EarlC is right. These th


EarlC is right.

These things take an enormous amount of energy, skill and patience to make work. I have been working with one with a Canon 5D and a 24-105. I have a viewfinder attached to the back and the things starts out pretty light weight but after about five minutes it’s suddenly weighs a ton!

I have a C stand with a Cartelllini on to hold the set up between takes which helps. I am finding that it’s very difficult to pan smoothly for more than one short sweep. Everyone has examples of fast moving cameras with fast moving subjects but does anyone have some tips for slower pans?


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