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Lowmode bracket for the f3?


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#1 Michael Hauer

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:48 PM

Anyone know of a solution for this? Abel showed a top plate with the handle and viewfinder taken off at NAB but it voids the warranty and isn't available yet.
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#2 Rogerhaugen

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:13 PM

Hi!

I think this camera would be best up side down. Otherwise I have a plate from Berkeysystem you could bulid something out from.
(http://www.berkeysys...f3-cheeseplate/)

Roger
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#3 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:46 PM

As you probably know already, the handle clamp for video cameras sold by Tiffen doesn't work. The camera's handle grip is too rubbery so the camera wobbles. I second the notion of just running the camera upside down...it works fine, I've done it. The Baer-bel lowmode cage looks good, though.

The F3 does have four 1/4-20 holes on the handle but I would be hesitant to use them without knowing whether they actually are anchored to something solid inside the handle, and I doubt that they are.
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#4 Rogerhaugen

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:23 AM

Do not use the holes on the handle! It doesn´t last! I would´t even use it for a monitorarm.Thats why I bought the Berkey system plate. Its great!

Roger
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#5 James Davis

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 08:39 AM

Just run it upside down, operated like that on 2 jobs with the F3 now and no issues, that's what I usually do with Red as well.
It's so easy to flip it in post these days on 90% of jobs they aren't bothered about you doing that, especially as it saves more time on the day.
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#6 Michael Hauer

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:00 PM

That's what I figured thanks for the replies
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