G50 arm weight-range/sweet spot
Posted 14 January 2011 - 07:16 AM
Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:48 AM
with light load I suggest you turn down Iso knob completely and play just with Lift knob, since isoelasticity is relatively easy with a light load. Then the more you load the more Iso you add (always playing with Life/Ride knob), otherwise I feel the G50 loosing a bit of smoothness and giving a strange feel of reactivity. I mean you make it work more like an old style arm and that's the great thing about this design. Let me know your impressions because I'm not that experienced at all.
Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:30 AM
Good to get some feedback though, cheers dude.
Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:00 AM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:38 PM
I have detuned the arm, learned to walk softer, taken the ride up and down, added weight and other things I can't think of right now. I guess the best way I can explain it is. I'll take a step or two and sure I may see a tiny bounce or my step may show up in the lens. But along with that is a high frequency bobbing feeling. It will show up when I stop too. It can come in between steps, at the top of step or any time really.
I have thought of several scenarios.
Bad operating/walking I know some of my steps can show up in the lens but this bounce doesn't seem like its coming from me.
Socket block in vest is shifting. tried a friend's klassen vest and saw similar results
Detuning arm helps but still seeing some bounce
Anyway if anybody has any ideas or can make sense of this let me know your ideas. My next moves is to try out other arms like master's, steadyrig, ultra and so on. Pro is out of my price range.
Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:07 AM
Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:17 PM
Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:05 PM
But more mass is more helpful inertia. Work light only when you have to.
Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:58 AM
Also after a conversation I had the other day I am now wondering if it could be to do with the camera flexing on the mount, as I am beginning to think a cage/stiffer base plate combo may be the answer here, seeing as the camera seems to flex a lot under load from the focus motor even with so called anti-twist baseplates, so much so that I think even when it appears to be secure it may not be as secure as needed?
Thankfully I think the new panasonic is going to take a DSLR's place on a lot of shoots, as it is coming out really cheap from the hire houses, and it can be mounted properly to a baseplate/dovetail without all the aggravation associated with DSLR's!
Thanks again guys
Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:28 AM
If you do end up in the market for a weight cage, go straight to Janice Arthur. Her cage is fantastically engineered and comes in a great many combinations for weight. I have used mine a number of times with a variety of video and still cameras and I swear by it.
Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:39 AM
If so I do the same.
Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:05 AM
I think the point is more about how the arm behaves. With a very light load, the arm will require less ISO, so yes, you turn it almost all the way in. Don't worry about counting threads. If the arm is sticky, meaning when you boom it up or down and release pressure, it has a tendency to stick at that height, then you turn the ISO knob clockwise, like Robin said.
I know your arm, Matteo. It served me well!
Keep asking if that's not clear.
All the best,
Edited by chris fawcett, 02 March 2011 - 10:24 AM.
Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:12 AM
it's serving me great! but in my understanding is back out more ISO, if it sticks less ISO so back in. right?
Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:23 AM
My mistake. I'll edit my post, so the next person reading this will be even more confused than I am. Thanks!