View Full Version : Set up Merlin

09-19-2009, 10:54 PM

I just got the Steadycam Merlin and having great trouble setting up for my camera, which is a Canon 5D mark II with a 17-40mm lens set at it's widest. I have tried cookbook and playing for 2 days with no real luck. Can anyone help with this.



Jason Schneider
09-21-2009, 10:16 AM
Hi Paul, To set up your camera with the Merlin, please copy the link below into your browser and view this video: http://www.tiffen.com/merlin_canon5d_qtmovie.html Good luck and good shooting, JDS

09-29-2009, 10:45 PM
Many thanks Jason for the link but I am still struggling with it - I get close but no cigar. I will have to keep trying as know one has posted setting for my combination of camera and lens.

It sure is an art to get it right or is it just me?

Thanks again

Jason Schneider
09-30-2009, 02:25 PM
Paul, Sorry you are still having a problem setting up your Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 17-40mm lens on the Steadicam Merlin. This is a relatively new application for this unit and you may rest assured that you are not alone! I thought the video link I sent you on this subject would help, but since you have viewed it and are still stumped, your best bet is to e-mail Harry, our resident Merlin expert, at hhofmann@tiffen.com. Please be sure to include your e-mail address and telephone number and he will do his best to help you to resolve your issue. Good luck, and best regards, Jason Schneider

10-03-2009, 01:27 AM
Thanks Jason - I have just sent him an email - I will post his answer when it comes.

Many thanks


11-02-2009, 10:00 PM
It's been many weeks and I have not heard from him and no I have not advanced with this product. To be honest I have been to busy to play with it, Oh well! I have something to do at xmas...

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