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Tiffen M1 sled vs. GPI modular sled

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#1 Mikhail Galustov

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:37 PM

Hi, I know this must be an old subject for anyone who's been here a while, but still wanted to revisit and pick your thoughts about the advantages and disadvantages of each for film work with Amira and Mini. It's obvious that the Titan arm is a preferred choice but what about the sleds?

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#2 Zach Price

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 04:48 AM

PROs hold their value and if you're in the US its nearly impossible to get in contact with Tiffen. When I was looking to purchase a new sled I considered an Archer 2 kit however after calling them every week for a month straight and getting the same answer that they would have someone call me back I gave up and went through with purchasing a sled from PRO. Jack and Michelle were great on answer any questions I had and their customer service is incredible. Took them about a week to build my sled. All the parts are modular and upgradable or downgradable. 

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#3 Mikhail Galustov

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 12:50 PM

Thank you for sharing your experience Zach. I'd be curious to find out if there is anyone here who uses the Titan arm with the Tiffen M1 sled.

Edited by Mikhail Galustov, 27 July 2018 - 12:51 PM.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:13 PM

Best is to get a hold of someone local and check out what they have.

“Film” work these days mostly means flying some video camera , and with the extra electronics and power thirst of the alexa, Amira, etc etc etc cameras, you want to make sure your sled can power them comfortably and with enough headroom for aks. These days all the big name rigs can handle these requirements, so its not as much of an issue finding a sled to meet those needs.

Tiffen have lost a couple of potential buyers from me directly. I recommended the M1 (i fly it every day) and two cats were ready to drop cash (not finance) and after not hearing back from Tiffen, they both went to PRO.

In my opinion customer service after the sale is more important so I’d weigh on that.

Now the M1 and G70x is a tasty combo. Have you ever flown a G70x? Don’t sleep on it...
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#5 David M. Aronson

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:26 PM

Tiffen makes great sleds if you can get a hold of them.

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