My first test of a Canon 7D w/ 17-40mm F4L lens on a Steadicam Merlin. Shot in Iao Valley, Maui, Hawaii.
Merlin settings are listed at the beginning of the video.
Learned a lot on this practice run:
Need to learn to walk more fluidly to smooth out the bumps in the footage.
I tend to lower my hands as I walk forward - I have to work on keeping the Merlin at eye level so I can see what the heck I'm shooting. I also need to be careful not to bump the lower spar when going down stairs and have the Merlin trimmed nose down.
I seriously need to work out more - The only reason I put music on this video was to hide my huffing and puffing towards the end as I climbed the stairs to the lookout.
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