Steadicam Merlin 2 Stabilizer, Stabilization System for Camcorders and HD DSLR Cameras Up to 7.5lb - Bundle - with Steadicam Merlin Arm & Vest for Merlin Advanced Hand Held Stabilizer System, Steadicam 801-7908 Merlin DSLR Travel Bag

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About Steadicam 2 Stabiliz

The Steadicam Merlin 2 stabilizer is your essential professional partner. Life doesn't stand still. Now keep up with the action more easily than ever with the new ultra-light, ultra-compact stabilizer system. The Merlin 2 hand-held stabilizer is what you've been waiting for since the dawn of camcorders. The Merlin 2 stabilizer lets you fly wherever the scene takes you-up and down steps, indoors and outside, through crowds-almost anywhere, with precise, elegant control and ease for memorable, professional "you are there" footage. And its quick-release mount lets you instantly swap camera connections between your stabilizer and any tripod.

The design of the Merlin 2 stabilizer significantly reduces fatigue for longer, more elegant shots. The rigidity of its construction permits longer focal lengths than you have ever imagined. The Merlin stabilizer's unique dual extended weight system greatly increases inertial stability. And its counterbalancing weight supports a wide range of DSLR, compact and professional camcorders, point-and-shoot cameras and other video-capture device models weighing from 0.5 to 5 lbs. (0.23 to 2.2 kg).

The Merlin 2 offers a more precise Folding-Caliper hinge to assure you have the only hand-held unit that folds but needs no readjustment when reopened! It is designed to be more rigid and robust through efficient tolerances and materials, allowing for easy folding for travel and storage. The intuitive spring-loaded spar lock instantly folds up and magically disappears up alongside the camera, perfect for shoulder-mounted shooting. And just as quickly, returns precisely for hand-held camera work.

Steadicam 2 Stabiliz Features

  • The robust stage design features a rigid camera plate, multi-angle viewable level and larger easily adjustable knobs for secure camera mounting and ease of use
  • A secure gimbal lock allows for precise tuning
  • The lens platform adjusts to various heights and angles to help support longer lenses and camera bodies
  • The ergonomic handle affords a comfortable grip for hours without undue fatigue for either right or left handed users
  • All parts are stainless steel, aluminum or brass for corrosion resistance
  • Dovetail plate and gimbal are retrofittable with original Steadicam Merlin
  • Top dovetail plate has been designed to clear battery doors on most DSLR cameras
  • Secure metal interconnect to Merlin arm post
  • Sleek new black and stainless steel styling

Steadicam 2 Stabiliz Specifications

Maximum Height Folded
5.3 in. (13.5cm)
Minimum Height Open
8 in. (20.3cm)
Maximum Height Open
15.3 in. (38.7cm)
Camera Weight Capacity
0.5 to 5.0lb (0.23 - 2.27kg)
Case Size (W x H x D)
13.4 x 9.9 x 4.9 in. (34.0 x 25.2L x 12.5cm)
1.4lbs (0.64kg) (without balance weights)
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