I read so much about the Steadicam "Merlin",
and after comparing it to other systems on the
market, I decided to buy this nifty little pro-gadget,
which is so pretty lightweight and makes so much fun.

Here are my very first attempts to get a flying camera.
Unfortunately my 7D is still at the service (broken body;),
so I put the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ38 on it.

It´s essential to balance it perfectly (which is done
in a couple of minutes). Once adjusted and leveled
you just need a calm hand and a good tactics to lead the
Merlin its way.

It´s really remarkable, how calm and stable the Merlin was,
while driving our old Mini Cooper.
The Mini is hard, rough and it´s making noises
all the way. It jumps over the street like a bouncy ball,
but the Merlin rocked it!

Obviously I need much more training on this, as it´s
still a lot tumbling, but time will bring the desired skills:)
(The lighter the camera, the harder it get´s, to move the little sorcerer)

Love this thingy :)

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