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#1 Janice Arthur

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 10:25 AM

I haven't seen anyone talk about this stuff but the Glad Press and Seal stuff works great for rain cover on anything.

It covers in whatever shape you want; it sticks cleanly to everything and its semi-transparent.

I use it on everything except the face of the monitor and I put a zip-lock bagacross it and fix it with the Press and seal around the rest of the monitor.

Secondly, if you've even had a camera plate spin on you and you've been stuck with using a roll of tape to hold it at a second point.

Here's the best solution I've found in all my time and I'm admitting stupidity that I didn't think of it before. Velcro on the camera and on the base plate (a tiny 1-2") piece is all you need and I guarantee it won't move with one camera screw into the camera.

Hope everyone is good, I've read the posts before but never took the time to register and actually keep track of a password.

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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 10:44 AM

Janice,

How are you? Log time? Welcome; I'm so glad to you decided to join us again. Please stop by more often.

Yes, cling wrap works great - I usually use it on the camera, but I like having a made to fit cover for the battery cage to expedite battery changes (although I used cling wrap for years).

Another trick I do is to use a piece of Visquine sandwiched between the camera and the camera plate. It hangs around the J-Box like a skirt (clipped at the bottom around the center post), helping keep water out of the junction box.

As far as camera plates slipping? Greg Bubb turned me onto a wonderful 3M anti-skip rubber material that I put on my plates (I use his plates too because they are crazy rigid). It works VERY well. He tells me that some Home Depots carry it, but mine only carries the kind with grit in it, making it like sand paper, which of course is a deal breaker.

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#3 BJMcDonnell SOC

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 11:15 AM

Hey Janice and Alec,

Along with my rain gear from Rocksteadi I did use the cling wrap on my preston MDR. It totally works like a charm. Hey Alec, hows the weather in NY? Have you seen your old IIIA arm with David Ellis? I told him to be on the lookout for you.

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How are you? Log time? Welcome; I'm so glad to you decided to join us again. Please stop by more often.

Yes, cling wrap works great - I usually use it on the camera, but I like having a made to fit cover for the battery cage to expedite battery changes (although I used cling wrap for years).

Another trick I do is to use a piece of Visquine sandwiched between the camera and the camera plate. It hangs around the J-Box like a skirt (clipped at the bottom around the center post), helping keep water out of the junction box.

As far as camera plates slipping? Greg Bubb turned me onto a wonderful 3M anti-skip rubber material that I put on my plates (I use his plates too because they are crazy rigid). It works VERY well. He tells me that some Home Depots carry it, but mine only carries the kind with grit in it, making it like sand paper, which of course is a deal breaker.

Cheers,

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#4 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 02:07 PM

BJ,

Things are well here in NYC. Weather is rainy this week, but it is a light week workwise for me anyway. Yeah, I've hooked up with David a few times. Just last week I did a day on a movie that he was a grip on, so it was good to see him. Ironically, when Ozzie's arm blew up when he was in town a couple of weeks ago, he called me to borrow mine, but it was sitting in a camera truck for my next day's job. I gave him some numbers and told him to let me know how if worked out. Turns out David was a grip on the show and upon hearing about Ozzie's problems went home and got his arm/my old arm/your old arm. So, in a way Ozzie did use my arm! Great community we have.

Hope all is well in LA LA land.
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