Flycam 5000 Professional Action Stabilizer Steadycam for Dslr Cameras/Camcorders (upto 8 pounds)

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  1. Devin Hujdic says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Modest Price, Modest Performance, August 25, 2012
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    Devin Hujdic (California, USA) –

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    This review is from: Flycam 5000 Professional Action Stabilizer Steadycam for Dslr Cameras/Camcorders (upto 8 pounds) (Electronics)

    Let me start off by saying that I am by no means unsatisfied by this product. If I could, I would give it a 3 1/2 star rating.
    The price was a bit steep for the amount of engineering / materials used to make this device.
    But then after I bought it, I found it on another site for $100 less, so you can find it for what you would normally find p.o.s. steady-cams.
    The whole weight set up is more than awkward, with having these little compartments for the weights to go into. Why not just have a longer screw and wing nut? OH! And the weights are anything but accurate. You will need to go out and buy some flat washers so that you can better fine tune the amount of weight used.
    All things considered, you can (with practice) achieve high quality stabilized footage with this product. I have used it on many occasions; including, several half day, and full day sessions. With the addition of the Arm Brace, you can wield this device for longer periods with less effort.
    All in all, find this for less than $200, and then buy it. OOOHHH, make sure to buy the QUICK RELEASE ADAPTER for the mounting plate, or you will find yourself like me, spending time undoing the camera from the device instead of just releasing the quick release adapter.

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  2. mark grinage says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    great, April 18, 2013
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    i’m needing practice, but this is very very very sturdy and well built, great product!!! might not be great for you but its cool for me

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  3. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    You get what you pay for, October 29, 2012
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    Bryan

    This review is from: Flycam 5000 Professional Action Stabilizer Steadycam for Dslr Cameras/Camcorders (upto 8 pounds) (Electronics)

    I read multiple reviews before buying this product and despite the multiple reviews where people say they cannot balance their steadycam I thought to myself ‘ehh, I’m sure mine will work fine’. So, I went ahead and bought one and I found i have the exact same problem as everyone else. The issue is, while you can get the static balance correct (its balanced facing forward) as soon as you turn the camera to the right left or 180 degrees, everything gets thrown out of whack. So, after I found this, I emailed the company and they were good about sending me another one… Guess what, same exact problem. So, I think it is just a quality control issue. With this sort of thing every hole, every axis, every screw needs to be perfect or it wont balance correctly and a lack of quality control shows in this product. While this product is useable and is better than running with nothing, I would STRONGLY urge you to save up the extra few hundred and get one of the entry level glidecams because it is simply not worth the stress, time and effort needed to make this product even remotely useable.

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