Been creating still images for the ad world for some time now.
Whew! I watched that just in time! It really makes one think, do I push on or quit and fall back into the safety net of not trying? Wether success or failure awaits at the finish line, I think I will push on with the comfort of knowing that I can blame it on my insanity with either outcome.
It looks nice. Now I just need more room in my lens case!
I opted for the Nikon 28 ais instead because of this fact. Not exactly an exact replacemt for a 24, but close enough and an amazing performer. Even the color is a pretty close match. I have all their other lenses which are great and especially as Stephen has mentioned, the 35 and 50 are standouts. These two will hang with nearly any lens out there. Many actually prefer their look over higher end glass which can be a little cooler and more analytical.
The link to the Gyro VU-S page above lists the weight (5.45 lbs.) is for the PRO model, not the S model, which is listed at 4.75 lbs. in the specs when you go through the store port. I should also add that this is made in the USA and has local CA support.
The Gyro VU-S at 4.75 lbs. is the lightest gimbal that I've been able to find that can handle the BMCC plus accessories for a total of up to 8 lbs. It also features 360 degree slip connectors for continuous circle panning and it's bearings are separate from the motors which is what allows it to handle the heavy weights. It's is currently on sale for under $2,000 http://www.gyrovu.com/gyrovu-s/ I have ordered one for use with my BMCC, BMPCC and GH-4. Based on the opinions about the importance of reduced weight, I have a feeling the BMPCC will become the default camera for this rig. But it's nice to now, it can handle the heavier BMCC if needed.
Dropped a Tokina 11-16 lens from about 4ft. The UV filter on the front shattered to pieces, but the lens continues to work fine. Good stuff too.