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#1 Adam Eden

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:12 PM

Has anyone done this yet? I have a G50 arm also.
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#2 Brian Freesh

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:08 PM

Has anyone done this yet? I have a G50 arm also.



I'm assuming you are looking for advice on how to make it heavy enough for the arm. Weight plate. Unless you have enough accessories to build it big enough, which is extremely doubtful. There are plenty of threads here about mounting DSLRs to rigs, most of those threads will have plenty of advice. Any thread about mounting a DSLR to the Flyer, for example.
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#3 Jerry Holway

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:15 AM

Adam-

The arm itself will dial down to carry the light weight - no issues there.

A weight cage would be a better bet - gets the added weight further from the gimbal, - gets the gimbal closer to the lens.

Bigger concerns - unless you just want to shoot wide angle with the lens set at the hyperfocal distance - is how to set up the lens with focus motors, make for easy lens and battery changes, add mattebox - i.e., turn it into a professional tool, rather than just attaching it somehow for a specific shot.

There are professional (or commercial) gadgets for some of these functions; you should check them out to see if you can adapt/modify or copy aspects of them to make it work.

Here's a starting point: http://www.bhphotovi...17/N/4294545025

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#4 Amando Crespo

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 11:48 AM

Hi!.
This a configuration with Canon 5D.
Arm G70 and Ultra 2.


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#5 Brian Freesh

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:48 PM

The arm itself will dial down to carry the light weight - no issues there.


Isn't the minimum on the G-50 around 12 lbs? Most 5D st-ups I've seen/heard about are no more than 7 lbs, and often less than 5 lbs. Without a weight plate that is. Or if your name is Charles Papert.

Correct me if I'm wrong about the G-50.
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#6 Tom Daigon

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:41 PM

Adam-

The arm itself will dial down to carry the light weight - no issues there.

A weight cage would be a better bet - gets the added weight further from the gimbal, - gets the gimbal closer to the lens.

Bigger concerns - unless you just want to shoot wide angle with the lens set at the hyperfocal distance - is how to set up the lens with focus motors, make for easy lens and battery changes, add mattebox - i.e., turn it into a professional tool, rather than just attaching it somehow for a specific shot.

There are professional (or commercial) gadgets for some of these functions; you should check them out to see if you can adapt/modify or copy aspects of them to make it work.

Here's a starting point: http://www.bhphotovi...17/N/4294545025

Jerry


Jerry I have a related question regarding the 5d use on a rig. In the interest of having a lighter more Nimble (Charles have you copyrighted this name yet?) rig, and given your familiarity with the new Zephyr,
do you feel that it is a viable solution that will be able to handle all the AKS necessary for professional use (i.e. remote focuser, transmitter,etc). I do have a rig that can accommodate larger cameras and their needs , so I wanted to keep the 5D rig as light as possible and still be able to support the day to day needs of most job situations.
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#7 Brian Freesh

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:51 PM

Jerry I have a related question regarding the 5d use on a rig. In the interest of having a lighter more Nimble (Charles have you copyrighted this name yet?) rig, and given your familiarity with the new Zephyr,
do you feel that it is a viable solution that will be able to handle all the AKS necessary for professional use (i.e. remote focuser, transmitter,etc). I do have a rig that can accommodate larger cameras and their needs , so I wanted to keep the 5D rig as light as possible and still be able to support the day to day needs of most job situations.


I'm not Jerry, but the answer to your question is Yes. Max camera payload is 20lbs, minimum is 5 lbs, though I would put weight on anything at the light end. Enough power ports, great balance, fantastic little rig.
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#8 Tom Daigon

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:13 PM

Jerry I have a related question regarding the 5d use on a rig. In the interest of having a lighter more Nimble (Charles have you copyrighted this name yet?) rig, and given your familiarity with the new Zephyr,
do you feel that it is a viable solution that will be able to handle all the AKS necessary for professional use (i.e. remote focuser, transmitter,etc). I do have a rig that can accommodate larger cameras and their needs , so I wanted to keep the 5D rig as light as possible and still be able to support the day to day needs of most job situations.


I'm not Jerry, but the answer to your question is Yes. Max camera payload is 20lbs, minimum is 5 lbs, though I would put weight on anything at the light end. Enough power ports, great balance, fantastic little rig.


Thanks Brian. You had a chance to demo the Zephyr didnt you?
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#9 Brian Freesh

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:49 PM

Yeah, I've flown it a bunch, including a couple of jobs. It's what the Flyer always should have been, IMO. As a Flyer owner, I love the Zephyr. Still Love my Flyer mind you (may it RIP wherever it may be), the Zephyr is a great improvement.

I still haven't heard any definite pricing, though someone who went to a workshop mentioned on the forum that it would be the same price as a Flyer LE. I dunno if that's true. If it is, it is totally worth the wait. If it's only a little more, it's totally worth the wait. If it's a lot more, the weight capacity isn't worth the price.
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#10 Amando Crespo

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:25 PM

With the configuration (5D+Ultra2+G70) above uploaded, I get shoots like this
http://www.vimeo.com/10750316
http://www.vimeo.com/10396734

For me, antlers´help is the solution. For weight and increasing inertial pan...
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:41 PM

With the configuration (5D+Ultra2+G70) above uploaded, I get shoots like this
http://www.vimeo.com/10750316
http://www.vimeo.com/10396734

For me, antlers´help is the solution. For weight and increasing inertial pan...

Nice looking stuff Amando. So how heavy was the rig after piling all that stuff on it?
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#12 Amando Crespo

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:51 PM

With the configuration (5D+Ultra2+G70) above uploaded, I get shoots like this
http://www.vimeo.com/10750316
http://www.vimeo.com/10396734

For me, antlers´help is the solution. For weight and increasing inertial pan...

Nice looking stuff Amando. So how heavy was the rig after piling all that stuff on it?


mmm...I don´t know. i add minimal weight just G70 rules right... Around 5-7 Kg (camera+low mode box+antlers).

Ah!. Jerry, please, take a look to the antlers purple strap... It is your original...
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