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#1 Ramon Engle

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:11 AM

I've a job next week with a GL2 with the PS+Tecnik mini 35 adapter. I've never flown such a tiny camera on my PRO Rig. I'm guessing I could fly it with one Blue spring in each bone of the arm? Opinions?
The other issue is the sled. I've a TB-6 monitor(heavy) and I don't want to move the gimbal way down the post. What's the approximate weight of the GL2 with the mini 35 adapter and two batteries?

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P.S. The job is a documentary on exotic nude male dancers!(Will I do anything for money?!) First job my wife wanted to show up on set for.
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#2 thomas-english

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:27 AM

make sure you turn that steadishot off, in camera....

Had a real headache for ages on a dvx100/pstechnics trying to work out where this image shimmering was coming from on running shots.

your weight will really vary with what lenses your using

DVX100 + pstechnics + Anamorphic cook = 14lbs
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#3 bobgilles

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 12:36 PM

That rig will be heavy enough to balance in your normal trim, the bulk is a pain for dynamic balance, but your gimbal will stay close to where you usually fly with a LT 2.
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 12:36 PM

Pana LW II
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#5 Ramon Engle

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:38 PM

Thanks guys.

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#6 Brad Hruboska

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 09:08 AM

I just bought a 20 lb block of steel and drilled some 5/16 holes that i tapped to 3/816 threads and a few 14 inch countersunk holes and 3/8 countersunk holes to beef the weight of these little cameras up. Was a very cost effective solution. Most big municipalities have small market steel and aluminum resellers, usually they sell by weight and do the basic cut for you right at point of sale.
maybe get a 1/12 thick pice and a 1 inch thick piece similar size on the lenght and width, and that would give you a range of weight to add.
Worked for me.
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#7 Ramon Engle

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 08:13 PM

2 black springs and all is well. I did have to move the gimbal down 3/4 of an inch.
It flew well.

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#8 RobVanGelder

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 10:02 PM

I just bought a 20 lb block of steel and drilled some 5/16 holes that i tapped to 3/816 threads and a few 14 inch countersunk holes and 3/8 countersunk holes to beef the weight of these little cameras up.  Was a very cost effective solution. 
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Maybe cost effective but mine looks better.... ;)
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#9 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 02:43 AM

Hey Rob, is your cage compatible with the AR?

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#10 thomas-english

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 11:13 AM

having a the cage and had a go on the AR, Yes it would certainly fit inside.

I made my own cage before getting robs, Correctly tooled/machined. But Rob just got all the dimensions right ... I love it, highly recomended.
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