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Old 03-20-2012, 12:33 PM
PeterAbraham
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Hi Adam
Glad to help, I've emailed you my contact info.

For all Merlin users, it is a good rule of thumb to remember that even if you find the exact combination of camera, lens, battery, Tiffen filter and accessories, the Merlin settings may be slightly different from user to user.

It is in the very nature of all Steadicam systems that the final touches, the final perfect balance points, are literally thouasandths of an inch away from not quite being in balance. It is a precision instrument and must be balanced by following the directions shown on the DVD and in the manual. Those guidelines are invaluable, since they apply to any mass between .5 lbs and 5 lbs.

The exact branding and combination of elements frequently saves a few steps, but having a very firm grasp of what to do to balance a Merlin with ANY camera set-up will always stand the Operator in good stead.

Best,
Peter
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