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#1 Jamie Hammond

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 12:41 PM

Hi,
I'm pretty sure this subject has been asked before but I can't find it in the search.
Im looking for an alternative to the Sony Baseplate which I believe is the VCT-U14. There is quite a lot of play from the Sony baseplate and I remember using a thinner more permanent fixture than the Sony sometime back.

If any one can point me in the right direction that would be great.

Best

J
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#2 Ken Nguyen

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:07 PM

Baer-Bel has one.
Rock solid, light weight, and thin.
Mine is an older version; the newest 2010 version seems to be much better.
http://www.baer-bel....ch/deutsch.html

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#3 Thomas K. Jensen

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:54 PM

Hi,
I'm pretty sure this subject has been asked before but I can't find it in the search.
Im looking for an alternative to the Sony Baseplate which I believe is the VCT-U14. There is quite a lot of play from the Sony baseplate and I remember using a thinner more permanent fixture than the Sony sometime back.

If any one can point me in the right direction that would be great.

Best

J


The QuickLock Plate 130 from Chrosziel is the best plate I've come around.
It locks the camera tight, and there is no jitter in the picture.
I have had two of those for almost four years, and they haven't become loose.
Really rock solid - but also almost four times as expensive as a normal Sony plate.

Thomas :-)
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#4 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:19 PM

I bought my own Sony baseplate years back and had Tom Gleason at Cinewidgets adapt it with a set of rods on each side for motors etc.. Since I take good care of it and don't let people rough-house a camera onto it it locks solid unless the bottom of the camera has a lot of wear.
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#5 Markus Rave

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 04:49 AM

ARRI brought out a plate like the Chrosziel. Other look but quite similar in quality. I have two Chrosziel and one I found on ebay. Fast and rock solid.
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#6 Brad Smith

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:27 AM

I have one of these
Camera Plate

Awesome: light; solid - V2 (not pictured) is better.

Edited by Brad Smith, 15 March 2010 - 06:27 AM.

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#7 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:36 AM

Brian Busby has one, and Baer-bel have one, which you can use with your standard dovetail, and the newest MK-V dovetail has a Sony attachment at the back, so you don't need to use two plates (however this only works if you are working with a standard lens - the optics of the wide angle make it too front heavy to use unless you have an RF link or large battery on the back end)
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#8 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:23 PM

Arriflex now has one, since the Alexa uses a sony style plate. VERY rigid, and very spendy (~$3000)
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