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#1 Tom Daigon

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:19 PM

Since I moved to Vegas I havent missed going to NAB. It has always been an exhilarating experience. The adrenaline rush usually happened at the Avid (DS updates) or Adobe (AE updates) or Glidecam (my first foray into the stabilizer world) or Digital Juice (spectacular graphic elements). This year it happened at the Tiffen booth. After daily lessons from my Steadicam DVD and manual, it was a real rush to meet and chat with Jerry. And Peter was so helpful in helping me try out rigs ( Archer 2 & & the Zephyr). It was nice to have a point of comparison to my V-25/X-45/gold vest rig. I could appreciate the refinements, but I must say I walked away feeling very good about my $10,000 rig as compared to the $30,000 Archer 2. But I do think they have a real gold mine with the Zephyr / Tango combo for shoots needing HDSLRs.If I had the cash I would buy that as a second rig for my 5D in a heartbeat.

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#2 Brian Freesh

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:46 AM

I hope your heart beats slow, cause neither are available yet! Good thing you don't have the cash!

But seriously, the tango is an accessory, not a rig. What it can do is pretty fantastic, but it won't be necessary to bust it out for every shoot.
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#3 Tom Daigon

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:53 AM

I hope your heart beats slow, cause neither are available yet! Good thing you don't have the cash!

But seriously, the tango is an accessory, not a rig. What it can do is pretty fantastic, but it won't be necessary to bust it out for every shoot.


Yes, as an accessory it seems to add a lot of diversity to the rig. And my heart beat is fine now...NAB and a Vente Frappacino definitely accelerate my metabolism and enthusiasm. :-)
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#4 Tom Daigon

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:39 PM

Does anyone have an inkling of a price for the Zephyr yet?
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:21 PM

Any word on a release date?
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#6 Tom Daigon

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:58 PM

Sorry folks. Trying to contain my enthusiasm...not being to successful ;-)
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#7 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:12 PM

Good lord Tom,

When the info comes out it will be on the Tiffen site
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#8 Tom Daigon

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 07:38 AM

Yes Eric, Im sure it will. I was just hoping for a little inside information ;-)
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:43 PM

2 years ago they showed the pimped Flyer which was updated as LE version. As soon as the first video's appeared on youtube and vimeo i remember mister Peter Abraham was demo the rig and told the starting price and the HD - RED rig price.

We should hear before IBC what the price will be.. let's hope they can/will start the production soon B)
Try to be patience.. Tom.. you just have bought a GC V45 so what's the rush ? ? ? ?
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:53 PM

2 years ago they showed the pimped Flyer which was updated as LE version. As soon as the first video's appeared on youtube and vimeo i remember mister Peter Abraham was demo the rig and told the starting price and the HD - RED rig price.

We should hear before IBC what the price will be.. let's hope they can/will start the production soon B)
Try to be patience.. Tom.. you just have bought a GC V45 so what's the rush ? ? ? ?


Hi Eric:
LOL! You are right.My time is well spent working on my "heavy" rig skills. But the V-25 / X-45 is way over kill for the 5D. And I have had a few "nibbles" of interest about a 5D set up. I think the TANGO versatility added to my curiosity. But thats all it is..since I made a heavy investment in the GC rig...and still love it and have no regrets! It would be a powerful second rig for 5D use to be sure.
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