Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:34 AM
Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:35 AM
try to answer your questions:
Price difference: I assume the cheaper version is SD, the more expensive version is the HD-Version of Zephyr (HD-Monitor)
Vest: There are 2 Versions: normal vest and a slim vest for people who weigh less then me
5D/7D: you have to use the break-out cable which is delivered with your camera (USB to Cinch cable). But use the original cable, others won´t work.
You have to add more weight with 5D/7D. I´m using weight plates from Glidecam (see pic). Cage would work also.
I didn´t ever use a RED on my Zephyr, but I suppose it weight will between the range of the Zephyr, at least if you don´t use a lot of additional equipment.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:29 PM
Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:45 PM
Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:04 PM
As to the Red MX, yes you do want a lightweight configuration. The top camera weight limit of the Zephyr (around 24 pounds) is pretty unforgiving. There's no substitute for doing some old fashioned research (online and at a camera rental house) about the weight of all the individual components you may fly (including mattebox, rods, wireless ff receiver/motor/bracketry.) And don't forget the cumulative weight of cables.)
One of my more valuable investments was a cheap digital postal scale from ebay, with 70 pound weight limit.
Also seriously consider the auxiliary battery mount. $675 or so, but worth it for hotswap and longer runtimes with power hungry Red cameras, and better weight distribution.