I'm pretty new to DSLR, and am looking for a hand-held rig for my Canon 5D Mark III that allows me to do smooth camera moves. I'd be grateful for any suggestions. I checked with a sales rep at B&H who gave me the following three recommendations, and said of these he would choose the CobraCrane SteadyTracker Xtreme (the top link), which is the most expensive of these three. Let me know if you disagree or think there are better choices, thanks a lot:
Hi Neil - welcome to the world of DSLR video. Getting smooth handheld shots from a relatively heavy camera such as the 5D Mark III can be a challenge. I use a Flycam 5000 because the "pole type" stabilizers with longitudinal weights allow for finer adjustments than the curved type.