Need help attaching EX1 to Flyer
Posted 27 September 2010 - 04:00 PM
Can anyone help explain to me the proper way to attach an EX1, or email me a picture of what it looks like?
Posted 27 September 2010 - 07:30 PM
Small screw size: 1/4 20
Large screw size: 3/8 16
Both can be purchased from Tiffen, as well as the locating pin.
The EX3 has a unique issue when mounting to steadicam, and I THINK the EX1 might have the same issue. If you can slip a piece of paper between the dovetail and the camera, that's the issue. A small washer on the small screw may solve the issue. Otherwise, some soft-side velcro on the dovetail for the camera to rest on will help. If you leave it with the small gap you may have vibration in your image.
Posted 27 September 2010 - 08:02 PM
or quick releases to this plate. This avoids any damage to the camera body / screw assembly if force is exerted on the somewhat wimpy thread assembly by the screw. Then the camera has to go to the factory to repair that assembly and its a pain in the butt. DM Accessories metal plate for the EX3 is what I use to avoid this issue.
Edited by Tom Daigon, 27 September 2010 - 08:03 PM.
Posted 27 September 2010 - 08:48 PM
It should also be noted that a bare EX1 is at the bottom limit of the Flyer's weight capacity. I don't recommend flying it like that, but you absolutely can. I always use a weight plate, which is why I don't know if the EX1 has that mounting problem.
Posted 28 September 2010 - 12:00 AM
I see the original poster is talking about an EX1. All this talk about EX3s got me a bit confused. The EX1 has a flat bottom although plates are available.
Edited by Andrew Stone, 28 September 2010 - 12:03 AM.