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Garrett Brown; Jerry Holway - Steadicam Tango

Taking Steadicam to the next level


Garrett Brown; Jerry Holway - Steadicam Tango

The lightweight Steadicam® TANGO provides floor-to-ceiling boom range with lateral reach, full stability, and simple, economical construction. TANGO™ is a Steadicam accessory for use with today’s miniature HD cameras according to Steve Tiffen, President and CEO of The Tiffen Company.   “TANGO is designed to be a straightforward, bolt-on addition for future Tango-compatible Steadicam models.”


The Steadicam TANGO™ balances and feels like a single sled carrying all components. It provides a comfortable, centered operating position, even at full up/down boom. It incorporates rugged, all-mechanical construction and uses a conventional Steadicam sled plus the six pound Tiffen Tango extension.  “There are no electronics, gyros, wiring, connectors or power-hungry components,” said Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam.  “It also has a large-aperture, interior cable-path for camera/CCU interconnection. With your eyes closed, it feels like a normal Steadicam.” 

  • STEADICAM® TANGO features:

    • Nine-foot continuous elevation and traverse with back-pan and back-tilt

    • 360 degree pan, ±90 , ±90 degree tilt available throughout boom range

    • Optimum pan/tilt inertia at all times

    • Camera fits into small openings with full angular control       

    • 6 lb. camera payload @ 3:1 extension equals 29 lb. total    

    • Rapid conversion from “Tango” mode to conventional Steadicam    

    • Stable – when walking, running, climbing stairs 

    • Silent – no servo motor noise 

    • Fast – ultra-rapid traverse, elevation, pan/tilt

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