fit onto two posts at the base of the stabilizer.

The camera platform features a quick release plate for easy camera attachment, and allows for front-to-back and side-to-side adjustments for quick balancing. Once balanced, the stabilizer isolates the camera from your body movements, letting you walk or even climb stairs while capturing smooth, elegant-looking footage. The weight plate is outfitted with four rubber feet that can be rotated to reveal metal spikes. When you need to set the unit down, the feet offer a stable base for the stabilizer to stand upright on nearly any terrain.

A durable nylon carry case is included for easy storage and transport of the stabilizer and counterweights.

7 lb Maximum Load Capacity
Rated to support a payload of up to 7 lb, this stabilizer is ideal for DSLRs with small rig systems as well as pro camcorders. It will allow for the capture of steady handheld video from a compact camera system, with a difference that is unmistakable from unstabilized footage.
Adjustable Gimbal
The height-adjustable gimbal can be positioned anywhere along the center column. This helps you balance heavier loads by moving the gimbal higher up on the column, reducing the amount of counterweight you need. Fewer counterweights means less stress on your arm, which results in longer shooting times before fatigue sets in.
Three-Stage Center Column
Before adding more counterweights to the stabilizer, you can extend the center column to help balance your camcorder. The stabilizer has a maximum extended height of 48.75" and a minimum height of 20.25".
Quick Release Plate with Easy Balance Adjustment
A quick release plate provides a fast way to mount your camera on the stabilizer, and allows you to easily adjust the forward/backward and left/right position of your camera to help achieve perfect balance. The plate is locked in place using a ratchet-style locking lever. The ratcheting feature lets you reposition the lever if your camera position prevents you from fully turning it.
Retractable Spiked Feet
The base of the stabilizer features four rubber feet which retract to reveal metal spikes, allowing you to safely rest the stabilizer on a variety of surfaces once fatigue sets in. The feet even allow the stabilizer to function as a short monopod, providing added versatility when shooting. Two posts on the base platform accept the included counterweight discs for adjusting the system's center of gravity. The counterweights are secured in place via thumbscrews.
Textured Rubber Grip
The stabilizer features a textured rubber grip on the handle for comfort and to aid against slippage with sweaty palms. There is also a rubber grip on the center column twist-locks for easier tightening and loosening. The textured surfaces also make them easy to find in low-light situations.
Bubble Levels
The built-in bubble levels on the quick release plate can assist with precise balancing while setting up the stabilizer. This is useful when setting up on a hill or other uneven surfaces, where it's difficult to determine by eye whether the camera is level.
Four Included Counterweights
The four included counterweights fit onto the two counterweight posts, which allows you to add them one at a time to adjust the unit's center of gravity.
Included Carrying Case
A padded carrying case is included for easy transport and storage of stabilizer and counterweights.
1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Threads
The stabilizer features 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads on the head for storing the 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera mounting screws when not in use.
UPC: 847628581715
In the Box
Axler Robin 20 Stabilizer S
  • Weight Plate
  • 4 x Counterweight
  • Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Screw
  • 3/8"-16 Screw
  • Carry Bag
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Axler RBN-20S specs

    Stabilizer Type Single-Grip Handheld
    Load Capacity 7 lb / 3.1 kg
    Height 20.25 to 48.75" / 51.4 to 123.8 cm
    Depth 8" / 20.3 cm
    Width 4" / 10.2 cm
    Weight 3.4 lb / 1.5 kg
    Counterweights 4 x 5.6 oz / 158.8 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.5 x 6.0 x 6.0"

