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Apr 22, 2013 16:34 |  #1

I'm considering a hand held steadicam system for my 7d but I'm not sure what model/make is best on a budget, the cost seems massively varied, not sure if this is one of those pieces of kit where economy is not an option, has any one had any experience with a variety of models?


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Apr 22, 2013 17:43 |  #2

I have a Glidecam, which works fine...



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Apr 23, 2013 12:26 |  #3

Which glidecam model gave you got mate? How easy is it to balance?


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Apr 23, 2013 13:21 |  #4

Ive had the flycam nano for 2 years still going strong. Paid 180 shipped on ebay. Took me long to balance it the first time now takes about 10 minutes.


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Apr 23, 2013 15:37 |  #5

Yeah Ive ordered the flycam nano now mate, £130 shipped with quick release plate, seems best option for the price, have you got any samples online one2nite?


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Apr 23, 2013 15:48 |  #6

androostain wrote in post #15858716 (external link)
Which glidecam model gave you got mate? How easy is it to balance?

I have a Glidecam 2000 Pro, which I also use with a Sony Z5.

It's probably a bit big if all you are using is a non-gripped 7D, you'd probably want the smaller one, but if you have accessories and other things making the camera bigger and heavier the 2000-series would work.

It's ok to balance, probably a similar procedure as all the rest of them, a little bit tricky at first but gets easier as you get a feel for it...



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Apr 24, 2013 08:53 |  #7

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Yeah Ive ordered the flycam nano now mate, £130 shipped with quick release plate, seems best option for the price, have you got any samples online one2nite?

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Its used a couple times during their dance. It's also used alot on the rest of my video on the vimeo page


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Apr 25, 2013 03:27 |  #8

androostain wrote in post #15859353 (external link)
Yeah Ive ordered the flycam nano now mate, £130 shipped with quick release plate, seems best option for the price, have you got any samples online one2nite?


That's a really good price, I'm looking to get one too for my 7D, don't suppose you've a link to where you ordered?


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Apr 25, 2013 11:00 |  #9

Yeah no probs, I got it from here: http://www.camerakings​.co.uk/ (external link)


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Apr 26, 2013 02:43 |  #10

Ah brilliant thank you!


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Apr 26, 2013 11:06 |  #11

Just to let you know I went for the free delivery option and got it in 3 days! Amazing service, can't wait to try it out when I get home


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May 09, 2013 04:25 |  #12

Hey, I got a flycam 5000 off eBay. Got it for £150 with free delivery and its brand new!

It was the best deal I could find, and I had it 2 days after I paid.


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