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  1. #1 Zhiyun crane plus + BMPCC + Sigma 18-35 
    Just got a Zhiyun Crane Plus for my BMPCC and fortunately have some small Nikon lenses to throw on it.

    The Sigma 18-35 is obviously a different beast however, way too front heavy.

    Has anybody else tried with this combination? I guess counterweights are the only option?

    Thanks in advance for any tips!
    Last edited by cristo; 12-16-2018 at 01:34 PM.
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    I didn't try my Sigma 18-35, but I did use counterweights to balance the camera with SLR magic lenses. Zhiyun offer a 100 gram weight.
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    My Nikon 24mm and BMPCC balances well and the lens weighs 290g.

    My Sigma is 845g - so I reckon I'll need approx 500g to counter balance
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    It's arguably not a great lens of for gimbal anyway.
    I had micro jitters on longer lenses and ended up using SLR Magic and Olympus wides. My Voigtlander 25mm is long in length and jittered.
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    It's arguably not a great lens of for gimbal anyway.
    I think you might be right, but have found some old glidecam weights that might help - will have a test before Christmas. If I have any success will post here.

    It might be that I'll have to find a gimbal friendly equivalent to the Sigma - how are the SLR Magics?

    p.s SLR Magics look pretty nice if this vid is anything to go by:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KDJqw0E-MU
    Last edited by cristo; 12-18-2018 at 07:05 PM.
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    I love m y SLR Magic. Shot a film on the Crane Plus and it worked out great.
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