Nexus/AR tips and feedback
Posted 09 December 2010 - 04:47 AM
Get back to me if you have the time to give a "second time newbee" a litlle advice along the way..
All the best
Posted 09 December 2010 - 12:00 PM
Posted 09 December 2010 - 03:18 PM
What is your experience with this rig..? Custom cables..? Different issues with different cameras... Ect..
Posted 09 December 2010 - 03:39 PM
Posted 09 December 2010 - 03:45 PM
apart from that, I didn't really ever had a great time with it and sold it after a year. Mostly because never had somebody happy to pay the right amount of money for it. Let me suggest you, in case you are getting it brand new, to have a workshop with Howard, so you can better understand how to approach the tool and save some time once at home. I hope for your back you're having a BM vest, a must!
Camera wise, if you talk about film camera, only the smallest cameras will fit into it, and sometimes it's a huge head-scratching to fit the accessories you would like to have on board. Digital cameras are getting smaller and smaller, so the range of camera fitting into it is broadening day by day. Personally speaking, never enjoyed flying it, a totally different feeling from steadicam, and again, personally, never got used to it.
But then, I know of many operators having one and being happy with it, so, hope you'll enjoy it.
Let us know
Posted 09 December 2010 - 03:50 PM
Doesn't it add about 11 lbs to the sled and require you to hold it farther from your body?
Yep, that's why it's a pain...!!! Loads of Lisigav tubes to have at hand
Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:15 PM
I'm looking to move to Switzerland in a few years (once I can upgrade my B permit to a C permit) and he's been really helpful getting me prepared for the market.
You can get in contact with him via his website, ar-operator.com.
Posted 09 December 2010 - 09:30 PM
To speak to independent operators who work with the AR would be a good move, as you would get the pro's and cons of the system. Both Job Scholtze and Thomas English (on this forum) operate the AR. Maybe PM them and see if you can get them to give you some advice.
As Fabrizio says, maybe get a workshop with Howard.
Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:18 AM
Work out ways when you get a camera package of getting as much of the weight to the bottom of the sled. The less weight at the top the more reach you'll have. Which obviously is the point of the rig.
I've found also that longer bars at the bottom adds stability mid transition where your headroom is most at risk.
Oh... and utilise the holes in the rings for mounting bars etc. which can then mount FIZ recievers etc. Carry plenty of dogbones and spare lengths of rod, both hollow and threaded. They will save you ass more often than I care to remember.
Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:49 AM
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