Steadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod

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Steadicam
Steadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod
Key Features
  • Converts between Steadicam and Monopod
  • 3-Axis Gimbal
  • 10 lb Weight Capacity
  • Telescopically Extends to Four Sections
The Steadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod quickly converts back-and-forth between a Steadicam and monopod, handily providing the functions of both in one portable unit. It features a 3-axis gimbal and supports up to 10 lb. It telescopically extends out to four sections to approximately average shoulder height, and it folds to a compact 24" in length.
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Steadicam Solo Overview

The Steadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod quickly converts back-and-forth between a Steadicam and monopod, handily providing the functions of both in one portable unit. It features a 3-axis gimbal and supports up to 10 lb. It telescopically extends out to four sections to approximately average shoulder height, and it folds to a compact 24" in length.

Solo is made of all metal and has an ergonomic foam gimbal handle and post control grips. It can be used handheld or with an optional Steadicam arm and vest set. A quick release camera mounting plate and a set of counterweights are included, allowing for out-of-the-box use.

Key Features

  • Converts between a Steadicam and monopod
  • 3-axis gimbal
  • 10 lb weight capacity
  • Folds to a portable 24"
  • Supports optional arm and vest

Removable Stage Design

  • Quick release camera mounting plate
  • Push on lock
  • Push-button release
  • Positive position clamping
  • Standard 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera mounting
  • Simple dual knob fore-aft vernier adjustment

Steadicam Solo Specs

Folded Dimensions24 x 3.5" (61 x 9 cm)
Weight Capacity10 lb (4.5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27.5 x 8.3 x 6.3"
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Hello I am new to using a camera stabilizer should I purchase the steadicam solo? My setup will be a Canon 80D (1.4 pounds) with a Sigma 18-35mm (1.8 pounds) and a RODE video mic (0.5 pounds). I have been researching for answers, seems that the grip is not as ergonomic as described. Unlike other camera stabilizers that have more a vertical cup-like grip that is closer to the bottom of the camera, the Solo extends out and causes fatigue faster. I looked at the Glidecam HD2000 series as well and was wondering if that would be a better investment?
Asked by: Tim C.
I use this stabilizer in combination with a Panasonic G80 with a 14-140 lens and a Beachtec DXA-SLR preamp. Not the heaviest setup. But you do feel the weight after a while. I guess you will have the same issue with the Glidecam or any other stabilizer of this type. I do like it because it is fast and easy to balace.
Answered by: Wim D.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Whats an efficient way to balance the camera to the counterweights? and what a good way to figure out how to get the most stable video possible.
Asked by: Dean R.
Ive had good luck adding weight(s) onto the cold shoe on top of my little camera to add some top weight. Just keep experimenting and youll find that sweet spot. Good luck!
Answered by: Sam G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does it come with Counterweights or are they each sold separately?
Asked by: Dean R.
Yes, it comes with a set of counterweights, enough you should be able to properly balance anything up to 10lbs
Answered by: Thomas R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can it work efficiently when using d810 + battery grip with spare battery +nikkor 24-70 2.8 e (newer , bulkier and longer version of the lens ) as a minimum ? Might add a screen and a zoom kit someday . Is it easy to use with such bulky setup or should i stick to a makeshift tripod steadicam ?
Asked by: Hardik H.
I really regret buying it. really. I have friends who are familiar with such equipments and neither have they been able to make it work.
Answered by: DANIELA D.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Would it be too much weight to handle using this with a canon c100 mark ii without the arm & vest? I'd prefer not to buy the arm & vest if I don't have to.
Asked by: Adriana V.
I use it for Sony FS7 camera and its a great stabilizer. But with the counterweights is to much to use it handheld unfortunately. For handheld you have a better grip with glidecam hd 4000.
Answered by: Florian M.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will it work with Nikon D5100 or is there anything Better that anyone will recommend for it? Thanks in advance!
Asked by: ROBIN M.
It absolutely should. The only thing you may need to do is add a bit of weight to the camera. But it will do a nice job with some practice.
Answered by: Sam G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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would anyone recommend it for Nikon D5100 or you think is too heavy without the arm and vest? any info will we greatly appropriate it! thanks in advance!
Asked by: ROBIN M.
I use this with a Canon EOS c100 mkII and it works well for me. Whether it is too heavy is a relative term. My Steadicam shots tend to be short in nature. If i needed to shoot a continuous shot that was 3 minutes or longer, or if i was shooting Steadicam shots all day, I would probably wish I had the vest & arm--it also depends on how much upper body strength you have. If your plan is to be a Steadicam shooter exclusively, and you're not just buying it to do Steadicam shots here and there, I would say buy the vest and arm, or even a better version of Steadicam-the best you can afford.
Answered by: Bruce S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Why does the gimbal in pics look different from the one i received, can i replace the gimbal cuz it hurts when i hold it for few mins it it feels wrong in my hand it has like 3 knees not 2 as the pics ?
Asked by: Moath A.
We are of course concerned that your are not satisfied with your purchase. In order that we can properly assist you, please contact our Customer Service Department. https://bhpho.to/2caRE5L
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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