    Axler RBN-20S reviews

    Robin 20 Stabilizer S is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice alternative to glidecam I owned both this device and the glidecam, and here are my thoughts - both pro and conPRO1 - Much much easier to set up then the glidecam2 - Can also be extended and used as a monopod, something the glidecam cannot do3 - A somewhat simpler system to achieve proper balancing4 - Around$cheaperCON1 - Because its a smaller device, it doesn't feel as sturdy in terms of balancing as the glidecam. To be fair, you still get very good results with practice on this device, but it the glidecam does edge out slightly in my opinion.2 - The method of balancing horizontally is not a smooth as the glidecam and takes sooooft hands to perfect.
    Date published: 2015-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Like it Already! Just got this last night. Unboxing and assembling was very easy. The quick release Axler includes doesn't match my Manfrottos which was a bummer. Luckily though, I still had the Manfrotto quick release assembly that I used on my Glidecam HD400. So I attached the assembly on top of the Axler and it worked perfectly. Balancing was very easy compared to the Glidecam HD4000. I attached my GH4 to the Axler and it literally took me less than 10 minutes to get nice floating shots. Way faster than when I tried balancing with the HD4000. Then again, I'm used to using stabilizers now so maybe that played a factor but I'm thrilled it worked with very little hassle. I'd highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2016-03-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Been practicing a few weeks, no good/ My first time using a stabilizer, but I've been practicing around my house for about 4 weeks now trying to get some silky smooth pan and movement shots, and I STILL can't get it right without the camera bobbing and weaving as I go. I've gotten pretty good at checking the balance after studying many videos on youtube. It takes about 5 to 15 minutes to get the balance right, so I'm pretty sure it's not user error. Anyway, I still can't get those silky smooth stable shots like I wanted, when I move around the bottom pivots and it just doesn't help. I'm 6'3 and 208 lbs and I consider this thing too heavy.I use it GH4, with a fairly heavy Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 and a RODE Video Pro mic on top.
    Date published: 2015-02-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent enough stabilizer. It's my first stabilizer, not bad for the money. Fit and finish is about what you'd expect for the price. Not amazing, but not terrible. The bottom plate (the one that carries the weights) is a little crooked when screwed on. Nothing a thin washer won't fix. Not too difficult to balance, just watch any of the YouTube vids for similar types of stabilizers.
    Date published: 2016-12-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Less expensive version of the Glidecam Devin Graham edition? The reason I bought this was that it had many of the features of the Glidecam Devin Graham edition. I am not an experienced glidecam-er but I found this very easy to setup / balance and pretty easy to use. The telescoping leg and the adjustable handle height make this sooo easy to balance. BTW I am using this with my A6300 and A7r2. I am getting very steady shots after a couple of weeks of on and off (mostly off) use. I need to work on how turn the camera and stuff like that but my progress with axler is much faster than I thought. I purchased this the Axler Robin 20 when it was in the Deal Zone so I got a great deal. To be honest, this is even a great value at its regular price, if I'd known how easy it is to setup and use. In my short time with this product, I see no minuses about the Robin 20. Please keep in mind that I am a novice when it comes to video and I've never used a pro quality glidecam. I can honestly say that this product is perfect for me.
    Date published: 2016-03-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great!! Strong, steady, very versatile. As monopod, works well. The only thing not so great is the wight. Its a little heavier than Glidecam HD2000, for exemplo.
    Date published: 2015-07-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great results right away As a relative amateur, setup and balancing is easy, works well right out of the box. I got good results with very little practice or experience, seems perfect for my setup, a Canon 60D with a zoom lens and on-camera LED light.
    Date published: 2015-02-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I want to love this I want to love this, but I've had it for something like a year and a half and every time I come to it thinking I'll get it to work this time, it just never works. I'll try to balance it for hours, but there's something inherently wrong with the design. I really think it comes down to the way the weights are distributed on the bottom. When you look at sleds on steadycams or the glidcam they seem to extend pretty far out from the base. On the Robin 20s it's pretty close to the center of the base. I feel like for this design to work the weights really need to come out quite a way. At least twice what this does. Which is sad because everything else on this is great. Sturdy build, nice parts etc. Someone just didn't do a little more work on the R&D.
    Date published: 2017-12-11
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