Literature, Manuals & Pricing Docs:

 Steadicam Tango Pricing (.pdf)
     
 Tango Literature (.pdf)

 NEW! Tango Set-up and Use Video
with Garrett Brown


 
Tango Manual (.pdf) 

 
Tango (Lbs.) vs. Camera Listing (.pdf)
 

 Tango (Metric) vs. Camera Listing (.pdf)
 

Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 
 

Accessories

The Tango Includes:

  • Camera Mounting Chassis (Sled)  
  • Telescoping Centerpost   
  • Active Matrix 16:9 / 4:3 Color LCD monitor  
  • with anti-reflection coating  
  • 5lb. to 24lb. Camera Capacity Iso-Elastic Arm  
  • Lightweight Zephyr Vest ( Compact Vest optional )  
  • Battery Mount ( IDX V- mount, Anton Bauer )  
  • Docking Bracket  
  • 12V Power Cable  
  • 3 ft. light weight BNC video cable   
  • Dovetail Plate  
  • No-Tools Vernier Stage
  • HD Ready
  • Tango Compatible
  • Hard Case with Handle and Wheels
  • BNC to RCA Adaptor
  • RCA to BNC Adaptor
  • EFP Instructional DVD
  • Owner's Manual

Tango System
   Hard Case
   G-40 Arm System Option

 

        Tiffen Introduces New Steadicam Tango 

The lightweight Steadicam® TANGO provides long-sought floor-to-ceiling boom range with lateral reach, full stability, intuitive control and simple, economical construction. TANGOis a game-changing Steadicam accessory for use with today’s miniature HD cameras according to Steve Tiffen, President and CEO of The Tiffen Company.   “TANGO is designed to be a straightforward, bolt-on addition for future Tango-compatible Steadicam models.”

The Steadicam TANGO™ balances and feels like a single sled carrying all components. It provides a comfortable, centered operating position, even at full up/down boom. It incorporates rugged, all-mechanical construction and uses a conventional Steadicam sled plus the six pound Tiffen Tango extension.  “There are no electronics, gyros, wiring, connectors or power-hungry components,” said Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam.  “It also has a large-aperture, interior cable-path for camera/CCU interconnection. With your eyes closed, it feels like a normal Steadicam,” continued Brown.  

  

STEADICAM® TANGO features:
  • Nine-foot continuous elevation and traverse with back-pan and back-tilt
     

  • 360 degree pan, ±90 , ±90 degree tilt available throughout boom range

  • Optimum pan/tilt inertia at all times

  • Camera fits into small openings with full angular control      

  • 6 lb. camera payload @ 3:1 extension equals 29 lb. total    

  • Rapid conversion from “Tango” mode to conventional Steadicam    

  • Stable – when walking, running, climbing stairs 

  • Silent – no servo motor noise 

  • Fast – ultra-rapid traverse, elevation, pan/tilt

     

BACKGROUND.

In 1973 Oscar-winning cinematographer Garrett Brown wanted the freedom to move the lens from the floor to the ceiling.   Garrett’s ultimate Steadicam® invention was an elegant and wildly successful compromise that has revolutionized the world of film and video. New generations of Steadicam camera stabilizers have unleashed endless filming possibilities, but Garrett never gave up on his original dream.

In 2009 a camera revolution was well underway – lenses and HD imaging chips were at last being separated from their heavy CCU’s. Garrett started all over again with a radical new idea: a conventional Steadicam sled at one end of an accessory spar, stabilizing a “mini- sled” at the other end to at last yield that long-sought floor-to-ceiling boom range with direct and intuitive control.  

In early 2010, the simple, all-mechanical TANGO became a reality. A mechanical tour-de-force. Garrett’s revolutionary 3D connectors transmit “master” pan/tilt/roll moves to a “slave” sled at the other end of the telescoping central spar. This allows the camera payload to mimic every nuance – fast or slow – of the operator’s input.