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Open Box Merlin Arm + Vest

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Open Box Steadicam (MERLIN-ARMVEST) Merlin arm and vest upgrade kit (Does NOT include metal gimbal)
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ex-demo_steadicam_merlin-armvest / MERLIN-ARMVEST
THIS IS A USED OR EX-DEMO ITEM
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Product Details

Overview
Tiffen brings you the latest technological advances to the award-winning Steadicam Merlin.
The Steadicam Merlin is by far the world’s lightest and most advanced hand-held stabilizer. Ultra-rigid aluminum construction enables stable moving shots at unprecedented focal lengths, and inventor Garrett Brown’s unique Folding-Caliper hinge extends and retracts to balance cameras as light as one-half pound, yet it automatically seeks the compact storage position.
By itself Merlin weighs just 13 ounces (.36kg) without its stainless steel add-on weights. With the standard gimbal, Merlin was rated to carry camcorders weighing only as much as six pounds (2.7 kg).
The new Merlin Arm and Vest make extended shooting nearly effortless. Even with heavy cameras – up to seven pounds (3.2kg) with the optional Metal Gimbal – the Merlin can now fly for hours without undue fatigue, and preserve all the flexibility and reach of the operator’s...
Included in box
  • 2lb to 7.5lb/3.2kg Camera Capacity Iso-Elastic Arm with 28" Boom Range
  • Merlin Vest with vertical adjustment and two-axis socket block
  • Additional Merlin Weight Set
  • Quick-start guide for assembly and use

    *Does not include additional Metal Gimbal

About the Open Box Merlin Arm + Vest

Tiffen brings you the latest technological advances to the award-winning Steadicam Merlin.

The Steadicam Merlin is by far the world’s lightest and most advanced hand-held stabilizer. Ultra-rigid aluminum construction enables stable moving shots at unprecedented focal lengths, and inventor Garrett Brown’s unique Folding-Caliper hinge extends and retracts to balance cameras as light as one-half pound, yet it automatically seeks the compact storage position.

By itself Merlin weighs just 13 ounces (.36kg) without its stainless steel add-on weights. With the standard gimbal, Merlin was rated to carry camcorders weighing only as much as six pounds (2.7 kg).

The new Merlin Arm and Vest make extended shooting nearly effortless. Even with heavy cameras – up to seven pounds (3.2kg) with the optional Metal Gimbal – the Merlin can now fly for hours without undue fatigue, and preserve all the flexibility and reach of the operator’s own arms.

The 2.6lb (1.2kg) Merlin Vest is the lightest and thinnest ever made – it can even be worn under a tuxedo jacket – and it’s designed to fit the entire gamut of human sizes and shapes. For 23kg eight-year-olds or 150kg linebackers, the Merlin Vest provides complete comfort and functionality for extended productions and long continuous shots. All adjustments are ‘no-tools, including the right-arm/left-arm changeover.

The Merlin Arm is ultra-light and extremely capable. It’s a 7/8 scale version of its big brothers, the Flyer, G-50 and G-70 arms, and provides the same legendary performance and flexibility including instant, knob-adjustable control of lifting power for camera payloads between 2.5 and 7 lbs. (1.1 to 3.2 kg)  The Merlin Arm also provides enormous vertical lifting range (28” or 71cm) and full ‘iso-elasticity’ so you’ll need only ounces of force to maintain the highest or lowest lens heights (from way above the head to below the waist).  Like its big brothers, the Merlin Arm includes two-axis adjustment of the arm-to-body angle so that people of differing shapes can  adjust the lifting angle to their most comfortable posture. Together the Merlin Arm and Vest actually increase your shooting options. The operator can ease the Merlin back against the body and shoot ‘handheld’, with both hands on the camera, and fly seamlessly back off the shoulder and continue moving. With practice operators can fly the Merlin one-handed right off of the mounting post during a shot (docking the arm to the vest with the other hand) and execute those unique Merlin shot opportunities – ultra-low- or ultra-high-angles – and then slip it back onto the arm to continue the shot

The STEADICAM® MERLIN™ is ultra-light, ultra-rigid, ultra precise, folds spectacularly and is beautiful – in short, the ideal instrument for today’s videographers with camcorders weighing up to 5 pounds.  For documentaries, weddings, news segments, commercials, even low-budget features, the Merlin shines. In practiced hands, it performs as impressively as the big $60,000 Steadicam, yet remains ultimately unobtrusive. The Merlin is not only stable, it is also an inherently graceful way to hold a camera –not only for big moves and running around, but also for those subtle, imperceptible and elegant displacements of the lens that cannot be achieved any other way.

And now, with the new Merlin Arm and Vest, one will be able to shoot longer and ‘fly’ more easily and more precisely than with anything else on the market.

ARM:

  • Total Payload: Knob-adjustable from 4 to 15 lbs (1.8 to 6.8 kg).
  • Arm Weight: 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)
  • Lifting Range: 28 vertical inches (71 cm)
  • Mounting: Two axis adjustment of arm-tobody angle, with quick-release right-hand / left-hand changeover

VEST:

  • Weight: 2.6 lbs (1.179 kg)
  • Size Range: Fits the widest variety of human shapes and sizes of any Steadicam  vest (from 23 kg 8-year-olds to 150 kg
    linebackers!)
  • Fasteners: Thin, all-hook and loop fasteners permit unobtrusive use and ultra-compact disassembly and transport.

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