In the articles that followed I have shown how I balance a variety of cameras, a medium size DSLR, a lightweight DSLR, a lightweight camcorder, and a point & shoot.
Today I'm showing how I balance an extremely lightweight smartphone, with sevenoak stabilizer Steady. Luckily, these days there are many inexpensive tripod head adapters for smartphones on internet, so this is an easy problem to solve. This is the tripod adapter I'm using:
With this problem addressed I can begin the methodical process I have outlined in the previous articles.
Bottom and front weight caps are replaced with the much lighter plastic caps.
Bottom and front weight screws all the way out.
Bottom weight pack on the third slot (forward most).
Camera attached to the middle channel in the stage, with the mini-steady weight and two thin bottom weights.
Sevenoak Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head SK-GH02 is a carbon fiber gimbal-type tripod head designed for large telephoto lenses and DSLR cameras. It incorporates an elevated tilt mechanism and adjustable platform that makes the camera/lens’ center of gravity and tilt axis of the head be perfectly aligned. Its gimbal-type design allows you to rotate your lens around its center of gravity and thus easily manipulate very large lenses. With separate locks for 360 degree panning base and swinging arm, the SK-GH02 is ideal for shooting sporting events, birds in flight, or other fast moving subjects.
Can be mounted to tripods via the built-in 3/8” screw hole at the bottom
With Arca-Swiss-compatible quick plate
Swings smoothly and safely
Height adjustable platform
Fits virtually any telephoto lens with a rotation collar
Made by carbon fiber and Aluminum
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