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Inexpensive method to mount your dovetail to Alexa

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#1 Jerry Holway

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:18 AM

http://youtu.be/uImlKHFTSBE

 

That's the link to a video Chris Fawcett made showing how it's done. He demos with two different  dovetail plates (and I've seen it demo'd via FaceTime on a third plate I did not recognize - action cam? it was red). 

 

Regardless, it should work for $0 for some operators (Archer2 owners for sure) and for only a few bucks at most for everyone else (you may need to get the small threaded washer from Tiffen or make one up or maybe use a thin nut).

 

BTW, Chris is off this forum for awhile, or he would have posted this himself.

 

Jerry


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#2 Tom Wills

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:24 PM

It's a very cool trick! As I posted on Chris's post on Facebook, you can also do this even without the special washer/nut part from Tiffen. Just use a 1/4" camera screw's head in the clip on the bottom of the Alexa, and a washer and nut underneath the dovetail. Works the same, but is just a little tougher to tighten up.

This trick also works with broadcast cameras if you get stuck without a Sony QR plate, or if you need to get rid of some weight.
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#3 Jerry Holway

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:00 PM

Tom- 

 

cool trick. Always another way to skin a cat. socket tool on the nut will probably help with your method.


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#4 axel ebermann

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 02:50 PM

"Chris where did you get that long dovetail plate"

 

 

"I made it…"


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