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20% OFF Gear + FREE Rental Days!  Code: BF2017  See Details
20% OFF Gear + FREE Rental Days!  Code: BF2017  See Details
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Steadicam Merlin Camera Stabilizing System

7 Days
Retail: $685.00
$61.00
 
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No Damage Waiver
You are liable for any damage or loss to the rental equipment.
GearGuard Damage Waiver
Protects you from liability due to unintentional damage, after paying a deductible.
Theft and water damage not covered.
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  • Description
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  • Spec
  • Manual
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The Steadicam Merlin Camera Stabilizing System is designed for lightweight cameras between 0.5-5 lbs. It allows you to move your camera smoothly, much like the motion effects you get from traditional dollies, cranes, and larger Steadicams. The 3-axis gimbal handle is ergonomic and suitable for both left-handed and right-handed operators. This is an affordable and travel-friendly stabilization solution that is ideal for beginners and on-the-go projects.
  • • Merlin Camera Mounting Plate
  • • Base Unit
  • • Removable Dovetail Plate
  • • Camera Mounting Screw
  • • Counterweight with Platform
  • • Start, Middle, and End Weights
  • • Locating Pin
  • • Gimbal Handle
  • • For a cheat sheet on quick configurations for different cameras, please see this Merlin Cookbook. If your camera is not in the Cookboox, set the default stage to "0" before locking the lever. You can also find a product manual under our Manual tab that goes through these details step-by-step. Note that the manual makes reference to a DVD guide. This rental does not come with a DVD.
  • • This is the original Merlin Steadicam and not the Merlin2.
  • • Payload: 0.5-5 lbs
  • • Hinge Allows Folding for Transport
  • • Large Stage with Level
  • • Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • • Weight: 1.5 lbs