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  1. Hi It may be a topic that has been asked before, but I hope to get an answer here anyway. I have been working as a film photographer for 10+ years and have now decided to start my next chapter up, going into the Steadicam world. I have used Steadicam very limited before, but have an idea about it. I have the opportunity to attend the Gold workshop this summer, which I will do. But I would also like to go out and invest in my own equipment. My question then is whether Steadicam Zephyr is a place to start, or whether it will limit me so much from the start that it's better to wait until the savings are big enough to go all-in? There is, for me, a big difference between going out and buying a Zephyr for 12.000$, rather than an M2 for 47.000$. It would probably take me a year or two to get that money set aside at the moment and I would like to get started now. I currently shoot a lot at Arri Amira, Arri Alexa Mini, various RED, Canon C500mkII etc. and that is one of the things that worries me about Zephyr. Is it a bad choice to start with if you know you want to fly movie cameras and not DSLR at all? I am aware that there is a limit to the weight, but your experience says that it will be an eternal headache with a weight limit of 10.4 kg, or is your impression that the most cameras will gradually become so light that it can actually be done In most cases? Zephyr is gradually becoming an older system, does anyone know if there is anything newer on the way in the same class that it makes more sense to wait for? Here are a few of the perhaps stupider questions: - When it says that Zephyr can carry 10.4 kg. So is it with everything that is on the pole? Camera with all accessories, monitor, batteries, etc. or is that what you put on top, ie camera with accessories? - in several places there is disagreement about whether the cabling inside the pole is powerful enough to power cameras like Arri. Does anyone have a clear answer to that. If I buy extra battery mount so I have 2 batteries on each minimum 150Wh, is that possible or is there a limitation? --- summary, is Zephyr a good place to start for the above cameras and with limited experience with Steadicam, but in return for intending to use it professionally and eventually upgrade to a larger rig? I hope you will take the time to answer my many questions, so I make a sensible choice and get started on this exciting world. The best greetings Sebastian
  2. Hi everyone ! I want to get my first stuff ans search for zephyr, aero-30, flyer or something acceptable for a newbie like me :) thanks ! (PS: I live in Paris )
  3. Hello fellow Steadipeople! I once saw that Chris Fawcett has a longer plate for his Archer2 and asked him where he got it. Turns out he had it made by a local machinist. Then I saw that Peter Abrahm made the "Zalex Long Plate" and was amazed to find what I need. Unfortunately it's not meant for my dwarf top stage. (also an Archer2) Even though there is a way to use it on my stage I wanted a solution that really fits. So I decided to remember my classes on mechanical design and do one myself. Now my questions to you are: Does anybody else want something like this? Do you have suggestions or improvements to the original design? Status right now: Basic design complete. (Safety pins still missing) Lenght 42cm/16.5in Same hole pattern as the standard plate. (This plate should also fit Zephyr/Clipper/Aero?) https://www.facebook.com/groups/thesteadicamgroup/permalink/10154392148416629/
  4. Hello Friends! Recently purchased a Zephyr and it came pretty bare. Looking to see if anyone is trying to get rid of their accessories before I result to buying things new. I have everything that it comes with off B&H plus a stand. Looking for: Small dovetail AB plate for second battery plate. Low mode bracket. Gold mount charger. Gold mount batteries. Power cables for Alexa Mini, RED, and other cables you think I will find useful. Since i'm a newbie, anything else you think I may need I am open to advice! Mainly flying Alexa Minis and REDs. Thank you for your time!
  5. Where would be a good place to get a used zephyr? also, can the volt system work with it?
  6. In efforts to try and post more on the forum rather than Facebook. I am new to steadicam but I do believe to have a basic understanding of balance and have worked with 3axis gimbals for years. I have two sleds currently in my possession that are exhibiting similar but slightly different issues for what I believe to be a misalignment in the gimbal or yoke. Let’s forget dynamic balance for the moment. If I am setting up for a static balance with a 2.5 second drop time and I should be able to set the Fore-Aft and Side to Side to sit level with the lens facing forward and the gimbal 90* to the right and I rotate the rig by 90* and let the rig come to a rest the horizon shouldn’t fall left or right when static balanced correct? My only concern with my setup is on the Zephyr I have a gold to V mount adapter That is offsetting the batter left a bit. my goldmount batteries get here Monday. Attached are links to my links to videos I made to show Tyson at Tiffen about the Aero 30. The first one I believe my dynamic balance was pretty off and in the second video I corrected it as much as I could. Would love to get everyone’s thoughts on this because I feel like I’m doing everything right but the equipment seems off. My lacking of experience makes me question myself to and my camera build. I had even more of an issue getting dynamic balance on the zephyr with the same camera package as in the video so I switched to a weight cage to eliminate any variables with the camera build. Thanks!
