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#1 vinnyboblee

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:27 PM

Coz the mkiii is heavy on one side n screw not in the middle.. I have to adjust plate all the way to other side , but it's still side heavy.

Tried hanging a weight off the side but doesn't like it, what dya do? Is there special plate adaptor I can screw it to?
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#2 Alan Rencher

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:25 PM

Could you tell us what rig you have, and what AKS you are attaching?
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#3 RonBaldwin

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:07 PM

sounds like a 3a?


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#4 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:23 PM

Sounds like a 5D mark 3 on a Merlin....


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#5 vinnyboblee

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:10 AM

http://www.camerakin...tabilizer-e.jpg

Its a Flycam C7 with Quick Release Adapter, (plus vest and double arm).

Camera: Canon 5d mkiii 15-35mm lens
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#6 Alan Rencher

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

Flycam, that's your problem right there.
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#7 Jerry Holway

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

Vinny -

 

If you have the room - and it's doubtful looking at the pix - drill and counterbore a hole or holes off center in the camera mounting plate.

 

The alternative, which is more expensive, is to make an intermediate "offset" plate that bolts to the camera and also to your camera mounting plate, which gets the camera c.g. centered over the camera mounting plate.

 

Or get a new camera...

 

Jerry


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#8 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

The issue here is that you dovetail has holes only in the center of the dovetail. Some other brands have screw hole on each side as well (cheese plate style)for such situation.your only solution for this is to (as said) drill holes on the side of the dovetail (where the cork is), or add an accessory to counter balance the camera (A camera cage on which you can screw an external audio recorder, monitor, or external battery like the Jag 35 one) to counter the weight shift. 


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