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Zephyr Gimbal clamp very stiff

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#1 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

The tool free clamp on the gimbal is very stiff, I removed the screw and it seems it is the silver pivot in the clamp itself that does not want to move.
Any solution?
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#2 Tom Wills

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

This might help - http://www.steadicam...+zephyr +gimbal
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#3 PeterAbraham


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

Please contact Derek Hester at the Tiffen facility. He can help you with this. There is a solution.

Derek Hester. Dhester@tiffen.com

818 567 7917


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#4 Wan Zhong Wei

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

hi there.

i had the same issues last time.

use an allen key and remove the entire gimbal screw from the other side. lubricate the screw well with a silcon spray kind of thing.

place it back it should work like a charm.

do take note not to tighten the allen screw too tightly. lock your gimbal clamp first, tighten a few notches, feel the tightness, release the gimbal clamp and snap it back on, calibrate the strength from there. it shouldnt take too much effort to tighten the clamp.

cheers buddy.
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#5 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Yes, good adjustment advice. But if you don' t have the improved gimbal clamp, it's just a matter of time before you have a serious clamp failure...the failure rate was very high so they redesigned the clamp. Call Tiffen ASAP as Peter advises. You should get this as a warranty replacement.
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#6 Gregory Dillard

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

I spoke with Dan Ikeda last week about this and my replacement is en route to me. I thought it was going to break!
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#7 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Our replacement part is on the way. Thanks for the help.
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