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Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System With Arm and Vest by SteadiCam

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Ultra-light and ultra-compact, the Steadicam Merlin allows you to keep up with the action more easily than ever.

Merlin's unique dual extended weight system greatly increases inertial stability. And its counterbalancing weight can be precisely adjusted to balance cameras from 0.5 to 5 lbs.

The new patent-pending “Folding-Caliper”TM hinge allows instant fold-up, perfect for shoulder-mounted shooting, and just as quickly, returns precisely for hand-held camera work.

The new Merlin Arm and Vest make extended shooting nearly effortless. Even with heavy cameras – up to seven pounds (3.2kg), the Merlin can now fly for hours without undue fatigue, and preserve all the flexibility and reach of the operator's own arms.

The 2.6lb (1.2kg) Merlin Vest is the lightest and thinnest ever made – it can even be worn under a tuxedo jacket .

Together the Merlin Arm and Vest actually increase your shooting options. The operator can ease the Merlin back against the body and shoot 'handheld', with both hands on the camera, and fly seamlessly back off the shoulder and continue moving. With practice operators can fly the Merlin one-handed right off of the mounting post during a shot (docking the arm to the vest with the other hand) and execute those unique Merlin shot opportunities – ultra-low- or ultra-high-angles – and then slip it back onto the arm to continue the shot.

The STEADICAM® MERLINTM is ultra-light, ultra-rigid, ultra precise, folds spectacularly and is beautiful – in short, the ideal instrument for today's videographers with camcorders weighing up to 5 pounds. For documentaries, weddings, news segments, commercials, even low-budget features, the Merlin shines. The Merlin is not only stable, it is also an inherently graceful way to hold a camera -not only for big moves and running around, but also for those subtle, imperceptible and elegant displacements of the lens that cannot be achieved any other way.


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