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U3x Longbow-DSLR XE (Extended Edition) Camera Steadicam
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Apr 03, 2012 17:34:11 PDT
US $174.75
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Olivebridge, New York, United States


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 This Listing is for one Longbow-DSLR XE (Extended Edition)

Description For DSLR Cameras and compact video cameras up to 4 lbs. The first stabilizer with 6 inches of adjustment side to side. Accepts all cameras with a ¼” mount. 

Please read our feedback. This is not a toy with limited capabilities and no refund offer. We stand behind it and it really works.


  • No tools required for assembly or adjustment
  • Camera mounting slot to adjust camera back and forth and side to side.
  • Easy to replace and add weights from parts available at most hardware stores.
  • Low Friction Gimbal - sealed bearing, universal joint combination.
  • Foam cushioned handle.
  • Kit includes enough weights for most cameras.


  • Load Capacity 4 lbs
  • Head Assembly/Top Stage with Gimbal and adjustable camera slide. Weight: 24oz without weights
  • Overall Length: 19 inches

Longbow U3x Shots from Sean King on Vimeo


Not manufactured - Proudly built in our New York shop!



Q: My camera is heavier than 3 lbs. Will it work?

Customers have successfully modified the Longbow-DSLR to work with larger cameras like the Canon 7D. If you would like to use the Longbow with your heaver camera, please purchase the Longbow XE (Extended Edition) in this listing.

Q: Is this product for me?

Operating any Camera Stabilizer is a skill. Many people begin incorporating Longbow shots in their work after only a few hours. As you would expect, mastery takes longer.  A key benefit of the Longbow is that you can acquire these skills without a big investment. Folks who buy it in anticipation of their next project without any time to practice may be disappointed.

Q: What  should I look for in a camera stabilizer?

Look for a rig that can be fine adjusted side to side and back to front. Most inexpensive ebay stabilizers have limited side to side adjustments.   Unless you’re fortunate to have a camera that’s perfectly balanced over the cameras tripod mount these limited stabilizers just won’t work. Also, it makes sense to buy a stabilizer that you can return.  The U3x Longbow is one of the few systems under $200 to offer a refund and of course it has multiple ways to fine tune the side to side balance and a low friction gimbal.

Q: What is a side-to-side over balance condition and how do I avoid it?

The objective is to have the camera and stabilizer rig in balance about the gimbal along all three axes – side-to-side, front-to-back, and top-to-bottom. Side-to-Side Over Balance occurs when balancing cameras where the center of gravity is not over the camera’s tripod mount. In stabilizer rigs without good side to side correction you are forced to add more weight to the bottom side weight position than is needed for balance along the top to bottom axis.  Basically, you have to put so much weight on to correct side to side balance; you can’t get the balance right from top to bottom. This is why it is important to have multiple effective ways to adjust side to side balance in addition to adding weights. 

Q: Will the Longbow work with Digital SLR cameras like the Canon D7?

Yes. The problem with mounting D-SLR cameras to any stabilizer is that the camera’s center of gravity is not over the tripod mount. So it tilts if the rig does not have good side to side balance correction.

Q: Will it work with my digital still camera and lens combinations?

We don’t know and we don’t know why not. You can always create a balance situation that no stabilizer can handle. But the Longbow is one of the most versatile. We can’t say for sure but to give you a chance to try it out we offer a full refund for 14 days.

Q: Will it work with my particular video camera?

It’s been tested on compact video cameras and camera up to 4 lbs. Because of the cost involved we can only test a few models. Given the versatility of the Longbow you have the highest probability of success for any stabilizer in this price range and we offer a try-buy full refund.  

Q: What if my camera’s  tripod mount that is nowhere near the center?

DSLR Cameras and video cams like the Canon HF200 have a tripod mount on the extreme right hand side. The new Longbow-DSLR (shown here) allows up to 6 inches of side to side adjustment.

Q: Do you include weights?

Yes, enough for most cameras. Larger cameras will require additional weights commonly available at your local hardware store.


Here's a few of the overwhelmingly Postive Feedback we have received for our other video stabilizer products.

* This product rocks. It adds much more stability to my projects. It is golden.

* This stabilizer is THE BEST I FOUND for shooting non stationary video subjects!!

* Excellent quality! Every camcorder should have one!

* Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for!

* Beautiful product, fast shipping, thanks for a smooth deal! AAAA++++


Try this support for 14 days. If you're not satisfied we'll gladly refund your money!


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Note to International Buyers: VAT and import duties are set by your country and are typically collected COD. They are the Responsibility of the Buyer.


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