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#1 Jerry Franck

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 10:35 PM

Hi all,

Does anyone know the specs on the small screws that Panavision uses to mount your dovetail plate?

I'm looking to buy some extra ones at a hardware store.

Thanks,
Jerry
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#2 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:50 AM

I made my own Panavision plate with 3/8th threads tapped into it, so the plate stays on my sled, very low profile and light weight, and the camera can just be clicked in. So that once you balance, you can take the camera away, and just drop it right back into the exact same spot you balanced it in.

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#3 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:58 AM

Another picture, mounted on the sled. And a profile shot of the plate.

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#4 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 11:19 AM

Hi all,

Does anyone know the specs on the small screws that Panavision uses to mount your dovetail plate?

I'm looking to buy some extra ones at a hardware store.

Thanks,
Jerry


10-32 3/8" Pan Head Screws Get them in Stainless steel and if you have a thick dovetail get them in 1/2"
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:18 PM

I made my own Panavision plate with 3/8th threads tapped into it, so the plate stays on my sled, very low profile and light weight, and the camera can just be clicked in. So that once you balance, you can take the camera away, and just drop it right back into the exact same spot you balanced it in.



I can't remember if you have posted this before...but this is way cool
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#6 Jerry Franck

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:47 PM

10-32 3/8" Pan Head Screws Get them in Stainless steel and if you have a thick dovetail get them in 1/2"



Thank you Eric!
So, I take it a PRO plate is not considered a thick dovetail right?
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#7 nick franco

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:29 AM

There are also some 10-24 plates out there.
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