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#1 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:09 PM

Has anyone put his or her docking collar below their gimbal?I know it will be top heavy but do you think there is anything to think about other then putting an extra sand bag on the stand?



I'm flying at my sleds max weight and want to shorten my sled without adding weight to the bottom. I use a Jerry Hill docking system. I would save over an inch of post above the gimbal, which should save a fewinches below right?



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Edited by Philip J. Martinez, 14 March 2010 - 05:10 PM.

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#2 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:00 PM

The docking ring tends to squeeze the post and deform it slightly. This makes extending or retracting your post difficult. If you have a fixed post then no problem.
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#3 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:00 PM

I did a job the other day, Panasonic HDX900, and mounted my docking ring below the Gimbal. Really short sled. I'd say too short for me.
The director asked for a quick low mode shot just flip the camera upside down. But the docking ring was in the way of the Gimbal.

So to answer my own question there is a problem I did not think of.
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