Which is the best cam stabilizer / steadicam

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  1. zigjag

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    Hi guys! I just want your expert opinion. I'm planning to buy a steadicam for my Canon DSLR. Any recommendations? Thank you!
     
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    Steadicam has one but not so cheap..
     
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    Try researching about S60. I don't know if it's the best but the price is very affordable.
     
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    I use the Rollei Wild Cat. Bought it several years ago in HK. Doing a quick Google search of it however seems to suggest that the product is already discontinued. I guess the DJI Osmo and other knock-off active stabilizers are slowly taking over amateur and semi-pro videography due to their light weight and ease of use.

    Be aware though that using this or other similar setup with a heavy DSLR and/or lens can be fatiguing under extended use. For me at least, my wrist starts to hurt after about 5 minutes of continuous shooting. It's still workable but you'll need to take frequent breaks or have someone you can trust sub for you. Even though I use it for the B-roll, I still shoot a lot of material. It's easier to work with more material during editing.

    With a GoPro Hero 4 and 3-LED light
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    With a Canon EOS 650D
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    This is remarkable sir. Tripod and stabilizer hybrid.
     
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    It technically has limited use as a tripod because the 'head' is fixed...You cannot pan the head up/down or left/right. The camera is always exactly perpendicular to the stabilizer's center column.
     
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    Ganda ng Lanparte :D
     
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    hahaha. soft-sell much? ;)
     
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    Mm..arrived 2 weeks ago. Good enough for smartphones. Zhiyun Smooth Q 3 axis gimbal. Works with my iPhone 7 Plus. 12 hour battery life.

     
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    I've read somewhere that the 3-axis stabilization kinda interferes with the iPhone 7 Plus' in-built stabilization. More of not working harmoniously together - any comment on that?

    I've been looking for a stabilizer (mainly for my Hero 4) but I could consider something as well for my iPhone if it's good.
     
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    Mm..from my limited tests at home, the video is smooth. Far smoother than using my iPhone 7 Plus alone.

    There's an attachment that you can use with Go Pro cameras to make it compatible with the Smooth Q.
     
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    $199 CAD and I can snag a GoPro adapter for around $30.

    Man, why did you even introduced me on this!

    *adds in Amazon cart* :D
     
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    #14 raypin, May 20, 2017 at 12:28 AM
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