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#1 Haris Pallas

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:26 AM

Hallo fellow-operators,

Do you happen to know any company in Europe that makes a weight plate or thin block with screw holes to go under the cameras for balance reasons only?

There was a great one from www.opticalsupport.co.uk that weighted 2,2Kg and had 15mm rods but they don't have it in their new site...

Any help would be appreciated because without one I cant use my new arm...

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#2 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:02 PM

Hallo fellow-operators,

Do you happen to know any company in Europe that makes a weight plate or thin block with screw holes to go under the cameras for balance reasons only?

There was a great one from www.opticalsupport.co.uk that weighted 2,2Kg and had 15mm rods but they don't have it in their new site...

Any help would be appreciated because without one I cant use my new arm...

Thank you,

- Haris -

Haris,
Three, quick solutions for you:
One, buy the AB battery plate and mount that on the bottom of your sled and just use an extra battery for weight or
Two, just go to any aluminum warehouse or any machine shop and have them cut a piece of scrap for you and then just drill the holes, have it anodized later.
Three, Steve Fracol, makes a great weight plate for the bottom of the sled that has adjustable amounts

Hope that helps
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#3 Matthew Fleischmann

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:56 PM

Hey this is not in Europe but I use a weight cage that was built by Janice Arthur (look her up on the forum) I have a 6 pound and and 11 pound plate with 8inch rods that I use with my Archer2 and G50 arm, Janice sells all sorts of combinations of plates and I am sure she can ship internationally.

I believe her email is steadijan@hotmail.com

Hope this helps.
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#4 Richard W. Davis

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:05 PM

Second the thumbs up on Janice Arthur's plates. Solid ,well designed, perfect for what you need. She is a fast shipper and a wonderful trustworthy businessperson.

Rich Davis
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#5 Nic Owens

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:12 PM

+1 for Janice's weight cage. It's a fantastic way to add extra weight to the top stage and is versatile as a cage ( great for DSLR's). She shipped mine to Sydney, Australia.
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#6 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:55 PM

woops, I guess I misunderstood your needs,
I was under the impression you needed extra weight on the bottom of the sled.

sorry
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#7 Phil Thomas

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:54 AM

Hi,

I went to my local university and got one of the students in the engineering department to make one for me out of a block of steel. That's always an option.

Phil
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#8 Haris Pallas

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:20 AM

Thanks guyz...

I appreciate your fast responce!

I already have a high/low mode cage and I like it much. Janice's weight plates look excellent - thumbs up Janice! - but the weight and price of the items to ship and tax from USA to Greece makes it almost twice the price.

I used to have a steel block cut by my mechanist but it's too large in profile for only 2kg of weight and there is no place to anodize it here in Thessaloniki!!

I actually found the one opticalsupport.co.uk have and also the one by Varizoom which is black,quite thin and 4.5kg - very convenient for DSLR's...

P.S: Rob,no problem of course!..I was about to mention that!!...Haha!

Thank you all again,

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#9 Jake Bulgarino

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:58 AM

Janice Arthur's plates/cages are great! Just got a cage for my Archer 2 and couldn't recommend them more.

-Jake
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#10 Matthew Fleischmann

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:34 PM

Jake glad to hear that you got Janice's plates they are really great. Could not recommend them more...
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#11 Michael Nelson

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:54 PM

I will ad in another vote for Janice's plate. I got mine a few days ago and am very pleased!
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