435 Low Mode Bracket
Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:13 PM
Posted 22 December 2010 - 02:39 PM
Posted 22 December 2010 - 04:32 PM
Posted 22 December 2010 - 05:59 PM
Back when I did mostly commercials, I used to fly the 435 about 20 days a month. I always used the 100% video top and can't imagine using that camera any other way.
In the hundreds of days spent flying the 435, I've never heard of a light leak from the 100% top. It uses the same screw holes as the eyepiece, so I wonder why it would cause a leak and the eyepiece wouldn't. Again, I've never heard of that being an issue.
It does take a minute to switch from the eyepiece to the 100% for steadicam (3 screws for the top, plus 3 to switch the round integrated tap), but I've never been in a situation where that has been a big deal, although we usually had a dedicated body for the steadicam.
I'm not an expert on Jerry's bracket having never used it, but I would imagine the camera with the 100% top weighs less than one using Jerry's bracket and the eyepiece and related gear.
If you really want to use Jerry's bracket, keep searching, but it isn't necessary if the rental house has the 100%. Personally, I would go that route. Good luck!
PS The bonus in using Jerry's bracket is that it tilts, which is a cool feature.
Posted 22 December 2010 - 06:38 PM
Posted 24 December 2010 - 05:14 PM
I remember the good old days of having to do a GII conversion, with all the different screw sizes and a certain order, now that was fun!