  7. The kit includes : - Zephyr Sled - V-mount battery plate - Steadicam LX Vest (with zephyr socket block) - Aero 30/Zephyr Arm (with pouch) - Swit S-107HF 7” HD Monitor (with power cable) - Zephyr Docking Bracket - Zephyr Rolling Case - Zephyr Counter Weights - Zephyr original manual - Zephyr lowmode bracket + pouches, tools, cables, etc. The kit is 5 900 € or $ 6 550 (Transport & taxes not included) Used equipment in good condition based in Paris. No sale of items separately If you are interested, contact us by email vente@planningcamera.fr
  8. I'm looking for a post extension for my A30 arm for my zephyr. I know they make these for the heavier weight arms but I haven't seen anything for the Zephyr. Any guidance would be appreciated.
  9. I am currently a DP and editor looking to get my first steadicam package so I can start learning and practicing the craft. I am not a huge fan of gimbal shots (most look robotic to me) and would love to use it on personal projects. Initially, I just want to use it on personal projects with my friends, but after a while, I would love to break into the workforce. What is the likelyhood of me getting hired with the zephyr kit? Will I need to rent for most projects? Will people pass on me? Does it make sense to save up alittle more and get a used shadow? Just trying to make a solid investment and appreciate the feedback!
  10. Hey I'm Benjamin, i'm looking for a steadicam kit (sled, vest & arm) that has a payload from about 2kg/4,4lbs to about 10kg/22lbs. e.g. the Aero series, even better the Zephyr, Archer 2, Clipper, Shadow or M1. I am also open for quality products without a name. quality and good care are important to me. my location is munich, germany or graz, austria. I'm looking forward to hear from you. :) best regards Benjamin
  11. Hi Folks, I recently just bought a Zephyr and I'm looking into getting the upgrades and accessories. I'd appreciate any tips or links of where best to buy. Also any suggestions for other good to have items is appreciated as well. Thanks. Things I'm looking for: - Yoke upgrade - 2nd Battery Upgrade 12v/24v - Extended post (I'm short) - Various 3-pin Lemo Power Cables or adapters - Camera Specific Power Cables - Additional Weights - Any other suggestions?
  12. Hi Folks, I’ve been oping on and off for a few years and I’m finally looking to buy my own starter rig. I would love to find a used Zephyr rig or comparable. I appreciate any info or feed back. Thanks!
  13. Happy New Year All I have a 1 year old Steadicam Zephyr for Sale. It's in excellent condition The rig has mainly been used in a studio environment. We are only selling to help fund for the Shadow. We are looking for £8,500 (O.N.O) for the whole rig. This includes: * 2 Stage Sled *Vest * A-30 Arm *Counter weights *Hard Case *Zephyr Monitor *All power cables and a few BNC's We'll even throw in the rolling C-Stand! The rig will be fully serviced before being sold. Pictures to follow........ If you're interested, please get in touch for more info.
  14. Looking for an used Steadicam Aero 30 or Zephyr Sled / V-Mount + docking bracket and hard mount in Germany. please message me Thanks
  15. I am looking for the following: A used Zephyr rig Up to 3-years-old Utilizes a V-mount adapter In the U.S. Please message me. Thank you.
  16. Hello folks, I am going to be flying a Sony Venice for a project coming up and I was wondering if anyone has ever flown that camera and if there is anything I should be aware of? As far as I know it will be with cinema glass, mb, ff, and that's about it. I will be using a Zephyr, any concerns about the payload? Thanks in advance.
  17. Hey folks, I've never been able to achieve proper dynamic balance with my sled before (Zephyr). I've operated a fellow op's rig (Shadow) and achieved DB in less about 3-4minutes. So as far as I can tell it might be a problem with my kit. Does my gimbal need to be centred? If so, does anyone have instructions on how to do this? I've noticed that my Zephyr gimbal has some play in it and wondering if this is a culprit... 1. As I shift the yoke side to side I can feel there is about 1mm of play there. 2. As I push the handle in to out there is about 2mm of play here. Is this normal gimbal behaviour? See videos attached. _A.mp4 _B.mp4
  18. I would like to buy a full Zephyr steadicam kit ! Please feel free to contact me ! Simon
  19. Hi people, Just a quick question. The Zephyr says it can hold a max payload weight of 23Ibs (10.4 kg). My question is, does this weight include the weight of the sled its self or is this only the additional camera and batteries that you add to it. Just want to make sure I don't over weight my rig. Thanks for any help.
  20. Hello, We are close to buying our first Steadicam for your shop. Going to be a Zephyr and mostly flying a C300 with Canon CN E Prime Lenses but may use an Alexa Mini too. The consensus seems to be Gold Mount batteries over V-Mount. What type of Gold Mount battery is the best for battery life? Want to make sure we get efficient batteries but at the same time not batteries that weigh a ton either. Also curious about the various wireless follow focus and teradek systems. Seems to be quite a broad price range? I know some operators like to make sure their kit is equipped with a prompter and top light if necessary too. I'm a little concerned about the weight but ultimately I think we can get it under with Zephyr even with all this stuff. More concerned about getting quality accessories that are actually necessities. Pricing also seems to range for some of these systems too so curious about that too. I appreciate any feedback on accessories especially batteries and wireless follow focus systems. Thank you
  21. Our shop is looking to get our first steadicam and based on our needs I think we are looking at the Aero 30 or Zephyr. We have three C300 Mark II Canons plus an Alexa Mini so relatively light camera packages. We have a series of Canon Prime lenses so we don't have a lens over three pounds. Looking to buy new and wondering if the Zephyr is worth the extra $5k? From reading other material on here it does appear the Zephyr is a better made product. However, it appears the Zephyr can only hold three more pounds than the Aero 30 holding up to 23 lbs as opposed to 20 lbs. We need a rig that 4-5 people on our staff will potentially use that can be a one-size fits all for beginners but at the same time be a quality product. The Aero 30 seems attractive because it can take a Canon Battery mount. Is the extra weight capability of the Zephyr a moot point considering the different types of batteries the two rigs could take? Based on our camera and lens package plus the number of people who could potentially use the rig, I'm wondering what Steadicam is best for us? I'd appreciate any information regarding the differences between the Aero 30 and the Zephyr. Thank you very much!
