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Jun 08, 2012 12:22 |  #76

Jon wrote in post #14544942 (external link)
But that's the whole clamp, including a plate. Attach the LL strap to the clamp, not the plate, and use the clamp QR to attach/remove the camera from the strap, if you're comfortable with Manfrotto's clamp locking mechanism.

Jon, do you have personal experience with a Manfrotto failure? I've been using it for years and find it perfectly safe while lugging some very heavy and expensive gear over my shoulder. I wouldn't do that if I wasn't comfortable with the safety of the system.

Twice you brought it up. I believe you're an Arca Swiss fan but I see no reason to insinuate that the Manfrotto system is less than safe. It certainly has been in my experience. What gives on that?


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Jun 08, 2012 12:59 |  #77

I don't have my tripod plate installed unless I'm using a tripod that day.

It's easier to fit the camera in a bag and obvioulsy, the camera is lighter.


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Jun 08, 2012 16:19 |  #78

luciddreamer wrote in post #14550826 (external link)
Jon, do you have personal experience with a Manfrotto failure? I've been using it for years and find it perfectly safe while lugging some very heavy and expensive gear over my shoulder. I wouldn't do that if I wasn't comfortable with the safety of the system.

Twice you brought it up. I believe you're an Arca Swiss fan but I see no reason to insinuate that the Manfrotto system is less than safe. It certainly has been in my experience. What gives on that?

I used it for a number of years. The clamp wasn't designed to be used on a sling, swinging back and forth. The locking pin's not immune to snagging, nor is the lever. I consider it more responsible to advise the user that the possibility of a malfunction exists than to blithely assure him that nothing can go wrong. Even the people using A-S clamps on their BR or Luma slings generally recommend using the screw-type clamps rather than the lever release ones to minimize risk of failure, and there's no screw-type option for Manfrotto.


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Jun 08, 2012 16:26 |  #79

I appreciate your time and replies Jon.


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Jun 08, 2012 20:51 |  #80

Jon wrote in post #14551908 (external link)
I used it for a number of years. The clamp wasn't designed to be used on a sling, swinging back and forth. The locking pin's not immune to snagging, nor is the lever. I consider it more responsible to advise the user that the possibility of a malfunction exists than to blithely assure him that nothing can go wrong. Even the people using A-S clamps on their BR or Luma slings generally recommend using the screw-type clamps rather than the lever release ones to minimize risk of failure, and there's no screw-type option for Manfrotto.

I do use the larger model (forget what it's called). Can't speak for the smaller one shown but the one I use has a locking mechanism that I usually struggle getting unlocked. I do use it on a sling at times. Can't imagine it ever coming undone. Perhaps the smaller unit is not as secure.


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Jun 09, 2012 00:32 |  #81

You use the RC4 then? Didn't use that, since it's such a poor match (with the overhang) to the camera, making hand-held use awkward at best.


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Jun 09, 2012 21:18 |  #82

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You use the RC4 then? Didn't use that, since it's such a poor match (with the overhang) to the camera, making hand-held use awkward at best.

It's mounted on my lens mostly. I do put one on the body from time to time but have never had problems like many do. I simply slide it so it sticks out in the front. Not really a problem for me that way. Not perfect but works fine. I suppose if I ever get the money to upgrade to a Gimbal or video head for the big lens I'll need to change the QR system.


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Jul 11, 2012 14:30 |  #83

for those of you w/ the cinch, did you find that the sizing guide
was "some what" accurate?

I'm 5'8 160lbs and went w/ the small, but doubting myself and
thinking I should have gone w/ a regular.


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Jul 11, 2012 15:07 |  #84

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That's a tough one.... I'd call them and ask. I have a regular and I'm 6'1"/205. It was a bit tight on me until I added the membrane connector and some quick releases on both ends. Now it's perfect. Either email Greg or give them a call: support@luma-labs.com (external link)


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Jul 11, 2012 15:12 |  #85

What ever happened to Greg (gakoenig) from Luma. He always had some very informative posts and was quite helpful. Haven't seen him in a while. Was he finally run off?


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Jul 11, 2012 20:28 |  #86

He might have been, I know Pekka doesn't want this site to be an advertisement or support forum for vendors, I can't blame him since he pays for this site out of his own pocket. I wish Luma Labs had a forum or a more regular news feed on their site...maybe they do something with Facebook or twitter?


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Jul 12, 2012 01:27 |  #87

Phoenixkh wrote in post #14703036 (external link)
json,

That's a tough one.... I'd call them and ask. I have a regular and I'm 6'1"/205. It was a bit tight on me until I added the membrane connector and some quick releases on both ends. Now it's perfect. Either email Greg or give them a call: support@luma-labs.com (external link)

thx phoenix, appreciate the input. I finally received response from greg, he said they need to change the language on their sizing and recommended a regular for me. Hopefully since I just placed my order that he could switch me out for a regular.


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Jul 12, 2012 05:19 |  #88

Json,

If Greg said he would, he will. When I ordered mine, he set it up for me to get a membrane connector before the final version was decided upon.


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Jul 13, 2012 01:02 |  #89

Well, I've just placed my order for a regular Cinch + the membrane connector :)
Looking forward to receiving it in ~a month I'm guessing based on their backlog note.
Got a nice quick email reply from Greg after asking which size I should be ordering, so thanks Greg if you're reading this.


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Jul 13, 2012 08:01 |  #90

damn, i hope they can get me a membrane faster than a month!


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