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do you loosen the arm springs when not in use?

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#1 JakePollock


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Posted 22 February 2005 - 03:04 AM

one of the rental houses here in taiwan has recently bought a sachtler artemis and i was the first to take it out on a job. being used to the ultra and then flying a very old 3A in beijing last november, i was pleasantly surprised by the artemis.

anyway at the end of each day, the in-house assistant insisted on loosening the springs in the arm to the lowest tension point. since it's a rental item, i'm somewhat obliged to defer to their judgement. however, i'm curious if there is any real significant effect on spring longevity by releasing the tension. obviously even at the lowest tension point, it's still set for a minimum weight, so it's not like zero-ing out a fluid head at the end of the day. right? wrong?

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#2 Gus Trivino

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 09:18 AM

Hi Jake:

We have an Artemis Cine-HD. Is a beautifull beautifull equipment.
What model did you use?There are the Cine HD & the EFP.

The spring arm always must be in the lower position when you don´t use the arm. Why? because with the time, the springs lost power if you don´t do that and leave it in high position.
I was working in taiwan in 1998, in Tai-chung city, in the middle of the island.
Nice city, but a lot of humidity!

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