By site editor Dan Chung:
Tiffen’s legendary Steadicam system has now been made super affordable to news and documentary shooter. For $499 US you will be able to buy the handheld version of the new Steadicam Solo, first seen at NAB earlier this year. It has a ‘proper’ Steadicam gimbal and has the option to be attached to a full arm and vest for an extra $1000 odd.
The system is small enough to travel with in a suitcase and is also lighter than a lot of the competition. It also converts into a monopod so you need to carry one less thing on your travels.