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    Steadicam Ultra2 with Volt, G-70x arm
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    Los Angeles, California

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  1. I've had mine go wild a couple of times, and powering off and back on solved it. It's a bit unnerving when it happens, but fortunately very rare.
  2. Me too! Also new to LA and would love to meet some other ops. My technique is already flawless so I can also model / stand-in / convincingly imitate human behavior.
  3. I recently ran into some discussion on this and wish I remembered where I saw it. The recommendation was this: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1249877-REG/ruggard_rc_fc714_fabric_rain_shield_small.html I just ordered one myself and hope to never use it.
  4. Hi everyone, I'm finally letting go of my G-50 arm with X upgrade! I've been the only owner for 10 years, and never rented it out. It got the X upgrade in 2012, and I replaced the hanger with a custom-made beefier version a few years ago. It's in perfect working order, only selling because I'm selling my lightweight rig. Depending on your location and my workload, I may be able to deliver it in person. Otherwise, I can certainly ship it. Asking $6,500. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!
  5. Hi folks, I'm selling my lightweight sled, which has served me well over the last 10 years. Steadicam Archer SE Tilting topstage Two-stage post V-mount battery plate (battery not included) SD monitor Custom accessory mount for bottom rails (I used an additional V-mount plate here) Docking bracket (stand not included) Low-mode clamp Hard case I've been the only owner. Never been rented out, never damaged. I've flown everything on this, from handycams to the Viper. Depending on your location and my workload, I may be able to deliver it in person. Otherwise, I can certainly ship it. Asking $6,000. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!
  6. I tend to adjust front-to-back balance on the top stage with a lens change. I've found that the Volt is very forgiving with regard to accommodating shifting weight. Of course it's important to start with dynamic balance as close to perfect as possible. But unless there's a significant change to the overall configuration, it's often not necessary to go back to square one. That said, it certainly depends on the shot, and the overall weight of the rig. If you've only done quick tweaks to keep it behaving, certain types of movements are going to take you further off course from your original balance. Low mode is a 15-second operation, so I'm not sure I have any useful feedback there. An absolute delight. I also haven't had to use a rain cover with the Volt yet. I'd have to say the hardest thing for me to get used to was holding headroom. At first, I really wanted to crank up the tilt resistance to get my money's worth, so to speak. But that introduced some tension in my operating that wasn't serving me well overall, even though the tilt angle was supposedly consistent. Consistency in framing is obviously much more important, and making those fine adjustments in headroom is easier when the tilt strength is dialed down a bit. I feel like I still have a lot to learn about how to work with the Volt, but it's just wonderful. That's all for now!
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