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    Default Looking for a camera stabilizer advice.

    Anyone knows a good stabilizer system?

    I bought Glidecam 2000 a number of years ago, which worked somewhat fine with a Canon GL2 I used to own, but it doesn't work at all with my new Sony Z5. Z5 is a heavier camera, and I have great difficulty balancing this camera along both axis.

    Someone suggested Steddiepod to me (Barber Tech SP1 STEDDIEPOD Camera Stabilizer SP1 B&H Photo Video) but I'm not sure - it looks kinda cheesy (like an "as seen on TV" kinda product).



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    Are there any rental houses you can visit to "test out" these pieces? Some of these houses also act as distributors for camera kit so they could demo you the product with your Z5 and then sell it directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bpotter908 View Post
    Are there any rental houses you can visit to "test out" these pieces? Some of these houses also act as distributors for camera kit so they could demo you the product with your Z5 and then sell it directly.
    Not that I know of... but yeah, that would be great... Google to the rescue!

    In the meantime, I would still be interested to find out if anyone here has had a pleasant experience with a stabilizer...

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    Not knowing, but I wonder if you have enough weight to balance the camera?

    I understand setting up these devices isn't easy (there are some Mfr Vids on YouTube.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vidmanners View Post
    Not knowing, but I wonder if you have enough weight to balance the camera?

    I understand setting up these devices isn't easy (there are some Mfr Vids on YouTube.)
    I've tried adding more weight, but it becomes too bottom heavy. I've spent numerous hours of trying to balance it - still no luck.

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