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Michael Holmes

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  1. I am selling my Zephyr after trying it. Two-person documentary team and we just couldn’t devote any time to the Zephyr. Not enough hands for camera focus/mic/audio recorder/interview, along with the Zephyr! Original owner, purchased new from B&H. You can see the model here at B&H: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1348636-REG/steadicam_zebahmbvzz_zephyr_camera_stabilizer_with.html MFR # ZEBAHMBVZZ All the original equipment listed as “In the box” is included, plus I will include an unused Low Mode F-Bracket. You can see from the photos that it is essentially new. Great buy for somebody. $7,250 with free shipping. Payment by PayPal, shipment to your PayPal Confirmed Address. A signature will be required upon delivery. Will ship from Portland, OR to US destinations only. Just message me and I’ll give you my email address so we can discuss it. ·Thanks, · Mike.
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    Thank you, Tim! I have paid at PayPal. Do I need to do anything else, or will it automatically happen? Ah, I see Sustaining Member under my name. Thanks again for immediate response!!
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    I can't find where I pay the fee to become a sustaining member. Please give me some guidance. Thank you! Mike
  4. Sorry for the newbie questions. I’ve tried for days to reach somebody at Steadicam for advice, and then fortunately I found this forum. I am buying a Steadicam Scout for my son. I am aware that professional operators prefer the higher-end Steadicam models, but we just don’t have room in the budget for a Zephyr . At least we came up with enough to avoid Glidecam or other cheaper options. The camera will be a RED Scarlet-W that will weigh in at around 14lbs with: body, 5” touch screen, Brick battery, I/O expander, 2 Mini-Mags, handle, Canon lens, RTMotion Lattitude follow focus transmitter, Wooden Camera Scarlet kit, SmallHD 702 Bright 7” monitor. I am looking at buying a Scout HD Kit that includes: Stabilizer, camera mounting chassis, centerpost w/gimbal handle, 2-stage arm, HD monitor, standard vest, V-mount plate, docking bracket, dovetail plate, 12V power cable, 3’ BNC video cable, soft case, BNC-to-RCA adapter, RCA-to-BNC adapter. Questions: Steadicam says the Scout will work with cameras from 5-18lbs. As a practical matter is this correct, will the Scout really handle the 14lb. Scarlet-W and be reasonable to operate? (If the answer is “No”, I’m not sure what we’ll do……….as I said, Zephyr is too costly). I see lots of “Optional accessories” listed in the Scout Manual. Are there other items I need to buy in addition to the Kit? What batteries should I buy? How many? Is the V-mount plate the correct plate? What is the best training course for my son to take? Are good video instructional courses available? Thank you for the help.
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