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#1 Carlos R. Dueñas

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:20 PM

Hi everyone, i'm a newbie, glad to be here.
I'm a DP/camera operator, looking for to become a steadicam operator. I've been around looking for a nice workshop in my area and a rig that fits my normal production needs.
I like the new Zephyr, it is in my price range, and i have read that can handle an stripped Red One , and it is Tango ready.
I was doing some math and the Tango-Zephyr option its quite interesting.
But in the price list from Tiffen site, there is a G40 arm option, out of my budget range.
My question is, can i fly the Tango with the new ISO-elastic arm that comes with the Zephyr?

Sorry if this has been discussed before.

Thanks in advance.

Carlos.
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#2 Brian Freesh

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 02:16 PM

My understanding is yes, you can, just your setup will have to be slightly lighter.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 03:32 PM

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Edited by Alfeo Dixon, 22 November 2010 - 03:38 PM.

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#4 Carlos R. Dueñas

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 03:58 PM

My understanding is yes, you can, just your setup will have to be slightly lighter.


Thank you Alfeo for the response.
When you say slightly lighter, what would that be? All the NAB videos show the operators with bigger arms, flying a 5D2 or a SI2K.
That will be possible on the ISO-elastic?
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#5 Brian Freesh

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:19 PM

I'm Brian

I mean slightly lighter with the Zephyr arm than with the G-40, the 2 arms you first mentioned. Both are iso-elastic. The Zephyr arm takes less weight. The G-40 takes a total of 40lbs weight. The Zephyr arm takes around 30lbs total, probably a bit more.

Neither the Zephyr nor the Tango are available for delivery, so if you're looking for something right now I think you are out of luck.
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#6 Carlos R. Dueñas

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:33 PM

Sorry Brian, thank you for the response.
Good to know that they are both iso elastic
I believe that they will be delivering by the time i'll be ready to fly, in the meantime, i will attend a couple of workshops, and dig a little more in the forums :)

Thanks again.

Carlos.

Edited by Carlos R. Dueñas, 22 November 2010 - 04:35 PM.

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#7 Nigel Barker

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 02:39 AM

The Tango price list has several Zephyr/Tango packages & you can choose it either with the Zephyr arm or the G40 http://www.tiffen.co...tango_91710.pdf
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#8 Carlos R. Dueñas

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:10 AM

Thank you Nigel.
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