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May 18, 2011 16:16 |  #136

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For your minimal rig, what's the cineroid evf mounted to? And what do you use the redrock microShoeClamp for?

the cineroid is mounted to a microShoeArm (small), with a zacuto zud on the end of it. i like the zuds much better than the redrock microSpuds. the zuds have a hex-screw locking bolt that prevents the zud from slipping off whatever it's attached to. the microShoeClamp is on the hot shoe. it can be used to mount anything that can be fastened to 15mm diameter rods/mounts like zuds and microSpuds.

i like using the setup as pictured. i could put the cineroid on a ball shoe mount, but i find it sits too high off the camera for my liking. the combination og the arm and clamp let the cineroid sit very close to the eyepiece on the camera.


  
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May 18, 2011 16:49 |  #137

@mizer357, sent you a PM to discuss it further. Thanks for the info!


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Jul 25, 2011 21:43 |  #138

I need some advice. I'm about to upgrade my tripod and head.

There are a few options I'm looking at:

Option 1:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …SOLO_DV_Carbon_​Fiber.html (external link)

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http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Vision_Blue_Pa​n_and.html (external link)

Option 2:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …amera_Support_S​ystem.html (external link)

Option 3:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …SOLO_DV_Carbon_​Fiber.html (external link)

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http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Cine_DSLR_Fluid​_Head.html (external link)

I am going to be mounting a Canon 5D Mark II or 60D + lens + a Zacuto baseplate for Z-finder + battery grip + 2 batteries.

I weighed by 60D and with my smallest prime lens, it comes to about 4 pounds 9 ounces.

I also hope to incorporate the Manfrotto 577 quick release system so I can go from Glidecam to tripod. I've already bought 1. I'm hoping that this works. If it does, that should add another 10 ounces.

I'm assuming this will be enough weight for the Vinten Blue to handle perfectly (let me know if I'm wrong).

Anyways, for my needs, which head and tripod combination would you recommend?




  
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Jul 26, 2011 07:11 as a reply to  @ post 12222603 |  #139

Set up for action ....


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Jul 26, 2011 16:25 |  #140

HansSteinert wrote in post #12822360 (external link)
I need some advice. I'm about to upgrade my tripod and head.

There are a few options I'm looking at:

Option 1:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …SOLO_DV_Carbon_​Fiber.html (external link)

+

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Vision_Blue_Pa​n_and.html (external link)

Option 2:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …amera_Support_S​ystem.html (external link)

Option 3:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …SOLO_DV_Carbon_​Fiber.html (external link)

+

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Cine_DSLR_Fluid​_Head.html (external link)

I am going to be mounting a Canon 5D Mark II or 60D + lens + a Zacuto baseplate for Z-finder + battery grip + 2 batteries.

I weighed by 60D and with my smallest prime lens, it comes to about 4 pounds 9 ounces.

I also hope to incorporate the Manfrotto 577 quick release system so I can go from Glidecam to tripod. I've already bought 1. I'm hoping that this works. If it does, that should add another 10 ounces.

I'm assuming this will be enough weight for the Vinten Blue to handle perfectly (let me know if I'm wrong).

Anyways, for my needs, which head and tripod combination would you recommend?

I'd say go with the Sachtler DSLR head, that thing is beautiful and they make the best heads (imo)


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Aug 11, 2011 04:46 |  #141
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My humble set up.

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Sigma 50mm 1.4 prime lens
Habbycam shoulder mount
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Jag35 Monitor X-Finder and hood
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Aug 11, 2011 13:09 |  #142

Interesting habbycam shoulder brace...


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Aug 15, 2011 02:02 |  #143
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Indeed http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=8xfEzXRXgQI (external link)




  
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Aug 31, 2011 19:59 |  #144

Dont have the field monitor on it in this pic, but it gives a general idea of the tripod rig. Ill take another of the shoulder rig when I get a chance.


