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Equipment & Techniques => Motion & Video => Topic started by: Chris L on November 07, 2017, 09:46:40 AM

Title: One handed gimbal for 5d mk4
Post by: Chris L on November 07, 2017, 09:46:40 AM
Hi I am looking for a gimbal to use with my mk4 and canon 40mm pancake lens and have zero experience with stabilizing. My total weight will be near 3 lbs. this will be used with the cameras autofocus. I would prefer a model that is easy to set up with limited fuss and don't mind paying a bit more for that luxury.

I'm hoping to use my 77mm ND filter kit with a step down ring but would abandon that if its a problem for counterbalance and would buy the smaller 48 mm dedicated ND kit if need be.

i would mostly be using this to follow persons while we are both walking.

Any recommendations?
Title: Re: One handed gimbal for 5d mk4
Post by: smthopr on November 07, 2017, 12:58:12 PM
Hi I am looking for a gimbal to use with my mk4 and canon 40mm pancake lens and have zero experience with stabilizing. My total weight will be near 3 lbs. this will be used with the cameras autofocus. I would prefer a model that is easy to set up with limited fuss and don't mind paying a bit more for that luxury.

I'm hoping to use my 77mm ND filter kit with a step down ring but would abandon that if its a problem for counterbalance and would buy the smaller 48 mm dedicated ND kit if need be.

i would mostly be using this to follow persons while we are both walking.

Any recommendations?

I don't have a gimbal recommendation for you, but from my experience with stabilized gimbals, you will definitely need ... two hands!  They feel heavy, really, really quickly!

And I don't think the ND step down system will be any problem for you with a gimbal.
Title: Re: One handed gimbal for 5d mk4
Post by: Chris L on November 07, 2017, 06:30:02 PM
Thanks. Glad to hear about the ND.

Anybody have experience with these:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1324927-REG/nebula_fpne5100_5100_3_axis_handheld_gimbal.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1333689-REG/ikan_ec1_dgh_kit_ec1_beholder_3_axis_gimbal.html#customerReview