  22. Steadicam Zephyr for sale in the Washington DC metro area. Will deliver locally and ship at cost to buyer, preferably in the U.S. Will not part out individually, thanks. It is an Anton-Bauer gold/stud mount. Price: $6250 plus shipping I have upgraded the rig with the Tiffen dovetail second battery plate (gold/stud mount, $650 value), a Sky magic Post handle grip (for better control) and a Sky magic SmallHD 703 monitor yoke (if you happen to have one, works great for switching from high to low mode, $300 value for the two Skymagic items). The sled is being serviced at Tiffen this week (11th of February) to be ready for shipping later this month. The arm and vest are in good condition with cosmetic blemishes from use. I am the second owner. The full rig will be shipped in the standard Steadicam Thermodyne case with additional foam and bubble wrap for safe transport. Here is a comprehensive list of what I will include: Zephyr sled, gold mount Zephyr arm Zephyr vest Steadicam 7” 800 nit monitor (Marshall V-LCD70XHB-3GSDI) Tiffen dovetail second battery, gold mount Docking bracket Low-mode bracket Hirose XLR power and SDI cable for monitor SDI cables (2) Camera dovetail plate Zephyr counter-weights
  23. I'm selling my trusty Steadicam Zephyr! It will be sold as a unit . Upgrades are: Sky magic Post handle. Sky magic Monitor holder . 2X Monitors Brackets . 2X Docking Brackets . Second battery plate so can be hot swap. Lemo 3 pin cable to Dtap plugs. Lemo Cable to Aalexa MINI. Must HD 2000 nits HDR monitor. All of the vest interior have been upgraded to a more breathable Fabric with a better load spread . Steadimate included in the deal. Zephyr HD Sled -9 lb to 23 lb Payload -28" Two-Stage Adjustable Iso-Elastic Arm -Sled with Tool-Free Three-Axis Gimbal -Dual-Axis Vernier Adjustable Stage -Telescoping Carbon Fiber Center Post -7" HD 1000 cd/m² LCD Monitor -Standard Vest -V-Mount Battery Plate -Docking Bracket and Dovetail Plate -HD BNC and 3-Pin LEMO Connectors Zephyr Arm in the standard fleece bag Zephyr Vest with interior upgrade Zephyr Thermodyne Roller Case Monitor Power/Composite Video Cable Loom Dovetail with Pin and 2x Screws (1x 3/8”, 1x ¼”) 8x Zephyr Counter Weights 2x Docking Bracket 1x Low Mode Bracket 1x 2nd Battery Plate for Zephyr
  24. Hey all, I've been operating for almost 8 months now and this is my first post here. I'm tasked with flying the Arriflex SR3 on my Zephyr and I know I have to get some attachments to be able to do that. From my understanding I need a second battery plate with the ability to switch between serial and parallel in addition to cable adapters for the camera. However, when I searched Tiffen for any official 2nd plate for Zephyr I couldn't find any. I've been scouring the forums to find anything of use and I've found some stating that the Zephyr is able to fly 24V with some attachments, since everything else is already wired in - but that's pretty much it. Is there anywhere else I could find a suitable plate and is there anything else I am missing? Please correct me if I'm wrong and hit me with your wisdom. Thanks.
  25. Hi All, I'm Selling my Zephyr kit The arm and sled have just come back from being serviced by Tiffen. Has some blemished and scratches but everything works perfectly. Only selling because I upgraded. $7000 Located in Detroit, MI. Willing to ship, Buyer pays shipping. More photos can be viewed here - https://drive.google.com/open?id=11ktvSvNraUAKbveOHnngcUu_K3R-2TkB Here's everything that's included Sled w/gold mount Arm w/ fleece bag Standard Vest Thermodyne Roller Case (Fits entire package) Sky Magic Monitor yoke 1/4 20 monitor mount Steadicam/Marshall Monitor Second battery mount (gold mount) Low mode Bracket Balancing weights Docking bracket Dovetail plate with screws 1 Hirose to 4-pin XLR/sdi monitor Cable 2 SDI cables 3 pin to Red Epic/Scarlet 3 pin to Alexa mini/Amira cable 12v 3 pin to female P-tap Cable 3 pin to Red One Cable 3 pin to 4 pin XLR cable
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