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I've been fortunate enough to operate many stabilizers over the years, and it's amazing how they continue to improve while at the same time become more affordable. Here's a look at yet another new product - the CAME H4 ultra portable Hand Held Video Stabilizer.

As a bonus, i've taken the time to walk you through the steps on how to balance most hand held stabilizers. During the (lengthy) balancing process in this video, you will learn the importance of many key features that will benefit you when shopping for any stabilizer.

Although you may find cheaper stabilizers on the market, many of them will lack a quick release plate with multiple mounting options, fine tuning knobs, an adjustable Gimbal handle, telescoping post, and folding counterweights. Without these features it would be extremely cumbersome to dial in perfect balance.

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If you're looking for great example footage from this unit, hang tight i'm still working on this. For now at least I have a short demo in the video above. I can assure you that this CAME H4 Hand Held Stabilizer is as good or better than any portable stabilizer i've used in the past. The CAME H4 build is a combination of Carbon Fiber and Aluminum with a very high quality anodized finish.

For DSLR Cameras relative to the size of a Canon 5D Mark II/MarkIII, the baseplate fits nicely with access to the battery door. The stabilizer folds down to a minimum height of just 12" inches and comes with a padded travel case. For more information, visit the product page at http://CAME-TV.Com

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You can also find this product available via Amazon (found here) and for International eBay (found here).

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End of the year, hundreds of items on sale, but here's three great deals worth mentioning.


Canon 5D Mark III Body
The Canon 5D Mark III is available via Adorama for just $2699
Regular Price $3408.95 Sale Price $2699.00 Price at Checkout + Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards (found here)


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The Canon 70-20mm F/2.8L IS II Lens drops down to just $1699!
Regular Price $2499.00 Sale Price $1799 after MIR Price at checkout + Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards (found here)


Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II (newest version) USM Zoom Lens - Just $1699
Regular Price $2299.00 Sale Price $1699 after MIR Price at Checkout + Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards (found here)

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Just FYI, the Canon 5D Mark III (Body) is down to just $2699 right now (found here). This is shipped and sold via Amazon, not a random third party company. Shop and compare, this is a pretty great deal considering the other major retailers are still listing the camera at over $3399 dollars (see it here). That's about a $700 dollar difference.

Not sure how long this price will be available (or is this a pricing mistake?). It very well could be pricing error since when you select the 24-105mm F/4 kit option, the price jumps up almost $1K ($3779 seen here) which is unusual bundle pricing for that kit. Typically a lens add-on only jumps it another $600 bucks so something doesn't appear correct. Check it out following the link (here).

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[UPDATE]: Looks like I was right. There was a pricing error and it's back to normal $3399 price. Anyone get in on this deal and saved $700 bucks???

[UPDATE #2]: Price jumped back down to $2699 for a few minutes and then back up to $2999. Not quite the same deal, but still priced $400 cheaper than current retailers at this moment.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only)
$3099.00 After checkout Reg. Price $3399.00
$175.00 value of accessories + 4% Rewards

Includes
SanDisk 32GB SDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card Watson LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh) Canon 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod

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Canon EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)
$1299.00 After checkout Reg. Price $1499.00
$78.90 value of accessories + 4% Rewards

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Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
$1599 After checkout Reg. Price $1,799.00
$170.85 value of accessories + 4% Rewards

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Canon T5i with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
$799.00 After checkout Reg. Price $ 849.00
$68.90 value of accessories + 4% Rewards

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Canon EOS T5i w/ EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
$1019.00 After checkout Reg. Price $1,049.00
$68.90 value of accessories + 4% Rewards

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The video community is running wild with all types of samples from the new Magic Lantern hack that enables RAW output from the Canon 5D Mark III (and soon other cams). The guys over there are doing some amazing work, so make sure you stop by and donate to get this project moving faster. The 11 stops of dynamic range pulled from a full frame sensor camera is an amazing combination to have.

I'm guessing once the ML menus have been refined and the workflow to process the RAW images becomes easier, this will create a second wave demand on the 5D Mark III. If you're looking for one, the Canon 5D Mark III currently retails for $3400+ (no current rebates), so as a reminder there are still deals available for Brand New, USA Warranty, Canon 5D Mark III cameras at below $2890 (check here).

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Varavon's new Multi Finder 'Uni' is an upgraded version of the original Varavon Pro Finder LCD ViewFinder. The universal ability is achieved by an adjustment plate that allows multi-axis adjustments to align with most DSLR cameras on the market with a 3.2"-3.5" LCD such as the 5D Mark III, D800, Nikon D4, and more.

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The Varavon Multi Finder Uni attaches securely through a quick release system at the Anti-Twist Baseplate, offers a diopter for less than perfect vision, and unique low angle shooting via an internal mirror. The new Varavon Multi Finder Uni is available now starting at approx. $229 found on eBay (click here)

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Jonas writes in and shares a link to a discounted 5D Mark III through an organized Group Buy via eBay. To be honest, I wasn't aware that these Group Buy Deals even existed, mainly because it's only available in AU.

This is not available for USA residents (and other countries), but it's worth taking a look if you qualify as there seems to be a number of these types of deals listed. Check out a Canon 5D Mark III posted up recently as part of the GroupBuy deal via ebay.com.au (Click Here).

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Canon 5D Mark III Group Buy Deal

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The real OEM BG-E11 battery grip for the Canon 5D Mark III will run about $300 dollars. You can find that on the product page (click here). I'm sure the OEM is the best of the best, but i've managed to purchase several aftermarket grips for my T2i, 60D, 5D Mark II, and Canon 7D.

When I found the price dropping on the aftermarket BG-E11 grips, I decided to get one for the Mark III for around $50 dollars. You can find the grips via eBay (Click Here).

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If you haven't already heard the news, Canon has announced that it will release a firmware update to the Canon 5D Mark III that will allow uncompressed HDMI output (article here). Nothing to get too excited about just yet since the release date is expected to be released on April 2013.

Still, even without this feature the camera is amazing and shines especially well in dim lighting. If you've been eyeballing the camera, there's another $400 dollar discount on the Canon 5D Mark III (Body Only) via eBay Daily Deals (Click Here)
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