The Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System with Arm and Vest Upgrade Kit is a camera stabilizer solution for cameras weighing up to 5 pounds. The kit includes a Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizer, a swing arm, and a vest. Use the Merlin 2 on its own for handheld use, or attach it to the swing arm and vest for longer shot capability.
The Steadicam Merlin 2 utilizes a metal gimbal to create smooth, professional-quality camera movements for your footage. It features a rigid camera plate, multi-angle viewable level, and large knobs for easy adjustments and use. When longer shots are required, attach the Merlin 2 to the included arm and vest using the secure metal interconnect. When placed on the swing arm, the weight of the camera is taken off your wrist and transferred to your torso, letting you shoot longer with less strain.
The Merlin Vest is one-size-fits-all and lightweight at only 2.6 pounds. The Arm is built to a 7/8 scale of the Steadicam Flyer, G-50, and G-70 arms, providing the same professional feel and performance but in a smaller package. The arm itself weighs 5.1 pounds, and it can support a camera payload between 2.5 and 7 pounds.
This Kit Includes:
- Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System
The lightweight Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System lets you go where the scene takes you--up or down steps, indoors and out, through crowds--almost without limitation. The Merlin 2 weighs just 1.4 lb and can handle cameras up to 5 lb in weight. It gives you precise, elegant control for dramatic, professional you-are-there footage. The quick-release mount lets you instantly switch between your stabilizer and any tripod. This system utilizes a metal gimbal for smooth camera movement. Designed by Garrett Brown, this model outperforms the original Merlin.
- Steadicam MERLIN-ARMVESTPK Upgrade Kit for Merlin
The Steadicam MERLIN-ARMVESTPK is an upgrade kit for the Merlin stabilization system. This kit adds a swing arm and vest to the Merlin hand-held camera stabilization.
- This upgrade allows the Merlin to operate with a vest and arm for a more professional feel and longer shot capability.
Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System with Arm and Vest Upgrade Kit:
- Base Unit
- Removable Dovetail Plate
- Folding Counterweight with Platform
- Start Weight
- 6 x Middle Weights
- 2 x Finish Weights
- Camera Mounting Screw
- Locating Pin
- Tripod Adapter Plate
- Gimbal Handle
- Instructional DVD
- Carrying Case