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#1 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:55 AM

Check out this link.

I was wondering when the Exovest was going to be released, because I have a couple of jobs that I'd LOVE to use it on.
I didn't find a release date, but I found this. I thought it was interesting, and figured one of you might as well. =)
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#2 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:56 PM

Check out this link.

I was wondering when the Exovest was going to be released, because I have a couple of jobs that I'd LOVE to use it on.
I didn't find a release date, but I found this. I thought it was interesting, and figured one of you might as well. =)


Really interesting read. Thanks for sharing!
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#3 David M. Aronson

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:46 AM

Really cool read. The more I read about it, the more I want an exovest. Anyone know pricing and availability yet?
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#4 luis castro

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:07 PM

hi, how much the Fawcett Exovest?
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#5 chris fawcett

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:57 AM

Hi Luis,

That's not been decided yet, as far as I know, though I think we'll hear soon.

All the best,

Chris
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#6 JobScholtze

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:13 PM

Hi Luis,

That's not been decided yet, as far as I know, though I think we'll hear soon.

All the best,

Chris

I heard a price today from Robin, but i will leave it up to him/tiffen to share that.
Interesting vest though
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#7 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

Hi,
Bumping for a price or at least a timeframe for a price announce and/or release?
This looks great!
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#8 chris fawcett

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:56 AM

Coming soon, maybe before the end of the year. Price TBD.

Thanks for your interest!
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#9 James Davis

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

Likewise, would love to test one out in the UK also.
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#10 chris fawcett

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

Hi James,

Robin at Tiffen UK has a prototype. You might be lucky enough to catch it. Give him a call +44 1753 783960

All the best,

Chris
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#11 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

Also checking, It would work with a PRO arm as well? Right? What about the back mount?
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#12 chris fawcett

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:27 AM

Sure, Victor,

It should work with any arm. As for the back mount, we'd envisioned this being used for the 3rd arm section. This is a single Gx section with a socket block at its far end. You mount this to the vest before putting the vest on (it's fixed so it doesn't move laterally, but booms up and down next to your body). You then mount your own arm to the Gx section in the usual way, and tune the iso and lift on the Gx section to match. This is for when you need to increase your boom range by 50%. In high mode, you get from a sit down to well over head level. In low mode you get you from ankle to eye level.

You could back mount a standard 2-section arm to the Exovest, but I know of no compelling reason for doing so. The vest is fairly rigid in the sagittal plane (from front to back), so you don't feel much difference between front and rear mounting, except that you now have more weight to the rear, which reduces the overall torque of holding the Steadicam out front. That's a small benefit that probably doesn't merit carrying that extra weight. A greater disadvantage is that you are now wider than you would be with a front mount, but certainly, it's possible.

All the best,

Chris
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#13 James Davis

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:25 AM

Spoke to Robin and had a very informative chat about the vest, quite excited to try it out in a couple of weeks.

Apparently it fits Chunky Monkeys like myself quite nicely too, which I look forward to testing out :D
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#14 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:13 AM

I have one last question Chris (thank you for being so present and taking your time to present us you invention)
Would you recommend the Exovest as m first big rig vest, or should I start off with the classic front mount, then upgrade to the Exo? (I fly a Zephyr right now, but plan on getting a full size system soon)
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#15 chris fawcett

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:27 AM

Objection! Leading the witness.
Sustained.

I'm going to say yes.

Chris
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