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Spec me a camera stabiliser

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by socreative, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. socreative

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 29, 2006

    Posts: 535

    I need to create a video for a corporate client of mine and will be shooting it with my Canon 5D3 and 35mm 1.4L lens mostly. Basically need something not too expensive that i can use to film. The lens doesn't have any image stabilisation so i need something to make the footage less shaky.

    Also not sure about focusing since my 5D3 is all manual.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. rhysduck

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 25, 2009

    Posts: 5,607

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    What kind of budget are you thinking?

    Plenty out there for £££...
     
  3. socreative

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 29, 2006

    Posts: 535

    Up to £300 I think. Can stretch it if all others within the £300 range are *****.
     
  4. rhysduck

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 25, 2009

    Posts: 5,607

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    Take a look at the FeiyuTech ones, seem to be getting good reviews and thinking of a GoPro one from them.

    EG the Feiyu a1000 for dslrs.
     
  5. socreative

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 29, 2006

    Posts: 535

    Thanks. Might actually rent one for a day or two to see if it's good enough. Ronin S is double the price of the Feiyu. Crazy
     
  6. socreative

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 29, 2006

    Posts: 535

  7. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 60,549

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    The A1000 has a pay load of 1.7kg however the plate is very short so if you put a DSLR with something like the 35/1.4 mk2 on it, the centre of the gravity is too far towards the lens and the plate isn’t long enough to balance it even if the combo is under 1.7kg.

    It BARELY balance my a73 with a Zeiss 35/1.4. The motor was buzzing and buzzing like it’s struggling.