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#1 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:45 PM

Ladies and Gents--

Jerry Holway and I are proud to announce the completion of the latest production run of Antlers V3!

The new version is an upgrade in that we reduced the number of parts and made more captive components. We streamlined the weights. We made it more adjustable and added side-to-side capability at the dovetail grabber to riser interface.

Units are being assembled as I write this and should be ready to ship in a couple of days.

Cost for the AntlersV3 is US$950.00. Since our last production run, materials costs have skyrocketed both for aluminum and steel as well. We have tried to keep costs down by all means possible.

As usual, we are accepting checks drawn on US banks for our domestic customers and PayPal plus a transfer fee of US$42.00. That is less than the fees charged during wire transfers. We will ship upon funds in our account.

We ask that those customers who wish to use our PayPal option to please use the email here: mst@brantsfagan.com for the PayPal transaction.

If you have a FedEx account, we are happy to use your account but still need all relevant address information to make shipping quotes.

Pictures will be posted shortly.

If you have specific application questions, please email me at brant@brantsfagan.com.

Orders taken on a first come, first served basis and quantities are limited so please do not delay if you are interested.
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#2 thomas-english

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 06:19 AM

That Sir ... Is exciting!
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:48 AM

pics?
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#4 Lars Erik

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 10:59 AM

Ladies and Gents--


Pictures will be posted shortly.


They'll be posted soon I guess
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#5 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 05:14 PM

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Here's some of the parts. I am still assembling components so tomorrow I will have a completed unit to display.
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#6 thomas-english

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:56 AM

Will this work with my Betz Engineering and MK-V Dovetails?
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#7 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:35 PM

Folks--

Here's a system that's mocked up and just needs some clamp screws to complete it.

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If your parts mate up with the Tiffen and GPI topstages, then our dovetail grabber will accept your plates.

We also have an adaptor that allows the use of the smaller Flyer-type dovetail plates so you can reap the benefits of this "full-size" system.

Come and get 'em!
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#8 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:26 PM

Ladies and Gents--

Complete AntlersV3 units are now shipping!!

Three units left my place today even though we have received 18" of new snow and expect 2"-6" more today and tonight.

Two more will ship later this week.

Get them while they are here! Order your BEFORE the night before a windy, long lens job lands in your lap!

If you have any questions, drop me a line at mst@brantsfagan.com.
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#9 Evrim KAYA

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:08 PM

İ just had my first day with my new Antlers V3. This is my first Antler set and I’m very happy with my decision to buy one. As soon as I made the deal for a film on open, windy terrain, I contacted Brant and he sent it right after he received the payment. After 3 days, I had my Antlers delivered to Istanbul.

It`s perhaps useless to describe how easy Antlers made my day as everyone knows how helpful and simple this contraption is. İ had to endure lots of inconsistent and shifty winds my first day which could have been a disaster without the Antlers. The construction is excellent. The new lock system prevents the parts from separating, acts as a security feature. The V3 lacks the telescoping bars which as described by Brant wasn’t serving a practical purpose on set as everyone wanted the maximum effect by extending them fully but for storage and transport I wish I had the telescoping feature. As I understand reducing number of parts (so omitting the telescoping bars) was necessary to keep the unit affordable.

The unit comes with a single weight set but it seems very easy to produce different weight discs made by a machinist if you need them although from my first day experience the weight seems just the right amount to produce lots of inertia without being too heavy.

As a last word I want to thank Jerry and Brant for designing and manufacturing such a helpful tool. Now I ALMOST looking forward for a windy day so I’ll have a excuse to play with my new toy.
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