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Whats the difference from a scorpion steady cam to camera cage?
whats the difference from a scorpion steady cam to camera cage?
Is guess it would be with a cage has the ability to hold it from all angles while the scorpion has one arm.
Cage>Scorpipon every day
Cage gives you two handed stabilization while moving your hands away from the camera.
The scorpion relies on your hand staying still ad gravity where as the cage relies on both of your hands (which absorb the vast majority of shake) as well as gravity.
Cage is better.
I agree with a cage over the "scorpion" option any day. Much better control over the camera with two hands. I wouldn't really call either a "steady cam" though, as there will still be a great deal of vibration at speed while skiing (which is fine if thats the look youre going for). Personal favorite camera rig other than a glidecam would be a fig rig (basically a big circular frame around the camera so you can hold it from any side). They can be a little pricey if you buy one, but you can make one fairly easily.
it really depends on what cage you are getting. some cages will do the exact same as the scorpion handle (only having a handle on the top)some wont even have a handle at all and will instead have a set of rails
realistically the main advantage of a cage is to allow you to mount more accessories to the camera - external recording devices, screens, mics, follow focus etc
In my opinion the two aren't even comparable and are used for completely different things - if you want just the handle then why are you paying a bunch of extra money for the cage? if want the ability to add accessories to your camera and perhaps mount the cage to a tripod etc later then go for the cage
and if you want the two handed stabilization go fig rig over the cage - cage deosnt seem to be at all what you are looking for
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