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    Question Glide Gear SYL-500 Hand Held Video Stabilizer

    Thinking of picking up the Glide Gear SYL-500
    Looked into the SYL-3000, but might be overkill for the A6000.
    There is also the SYL-1000.

    http://www.amazon.com/Glide-Gear-Vid...pr_product_top

    Does anyone have any experience or knowledge they can share about either of these?
    Is there another brand that you would recommend?

    Or forget about it...the A6000 doesn't "need" this contraption!

    *Price & quality is a decision factor.
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    If you are using lenses with image stabilization like your SELP18105G, SELP1650, SEL55210, SEL50F18, SEL35F18 I wouldn't use anything (maybe monopod for stationary situation)
    And how would you shoot low angle with that thing?

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    Maybe something like this, under $5.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obelix View Post
    If you are using lenses with image stabilization like your SELP18105G, SELP1650, SEL55210, SEL50F18, SEL35F18 I wouldn't use anything (maybe monopod for stationary situation)
    And how would you shoot low angle with that thing?

    Thanks Obelix for your feedback.
    What I understand is that if I'm using the SELP18105G a hand held stabilizer shouldn't be required for smooth video, due to the OSS already in the lens?

    I just find that the Glide Gear products are quite interesting and wondered if it would help improve my video projects.
    First time working in video with a camera vs a camcorder.

    I'm not so sure about low angle shots...
    Sony Alpha A6000
    SEL1018 : SELP18105G : SELP1650 : SEL55210 : SEL50F18 : SEL35F18 : SEL30M35 : SEL20F28
    VCL-ECU1 Ultra Wide Lens Converter
    Fotodiox PRO NIK(G) - NEX D-Click Adapter
    ECM-XYST1M
    HVL-F20M
    LIM'S LE-HCA6000BK Half Case
    N
    eewer Vertical Battery Grip

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragion/

    Novice with a passion for creativity!
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    *hand-held only

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    All I am saying is try it out without any stabilizing rig and see how it looks, yes OSS lenses should help with video recording

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obelix View Post
    All I am saying is try it out without any stabilizing rig and see how it looks, yes OSS lenses should help with video recording
    I see...thanks!

    Jay,
    Can you chime in and share your experience with the A6000's video quality with the SELP18105G.
    Does it need anymore stabilization?

    Thanks!


    I'm used to the "SteadyShot" built into the Sony Handycam and would like to be able to reproduce it on the A6000.

    I don't want to regret selling my camcorder for the SELP18105G.
    Sony Alpha A6000
    SEL1018 : SELP18105G : SELP1650 : SEL55210 : SEL50F18 : SEL35F18 : SEL30M35 : SEL20F28
    VCL-ECU1 Ultra Wide Lens Converter
    Fotodiox PRO NIK(G) - NEX D-Click Adapter
    ECM-XYST1M
    HVL-F20M
    LIM'S LE-HCA6000BK Half Case
    N
    eewer Vertical Battery Grip

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragion/

    Novice with a passion for creativity!
    Joint Photographic Experts Group

    *hand-held only

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    Hi guys and great question Dragion I have never used one of those camera stabilizers, but they make sense from and engineering stand point and would certainly help smooth out the video. It's hard to hold a camera steady even with OSS because that is stabilizing the lens itself. This device distributes the load so you can't make and sudden jerky movements that are constantly happening when normally hand-holding.

    I was able to get very smooth video with the A6000 and SELP18105G, but I have very steady hands and a ton of practice. If you want to easily get smoother video a rig like this would help for sure. Getting low to the ground would require digging a hole or another style rig with the handle on top. They look like a C shape usually.

    I hope that helps a little,
    Jay
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    Jay - Comments, Questions, and Critiques always welcomed and encouraged!

    Current Everyday Gear: Sony A7r, Sony A6400, Sony Nex-6, Sigma 56mm f/1.4 Lens, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Lens, Sony E 18-55mm, Sony E 55-210mm OSS Lens, Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Pancake, Rainbow Imagining MC/MD Lens Adapter w/ Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 PG Rokkor Lens

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