In an earlier OTech video review, I took a look at the IndiPro Tools DSLR Stabilizer Rigs the Runner and the Gunner. So many people asked to see sample shots from each rig so I decided to take both out for a test run. For what they’re designed to do, both of these stabilizers stood up to my setup. I started shooting around with the Canon EOS Rebel T4i with the Canon 40mm f/2.8 EF Pancake. This combo is very lightweight. For simple stationary panning, tilting and tracking, this setup worked well but I wanted to see how a heavier load would perform so I threw on the beefier Canon 24-105mm lens. The added weight did make it easier to get steadier shots since there was more weight to hold down the entire rig.
Rigs like the Runner and the Gunner are made with the intention of steadying stationary panning, tilting and tracking type shots. The micro-vibrations that you experience when shooting handheld are greatly, if not entirely, reduced when a rig is implemented. Any type of unit that brings your hands further apart from the camera and/or creates multiple points of camera-to-body contact will improve the stability of your shots. If you try to walk or run with this type of rig, your shots are going to suffer. For walking or running, a steadicam style stabilizer or vest is going to be your best bet.camera rig, camera stabilizer, DSLR rig, gunner, IndiePro Tools, IndiePro Tools Gunner, indiePro Tools Runner, review, rig, runner, sample, test