Has anyone tried to build this steadicam?
It looks rather easy to construct, and most of the parts can be found over eBay or other online stores:
The "U" frame;
The tripod plate (I think this is optional though)
The tripod with a ball head.
The only part I couldn't find is the additional bar that supports the counter weight. But I think something similar to this could work...
The total cost should be roughly 70$, which is kind of nice. AND it seems to be able to support a heavier weight if we compare it to the MMC Hague. The guy who made this DIY steadicam says it can support his Canon A1 which is about 5 lb.
I think I'm going to build one as soon as I receive my HV20