• DIY Merlin On Seagull

    Balancing and leveling the Steadicam "Merlin" can be a very time consuming task.
    If you balance it bottom heavy, you just need a few seconds to level the thingy, but you´ll also get fed up with the permanently tumbling.
    Balancing it as perfect as possible needs a lot of patience and therefore either strong arms or some little helpers.

    I had a great idea to connect my merlin to a Seagull shouldermount, which is super easy and effective as hell:)

    Hope you like my tiny tutorial and maybe it´s also helpful for you :)

    Canon EOS 7D,
    Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX,
    Kenko Polarizer,
    Steadicam "Merlin",
    Seagull Shoulderrig,

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38,
    B+W MRC Polarizer, slim,
    Canon EF 50mm/ f/1,4, USM
    B+W MRC Polarizer, slim,
    Manfrotto MA 055 CXPRO3 tripod,
    Manfrotto 701 HDV videohead,
    Manfrotto 808 RC4 3way-head,
    Zoom H2 external Audiorecorder

    © 2010, Thorsten Kuttig