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Sep 01, 2011 06:09 |  #145
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ben_r_ wrote in post #13032771 (external link)
Dont have the field monitor on it in this pic, but it gives a general idea of the tripod rig. Ill take another of the shoulder rig when I get a chance.

Is that the Proaim matte box? I have that.




  
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Sep 01, 2011 08:41 |  #146

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Is that the Proaim matte box? I have that.

No, the whole rig is Redrock Micro.


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Sep 05, 2011 02:38 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #147

Tripod and a monopod is all you will ever need. Tried the whole matte box, shoulder rig deal....too heavy and too long to setup. Anything more than a monopod and tripod are for show IMHO


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Sep 05, 2011 03:14 |  #148

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Tripod and a monopod is all you will ever need. Tried the whole matte box, shoulder rig deal....too heavy and too long to setup. Anything more than a monopod and tripod are for show IMHO

Hmph, I do agree that one can definitly do without a matte box (though it can be helpful if you have it, no doubt about that). I think saying that a shoulder rig is for show is a REALLY silly and a pretty arrogant statement. The shoulder rig is a middle ground between tripod and monopod. You obviously don't shoot in situations that would require one, otherwise you would understand the value of it. Tripods are great for stationary work when you need to support a lot of weight (ie, monitor, external sound + mic, and maybe a top mount LED light). Problem with Tripods is that they take up a lot of space and are a PITA to move around... so you can forget about ever using this for something like a wedding where you need to move in close, really fast, and get close-ups of the vows, rings, ect ect during key parts of the ceremony while remaining discrete. This is where the shoulder rig comes in, you couldn't put all that equipment on a monopod and use it effectively, it would be incredibly top heavy and you would look pretty silly..

Its just great to have the mount-ability of using a tripod with the move-ability of a monopod all wrapped up into one. If you think its too heavy, might be time to start hitting the gym. :lol:


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Sep 05, 2011 03:21 |  #149

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Hmph, I do agree that one can definitly do without a matte box (though it can be helpful if you have it, no doubt about that). I think saying that a shoulder rig is for show is a REALLY silly and a pretty arrogant statement. The shoulder rig is a middle ground between tripod and monopod. You obviously don't shoot in situations that would require one, otherwise you would understand the value of it. Tripods are great for stationary work when you need to support a lot of weight (ie, monitor, external sound + mic, and maybe a top mount LED light). Problem with Tripods is that they take up a lot of space and are a PITA to move around... so you can forget about ever using this for something like a wedding where you need to move in close, really fast, and get close-ups of the vows, rings, ect ect during key parts of the ceremony while remaining discrete. This is where the shoulder rig comes in, you couldn't put all that equipment on a monopod and use it effectively, it would be incredibly top heavy and you would look pretty silly..

Its just great to have the mount-ability of using a tripod with the move-ability of a monopod all wrapped up into one. If you think its too heavy, might be time to start hitting the gym. :lol:

arrogant is not the word, experience is. I had an indifocus rig for 6 months and used it for 2 gigs. Arms got so tired, could barely use the follow focus while keeping things steady. Like you mentioned tripod for stability, monopod for more flexibility. Why expend all that energy keeping things stable with your arms and shoulders when you can simply do the same with a monopod? Not to mention with only the weight of the body and lens.

Why couldn't you put all that on a monopod? If you think it looks silly, might want to have the vanity levels checked :lol:


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Sep 05, 2011 03:59 |  #150

There appears to be an element missing here. I use professional shoulder-mounted cameras that one can have sitting on their shoulder for hours, all the while controlling zoom and focus, also the cameras can easily weigh over 10lbs. The key here is balance.

I see it all too often that people get shoulder mounts, and then neglect to make them equally heavy in the back as well is in the front, the rig has to be balanced on your shoulder so that the camera is being carried only by your shoulder and the only thing your hands do is point the device and control the rings, sticks and/or buttons on the lens.

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