Gimbal or steadicam / glidecam for M50 mark ii? Budget: about €100/$110

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winterwonderland Forum Member • Posts: 69
Gimbal or steadicam / glidecam for M50 mark ii? Budget: about €100/$110
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Im looking for a budget-friendly gimbal or steadicam (glidecam?) for my m50 mark ii, but im not certain which one to go for...

My field is mostly videographing nature wonders, wildlife, moving things (animals, cars, people) etc. No city life, but occasionally people. Terrain would be mostly "off-road", hills, mountains etc., so i would certainly be a lot on the move.

I have experiences with both a gimbal and a steadicam, but that's when i have recorded for my friend. I am equally happy with both, so im not certain which one to go for...

I have tried browsing for a suitable gimbal, and the zhiyun crane m2 seems to be well-respected gimbal, but a tad bit above my budget, it seems. Also, its weight seems to be a bit of an issue, perhaps? I have Smallrig cage-setup + a top handle on its way to me, and combining that along with a gimbal seems to be a overload, right? That way, a steadicam would be a more affordable/suitable option, i reckon. What do you lot think?

As for lenses im using on my m50 mark ii, i have a 22mm and 11-22mm, so not that "heavy" lenses, i guess.

For the budget, i was looking for one that costs about €100/$110... I can perhaps stretch for €150/$165 if something more suitable would fit me.

Also, im not unfamiliar with buying used, so that will also be for this case.

With that in mind, any recommendations? Gimbal or a steadicam?

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)
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