|Blackbird stabilizer on the Steadicam Merlin arm and vest|
Today I received a package with something very handy inside!
It's the Z-post from Camera Motion Research to use the Blackbird Stabilizer (which I reviewed a few days ago) on the Steadicam Merlin arm and vest! Let's have a closer look at it.
|Z-post waiting to be unpacked|
|Removing the arm post and replacing it with the Z-post from Camera Motion Research|
|Steadicam Merlin arm with the Z-post installed|
|Blackbird in use on the Z-post|
|Blackbird on the arm and vest|
Because the weight of the Blackbird and camera is distributed over your entire upper body thanks to the arm and vest, you don't have to carry the weight with your arm anymore. It's like the rig became weightless and it makes it possible to fly a much heavier camera setup on the Blackbird. When you look at the picture on the left, you'll see me flying the NEX-FS100 with a much heavier lens then the Sony 16mm pancake and wide converter, that I normally use. It's the Tokina 12-24mm superwide zoom lens with the Novoflex adapter (Nikon lens to NEX mount).
I'm planning on making a short demonstration video soon, showing the Blackbird in action on the Steadicam arm and vest system. So please check back soon!