stuff you need,stuff that's nice to have
Throughout the book we have mentioned various widgets to help you expand the capabilities of your Steadicam. Some accessories are absolutely necessary, like a focus motor system or an F-bracket. Others, like a Rickshaw, superpost, or triax adapter, are more optional. What you have in your kit depends a lot on your wallet, on the type of work you do, and the need for backup gear.
Accessories almost everyone should have
For practicing: A practice cage end MiniDV or similar video camera.
For general operating: Several different length arm posts (if your arm will accommodate). Extra power and video ...