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John Jaquish

Steadicam Varizoom Blackhawk for 15-25lb Cameras - Great starter rig

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I've had this rig for years, and it's still flying cameras. It's rated for cameras 15-25 lbs, though I've definitely pushed it up to 30 lbs or more (e.g. RED One with a RED 25mm lens plus extras, etc.). You can also get a weight plate for lighter cameras (not included here). It's not the prettiest thing, but it works, especially if you're looking for a beginner rig that can fly heavier cameras/set-ups. The big suitcase-looking thing is in fact the original case, though you could fit this into a couple of Pelican cases if you want to get serious. SD rig with 2-pin LEMO power. Comes with the following:

  • Post
  • Arm
  • Vest
  • Dovetail Plate
  • 7" SD Monitor
  • 3-Stud 14.4v Varizoom Batteries (x2)
  • Docking plate to attach to stand (stand not included; I use a C-stand)
  • Case shown in pictures
  • A variety of cables, including: BNC (x2), 2-pin LEMO splitter, 2-pin LEMO to P-/D-Tap, 2-pin LEMO to P-Tap splitter, 2-pin LEMO to DC, 2-pin LEMO to 6-pin LEMO (for RED One power) and 2-pin LEMO to 3-pin XLR power


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