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« on: December 24, 2008, 03:14:48 PM »
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Did anyone try the Manfrotto MODOSTEADY with a canon 5d2 for steadycam like filming? it says only up to 750g are supported, a 5 d with a decent lens should be more.
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 05:20:27 AM »
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Did anyone try the Manfrotto MODOSTEADY with a canon 5d2 for steadycam like filming? it says only up to 750g are supported, a 5 d with a decent lens should be more.

There is also the Fig Rig.

http://services.manfrotto.com/figrig/


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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 10:28:09 PM »
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Did anyone try the Manfrotto MODOSTEADY with a canon 5d2 for steadycam like filming? it says only up to 750g are supported, a 5 d with a decent lens should be more.


Yes, I did try and found out that it can not handle even 5d2 body alone, this modosteady is quite difficult to use even with tiny camcoder. and it design for light weight camcorder.
So, far I using tripod with oil pan head.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009, 03:57:05 PM »
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There is also the Fig Rig.

http://services.manfrotto.com/figrig/
tried the fig rig  out today..i was surprised and pleasantly so....
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009, 02:52:38 PM »
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i've been looking at various solution for hand holding or shoulder mounts and solutions that were not going to break the bank.......i did buy the fig rig, and i like it because you can mount the microphone as well as some lights to the rig...now it does look a little strange walking around with what appears to be a steering wheel out in front of you, but it works well...
i also found an item by a company called Bushhawk products called the 320d double shoulder mount with handles...
( http://www.bushhawk.com/ ) and purchased one yesterday from a retailer here in ny.  both the 5d2 and the d90 mount beautifully to the bushhawk!!  i bought one that has the canon release, so that i can take 5d2 stills effortlessly by using the trigger built into the handle,  while shooting video...i like the bushhawk so much that the fig rig may be going back..
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 05:09:41 PM »
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i've been looking at various solution for hand holding or shoulder mounts and solutions that were not going to break the bank.......i did buy the fig rig, and i like it because you can mount the microphone as well as some lights to the rig...now it does look a little strange walking around with what appears to be a steering wheel out in front of you, but it works well...
i also found an item by a company called Bushhawk products called the 320d double shoulder mount with handles...
( http://www.bushhawk.com/ ) and purchased one yesterday from a retailer here in ny.  both the 5d2 and the d90 mount beautifully to the bushhawk!!  i bought one that has the canon release, so that i can take 5d2 stills effortlessly by using the trigger built into the handle,  while shooting video...i like the bushhawk so much that the fig rig may be going back..

My cheif fear on the figrig is the number of people who would shout out 'where's the car?'  

The bushhawk avoids that risk, though I don't like the flesh colored one, I looks like an artificial limb.

;-)

Any chance you could vimeo some footage shot with your bushawk?
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2009, 05:54:10 PM »
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My cheif fear on the figrig is the number of people who would shout out 'where's the car?'  

The bushhawk avoids that risk, though I don't like the flesh colored one, I looks like an artificial limb.

;-)

Any chance you could vimeo some footage shot with your bushawk?
no video footage to share but here is a link to a blog entry which looks at a couple of these options...

http://hdhd.wordpress.com/
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009, 10:13:26 AM »
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I've used the Modosteady, but not as a steadicam, with good results. I simply turn the arm around and brace it against my chest, and it creates reasonably stabilized results when the camera's outfitted with my 50mm lens (although not steadicam quality, to be sure). I think the results using it this way would degrade significantly as the lens gets longer/heavier.
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