ouno wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:26 am
Wow, the Quark stabilizer seems to work much better than the Revl Arc:
Interesting device. I suspect I'll check this one out. At the pre-order price it's a good deal. At the MSRP, it's a pricey option for single axis stabilization.
I agree that it'll be nice to add waterproof stabilization to a mature camera we already trust. That's a plus. The battery life is kind of rough since it does not seem like the battery is removeable. While I can turn my camera on and off via remote to preserve battery life, the quark will be powered up all the time. And it seems like I'd have to remove it and charge it for two hours to get back at it.
The Revl has removable batteries so you'd be able to swap in a new cell more easily. I suspect they both have a similar design and will have the same stability challenges as were mentioned. Makes sense that a low angle kite will be easier to handle than a high angle kite. Much tougher to figure out.
I finally got to hold a REVL last week and it is a very well manufactured solid device. Smaller and heavier than I thought, but looks pretty cool. There seems to be a lot of stoke and financial backing for their device, which makes me think it's is likely to hang around longer than the Quark will. We'll see...