CAMERA: Gizmos and widgets, rigs and whatzits for stabilization

If you’ve picked up a photography magazine lately and looked at the ads, you’ve noticed we are being inundated with new gadgets for stabilizing your DSLR for shooting video.

I know they have their place, and if it helps you shoot a better video I can’t say anything negative about them. It just strikes me as overkill. Recently I purchased an DSLR that shoots video. I used it to cover the MLK Day Parade and volleyball in Sebastian, I only used a monopod.

It worked rather well, especially on the go. I would still use a tripod if it had to be on one subject for an extended period of time.

Here’s a link to a selection of what I’m talking about: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/buy/DSLR-Video-Rigs/N/4294544657

I must admit, the more I look at them, the more enthralled I become at the thought of a new gizmo. I would still like to think I have a steady enough hand after 10 years of shooting not to buy something like this.

Maybe I’m just being stubborn – it wouldn’t be the first time.

Well, if you’re going to do it, go all out right?

Zacuto Double Barrel with Accessory Kit, $4,014.95 – http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/747393-REG/Zacuto_Double_Barrel_with_Accessory.html

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